One of the simplest options to equip a pool in a country house or a personal plot is to buy an inflatable model. They are inexpensive, no need to invest in the construction of a stationary artificial reservoir. At the same time, there are several misconceptions about inflatable pools, which our site of tips decided to debunk.
The portal has already written about what inflatable pools are like, what pluses and minuses they have. Now let’s talk about what wrong opinions exist about this version of an artificial reservoir..
The first misconception – inflatable pools are only for children
There are actually many of them. The inflatable paddling pool for children is simple and safe. But there are family-type inflatable pools for children and adults. Their depth can reach 1.3 meters, diameter, width and length – 4–8 meters. Quite enough for the whole family to swim and frolic. The pool with a diameter of 7.5 meters will definitely not be crowded with the company of guests, and children will generally have complete freedom. It is clear that the cost of such large-sized inflatable pools will be significantly higher than ordinary small children’s pools.
Delusionse second, you can use a car pump to inflate
In theory, yes, but we strongly advise against doing this. There is a risk that the pressure in the car pump will be excessive and the pool walls will simply burst. Use only the pump that comes with the pool. Or buy separately, taking into account the maximum permissible wall load of this model. The inflatable pool must be accompanied by instructions in which this parameter is indicated by the manufacturer.
Misconception thirde – the walls of the inflatable pool are constantly bent
Not if you chose a perfectly flat area for it and pumped the walls evenly. Large inflatable pools have a special pop-up inflatable ring that rises as water gains and helps the structure to keep its shape.
Delusion thsolid – the water level can be changed as desired
Yes, if we are talking about an ordinary inflatable pool with walls consisting of separate modules inflated separately, in turn. In such pools, you can pour as much water as you like, and do not inflate the upper circle at all in order to protect the children. If there is a pop-up ring in a large pool, then the lack of water will lead to the curvature of the walls..
Misconceptionthat is, the walls are quickly deflated
In fact, if you constantly lean on the sides of the inflatable walls, they will deflate faster. Modern inflatable pools keep their shape for a long time, and it will not be difficult to pump up a little.
Delusion poleoh – such pools are very fragile, they will not last long
It is clear that a stationary concrete pool lined with tiles is a much more durable option. But modern, large-sized inflatable pools are made of reinforced PVC, they have double and triple walls, there are special vinyl and kevlar additives. As a result, the pools can withstand serious loads. Of course, the most inexpensive baby pools with thin single walls are really easy to damage. In any case, inflatable bodies of water should be protected from the claws of pets and not pierced with sharp objects.
Delusion iseighth – it is difficult to drain water
No, small pools have a special stopper, like in the bathroom. And in large ones – a hose, thanks to which the water quickly descends. Everything is thought out and simple.
Delusion eighth – you can water the garden with water from the pool
In general, this is not a delusion, we admit. If the inflatable pool is small, the water in it changes frequently, it can be used to water the beds. But if the pool is large, algicides and chemical reagents are used to purify the water, then for plants it is poison.
Delusionninth – after storage in winter, the walls of the pool will stick together and nothing can be done about it
This risk exists, but it can be minimized. Before removing the inflatable pool for the winter, it must be washed with soapy water, rinsed with clean water from a hose and dried thoroughly. Only then can the pool be deflated and folded neatly, not too tightly. You can additionally sprinkle the walls of the pool with starch or talcum powder, so that later at the beginning of summer it is easy to unfold.