Planning a Swimming Pool

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Re: Planning a Swimming Pool

Post by leterry60614 » August 19, 2017, 6:39 pm

Khun Paul, in French, public swimming pool is called "Piscine", and it's pronounced exactly like you think it is...

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Re: Planning a Swimming Pool

Post by glalt » August 20, 2017, 10:20 am

Some years ago I seriously wanted a swimming pool. Then I had a lucky break. A friend of mine asked me if I would look after his house and pool while he took care of some business in the UK. I quickly agreed.

I came to the conclusion that if you really want a pool, you have to use it a lot to justify all the work. His pool was quite large and unfortunately he had a lot of trees. I found that I had to spend a couple hours every day taking proper care of the pool. The skimmers had to be cleaned daily and the robot bottom cleaner left a lot to be desired and would not collect the leaves that had gone to the bottom. Testing the water wasn't difficult and it only needed a scoop of powdered chlorine every few days.

The bottom line was that I was very happy when he got back. My thoughts of having a pool had evaporated. I did learn that a smaller totally screened in pool would save most of the work. Then there was the problem of having a lot of friends. I really didn't want to be an ogre and forbid the local kids from using the pool.

ADDED - I forgot to mention that the two Hayward filters had to be backflushed and the screens cleaned every few days. If that wasn't done, the skimmers and robot wouldn't work very well.

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Re: Planning a Swimming Pool

Post by allanb » September 29, 2017, 2:38 pm

I have built a couple of pools here including one in my home and don't regret it at all. Yes you do need to use it, but that means there is pressure to do so, giving me some well needed exercise.

My pool is oblong 8m x 4m x 1.2m deep with a simple steel roof, it is fully tiled, with a 3/4 hp pump and bag filter mounted in the skimmer. It is very cheap to run and easy to keep clean, I built it for around 350,000 baht including labour, my inlaws....

It is a way of life, on a hot day the water is cool and you can swim any time without fear of sunburn. I personally don't drink and swim.

Be happy to share my design with you.

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Re: Planning a Swimming Pool

Post by vincemunday » September 30, 2017, 12:04 pm

When I lived in the UK I had a pool for years and think it was worth every penny I spent on it. Personally I found the maintainence quite simple and actually quite therapeutic. Glalt is quite right, keeping the pool chemicals balanced isn't terribly difficult and backwashing a filter every few days isn't that hard either. At the moment I use various pools around town, they're well maintained and quite cheap. The problem is that most aren't covered like Allanb's and I'm not really that keen on being in direct sunlight so even though I've been using banana boat 50+ I've ended up very tanned. I have considered building my own here, but as I live in the centre of town it would be hard to justify the use of land for a pool when land is so expensive and when you consider the pools only charge about 60 baht, 350,000 baht is a lot of visits.
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Re: Planning a Swimming Pool

Post by sunwavessand » October 24, 2017, 4:42 am

How did it go? My partner and I are coordinating with a pool builder right now. Also currently communicating with PoolMaster. Their pool materials and supplies on their thailand pool shop website are quite comprehensive and their team is very helpful and responsive with the budgeting part. I'm very excited in this new project. If you could share an update, it would be awesome.

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Re: Planning a Swimming Pool

Post by Marcosteffano » October 24, 2017, 11:46 am

sunwavessand wrote:
October 24, 2017, 4:42 am
How did it go? My partner and I are coordinating with a pool builder right now. Also currently communicating with PoolMaster. Their pool materials and supplies on their thailand pool shop website are quite comprehensive and their team is very helpful and responsive with the budgeting part. I'm very excited in this new project. If you could share an update, it would be awesome.
Swimming pools Thailand.great bloke came sorted my pool out after getting stung by a french company run by Thai.the boss (Chris) don't cut corners and saved me almost spending 40,000b.even advised me about some products that would of just wasted money and I know the other companies would of sold me them.

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Re: Planning a Swimming Pool

Post by alanhass » December 5, 2017, 10:24 am

My mate used Together Construction Thailand to build his pool and they also built a shelter for it. It turned out great. A few months later he added roll down tarps to the shelter to keep the leaves and crap out of it which works great. It's basically now an indoor pool


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Re: Planning a Swimming Pool

Post by leterry60614 » September 21, 2018, 11:13 am

Hello,

it has been two years since we finished the construction of our natural swimming pool near Udon Thani and there is an update.

We have not used any chemicals nor salt ever and the pool water is still clean and clear. It’s 100% rain water, an easy task here during the raining season. Moreover we use a 60 watt air pump and that saves us a lot of money compared with a 750 watt water pump. There is a quick video on YouTube to judge by yourself.

Have a good day!

A two years update video. https://youtu.be/SlStir0IObw

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Re: Planning a Swimming Pool

Post by Marcosteffano » September 22, 2018, 12:34 pm

leterry60614 wrote:
September 21, 2018, 11:13 am
Hello,

it has been two years since we finished the construction of our natural swimming pool near Udon Thani and there is an update.

We have not used any chemicals nor salt ever and the pool water is still clean and clear. It’s 100% rain water, an easy task here during the raining season. Moreover we use a 60 watt air pump and that saves us a lot of money compared with a 750 watt water pump. There is a quick video on YouTube to judge by yourself.

Have a good day!

A two years update video. https://youtu.be/SlStir0IObw
All good stuff but not very cost worthy having to build two pools just to clear the water.my pool is 100sqm holding 150 cubic sqm of water.i pay 1,100b a month on electric and with chemical under 20,000 a year.the waste water from filter cleaning goes on my garden and feeds it at the same time.to build a second pool would cost more than 1,000,000b and the land so not very cost effective.what has been achieved is in my eyes is just a simple gravel filter and you will still have to manually clean the pool.i don't know why people cringe when you mention pool chemicals as chlorine dissolves and evaporates,algaecide is just water with copper additive and clarifier is just a coagulant and my garden loves it.if I was to filter water I would build a four stage mechanical/bio filter the same as a koi pond filter and use a in line uv light for sterilising the water.you may also find that your water is nice and clear but has a high bacterial content especially in Thailands climate.

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