Well hello to everyone here on this great forum!
We have taken the decision to build a pool at our new house. Some background - we live in Thailand, I am British and my wife Thai. We have 2 lovely daughters aged 14 and 8. Pool is going to be in ground, re-inforced concrete and tile construction. Size will be 9m x 5m (lets say 29ft x 16ft) average depth 1.5m (5ft) with a small external spa at one end.
Now I am a Civil Engineer and have built many super things (particularly marine projects) all around the Middle East, Asia and so on, but.....never built a pool before!
I know how to build the structure, that is not a problem and can source any specialist items needed for the build (waterstop for example) in Thailand, struggling a little with the plumbing schematics because I have found so many slightly different versions.
Our pool will have the following:-
2 x main drain (linked 6ft apart)
1 x skimmer
1 x pool vac
4 x return outlets
Spa will have:-
1 x drain
4-6 return outlets
Is anyone able to give me (or point me in the right direction) a definitive schematic drawing for the plumbing? we would be so so grateful.
Also decided on salt chlorination system, sand filter, pump as per required output.
We decided to build the pool ourselves as we have received silly quotes from local contractors!
Stewart and Karnjanavadee