Pool Insulation Guide: How to Waterproof Swimming Pool?

The changing work/school and social life with the COVID-19 pandemic have led people to make changes in their living spaces. Many people have started to prefer homes and offices which have their own private areas such as gardens and pools. The interest in pools naturally has made pool construction and swimming pool insulation a current issue.

Parallel to these, while adding pool plans to the construction projects, answers to questions such as how to make pool waterproofing, what are the pool insulation materials, what are the prices of pool insulation materials began to be sought more frequently.

As important as the cleanliness, pH value, and maintenance of the water in pool use, waterproofing of the pool is also a very important issue. Since pool systems are in constant interaction with water, pool insulation must be done very well.

In addition, since there is a continuous circulation of water in the pool, the materials to be used for the insulation of the pool should be specially designed for this purpose. They should provide strong waterproofing, and not be affected by biological formations that may occur in structures that come into contact with water, such as algae.

So what are the pool insulation materials? Let us examine this subject in detail in the next headline.

What Are The Pool Insulation Materials?

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When it comes to pool insulation materials, the first thing that comes to mind is waterproofing chemicals. Waterproofing chemicals are waterproof materials that are applied between the concrete and the pool floor while the pool is still under construction.

These materials are generally cement-based waterproofing materials. Thanks to their chemical formula, they form a waterproof layer under screed and ceramic. They are also resistant to chemicals, chlorine, and salt solutions in the soil. These materials must be flexible.

Baumerk’s cement-based waterproofing material products CHIMEX 125 and CHIMEX 127 would be ideal for pool insulation in this sense.

After the under-ceramic waterproofing is completed, the pool surface is covered with ceramic. It is also necessary to waterproof the channels that provide water circulation in the pool. Otherwise, the water passing through these channels can cause performance losses over time such as waterproofing problems, calcification, and rusting.

To prevent this situation, tapes that swell with water contact can be used. These waterstop tapes swell when in contact with water, filling the cracks, pores, and capillary spaces in the concrete and making the concrete waterproof.

Also known in the market as SWELLBAND, these waterstop tapes are products designed for use in areas that are in constant contact with water, such as pools, and create strong waterproofing. SWELLBAND A and SWELLBAND waterstop tape products of Baumerk will come in handy at this point.

You can click here to learn about the properties and application areas of waterstop tape types.

How to Do Waterproofing of Swimming Pools?

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Waterproofing of swimming pools should be done by a professional team. Because only with the right material selection and the proper workmanship, a well-insulated pool can be obtained.

Before starting the pool construction, the concrete floor is covered with a cement-based waterproofing material. This material should have a strong and durable adhesion feature besides its waterproof feature. Because it must adhere well to the concrete surface it is applied to and the surface to be applied on it.

After the cement-based waterproofing material is applied, the pool floor is covered with ceramic. At this stage, it should not be forgotten that the structures that provide water circulation should also be waterproofed. The waterproofing of these structures, which is a pressurized system that is in constant contact with water, must be completed by using water-swelling tape.

It is critically important that the products used in the waterproofing of pools are materials that are not affected by chemicals, chlorine, and salt, do not cause algae formation, are durable, flexible, and not affected by pressure.

You can contact the BAUMERK team for the best quality pool insulation materials.

In addition, you can click here to learn about insulation in water tanks.