Architects/Engineers/Consultants

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  What should be the size of a balancing tank?
A.  Typically the balancing tank size of a swimming pool is 6% to 8% of the volume of the swimming pool.

Q.  What should be the size of a filter room?
A.  A thumb rule of 1sqm per 10000L of water with a minimum size of 6’x6’. Height of filter room should be sufficient for person to stand inside and operate & maintain the
     system.

Q.  What is ozonation and is it necessary?
A.  Ozonation is an alternative to chlorination. Although ozonation system is a better way of chemical treatment of water some amount of residual chlorine is still required.

Q.  What is UV?
A.  UV treatment is an alternative to chlorination.

Q.  What are the standard shapes of swimming pools?
A.  Please see our standard shapes gallery for various swimming pool shapes. A standard residential pool is approximately 20’x40’x4’.

Q.  Can I add fish to my waterbody?
A.  Addition of fish requires a bio filter and UV treatment. Contact our equipment supply department for a BOQ of filtration items required for fish.

Q.  My swimming pool is leaking - what should I do?
A.  Leakages in pools/waterbodies is a standard problem. The water can leak through civil structure, broken pipelines or electrical wires/conduits. Contact our service cell
      to identify and rectify your problems.

Q.  What is the standard depth of a swimming pool?
A.  Standard depth of pools -
Main Pool - 4’
Kids Pool - 1.5’
Jacuzzi - 2.5’ - 3’

Q.  How deep should a kids/children's pool be?
A.  See above

Q.  What is the depth of a Jacuzzi?
A.  See above

Q.  Should I go for a skimmer type or overflow type pool?
A.  A skimmer type pool is typically a system followed for small pools (surface area <= 75 sqm). A overflow type pool with an overflow gutter all around the pool is a better
     system for pools with are >= 75 sqm. An overflow type pool looks better and bigger than a skimmer type pool.

Q.  Is a balancing tank necessary?
A.  A balancing tank is necessary for an overflow type pool. A skimmer type pool does not require a balancing tank.

Q.  How do I decide the size of swimming pool required?
A.  As per international standards the size of the pool depends on the bather load. Approximately allot 2 sqm of water surface area per swimmer as per international
     standards.

Q.  How do I design a swimming pool on a terrace?
A.  We recommend a service floor/area for a swimming pool on a terrace. Furthermore we recommend that the pool/waterbody be cast independently - ie the floor of the
     pool and the terrace slab should be independent.

Q.  What is the size of a typical Olympic size pool?
A.  25m x 50m x 1.8m

Q.  What is a heated swimming pool?
A.  A heated pool is a pool where the water temperature is maintained a particular temperature. The international standard for the temperature of heated pool is 28 deg C.

Q.  How much electricity does a filtration plant consume/require?
A.  Typically a filtration plant for a 100000 Liter pool will consume not more than 5KW of electricity.

Q.  What should be the door size of a filter room?
A.  The door should be adequate to allow insertion and removal of the filter in the filter plant. For a residential pool keep approximately 1m of clear opening.

Q.  What slope should I provide at the pool bottom?
A.  The slope typically provide in 1” in 20’ towards the drain of the pool.

Q.  How do I decide the number of underwater lights in a swimming pool?
A.  Typically sizing of lights is done based on 1 300W light per 25 sqm of pool surface area.

Q.  What are the various types of underwater lights available?
A.  Halogen & LED

Q.  What provisions do I need to make in the pool prior to casting the RCC shell?
A.  You need to make provisions for
Pool drain
Bottom/Wall inlets
Vacuum points
Underwater Lights