Installing an inflatable pool on the terrace could be dangerous: here's why

With the arrival of summer and high temperatures, many people may be tempted to install an inflatable pool on the terrace or balcony of their apartment to cool off. This is not always a good idea. In the absence of certain precautionary measures, the installation of an inflatable swimming pool, even a small one, can constitute a real danger.

It is common to see people living in apartments , install an inflatable pool on the terrace or balcony. This is possible, but you have to be very careful and take precautionary measures.

What is the danger of installing an inflatable pool on the terrace?

Inflatable swimming pool – Source: spm

Installing a swimming pool on the terrace is not impossible, but it can be dangerous if we don’t first make sure that our terrace is capable of supporting the weight of the pool, however small it may be. The mass of an inflatable pool, added to the density of the water can reach a significant weight that a terrace could not support. Especially since the floor of the terrace is designed to support a specific weight per square meter. Hence the importance of calculating the total weight of the pool once filled. Note that the the weight of a swimming pool is determined by the structure of the swimming pool, the density of the water and the number of people who will bathe, as explained in the press area of ​​artemis brokerage.

What precautions should be taken when installing a swimming pool on the terrace?

To install an inflatable swimming pool on the terrace, it is recommended to use the services of an architect or a building expert. It will help you to assess the resistance capacity of the terrace, in order to install a swimming pool in all security.

If you live in a condominium, it is important to first contact the trustee of the building for him to make his assessment and ensure the feasibility of installing the pool inflatable. The project will then be discussed at the general meeting of co-owners. In this case, either you will obtain the authorization to install an inflatable swimming pool, or your project will be rejected. In both cases, you will have to comply with the general decision.

If you live in an individual residence, first check if the security measures are respected, before contacting the urban planning department to find out what the regulations for your neighborhood say.

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Inflatable pool for children – Source: spm

Which model of swimming pool should be favored for the terrace or the balcony?

For more convenience, you can equip yourself with a self-supporting inflatable pool. This one has the advantage of being easy to set up and store. You can easily store it during the winter.

An inflatable pool requires a lot of maintenance, especially since bacteria can quickly develop in water and consequently alter its quality. It is also not recommended to treat excess water, so as not to cause skin irritation or allergic reactions.

If your self-supporting inflatable pool is large, or in tubular format, it suffices to change the water once a month. On the other hand, it is advisable to check, in the meantime, its pH, in order to rebalance it if necessary. The ideal is that the pH of the water is 7.4.

If your inflatable pool is medium in size, it is better to change the water once a week or every 10 days. Finally, if your pool is very small, and is intended for young children, change the water every day, and do not use a chemical treatment product, as it could attack fragile skin. In order not to waste pool water, you can reuse it to water the plants in your garden.

By following these measures and instructions, you will be able to install your pool on the terrace or balcony, without risk.

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