A plan for connecting the pool

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Anyone interested in building an infinity pool understands that the pipes cannot be installed haphazardly. There are rules and logic to follow.

What is the purpose of pool piping?

A well-designed hydraulic plan guarantees efficient filtration and impeccable water quality. It includes the design of the filtration system in the technical room and the pipes connecting the various inlets to the filtration unit. It is a closed-circuit even in the case of an overflow pool.

Why don't swimming pool builders make hydraulic plans?

The answer is simple: they don’t need to. Why not? Because the workers who build or install the pools are used to it and reproduce more or less the same filtration scheme every time. Furthermore, skimmer pools, which are most swimming pools, have fewer pipes and only a filter and a pump.

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The advantages of having pool connection plans

Our plans for connecting the pool to the equipment room should allow installation by plumbers with no pool experience or even by DIY enthusiasts. Many of our customers have been happy to actively construct their pool by taking care of the hydraulic part.

The piping design leaves the owner the installer’s choice: pool builder, general plumber, craftsman, etc. All solutions are possible. The final goal is, of course, to negotiate the installation of the pool filtration as well as possible and thus to make substantial savings.

We would add that having precise plans of the fluid network can always be helpful. Owners have, if they wish, the information to buy the necessary equipment themselves.

Designing the piping plan for your pool

As with all our services, your plans will be unique. We adapt the drawings to the pool’s size, shape, and specifications (frequency, usage, etc.). The starting point is always the ground plan drawn up by your architect or us. In short, it is not a standard plan or a simple diagram, but the installation plan of the plumbing from the pool to the entrance of the pump room, which houses the pump, filter, water treatment, valves.

What elements do we include?

– The PVC or stainless-steel inlets in the pool’s masonry: walls and bottom. These are the return and suction inlets and the main drains.

– PVC pipes specifying their diameter and thickness.

– PVC fittings: Elbows and tees.

– Projectors

– Specific pipes for equipment such as counter-current swimming, a jacuzzi bench or a cleaning system integrated into the pool floor.

In short, all the elements that make up the circuit that connects the pool and the technical room where the pump, filter and equipment such as heating, water treatment, etc., are located.

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Attention: some important elements not mentioned here are not an oversight but a protection against abusive copies.

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Attention: some important elements not mentioned here are not an oversight but a protection against abusive copies.

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How do we design the hydraulic circuit of your pool?

To start, we calculate the filtration flow rate according to the volume of the pool and the length and type of overflow. From it, we deduce the number of return inlets. Although the cleaning robot aims to replace the manual vacuum, we always install a vacuum socket; you never know!

From the above specifications, we draw each pipe and each inlet on the ground plan; their location and number in the bottom or walls of the pool should not be random. The example below shows that colours differentiate between the suction and the return pipes.

To facilitate the installer’s work, we indicate the dimensions of each part and those of the tees allowing to connection pipes between them; one thus obtains a perfect balance in the flow of the water arriving at each nozzle.

The transfer of these measurements to the bottom or walls of the pool is easy. Of course, the layout of the pipes considers the position of the pump room with the swimming pool.

For the pipes connected to the inlets in the pool walls, we use a pool section. The same applies to spotlights, whose locations are clearly defined.

How do we design the hydraulic circuit of your pool?

To start, we calculate the filtration flow rate according to the volume of the pool and the length and type of overflow. From it, we deduce the number of return inlets. Although the cleaning robot aims to replace the manual vacuum, we always install a vacuum socket; you never know!

From the above specifications, we draw each pipe and each inlet on the ground plan; their location and number in the bottom or walls of the pool should not be random. The example below shows that colours differentiate between the suction and the return pipes.

To facilitate the installer’s work, we indicate the dimensions of each part and those of the tees allowing to connection pipes between them; one thus obtains a perfect balance in the flow of the water arriving at each nozzle.

The transfer of these measurements to the bottom or walls of the pool is easy. Of course, the layout of the pipes considers the position of the pump room with the swimming pool.

For the pipes connected to the inlets in the pool walls, we use a pool section. The same applies to spotlights, whose locations are clearly defined.

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Attention: some important elements not mentioned here are not an oversight but a protection against abusive copies.

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Beyond the pool piping drawing

The next logical step is, of course, the plan of the technical room. Starting from the masonry plan and continuing with the connection plan, we draw the installation of the pump room:

– Location of the filter unit, i.e. the filter and the pump,

– positioning of each valve and connection

– and much more

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Our 30 years of experience in the construction of overflow pools have taught us that plans are not always enough; sometimes, questions remain unanswered:

– Before pouring the pool bottom slab, how do I make sure that every pipe that runs through the ground is adequately glued?

– What type of inlet should I choose?

– You mention pressure PVC, but what quality PN10 or PN16?

– Etc.

We have put together an advice file to answer these questions, the fruit of our experience. In it, you will find the best practices for building your pool in the best conditions.