Which pool accessories are needed and which can optionally be integrated?

Exit opportunities should be provided. Although there is in this regard the private sector no rules, at least one brick staircase or metal stairs, however, highly recommended! Also you can provide a springboard or a water slide for additional bathing fun.

Technical Pool Accessories: What is needed and why?

The lighting of the swimming pool is on private land not mandatory, but is now part of the standard equipment, so to speak. Especially on warm summer evenings, the pool can be used safely even after sunset. Note, however, that the Beck lighting has to meet special requirements so that they can withstand the constant pressure of the water and the temperature variations. They should be integrated in the pool that they (in drained water level) still are in winter below the water surface. Other pool accessories such as skimmers, inlet nozzles and counter current system, however, must in winter are above the water’s edge. Thus, the mounting hardware securely and eingewintert Eisdruckpolster are not required.

What is the function skimmer and Co.?

Skimmer and inlet nozzles are combined with the filtration system, which is usually in the utility shaft of the pool, important components of the water treatment! The skimmer sucks the used water from the tank and pumps it to the filter system. There, the water is treated; Dirt particles and other foreign objects are filtered out. The inlet cones then transport the cleaned water back into the basin. They are optimally installed if the flow of this nozzle is directed towards the skimmer so that the water exchange is promoted.

Practical Pool Accessories:

Who has limited space and for this reason has a small pool, but like longer distances would swim without ever to reach the water’s edge, which can be an additional counter-current, also called jet machine, can install.
More pool construction and supplies, which can be installed optionally, is a floor drain. A price advantage is, however, from the waiver of such expiration. If the bottom of the pool laid with a slight slope, all the water can be removed from the pool if necessary with a pump. Normally, however, such an effort is rarely necessary.


The installation of these components can be very complicated, especially as lighting elements must be almost completely disassembled first. Consult therefore best to a specialized company!
Swimming pool supplies above the water’s edge

For the upper end of the pool to curbs are (for example, natural or artificial stone) or wood panels. It is important that the material chosen is resistant to moisture and frost. If the pool is not completely embedded in the ground, the same also applies to the cladding of the outer walls.

As a very useful pool accessory proves a pool cover! They should be purchased in any case and used when not using the pool, since it is equal fulfills several functions:

At night, on windy days and colder seasons the cover prevents a fast cooling out of the water.
Dirt, plant matter and other foreign materials can not enter easily into the pool. The pool needs to be cleaned less frequently and the filter system is relieved.

The pool cover also provides increased safety because toddlers are prevented from unattended to go to the swimming pool.

Therefore Obtain either a pool roofing – optionally also with sliding system – a walk-cover made of wood, a film or a solar film.


In Germany apply for private swimming pools are no legal provisions concerning the pool accessories. However, you should never give up the skimmer, filter unit and inlet cones, as they contribute significantly to water treatment. Even on a pool cover you should insist. Countercurrent system, lighting, diving board and floor drain, however, are a cost and taste.

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Legal requirements for the pool construction

In most provinces, it’s necessary to get a building permit for a swimming pool with a water volume of 100 cubic meters. Fortunately, common garden pools hold significantly less water, and therefore don’t require any permit to build. For example, a round pool eight meters in diameter and 1.5 meters deep only contains 75 cubic meters of water. It is, therefore, not subject to approval. So, in this article, we’ll explore how you can build your own small garden pool.

Tips for Pool Building: Structural Conditions

To build a pool is a relatively complex project. So, in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises, it is well worth the effort to consider a few things before and during the construction:
In order for the water to heat up to a pleasant temperature in the morning, the pool should be oriented to the southeast. In this position, it is exposed to sunlight for the longest duration. You can also put in a heater. However, this requires thinking ahead of time to locate the pool near a power source.

Before deciding on a specific pool type, the soil should be tested. If the soil is too soft and will settle, this will eliminate some kinds of pools that could crack. If the soil is soft, it is recommended that you get a concrete or metal basin for the pool, rather than plastic or fiberglass. Ideally, the substrate should be firm and level. Rocks and roots should always be removed, so that no damage to basin will arise. In most cases, regardless of soil type, it is advisable to place the pool on a 15 to 20 centimeter thick concrete slab. This will rule out any unwelcome bumps as well as future settling and cracking.

The larger the swimming pool, the deeper it needs to be embedded in the ground. For a pool with a depth of 1.5 meters or more, the pool should protrude no more than 2/3 of its height. The reason for this is the high pressure that the water will exert on the outer wall of the pool.
Make sure that all the pipes installed in the pool have a slight slope toward the pool. This will prevent any accidental emptying of the pool. Also, make sure these pipes are beneath the ground and insulated to prevent them from freezing in the winter.
Finally, if the pool is going on top of a structure, make sure that you have the structure evaluated by a professional to determine whether it can bear the weight of a pool full of water. For example, if you live in an urban environment where space is tight and you want to put a pool on your rooftop garden, make sure you call a professional to see if your rooftop can support a pool. The pros at Capital Construction recommend that “regardless of how old the house is, homeowners should know how much weight in PSF the roof can hold to prevent damage or total roof collapse.”
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