You would like your own, private, in-ground swimming pool at your house in France. How do you go about it? First of all, of course, it is important to think carefully about the precise location. Be careful to consider which pipes may already be underground in your plot. Where does the water mains enter? Where is the power line? Is there perhaps a old septic tank with a ‘plan d’épandage’ (filter field)? If you know your site well, you probably the answer to these questions. If you have bought the house only recently, you may want to ask the previous owners, or the local plumber and electrician about the cables and tubes under your plot. This is to prevent damage caused by digging.
Swimming pool construction facing the south
Another thing to take into account is the location relative to the trees and buildings. Of course, it’s nice (and economical) to have the sun on your pool all day, so find a spot where there are no trees or buildings towards the East, West and South that might throw shadow on your pool or terrace. Another disadvantage of trees is the shedding of the leaves. Keep in mind that a garden with many trees also means that tree leaves can blow into the pool. This imposes other requirements on the pool cover and the cleaning and filter system.
Technical execution of your swimming pool
Once you have determined the right location for your new pool, you have a second important choice to make. That is the technical implementation. In this site, we do not offer information about the many (semi) permanent or seasonal pools that are usually built up above ground. But even within the category of in-ground swimming pools there are several possibilities:
1: Pool made of concrete blocks with liner or tiles
2: Concrete pool with liner or tiles
3: Pool from a single prefabricated monoblock (fiberglass or composite resin)
4: Swimming pools from different polyester or vinyl ester modules
Which pool type is best for you, can not be judged from a distance. There are too many variables. You really need to involve a swimming pool specialist. A lot depends on the soil condition, as well. If the soil is dry, rocky and stable, the excavation is more difficult, but the choice of pool is more free. A wet, moving and shifting soil with, for example, clay or loose sand can limit your choice of swimming pool. It might then be better to pick a more flexible swimming pool, that will give a little where a rigid concrete pool might crack. That reduces the risk of damage.
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