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Garden Pools: Design ideas, inspiration & pictures

A garden pool is like no other pool. it requires a specific excavation and maintenance to properly make use of the walls and the general structure of the construction.

If you have space in the garden and you have thought of improving it, at homify we offer you ideas and professionals specialized in it. It is essential to follow the proper steps to build in your garden and identify what kind of pools there are and which is the best that suits you according to your space and needs, the budget you have and the details of the finishes.

What do you have to keep in mind for a garden pool?

Space and the land is very important, because it determines if your garden is large enough to carry out the necessary excavations. Contrary to what happens with a common garden pool, this requires you to think not only in the excavation area, but also at the edge of the pool if you are going for a luxury infinity look.

Part of the land must be dedicated to recirculation and water filter systems. These constructions by law must have a minimum space for two people in each 2m² of water surface and a strip of at least 1.5 meters wide around the structure.

The land on which it is built must be firm and solid, no rocky or swampy areas, as construction may not be effective..

You must study the space and calculate 1.20 meters of depth.

Avoid building it next to trees, as the roots can intervene in the future when they grow.

How much does it cost to build a garden pool in Malaysia?

Garden pools constructed using vinyl pool liners are very affordable and recently a commonly used option. These swimming pools can be built either above-ground or below-ground (in-ground), and customised to the space available in your garden. The price depends on its size more than anything else, for example RM39,000 for an above ground swimming pool of 20 feet by 10 feet and 4 feet deep. Or RM49,000 for a 13 feet by 8 feet high end fiberglass swimming pool installed below ground.

What are different Type of garden pools and their building materials?

Depending on where the structure is located we can categorize the types in two:

Above-ground garden pools: They tend to be portable and easy to carry. They can be inflatable or built in PVC. These are the most economical in the market. Perfect when the budget is low and the garden is small

In-ground garden pools: These are more common, durable and permanent. It requires the intervention of heavy machinery and the intervention of a construction company, architects and workers. They cost more money but last for many years and can have different finishes.

Also according to the material used we can categorize them in:

Concrete pool: They are the most expensive but at the same time the most solid. These can have certain finishes and unique shapes that no other garden pools can get, such as curves at one of the edges.

Fiberglass pool: 100% made in a factory, has a resin and fiberglass base. It comes fully ready in one piece, ready to be installed on the floor. It is economical and the fastest construction method out there.

Shipping Container pool: A container pool is a pool recycled from a large container. You can plant them in the ground or use them as above-ground alternative. They are less expensive than fiberglass and concrete and a green choice for environment.

Vinyl pool liner: They are also manufactured, but the difference is that they come with steel, concrete or resin panels. Everything is secured by a liner. These finishes facilitate their construction and reduce their cost. They are very cheap. They are industrial garden pools that come with a kit ready to install.

How to keep the water in your garden pool clean?

Cleanliness and maintenance is very important for pools and spas. It is necessary to activate the purifier six hours a day and check PH and chlorine levels. Above that, the bottom should be cleaned once a week.

How can i make sure of health levels in my pool?

Check the PH just so it does not irritate the eyes and skin. PH must be between 7 to 7.8, alkalinity between 80 and 120 ppm. It is necessary to measure the PH of the garden pool every 10 days, and even better if it is measured more frequently.

Handle the chlorine so that the water does not become cloudy or leave algae. Chlorine is a more delicate issue, since it helps a lot to the health of people and the pool, so it is advisable to measure it at least twice a week. Chlorine level should be between 1.0 and 2.0 ppm

Cyanuric acid, in addition to helping you clean your pool, gives you that crystal clear color it needs. It also adds freshness to the water. This is one of the most important and fundamental substances for your garden pool, but it is not necessary to be measuring it very often, twice during the season in which you decide to use it. Cyanuric acid should be between 40 and 80 ppm.

Use a flocculant filter so it will clarify the water and keep it crystal clear.

In order for the chemical treatment to be effective, it is necessary to take good care of the filter.