You have just bought a house with a swimming pool or have for a few years had a swimming pool without the shade of a technical room. However, each swimming pool needs a certain number of equipment and devices to operate efficiently. Some people are even happy to have a changing room and have a toilet available rather than having to go inside the house again. Cans, pumps, filtering or heating systems… All this must find its place in your technical room. But where to place it in relation to your swimming pool? What are the essential elements to take into account? And how to design it well?
What location for your technical pool room?
So where to put all your equipment and materials? In a cellar, in the garage, in the garden shed that you already have? Certainly a dry place would be relevant, especially to accommodate electricity, filtration systems, pumps, etc. But it would be best if your technical room was located as close as possible to your swimming pool. For water treatment, you must place the technical room of your pool as close as possible to your pool. This way you can make it easier to route all your pipes. The shorter and more direct, the better. Of course, make sure that your future technical room is not located near a bedroom or a room where silence or rest are essential. Because in general, all systems relating to swimming pools make a little noise, even if they are more and more often silent.
What are the sine qua non conditions for your swimming pool technical room?
This seems to be obvious, but you might as well specify it: your technical room for the swimming pool must be accessible. If you want to install a whole technical system there in complete freedom, without any hindrance, then consider the ceiling height and the opening of the door. It should be easy to get in and out of your gear. Ideally, the floor of your technical room should be slightly below the water level. In this way, the pump, filter and piping can also be installed below the water level.
One of the major conditions to best equip your technical pool room remains that it must be absolutely well ventilated. If not, excessive heat can damage all of your material and equipment, which means your pool is malfunctioning. So remember to maintain good air circulation. So equip your technical room with windows or shutter-type openings.
What technical equipment for your pool room?
The technical room must provide sufficient space for the following equipment: inlet and outlet pipes for fresh water, waste water, a filtration pump sized according to the size of your pool, a water connection for filling your pool. Plan all electrical connections in accordance with wet room regulations. In the case of a spa, the technical room must also provide space for an appropriate heating system.
When planning, one must also take into account the possibilities of retrofitting: a heat exchanger can help to save a lot of heating energy, for example. In addition to a normal filter, a UV flux filter can significantly improve water quality. Also make sure that the room is well ventilated. Especially when using chlorine tablets or granules to improve water quality, good aeration is worth its weight in gold.
In other words, if you already have a small shelter in the garden, you can also operate it. Everything is easily accessible, you can create a hanging system for pipes and your equipment along the wooden walls. There is also plenty of room for your towels, pool fries and all your water care products. Outside, you can attach hooks for vacuum poles and nets to the wall. Inside, you can put your robot away when the time comes. And design shelves on which to place sponges, buckets, products to test the pH and the chlorine level. If you cover your pool, you can also store your cover there. If necessary, this shelter can also be used as a changing room. Of course, you have to make sure that you have good acoustics or in any case that your “humming” equipment is properly seated, otherwise the noise may seriously harm you. And then in winter, nothing is left outside: everything is in your room. Nothing is at risk of freezing!