Perimeter-Overflow Swimming Pool Maintenance Tips  

by Pool Builders on 01-17-2011 in Articles

When you are planning to construct a perimeter overflow pool, swimming pool maintenance is a vital factor to consider.

A perimeter overflow swimming pool usually has an overflow channel, which is a trench that surrounds the pool and is covered by a removable grille. Due to its high water level, these types of swimming pools do not use skimmers to help sift out leaves and other debris. Therefore dirt and debris will head straight for the edges and hit the slot or grate.

Surface water flows over the edge of the pool and runs by gravity to the filtration plant, normally via a catchment and top-up tank.

While some pool builders choose to design a system for minimal circulation, an advised alternative is to feed a little more water over the top,
in order that its pressure helps direct matter over into the gutter.

The choice of slot or grate will affect the ability to clean the pool. Grates are generally easier to remove and have more open space through which dirt and particles can fall.

Some pool owners like the look of a slot better. You can measure this space on the larger side to help
debris fall through. Some pool constructors will create a 1-inch gap between the edge of the slot and the deck.
This not only permits more debris to fall through, but it also accommodates a small nozzle so a swimming pool
maintenance service person can spray down the gutters. Some do not like the way this looks however and prefer the narrower openings.

Some pool builders slope the gutters to direct water and particulate into the drains.
The holding tank can then be devised to sift out the undesirable materials.
Solid matter will settle to the bottomanyway, so decide up water from increased in the tank.
Place the feeds in the top 18 to 24 inches in order that it pulls the cleanest water back into the pool.
The container will need occasional cleaning too. For that reason, the manhole leading to it should be put
in an accessible area.

Another tip is to install some of the coping stones immediately surrounding the slot so they can be removed for access.

Swimming Pool Maintenance is Simple, If You Plan It Right!

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