Endless Pool Installation a Few Things to Consider
Browse articles:
Auto Beauty Business Culture Dieting DIY Events Fashion Finance Food Freelancing Gardening Health Hobbies Home Internet Jobs Law Local Media Men's Health Mobile Nutrition Parenting Pets Pregnancy Products Psychology Real Estate Relationships Science Seniors Sports Technology Travel Wellness Women's Health
Browse companies:
Automotive Crafts, Hobbies & Gifts Department Stores Electronics & Wearables Fashion Food & Drink Health & Beauty Home & Garden Online Services & Software Sports & Outdoors Subscription Boxes Toys, Kids & Baby Travel & Events

Endless Pool Installation a Few Things to Consider

Ease of installation is a reson to consider an endless pool. Less space is needed for an endless pool, leaving more room in the yard to enjoy.

With more and more people and families opting for smaller homes and yards to lower maintenance and repair costs, it is not always possible to have a full size swimming pool installed. Portable or collapsible pools can be an option, but their sides can cave in or collapse on small children or adults, these are a less than desirable alternative to traditional pools. A more suitable, space efficient, and cost effective alternative is an endless pool.

Installation is easier than that of a traditional pool. Many of the parts are pre-manufactured and then installed on your site. There is no need for large or heavy equipment to be brought in so long as you have space for a 4 foot by 8 foot sheet of plywood to be brought in. Site access issues such as stairs need to be taken into consideration, and if your installer cannot come out to the site then a picture of what you might consider to be an obstacle should be taken and submitted before committing to the purchase of the endless pool.

Pool sizes generally range from 7 by 7 foot, all the way up to 16 by 16 foot. The space needed will be at least 2 feet wider and 3 feet longer than the size you want to have installed. The endless pool need not be square; at times a rectangular shape may be more space efficient. As the endless pool is not connected to household plumbing you do not have to worry about the need to dig up your yard or garden, you simply fill it with the garden hose and the filter system takes care of the rest of the water care. Of course it will need some chemicals to keep it clean and safe, but those are usually the same as what is used in a regular pool.

Electrical access is also important, so be sure you let your installer know where the power box is located. 30 amps of electricity will usually be enough to run the filtration and recirculation system, along with the heater for winter use.

As the majority of endless pools are above ground models, one needs to be sure that the site it is to be placed on can support the weight of not only the pool, but also the water and the individuals who will be using it as well. With the choice of an endless pool one can also choose to have it enclosed completely so it can be used year round, or have it installed into an already existing building with a solid concrete or rock foundation.

The ease of installation depends on which model and style you choose as well. The more complicated the shape, or the more extra features you have installed (like massaging water jets, lights, etc.) the longer and more expensive the installation is likely to be, so keep that in mind when choosing what you want and where you want it to be placed. Some models are easier to move than others, such as the above ground pools, but keep in mind that most are not intended to be moved, and should be considered a permanent installation and not something you can take with you when you move.

While the above ground models can be installed by the home do-it-yourselfer, it will get done more easily and smoothly with a professional who is familiar with the assembly of the various plumbing, electrical and filter parts. If you have a professional do the work then you will usually get a warranty in case something goes wrong or does not work. If you put it in yourself, you have only yourself to call on to correct the issue, unless you are willing to have paid  someone else to do it for you.

Additional resources:

Need an answer?
Get insightful answers from community-recommended
in Pools & Pool Care on Knoji.
Would you recommend this author as an expert in Pools & Pool Care?
You have 0 recommendations remaining to grant today.
Comments (1)

The ease of installation depends on which model and style you choose as well. The more complicated the shape, or the more extra features you have installed (like massaging water jets, lights, etc.)