Everyone would love to have their own swimming pool, but generally, houses come without them. Therefore they have to be built on, but this is usually very expensive. What’s more, you have to think of all the following factors: digging the foundation, waterproofing, treating the water, etc. But with a little imagination and elbow grease, it is possible to create your very own swimming pool! This is what this Swiss family did. VonBubenbert, a Reddit user, posted photos of the works he completed, which took almost a year! A titanic but comparatively inexpensive project.
1. Dig the hole to the desired size
2. Place some felts and foils on the base to waterproof it
3. Lay the bricks of the pool
4. Fill it with water
But the project didn’t finish there, because he wanted an infinity-style pool.
You can also place lamps over the water for night bathing!
5. The decoration
The ‘fountain’ isn’t just there to look pretty. It also ensures the water doesn’t stagnate and sends it towards the filters.
6. The filters
And speaking of filters, the family had the ingenious idea of recycling old bins, to pass the water through several natural and ecological filters: gravel, moss, etc. They even added UV lamps to prevent algae.
7. The frame
The family decided to add decking to surround the pool.