How to make a pool.
Rest by the water, perhaps the best that you can think of on hot summer days. And if the reservoir is also located at a distance of a hundred steps from the threshold of the house, we can assume that the rest was one hundred percent successful. Equipping a swimming pool in the garden is not difficult, much easier than in a house or a bath. Therefore, if you have time and desire, as well as a pair of energetic assistants, you can safely wipe at such a grand project.
Before you start building a pool, you need to choose a suitable place for it. And for this you need to decide on the design of an artificial reservoir. According to the type of installation, the pools can be divided into frame (they are fully or partially located on the surface) and trenched pools. The first ones are easier to maintain and install, moreover, they are not tied to a specific place. If desired, the frame pool can be moved without much difficulty. The equipment of the second type of pool will require considerable effort, but its cost is much lower.
There are plenty of examples of how to make a pool with your own hands. Concrete-metal structures are most often encountered. These pools look luxurious, but their cost can undermine the family budget. It is possible to make a frame pool of wood, and the inner lining is made of aluminum sheets or galvanized sheet. Moreover, the first version of the lining is much preferable. The lower and upper trim in the pool are made of pine timber, intermediate – from thick boards. To add extra rigidity from the same board, bracing is performed. The undoubted convenience of this design is that it is easy to dismantle for the winter period. Replacing water in such a pool also happens without much difficulty. If a flexible hose is attached to a tap attached to the bottom, practically all the water can be used to water the garden or lawn. In order for the design not to leak, it is necessary to use sealants specifically designed for this purpose or ordinary polyethylene film. The usual diesel fuel will help to provide to a tree water-repellent properties. The cost of such a pool is much lower than that of a similar purchase model. Besides, it looks quite presentable, fits perfectly into any style of landscape design.
Stationary homemade pool is the most economical, but at the same time the most time-consuming option of the pool, made with your own hands, is a pit in the ground. The minimum dimensions of the structure are 4 by 4 meters, with a depth of 1.5 meters.
In the chosen place the pit digs, the suitable sizes. It is necessary to remove the roots of the plants, so that later they do not interfere with the installation of waterproofing, and to tamp the bottom of the future pool. In the center, another pit is dug in a diameter of 30-40 cm, not less than 50 cm deep. Gravel is poured into it, so that its upper layer is slightly below the tamped soil. Then the horizontal surface is covered with a layer of sand 20 cm thick. Waterproofing material will serve as a dense plastic film. She spread the entire surface of the pit so that the film protrudes beyond the edges of the future pool for half a meter.
The drain for the pool is equipped as follows: the drain pipe is deepened into the gravel, so that the upper opening is located above the sand layer. Of course, the hole in the plastic film, in the place where the pipe passes, must be properly sealed. Otherwise, the water will leave much faster than necessary. On the drain pipe, with the help of a rubber ring, a piece of nylon cloth is firmly fixed, which will serve as a filter. It should not fit snugly to the drain hole. The pipe itself must also be closed with a tight stopper. Taking into account the fact that the pool contains a large amount of water, it is necessary to take into account the drainage properties of the soil. If the ground is too dense and the water goes bad, you should not completely drain the water. In this case, it should be replaced daily, but partially, for example, using for irrigation. You can adapt to replace the water and the pump, pump out water with it, and only then use the drain pipe. Basis for the pool is ready. It remains only to give the design an attractive appearance and the swimming season can be considered open.
Pool in the country in order to the bottom of the homemade pool resemble a real reservoir, you can use clean river sand. A layer of 10 centimeters will be enough. By the way, if you fill the edges of the pool with the same sand, a complete illusion of a real beach will be created. Originally look the same sides of wooden slats. For the convenience of operating the finished structure, it will be equipped with a ladder along which the bathers will descend into the water.
Among the tips on how to make a pool in the country, there are recommendations to use clay as a waterproofing. It is difficult to judge how economical it is, but there is no doubt that it is ugly.