Frame pools for giving: types and rules of choice

Summer is a time of relaxation and fun. This warm season is always associated with the sun, the beach, the sea, or at least the river or lake. But what to do if you could not go on a journey and you have to spend the summer in the dacha, next to which there is not a single reservoir, but you want to swim? There is an exit. You can arrange a pond right next to the house, and without putting special effort. This may help such a design as a frame pool.

Types of designs

The frame pool is a bowl made of a three-layer flexible material, which is fixed to the tubular supports (frame). The rigidity of the structure increases when the bowl is filled with water.

The material from which the tank is made directly is very durable due to the coating of moisture-resistant polymer, which even under the influence of high pressure will not let water through.

In round constructions, the load from the water on the sides passes to the upper ring of the pool. In rectangular (square) pools to reinforce the side flanks, inserts made of sheet material are provided, which increase the rigidity of the precast frame.

Structural strength is also ensured by a rigid attachment of the frame part of the system to the site and the use of reinforcing tape at the edges and at the junction points of the frame and the flexible bowl.

By type of frame prefabricated pools can be leaf and rod.

  • The core construction involves fastening the bowl on metal bars, reinforced with stiffeners, sheet - on metal sheets. The core construction is simple to assemble, but at the same time such pools have not very great depth.
  • Sheet construction - more reliable. Such pools can have a depth of up to two meters and they are convenient to maintain.

According to the season of use, frame pools are divided into all-season and seasonal.

Seasonal pool is designed for use only in a warm period of time. At the end of the bathing season, such a structure is disassembled and sent to storage.Such pools often have a frame of metal hollow pipes, connecting with special fasteners. The basin itself is made of three layers of PVC. The bowl is located inside the frame, firmly fixed and only then filled with water.

Seasonal structures due to constant assembly and disassembly have a not very long service life. They are enough for a maximum of 5-7 seasons. Moreover, during the operation period, deformations and breakdowns of the frame are not excluded.

It is quite another thing - all-season pools, which are frost-resistant structures that do not need to be dismantled for the autumn-winter period. Externally, such structures are virtually indistinguishable from seasonal pools. But at the same time, all-season constructions have a large margin of safety than their summer counterparts, due to the increased wall thickness (about 8 mm) and the application of a special anti-corrosion coating on them.

In addition, the frame of such a pool is additionally reinforced by beams and struts running across. Due to this, the all-season pool can cope with loads even from the water frozen in it.That is why this type of construction can be safely left outside in the cold season without fear for its integrity.

All-season pools, as well as summer ones, can be easily disassembled to be moved to another place, unless, of course, the structure is installed permanently. The difference of this type of pool is in a longer service life (up to 15 years) and simplified maintenance due to the presence of a filtration system similar to that used in real concrete basins.

Advantages and disadvantages

Unlike inflatable pools, frame structures have several obvious advantages:

  • Reliable material capacity and frame. The bowl of the frame pond is made of durable synthetic material, the gap of which even under the influence of mechanical loads is practically excluded. Such pools are resistant to the effects of both high temperatures (rays of the scorching sun) and low temperatures (winter frosts);
  • Frame designs have a longer period of use. With proper care, they can last up to ten years;
  • The design is easy to install and disassemble. No special tools or special skills are required.It is enough to carefully read the instructions and follow them clearly;
  • The possibility of deepening the structure;
  • The ability to move from place to place;
  • Variety of forms;
  • Adequate for swimming size and depth (from 1.2 to 2.4 m);
  • Quite a simple maintenance, which consists in filling and draining water, cleaning the bowl and structures, canning for the cold period of the year;
  • The kit initially included a filter, a pump, a canvas under the bottom, a garbage catcher, a brush;
  • The possibility of retrofitting the pool with additional options in the form of filters, ladders, special covering awnings.

The only drawback of a frame pool in comparison with an inflatable pool is its high price, which quite pays off the positive qualities that it possesses.

Forms and sizes

Frame pools for giving in a form can be the most different - round, rectangular, square, in the form of the eight, an oval or a polygon.

Also the sizes of capacities vary. There are small pools. They are intended for small children. The acquisition of such a design is unlikely to be profitable, it will be easier and cheaper to just install an inflatable pool for kids.

Medium-sized pools hold about 7 tons of water. Such designs are suitable for bathing children up to 12 years of age. And at the same time only two people can swim in them. The optimum volume of the basin is about 15 tons. For swimming large companies are best suited outdoor designs with a capacity in excess of 20 tons.

The depth of frame structures varies from 50 cm to 3 m, width - from one to five meters, length - from three to ten meters.


