The project to buy a shell pool is undoubtedly one of today’s most enviable and profitable investments. In fact, the pool market has grown considerably, making it possible for many households to enjoy the benefits.

On the other hand, this is not a project to be taken lightly. While it is synonymous with added value for your home once it’s on your land, it can also be the perfect opposite if it’s badly done.

So how do you choose between the different types and shapes of your future pool so that it fits in perfectly with your garden?


Choosing the style of your pool

You’ve discovered hundreds of pool models. Overflow, above-ground, kit, in-ground, in-ground, wood or steel pools, polyester shell… Which pool is right for your garden?


Construction techniques for your pool

First, define the type of basin you want between :

Industrial pools: polyester shell pools or steel/concrete panel pools;

Site-built pool models: poured or shotcrete pools, breeze-block pools, kit pools, in-ground pools, etc .

Industrialized pools offer many advantages, including quality/price ratio significantly higher than for site-built pools. In addition to the pool priceIn the case of pools requiring on-site work, the mason’s estimate must be taken into account.

The polyester pool shells are a guarantee of quality, since they are factory-made from a mold. They arrive ready to be installed in a single block in your home, and this step only takes a few minutes. four days. An in-ground pool, on the other hand, depends on site work, the weather and the professionalism of the mason who installs it.


What shape should you choose for your pool?

Once you’ve decided on the type of pond you want, you need to define the dimensions and shape it will take. In fact, while the color of your pond’s gel coat does not change basin size, structure and depth will vary according to your intended use. So don’t overlook them.


The size of your pool

Do you prefer a small pool for lounging, a large pool for exercising with friends or a swim lane to train for a run?

If you’re hesitating, either because of its use or because of your budget, you should know that installing a swimming pool requires certain steps, depending on its size.. If you want a
(pool less than 10m²), you won’t need planning permission.

In all other cases, you’ll need the agreement of your local council. They may be a challenge, but they will greatly enhance the aesthetics and, consequently, the value of your home.


The structure of your pool

Now you need to define the structure of your pool. Two types are available:

Heavy structures: cast or shotcrete ;

Lightweight structures: polyester or steel hulls .

The former are known for their solidity and durability, but the latter are more popular. shell pools are serious competitors thanks to their practicality and economy.

Also define the shape your pool will take on your land. Among the most widespread are :

– The “rectangular” shape: classic and timeless;

– The “bean” shape: to separate children from adults and create several bathing areas;

– The “oval” shape: perfect for juggling lengths and calm circulation around the pool;

– The “free form”: atypical and defined only by the shape of your plot.


Pool bottom, depth and lining

And what about the bottom of your pool ? Do you prefer it flat or angled? Conditioned by usage, comfort, maintenance/heating budget and safety, the decision on these two criteria is crucial.

So, if your pool is intended for family use, opt for a 1.20 m shell (flat bottom) or a 1.20 m to 1.80 m shell (sloping bottom and mini-pit). Avoid large baths up to 2m40.

If your investment is sporting in nature, you’ll want to take a dip in the deep end of the pool. If you’re an aquabiker, you’ll need a 1m20 shell or a mini pit. Otherwise, any type of floor is possible as long as your pool is long enough.

At this stage, also consider the lining of your investment, which is essential from both aesthetic (color and appearance) and technical (waterproofing) points of view. The coating can be independent (liner, polyester, coating, etc.) or dependent (tiles, paint). The difference between the two lies mainly in their ability to hold water.


Choosing the right equipment for your pool

You have chosen your pool model. It’s perfect! However, there are a few things you need to take into account before you build, which will not only keep your investment in good condition, but also ensure that it adds value.


Pool maintenance equipment

Do you think that maintenance should only be considered once the pool has been installed? For optimum comfort, everything needs to be anticipated, even maintenance. If you want to swim as soon as your pool is installed, the filtration system must already be in place.

What’s more, this filtration systemWhether sand, cartridge, bag, diatomaceous earth or glass, the filter must be adapted to the dimensions of your pool. It is thus accompanied by treatments with oxidizing products such as chlorine to prevent microbes and algae and prevention products such as pH. If this is not done, your swimming pool will quickly go green.


Other options and features for your pool

In addition, you should also securing your pool. Mandatory since 2006, 4 safety devices must be installed on all pool models:

– The swimming pool barrier;

– Pool alarm;

– Pool covers and shutters;

– The pool enclosure.

Also install a equipment room around your pool to store all your water maintenance and safety equipment. You can also add a garden shed for your boards, fries and children’s swimming accessories.

You’ll have many decisions to make for your project, but once they’re completed, they’ll provide you with the comfort and quality you expect.

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