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What Is Pool Engineering?

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    October 5, 2022 6:55 AM +0330

    Pool engineering is a science that is used to determine the structural integrity of swimming pools. Engineers study the loading force on the pool shell to determine how much reinforcement is needed. They also calculate the minimum thickness of the shell at different depths. In most cases, a pool is built as a standard. However, it is possible to make changes that will affect its structural integrity.

    When deciding to hire a pool engineer, make sure that the company has a good reputation in the industry. This will ensure that the pool construction process goes smoothly and that the swimming pool blends seamlessly with the landscaping. Additionally, pool engineering professionals will ensure that the swimming pool is built with safety in mind, and that it has adequate soil support to prevent cracking and leakage.
    If the pool is being built at grade, a geotechnical engineer should evaluate the bedding area below the floor. This is because the weight of the pool and friction between the shotcrete and the excavation should be taken into account. It is vital that the geotechnical engineer evaluate this area before beginning excavation.

    Another type of swimming pool engineer determines how the pool is designed to reduce swimming resistance. Some factors that reduce swimming resistance include the correct depth, eliminating currents, increasing lane width, and energy-absorbing racing lane lines. Innovative designs can also be used, such as acoustic design or tile orientation.