Would you like to start building a shell pool in your garden, but you don’t know where to start? Choosing a swimming pool is not a decision to be taken lightly. There are a number of factors to take into account, such as the following, the configuration of your land or even the budget you have available for your project.

Without further ado, discover in this article the essential information to remember before calling on a pool manufacturer.


Polyester shell pool: advantages and disadvantages

Factory-moulded, the structure of a shell pool consists of a single-piece shell, either in polyesteror acrylic. Once manufactured, the basin is delivered to your home in the shape that you will have predefined with your piscinist rectangular, round, square, oval or even in a mini pool (10m pool2)… There’s a pool to suit every taste and every plot of land.

But do you know the advantages and disadvantages of a shell pool? To help you make your choice, Aboral takes a look at what you need to remember before you start building building your pool.


The advantages of a shell pool

What makes shell poolsis above all installation time. In fact, you can count on one week before you can enjoy the pleasures of an outdoor pool. Due to the complexity of the work, it is essential to call on the services of an expert. pool professional when installing your ready-to-dive pool. As well as installing and starting up your pool, he’ll be able to give you the best advice on cleaning and maintenance, to keep the surface of the shell in good condition for as long as possible.

The shell pools also have the advantage of being extremely resistant. Visit polyesterpolyester, like acrylic, are materials renowned for their robustness and ability to last over time, without deteriorating.

The last but not least advantage is its its excellent value for money. Indeed, the budget The cost of purchasing and installing a shell pool is significantly lower than that of an in-ground concrete pool. For information, the the price of a shell pool fluctuates according to several criteria such as dimensions, installation conditions, etc… As a general rule, keep in mind that the budget is generally between 6,000€ (mini pool 10m2) and €30,000 for shell pools pools.

When it comes to maintenance, you’ll also be a winner: easier to clean than a traditional liner, the ultra-smooth surface surface of your shell pool will require less effort and fewer maintenance products.


What are the disadvantages of a shell pool?

If shell pools have a number of advantages, they also have a few drawbacks… Firstly, before choosing the size of your pool size of your poolThe maximum dimensions are constrained by road gauges. In other words, you can’t have a pool delivered if its dimensions are greater than 11 mts by 4.20 mts and 20 mts deep. Except by helicopter! But as you might expect, delivery rates won’t be the same…

And if you opt for an XXL poolIf you have any questions, please ensure that your pool builder has sufficient access to deliver the shell safely. In many cases, the crane on the delivery truck is used to bring the goods to you. It must therefore have sufficient space to allow the professionals to lay your pond at the bottom of the excavation.

The final disadvantage concerns pool shapes. If the market offers – in addition to round, square and rectangular pools – free-form free-form poolsThese represent a major investment. Last but not least, not all shapes are available in infinite quantities. pool specialist to find out which free-form shapes are available and how much they cost.


Installing a shell pool

Now that you know the advantages and disadvantages of a polyester shell poolNow it’s time to take a closer look at installation. Should it be installed in winter or summer? How many days of work are required before you can go swimming? These are just some of the questions your Aboral expert tries to answer.


The polyester pool installation process

As we have seen, the installation of a shell pool in record time. But what are the different stages of installation?

Discover the 5 main steps to enjoy a swim:


Grading the site

It all starts with checking the nature of the soil by a professional, who can ensure that your soil is stable enough to support the installation of a shell pool. Then it’s time to decide on the location for your aquatic area. In the sun or out of the wind? The choice is yours!

Now it’s time to groundwork This involves digging out the site where your pool, to the desired depth. To prevent groundwater pressure from damaging the structure of your hull, we recommend that you install a decompression well during installation. terracing your land.


Construction and delivery of your pool

Once the earthwork has been completed, your pool builder will come directly to your home to carry out delivery and installation of your shell pool. Carried out with the utmost precision, pool professionals take particular care to ensure that it’s perfectly level, even adjusting it if necessary.


Hydraulic connection

Then it’s time for the hydraulic connection! This phase involves making the connections between technical elements of your pool and technical room. It is also during this stage that all the parts to be sealed – such as the skimmers, the brush intake, the discharge nozzles and the bottom drain – are glued and connected.


Filling and backfilling

After this stage, you can start filling your pool (or mini-pool) with water. But before you start filling your pool, Aboral recommends installing props across the entire width of the pool to prevent it from moving. Then, as your pool fills up, start backfilling the hole with crushed gravel.


The concrete belt

Congratulations, you’ve just completed the first four steps before enjoying your pool! But before you can take the plunge, you’ll have to go under. a concrete belt all around the basin. This is the first step before you can install your coping and design the exterior of your aquatic space. Solar shower, deckchair, garden furniture… it’s up to you to use your creativity to create the outdoor space of your dreams!

After your your shell pool is up and running and the installation of safety systemsit’s time to swim and relax!


When should you install your shell pool?

Unlike concrete pools, polyester polyester shell pools can be professionally installed all year round, except in summer! One of the main reasons for this is that the shell pool benefits from a quick installation After 4 to 8 days maximum, you’ll be able to take a dip in your pool, and enjoy swimming with the whole family!

But if you want to make the most of your pool this summer, it’s best to plan ahead. As soon as autumn arrives, ask yourself the questions mentioned above about the location, shape and color of your pool.

Finally, make sure you choose the right pool specialist who will take care of the construction and installation of your pool. With 10 years’ experience, Aboral Piscines has created an efficient network of dealers, capable of installing a pool in 4 days in your garden. But the benefits of working alongside a pool expert don’t stop there. Expertise, ten-year warranty (on the gel coat, structure and waterproofing of your pool), support… We’re here to make your pool project into reality!


So, are you convinced? It’s time to take the plunge and get started building your shell pool ! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Our team will
 be delighted to put their expertise at your service!

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