To build swimming pools, the most common and used form in civil construction is the classic masonry. However, it is possible to build a pool from reinforced concrete. Today, we will bring in this article important information about concrete pools and, mainly, how their waterproofing should be done.
The waterproofing process is one of the main steps when we talk about concrete pools construction. This is because pools are wet areas, that is, they have direct contact with water, exerting positive pressure on all their sides.
A lack or failure of waterproofing of concrete pools can generate several inconveniences and losses in addition to the much higher cost to repair when compared to the preventive cost of waterproofing.
Therefore, waterproofing both the inside and outside of pools is totally indispensable to avoid the loss of water from the pool to the surrounding land, besides prolonging the useful life of the structure.
Thinking about the importance of waterproofing in swimming pools, we prepared this article to help you learn more about concrete pools, which are also widely used. So, keep reading to understand everything about them and how to do the waterproofing the right way and not have problems and expenses in the future. Let's go?
Why waterproof concrete pools?
If you already work in civil construction, you must know that waterproofing swimming pools is fundamental. Even so, we will highlight some important points to convince you, once and for all, that the waterproofing of these areas cannot be overlooked at all.
And there's no point in using a good product if you don't do the procedure in the recommended way, right? So, read this article until the end so that you don't make a mistake!
First of all, concrete pools should be waterproofed both on the outside to preserve the structure, avoiding contact with the surrounding ground humidity and on the inside to prevent water loss from the pool to the surrounding ground. See that it is not so simple.
A waterproofing failure at any of these points could cause major inconvenience.
But what kind of problems can arise? If the waterproofing is not done in the correct manner, problems may occur such as loose lining, the appearance of stains, contamination of the pool, water leakage around the pool (even more so when it is connected to the structure of other places, such as garages and rooms) and serious structural problems as the water infiltrates the structure and may even compromise the pool itself.
The problems, many times, are not simple and cheap to solve. For this reason, I am insisting that a good and efficient waterproofing of your concrete pool is essential.