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, a building permit for a swimming pool until a water volume of 100 cubic meters is necessary. The common garden pools take a significantly lower amount of water. A round pool with eight meters in diameter and 1.50 meters of water has, for example only a volume of 75 cubic meters. It is therefore not subject to approval.

Tips for Pool building: structural conditions

To build a pool, is a relatively complex projects. So well worth the effort and wait any unpleasant surprises after the pool construction, one should consider a few things before and during the construction:

In order for the water already in the morning heats up to a pleasant temperature, the pool should be oriented to the southeast. In this position, it is exposed to the longest of the sunlight. Also, the pool of water and electricity lines must be connected. In order to avoid costly new installations, it makes sense to choose the position of the pelvis near existing power lines.

Before deciding on a specific pool type, the soil must be tested, in which the pool is to be admitted. The result can already rule out some types. For example, making a too high groundwater level the use of many types of pools impossible. Here a sealing concrete trough would be the right choice.

The substrate must be firm and level. Rocks and roots should always be removed, so that no damage to the film arise. Smaller trays can be compensated with sand. In most cases, it is advisable to place the pool on a 15 to 20 centimeter thick concrete slab. This creates no bumps around the pool bottom that interfere significantly later cleaning.

The larger will be the swimming pool, the deeper it needs to be embedded in the ground. From a height of 1.50 meters of Beck Pool should protrude no more than two-thirds of its height. The reason for this is the high pressure exerted in the appropriate amount of water on the outer wall. By the underground installation of the steel body the necessary stability. The laid water pipes should have a slight slope to the pool. The inclination prevents emptying of the pool water that is in the pipes and freezes at minus temperatures.

When you shift pavers around the pool, you can protect the water from contamination by grass and earth.

Build pool itself – how it works

Who wants to have a swimming pool, which is deeper than 120 centimeters in which it was – lowered into the ground – at least half. In this case, a concrete floor slab makes sense, regardless of whether a brick built pool or a steel wall pool is situated.