The capacity of the pool is made of a three-layer polyvinyl chloride. Two layers - from vinyl, one - from polyester. The use of this material allows the bowl to withstand a load of up to 50 tons. That is why the frame structures can be quite impressive in size and in terms of comfort are no different from stationary pools.

The pool frame itself is made of metal and plastic. In core structures steel stiffening ribs in the form of tubes are used, in sectional constructions - metal or plastic modules, fastened together with the help of bolts or other locking joints.

How to choose?

Each buyer is based on how much he is willing to spend on the acquisition of the pool.If finance is not a problem, then it is better to turn to models of European manufacturers, such as Mountfield (Czech Republic), Sunny pool, Future Poll Unipool, Krulland (Germany), Gre and Torrente Industrial (Spain), Folkpool (Sweden). Designs of the Canadian firm Atlantic Pool have also proven themselves well. The products of these companies have a higher price, which corresponds to the quality of the goods offered. The steel frameworks of these pools have reinforced stiffening ribs, an increased degree of corrosion protection, and the bowl material has more layers of film, which makes the water tank even more durable and reliable.

The range of Atlantic Pool models are up to 70 cubic meters. This is just a godsend for swimmers in their own pool. Krulland also produces large-sized reservoirs. You can even dive in them.

If the budget for the acquisition of the pool is limited, then you can pay attention to cheaper products, for example, Bestway (China) or Intex (USA).

Intex ponds are safe and convenient to maintain and use. For their manufacture are used safe for health and quality materials. Bestway pools are available in different shapes, sizes and colors, but their lifespan is rather short.They often fail and they constantly have to be repaired, and not always successfully.

Before buying, you need to decide what size your pool should be. The size of the tank for the backyard plot is selected based on the area of ​​the latter, age and number of bathers. Among the variety of products of this kind offered on the market today, it is not difficult to choose a pool that meets all requirements. But it is important to remember that the larger the structure, the higher its cost.

For the suburban area of ​​standard size (6-12 hectare) most suitable pools of small size, having a depth of one and a half meters. If the area of ​​the territory is extensive enough, then why not use its part as a spacious place for swimming.

If only children swim in the pond, then for safety reasons you should not buy a pool with great depth. If the pool is equipped for all members of the family - both large and small, it is better to pay attention to the larger model.

Next, you need to decide on the type of frame - rod or sheet. If at the previous stage it was decided that the pool should be deep, then only a sheet construction can satisfy this parameter.In addition, these reservoirs are more durable and easy to clean. A small reservoir can be both leaf and rod.

It should immediately be decided how the reservoir will be used - year-round or only in summer.

If there is a desire to collect it at the beginning of the season and disassemble at the end, then you can buy a seasonal pool, if you plan to leave the reservoir for the winter outside, then it is better to look at the frost-resistant models - they are more reliable, last longer, but have a corresponding price. In addition, they are equipped with higher quality accessories.

The skimmer and filters supplied with seasonal ponds often do not withstand the stresses and they have to be replaced with more powerful counterparts. Bowl material for seasonal ponds wears out quickly, unlike all-season designs.

Acquisition of a dacha reservoir for swimming is not an easy task, since you need to consider all the options, weigh the pros and cons and then make such a serious purchase.

How to equip a place of rest?

Choose and buy a frame pond - this is only half the battle. It is also necessary to choose the right place for it on the site, install it and arrange the area around it.

It is better to place the pool in the immediate vicinity of the well or water supply system for the convenience of filling and flushing. Nearby there should also be a place to connect electricity and drain water.

The structure should not be installed in the shade of trees, because the water will not be sufficiently heated, and the surface of the reservoir will be contaminated by falling foliage, insects, and branches.

Around the artificial reservoir there must necessarily be enough free space to equip the recreation area and ensure a free approach to it. Directly next to the water should not be located electric lights and various mechanisms. In addition, the place should be selected in such a way that the base of the basin is flooded with rain flows. It is better if the platform under the reservoir is raised above the soil level by 0.1-0.15 m. Otherwise, care should be taken to divert water.

When choosing a site for a swimming pool, preference should be given to relatively flat areas near the house or bath. But it is possible and single placement.

The place chosen for installation of the reservoir structure is cleared of grass and leveled, and then poured with sand with its subsequent tamping.As a rule, in order to prevent soil subsidence, damage to the bowl and sliding of the reservoir capacity along the clay base, the site is concreted. It is also possible option with the penetration of the frame into the soil. But it is more suitable for all-season pools that winter in the area without dismantling.

To deepen a reservoir, it is necessary to dig out a ditch in a form and the sizes of a bowl. Its bottom is poured by a 15-20 cm layer of sand and gravel, and then it is poured with concrete. The walls of the pit is best strengthened with bricks.

