Some daches having large land plots building out street pools that are becoming a great holiday destination. When creating such a design, it is necessary to take care of the construction of a suitable platform in advance. It can be made independently from various materials. Often for these purposes take unnecessary old pallets. Today we will talk about what features podiums made of them are possessed, and how to make them do it yourself.
Flooring made of wooden pallets will be the best option for the home pool. Such designs are absolutely safe and durable.
Such frame structures always remain warm and dry. With proper pretreatment, they will be able to last for many years without breakdowns and deformations.
In addition, podiums from pallets are quite easy to collect. With this work, almost any person will be able to cope. After all, such wood elements are easily bonded among themselves, they do not have too large.
Paddon areas will become the best option for small inflatable pools in the country, as they have a relatively small weight. Such coasters will be able to withstand their load.
Advantages and disadvantages
Such podiums made of wooden pallets can boast many important advantages. Lay out the most significant of them.
Strength. These materials will be able to live long, and at the same time they will not crack and break with due care.
Easy mounting. Palet data is easy to connect with each other and install. They do not have an excessive weight, which also simplifies assembly work.
Easy treatment. Palet products are perfectly amenable to even thorough and deep treatments. They are permissible to increase other materials, equip various fasteners.
Maintainability. Facilities from pallets can be quickly and easy to disassemble independently, change damaged parts.
Favorable value. Wooden pallets have a low price, they will afford to almost any consumer.
Ecology. This material is absolutely safe for humans. In the process of use, it will not be distinguished by harmful substances.
Despite all the advantages, such podiums possess some disadvantages that should take into account.
Fast wear. Wooden stands can not boast of the same wear resistance as metal or plastic facilities.
Limited loads. With violations of the use modes of these sites in places of pallets compounds with each other, there is a gradual destruction, which may result in breakage.
Tools and materials
In order to make a platform for the pool with your own hands from this material, some necessary tools and devices will be required:
glue for wood;
In addition to the above elements, some special compositions will also need, including antiseptic. They will protect the surface of the design of wood, and also significantly extend the service life of the structure.
Often finished products are covered with finish decorative application. But in this case, only special water-repellent painting compositions can be used. Otherwise, in the process of operation, the pigment will quickly sweat and start cracking.
It should be carefully taken to the choice of a suitable wooden basis. If you use old pallets, then you must carefully look at their surface. It should not be rotten sites and mold. In addition, the foundations should not be damaged by insects and rodents.
Pallets can be made of various wood species. But to create such structures, preference should be given to models made of pine, larch, maple or oak, because these varieties have a fairly high level of strength, reliability and hardness.
In addition, they boast of good resistance to moisture and ultraviolet radiation.
Construction of such a wooden base for the pool includes several separate stages of work. To begin with, it is worth the processing of the main material.
The surface of the material must be perfectly smooth. To do this, you can use grinding equipment. In case of insufficient grinding, in the future you can grab off-theranges, as it is usually barefoot for such a platform.
Pallets completely cover protective compositions. And if you wish, a special paint is immediately applied to their surface.
Be sure to wait for all applying completely dried. It is recommended to make a detailed drawing of the future product in advance. It depicts a small design of the structure, and also indicate the dimensions of all components.
And also stands in advance to decide on the placement of the pool itself and the stand. Best can be suitable as soon as possible. If there are no such places, then you have to align. Do it using construction level.
The soil who will be under this building should be carefully tumped. This procedure will allow you to withstand the base of significant loads that will be provided with a large volume of water.
It is impossible to leave on the spree of stones and bricks, the remains of wood. Also, remember that the pools can not be placed right to buildings. Otherwise, in case of breakdown, water can flood the basement of the building and penetrate the foundation. It is allowed to locate the design next to the fences.
As well as pools with playgrounds, you should not build on wooden paresses, on bulk or movable soils, descents to water bodies and in areas that are close to roads and railways.
When you definitely decide on the place, you can start making the podium for the pool. To do this, first make markup on the selected area. In the central part, the peg is installed, and then the cable is tied to it (you can also use a solid rope or twine).
The second end of the cable is tied to a low support. As it can be a balloon with paint. After that, it will be necessary to celebrate the circle with a cable with a cable. But this option may be suitable only if the construction has a round shape.
If it is a square or rectangular shape, then it will be necessary to simply drive small pegs on all four angles, then the cord is tightened between such supports.
After the markup is ready, shrubs and other vegetation are irrevocated on the site, if it is there. Old roots in the ground should not remain. Later on the prepared construction site poured sand. Often used a mixture of sand and gravel. Material should be carefully aligned.
A special substrate is necessarily placed on the surface. It is a litter made of polypropylene (sometimes the basics of geotextiles are used). Sometimes after that, additionally laid Fana. Such basics should be put immediately under the entire design.
You also need to lay additional materials to ensure heat insulation. They, as a rule, also prevent the bottom abrasion during operation. As such bases, rubber products and mats made on a polyurethane basis will be able to come.
The layer under the base must be absolutely homogeneous so that the structure can consolidate as much as possible. Often make an extra lining from rubble. Its thickness must be about 13-15 centimeters. It will absorb an extra moisture, while maintaining the design from swelling and deformation.
Later you can already take the pallets themselves. Of these, on the prepared surface lay a flat platform in which all the details will be placed as tight to each other. It must be aligned in the horizontal plane.
At the same time, the basis should have a carrying capacity so that the soil does not ask for the future.
To form a pallet stand, as a rule, do not cut into part parts. Between themselves connect entire designs. Locking can be done using special wood screws. It is recommended to fix all this construction glue for wood.
Remember that the size of such a frame must be larger than the size of the pool. Thus, a pedestal will be formed to which, if necessary, can be installed small steps. Construct them also from pallets, but other materials can be used. They are often equipped with handrails that are made of wood or metal.
About the platform for the pool from the pallets, see the video below.