GB2483804A - Poolwall - Google Patents

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GB2483804A
GB2483804A GB201116134A GB201116134A GB2483804A GB 2483804 A GB2483804 A GB 2483804A GB 201116134 A GB201116134 A GB 201116134A GB 201116134 A GB201116134 A GB 201116134A GB 2483804 A GB2483804 A GB 2483804A
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Nigel Paul Rose
Chris Ibbotson
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Chris Ibbotson
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04BGENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS; WALLS, e.g. PARTITIONS; ROOFS; FLOORS; CEILINGS; INSULATION OR OTHER PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS
    • E04B1/00Constructions in general; Structures which are not restricted either to walls, e.g. partitions, or floors or ceilings or roofs
    • E04B1/16Structures made from masses, e.g. of concrete, cast or similarly formed in situ with or without making use of additional elements, such as permanent forms, substructures to be coated with load-bearing material
    • E04B1/164Structures made from masses, e.g. of concrete, cast or similarly formed in situ with or without making use of additional elements, such as permanent forms, substructures to be coated with load-bearing material with vertical and horizontal slabs, only the horizontal slabs being partially cast in situ
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
    • E04H4/00Swimming or splash baths or pools
    • E04H4/0075Swimming or splash baths or pools made of concrete
    • E04H4/0087Swimming or splash baths or pools made of concrete with walls prefabricated and floor cast in situ

Abstract

The present invention provides a method of construction for a pool wall and a pool wall formed by the method, wherein the pool wall comprises a plurality of peripheral wall panels (10) fixedly mounted in 'U' shaped panels (4), the panels (10) being capped by inverted â Uâ shaped channels (4a). The panels (10) each of which comprises an insulation core (2) with linings (1) and (I a) on opposite sides thereof for rigidity and added strength are also provided with a plurality of apertures (3) towards their lower end portions. When assembled by the method of the invention, concrete that is poured on either side of the panels (10) passes through the apertures (3) and, when set, adds strength and rigidity to the structure. Reinforcing bars (8) are also inserted in the apertures (3) to add further strength to the structure. In addition, the concrete may be admixed with glass and/or metal fibres.