After installation of the pool make the necessary landscaping. You can tile the area around the pond with tiles, make a place for sunbathing, and organize a flower garden.

The pool can also be part of an open terrace adjoining the house. The pond as it sinks into the wooden flooring, and around it are placed umbrellas, sun beds, etc. A separate pool can also be surrounded by a podium with a deck of decking.

The area around the pool can be simply planted with grass. With this option, the place of exit from the reservoir is better to draw an artificial lawn. Also, the space next to the pond can be filled with small gravel or lay eco-tile, which is collected as a honeycomb.If necessary, it can be quickly disassembled and moved to any place.

Care rules

The main purpose of bathing is to maintain its purity.

For these purposes, the pools are completed:

  • special pump for filtering water, which cuts off all mechanical pollution;
  • nets in order to catch large debris (foliage, flowers, grass, small branches);
  • brushes to clean the walls of the bowl.

To keep the pool clean, you also need special chemicals for bacteriological treatment of water. Some pools are immediately equipped with chlorine generator, working on salt. In the absence of such a device, it is necessary to regularly disinfect water using chlorine-containing formulations designed specifically for the care of water in swimming pools.

In addition, the care of the pool includes:

  • Regular replenishment of the tank with water, since in summer the water actively evaporates even in cloudy weather;
  • Check the integrity of structures. Every few days, one should carefully inspect the supporting structures, attachment points and the bowl for damage in order to prevent them in time;
  • Regular cleaning of the filter from dirt;
  • Checking the bottom of the reservoir for the presence of various items;
  • Closing the pool at night with polyethylene or a special awning to prevent dust, insects, leaves and other debris from accumulating on the water surface;
  • Repair bowls as necessary. At damage of a polyvinyl chloride sheet, a patch is placed on it from both sides.

This is what concerns the warm period of time. If we talk about the winter period, then for different types of pools there will be different care. Designs intended for use only in summer are disassembled into elements, they are thoroughly washed, and then dried and folded in accordance with the instructions.

It is necessary to store the seasonal pool in warm rooms, not allowing it to freeze.

All-season pools can not disassemble. But if it is known that in this region the temperature in winter can fall below -25 degrees, then such pools are also subject to dismantling. In warmer climatic conditions, all-season frame structures can not be disassembled, but simply mothballed.

Preparing for conservation begin in the autumn, when the temperature has not dropped below 13 degrees.Water is drained from the tank, walls are thoroughly cleaned with detergents. Filters, pumps and other equipment are removed. The pipeline is closed with a plug and partially filled the bowl with water, to which special preservatives are added.

The water in the tank is left in order to prevent damage to the structure with possible spring swelling of the soil. In the water evenly distribute plastic bottles with weights, which act as compensators, which reduce the pressure of ice on the walls of the bowl, cover the reservoir with an awning that is resistant to low temperatures.

Owner reviews

Based on the reviews, most of the owners of frame pools are satisfied with their purchase. Having your own reservoir on the site allows you to fully relax and enjoy the water treatments for both children and adults. According to consumers, frame pools are fairly easy to assemble and stand firmly with proper installation. Owners of frame structures also note a small consumption of electricity when the pump is running.

Some owners complain about the need to purchase additional equipment to care for the pool.But this most likely refers to models of unknown manufacturers. Quality bathing ponds are immediately completed with all necessary care products. And with their availability, the maintenance of the pool does not present any particular difficulties - it is enough to filter the water in time, add chlorine-containing agents and ensure that various debris does not accumulate on the water surface and at the bottom.

Negative reviews are also associated with frequent damage to the bowl and frame, which have to be repaired, and not always successfully. Such reviews most often belong to owners of inexpensive Chinese models.

Many swimming pool owners, and not the smallest ones, have an irrepressible delight at the fact that they have a place for swimming and water fun for children. The pleasure of this does not overshadow the need to constantly maintain the purity of the reservoir. They even try to share their experience in minimizing the effort to care for the pool. To do this, it is necessary to cover the surface of the water with polyethylene every day (this is more convenient than a special awning) so that no precipitates fall into the water.

The film must be removed before swimming.The blackflies that fall into the pond need to be caught with a net. To maintain transparency and purity of water, the filter should always be turned on, and the cartridge in it should be changed every five days.

Special supplements should also be applied every five days (preferably in the evening). Once a month from the bottom it is necessary to collect small debris. Water is poured into the pool once a season.

How to choose and install frame pools - the following video.

Information provided for reference purposes. For construction issues, always consult a specialist.

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