How To Install An Indoor Wave Pool
Wave pools have been popular in America since the late sixties, but more recently have become must-have household accessories, which is why we’ve created a guide on how to install an indoor wave pool. Used as a relaxing floatation tank or as a communal family area, an indoor wave pool can breathe life into an otherwise dull home.
- A Vapor barrier
- Moisture Proof insulation
- Triple glazed windows
- A Ventilation system
- A Dehumidifier
- A Compressor
- A Blower
- A Chamber
- A Valve
- Placing your pool. It’s not so much how to build an indoor wave pool, but where? Find a spacious room with plenty of ventilation and a connection to the power line. If you’ve found such a room, good job! Otherwise you may want to invest in a separate building. It all depends on how large you want the pool; whether you plan on inviting your relatives over to swim a few lengths, or are content being jostled from side to side by yourself.
- Contact professionals. If science has taught us only one thing it’s that water and electricity are a potent combination. In the right hands, an indoor wave pool can provide hours of entertainment. In the wrong hands it can serve as a family-sized fat fryer. Contact professionals to deal with both construction and safety checks.
- We now need to install the pool. Concrete and fibre glass are the two most common materials used in the construction of indoor wave pools. Concrete installations are very expensive-as much as $20,000 to $60,000 depending on the size of the pool-but provide a more permanent fitting. Fibre glass is cheaper and doesn’t need resurfacing. For this reason, fibre glass is the most suitable for novices. Excavate the area where you want to put the pool-preferably with the aid of a contractor. Then, using cranes slowly drop the fibre glass pool in place. Concrete is then poured around the flange (lip) of the pool to lock it in place.
- Making those waves! Install a compressor below the pool, making sure it’s connected to an outside air supply. A compressor pumps air from the environment into a large tank deep underground. You’ve got the air, now you just need to aim it at the pool. For this you’ll need a blower, a valve and a chamber. The blower transports the air from the compressor tank into a chamber. The chamber sits behind a computer operated valve. By connecting a computer to the valve and the compressor you can not only monitor the pressure of your air supply but control what types of waves are produced. Surfs up! Now that we’ve answered how to install an indoor wave pool, it’s onto the next step to ensure your house can cope with its new wave-making friend!
- It’s very important to protect your house from moisture and rot. Install a vapor barrier on the wall shared by the pool room and the rest of the house. A vapor barrier will stop moisture from the pool diffusing through walls and turning your living room into a mouldy version of the Amazon Rainforest. Line the ceiling with moisture-proof insulation and install triple-glazed windows. Triple-glazing costs 40% more than regular window fittings, but is far more efficient at trapping heat. A ventilation system and a dehumidifier will prevent the growth of mildew while making the pool room more comfortable for guests. A good ventilation system can stop windows fogging up by blowing warm, dry air over them.
We have now successfully installed our indoor wave pool. Invite the neighborhood round for an evening of entertainment and hilarity, or instantly generate hundreds of ‘haters’ by hoarding the waves for you and your family. The possibilities are endless, and the fun has no limit. Take care and remember to stay safe and responsible.