Structural design for Swimming Pools and Outbuildings
What is the typical structure for an outdoor swimming pool?
Usually it is reinforced concrete slab with reinforced concrete walls for a pool depth of 1.0m and more. For shallow pools, below 1m reinforced concrete blocks can be used along with reinforced concrete slab.
What is the typical structure for an outdoor enclosed swimming pool?
The pool structure can be the same as for an outdoor swimming pool. The structure of the pool enclosure can be (depending on the pool span), masonry walls with beams (glulam, timber, steel) or steel structure with a mix of timber and masonry infill.
Do I need a structural engineer to design a swimming pool in the basement?
Yes, you need a structural engineer to design a swimming pool in the basement. Swimming pools in the basement require special design consideration due to inward and outward pressures and also due to structural waterproofing consideration.