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Conservation of the outdoor pool in winter: an analysis of technology of work

Conservation of the outdoor pool in winter: an analysis of technology of work

In conservation need any temporarily unused buildings that should be preserved during their period of forced inactivity. One of such facilities is an outdoor pool that is actively maintained only during the summer season. Before the first autumn frosts artificial pond should be conserved. After all, the main danger to structures hidden in the ground adjacent to the walls of the bowl by the outdoor pool. To cope with this problem allows water, which is prepared in a special way and leave the outdoor pool for the winter. Before filling the bowl of the reservoir water is dismantling and installation of plugs. To execute all complex of works on preservation of object is called a team of professionals. If desired and time allows all the necessary operations, the owner of a country house can hold your own. Let us consider the work practices and peculiarities of their implementation.

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First things first invite you to watch a video with an example of the conservation work:

Draining and cleaning the pool

Before you begin draining from the basin of water used in summer for bathing, it is necessary to remove chemicals from avtokrator (tank disinfectant dosing device). After that the whole system is washed in circulation for about 10-15 minutes. Then produce plums «summer» water from the bowl swimming pond.

The bottom and walls of the pool clean viscose sponge or a plastic brush with soft bristles from dirt and deposits, while actively using detergents. When choosing detergents for cleaning the bottom and sides of the bowl guided by the advice of the manufacturer of the cladding material. Preference is usually given to chemical drugs made by German companies. Although many Russian media have good detergency and cleaning qualities.

Cleaning of the bottom of the pool from contamination

The cleansing of the bottom of the bowl outdoor swimming pool from dirt, conducted with the help of special equipment or improvised devices available

With extreme caution it is necessary to clean a film coating that can be damaged by extreme exposure to chemicals of dubious quality.

Tidying the bottom wall of the bowl of the swimming pool, do not forget about the purification of the settled sediment metal parts that are in direct contact with water. Here we are talking about staircases, handrails, lamps, spotlights lighting and other auxiliary equipment used in operation of the facility.

When working with any household chemicals should be followed well-known rules of safety. Work must be carried out in protective clothing (rubber boots, gloves, water-repellent, hooded robe). It is advisable to protect eyes and respiratory system, using goggles and special masks. It is impossible to prevent leakage of disinfectants and cleaning solutions into the environment.

Dismantle the removable equipment

All removable equipment for the period «hibernation» it is recommended that the pool be removed and placed in storage in a warm, dry place. Are subject to dismantle the basic elements of hydraulic structures, filtering installation, heating system, installation of backflow etc. getting to the dismantling of the filtration equipment, disconnect the filter. Then drain water through the tap, open the lid and put the filtrate into another container. After that, the filter carefully washed. Then drained the remaining fluid by switching the valve to the emptying mode. Further, the filtration unit is placed at a selected location for storage until the next summer season. The elements of the hydraulic system that cannot be dismantled, are necessarily exempt from the water.

Before filling the pool with water, remove all built into the design of the structure lighting. When you do this, clean the protective glass, remove the device from the niche, wire, isolated, withdrawn and fastened up to the side of the pool. The foam plugs to close the recess, which houses lighting, skimmer. These plugs are placed in the injector that remain in winter are not closed by the water in the pool. Plugs close the free ends of spouts.

Preservation of the filtration system

After finishing the work on swimming pool cleaning and dismantling equipment, starting to fill his bowl with water with dissolved additives preservative. As such an additive, usually use a tool called «Purepool», which produces the German company «BAYROL». This drug prevents the appearance and development in unfrozen water of algae, fungi, bacteria, silt. To perform the procedure conservation of the filtering system, the water level must be reduced to the previous value. In accordance with the instruction attached by the manufacturer to the filter installed on the equipment the backwash mode. You cannot switch the valve from the filter during operation of the pump, as this can cause damage to the system.

After backwashing, the filter enters a seal 10-15 s, and then — in normal mode (normal) filtering. In this mode, conserving water is passed through a filtering system within two to three hours. After this time the pool water is partially drained. Draining is terminated at a time when the water level is lower side nozzles at 10 cm.

In the composition «Peripole» include Quaternary ammonium compounds (less than 20%), so add it to the pool water is strictly metered. The dose depends on level of water hardness, measured in degrees of hardness (°G) or in milligrams equivalent per liter ( mEq/l).

  • If the stiffness is less than 3.5 mEq/l, then for every 10 cubic meters of water is added to 0.4 l «Peripole».
  • If the water hardness reaches to 5.3 mEq/l, the dose of the drug used to preserve water in the pool is increased to 0.6 l.

Before adding «Purepool» must be diluted in water, with every part of the drug should be 5 parts water. The resulting solution was evenly distributed over the water mirror of the pool and mixed with the bulk water. The effectiveness of the drug depends on the levels of chlorine and algaecide. The loss of efficiency «Peripole» occurs when the concentration of chlorine in water at 1 mg/L. Knowing this, it is not necessary to increase the dose of chlorine and algaecide in the water during the period of reopening of the pool, held in the spring months. After all «Purepool»  greatly facilitates the cleaning of the pool after finishing «hibernation».

Expansion joints: what they are and why they are needed?

To reduce the load of ice (frozen water) on the walls of the pool are used compensators. Compensators to describe objects that can change its volume with increasing external pressure. In other words, these are the things that can be compressed upon expansion of the water at the time of freezing. The compensators include all the empty plastic containers (Jerry cans, five-gallon bottles of drinking water, etc.), as well as tire and pieces of foam.

The use of expansion joints at the conservation pool for the winter

The use of plastic bottles as compensators of expansion of water at freezing during conservation the outdoor pool for the winter

The compensators associated with synthetic cord and placed on the center line of the swimming pool. While plastic containers definitely deepened a bit, using the sandbags or other weights. Not recommended for use as anchor metal objects, which can leave the bottom of the pool traces of rust. In addition to the center of the reservoir install expansion joints and sides. It is better to use blocks of foam that you want to link to «garland» and place around the perimeter of the pool, stepping out of 8-10 cm.

The choice of coating for protection of water

Protection of water mirror with special coating is the last step in winter conservation pools. This step does not bring trouble to the owners of those facilities that already use coatings to protect the water of the pool in the summer from dirt and cooling. However, for year-round use only those suitable sealing material that can withstand temperature extremes and the weight of the snow masses.

Tent covering for pools

Awning cover made from tarpaulin, PVC film and other materials that can protect the water from rain and other contamination

Bubble covers for pools

Bubble covers are low-cost types of insulating coatings is able to accumulate solar energy. Covers suitable to protect the pond in winter

Automatic blinds for swimming pools

Automatic blinds for swimming pools allow you to not only protect surface water from contamination, but to extend the swimming season, maintaining the temperature of the pool water at a comfortable level

Plastic protective pavilions

Plastic pavilions belong to the expensive types year-round protection outdoor pools. These structures are made of aluminum profiles with a rounded shape and polycarbonate sheets, able to keep heat inside the structure

Operation of permanent pool in the winter

Operation open (fixed) pool in the winter is possible with the use of modern systems of electric heating of water in an artificial pond

It is not recommended to cover open pools of homemade wooden shields and metal designs, based on Board structure. The probability of damage to the walls of the bowl and the housing of an artificial pond.

When can I start reactivation?

If you perform all procedures on preservation of stationary pool correctly, it is possible to provide a good wintering this structure. With the advent of warm days the ice in the pool is allowed to melt under natural conditions. Crushed ice is strictly prohibited, as this high probability of damage to the bowl structure. After re-opening the pool and cleaning the water start to operate the reservoir in accordance with its purpose.

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