Description

Method of Pool Wall construction The present invention is concerned with a method of pool wall construction and a pool constructed by said method.
There are many known methods of pool wall construction using hollow polystyrene blocks, hollow concrete blocks and other prefabricated wall systems; however, many of the prior arrangements lack stability, which may lead to the collapse of the pool walls due to the pressure of the water when a pooi is filled to the required level.
The present invention seeks to overcome, or at least mitigate, the disadvantages of the
prior art arrangements.
Thus the present invention conveniently provides a method of pool construction comprising the steps of: a) locating peripheral wall panels in edge to edge relationship with lower end portions of the panels supported in U' shaped channels; b) capping upper end portions of the wall panels within inverted U' shaped channels; and, c) pouring concrete ballast about the inner and outer lower end portions of the wall panels, characterised in that each of the panels is provided with apertures extending there-through at the lower end portions thereof so that the concrete ballast flows through said apertures to secure, when set, the panels in situ.
In one preferred method provided by the present invention, reinforcing bars are located in each aperture to add strength and stability to the pool construction.
Conveniently, in the method of pool construction provided by the present invention, concrete ballast may be strengthened by the inclusion therein of glass and/or metal fibres.
The present invention conveniently provides a pooi construction comprising peripheral wall panels located in edge to edge relationship, U' shaped channel members for receiving lower end portions of the wall panels and inverted U' shaped channel members for capping, in use, upper end portions of the wall panels, characterised in that the wall panels each comprise apertures extending there-through at lower end portions thereof for reinforcing bars and concrete ballast, whereby the pool construction has added strength and stability.
Preferably, the wall panels are of extruded polystyrene with outer layers of fibreglass, steel, timber, or any suitable material commensurate with adding to the integrity of the wall panels.
There now follows by way of example of the invention a detailed description that is to be read with reference to the accompanying drawings in which: Figure 1 is an upper perspective view of a pool wall panel; Figure 2 is an upper perspective view of an assembly of two pool wall panels; Figure 3 is an upper perspective view of a modified pool wall panel; Figure 4 is an upper perspective view of the pool wall panel of Figure 3 with added elements of the invention; and, Figure 5 is a perspective part section view of a swimming pool provided by the present invention.
The swimming pool of the present invention comprises a plurality of wall panels 10 each of which is made up of an inner core 2 of insulation material and outer skins 1 and 1 a bonded or laminated to opposite sides of the inner core 2, see Figure 1. Thus, the panels 10 have good insulation properties and acceptable rigidity for purpose.
In use, the panels 10 are butted together in a tongue and groove, or biscuit joint, thereby adding rigidity to the assembly in a similar manner to that used for partition wall systems.
The panels 10 of the wall system are placed in U' shaped channels 4, which enables the panels 10 to be aligned one with the other and to be tightened to make a continuous wall, see Figure 2. The wall panels 10 are topped by inverted U' shaped channels 4a, which further assist in aligning the panels 10 and add further rigidity to the construction of the aligned panels 10.
The U' shaped channels and the inverted U' shaped cannels 4a are fixed to the wall panels 10 by screws, not shown, the screws passing partway or wholly through the wall panels 10; this also adds further rigidity to the assembled wall panel structure.
ft will be appreciated that the above construction is a quick and easy way of erecting the walls of a swimming pool. In conventional arrangements used hitherto, bracing may be used inside or outside of the pool walls to ensure that the wall panels 10 remain in place.
Each panel 10 is provided with a plurality of holes 3 that are drilled through lower end portionslOa of the panels 10, which holes 3, when a swimming pool is being constructed enables poured concrete to pass through the holes 3 from one side to the other of the panels 10 whereby, when the concrete has set, the panels 10 will be secured in place thereby negating the need for further internal and/or external bracing although such provision may be made in certain circumstances.
A reinforcing bar 8 is inserted into the holes 3 before pouring the cement to add further stability to the structure; in addition, glass or metal fibres may be added to the concrete mix giving added strength to the finished structure.
It is believed that the concrete acts as a brace and prevents the wall structure from toppling over; in addition, the use of the reinforcing bars 8 and the glass/metal fibres adds further strength and rigidity that may negate the need for further bracing.
It may be necessary depending upon the length and width of a swimming pool being constructed that some form of bracing may be required; however, from work -4..
completed on prototype designs, the results indicate that little or no such bracing is required.
At the top of the wall panels 10, holes 7 are cut into each panel at intervals, sec Figure 3 and mitred outwardly to form grooved apertures 7a to provide keying points for concrete ring beams, not shown. When poured, concrete will flow under the inverted U' shaped channels filling the grooved apertures 7a thus binding the ring beams to the top of the wall panels 10.
Typically, the walls panels 10 would be made of extruded polystyrene and have outer sides 1 and la of fibreglass, steel, wood or other suitable materials.
The U' shaped channels 4 and the inverted U' shaped channels 4a may be made from various materials including steel, plastic, aluminium or any other materials commensurate with providing a utile product.
In addition the insulation core 2 of the wall panels 10 may be made from various materials including honeycomb, polyurethane or other suitable materials.
The described wall panel system may be used above ground on set into the ground and may be utilised indoors or outdoors.
The wall system may have any suitable finishes applied to either side of the panels 10 as required, the finishes consisting of one or more layers.
For a PVC lined swimming pool, one fibreglass shcct applied to each side of the insulation core 2 would suffice and enable the application of the PVC liner, see Figure 5, which liner would hold the water in a filled swimming pool.
However, in an alternative arrangement tiles or a paint surface finish may be specified which would then require added layers to be applied to the insulation core 2. In this instance, a cement tile backer board could be laminated on one side of the insulation core 2.
When the wall of the swimming pooi structure has been assembled in situ and the concrete mix is poured to pass through the holes 3, as it sets the concrete holds the panels 10 in place. An insulation render coat and mesh material would be applied to the tile backer levelling the surface ready for tiles or other surfaces to be applied to the inner walls of the swimming pool.
The U' shaped channels 4 and the inverted U' shaped channels 4a may be made from steel for locating and aligning the insulation panels 10. However, the panels could be seated in the U' shaped channels 4 and 4a without any fixings, bonding or screws if the rigidity of the assembled walls was sufficient for purpose.
A biscuit joint element 5 is shown in Figure 2, which joint may be made from wood, steel or any other suitable material. The biscuit joint element 5 is used to conjoin juxtaposed wall panels 10 as shown in Figure 2. Alternatively, the panels 10 may be conjoined by a suitable adhesive.
Mitred grooves 6 are provided in opposite ends of the insulation cores 2 in order to facilitate the conjoining of the panels 10 using the biscuit joint elements 5, see Figures ltoS.
Modifications may be made to the panels 10 of the present invention, for example, the apertures provided by the holes 3 may be of any shape such as letterbox or rectangular configurations.

Claims (8)

  1. CLAIMS1. A method of pool construction comprising the steps of: a) locating peripheral wall panels in edge to edge relationship with lower end portions of the panels supported in U' shaped channels; b) capping upper end portions of the wall panels within inverted U' shaped channels; and, c) pouring concrete ballast about the inner and outer lower end portions of the wall panels, characterised in that each of the panels is provided with apertures extending there-through at the lower end portions thereof so that the concrete ballast flows through said apertures to secure, when set, the panels in situ.
  2. 2. A method according to Claim 1, characterised in that reinforcing bars are located in each aperture to add strength and stability to the pool construction.
  3. 3. A method according to either one of Claim 1 and 2, characterised in that the concrete ballast is strengthened by the inclusion therein of glass and/or metal fibres.
  4. 4. A pool construction comprising peripheral wall panels located in edge to edge relationship, U' shaped channel members for receiving lower end portions of the wall panels, inverted U' shaped channel members for capping, in use, upper end portions of the wall panels, characterised in that the wall panels each comprise apertures extending there-through at lower end portions thereof for reinforcing bars and concrete ballast, whereby the pool construction has added strength and stability.
  5. 5. A pool construction according to Claim 4, characterised in that the wall panels are of extruded polystyrene with outer layers of fibre glass, steel, timber, or any suitable material commensurate with adding to the integrity of the wall panels.
  6. 6. A pool construction made according to the methods described in any one of Claims 1 to3.
  7. 7. A pooi construction as described herein with reference to the accompanying drawings.
  8. 8. A method of pool construction as described herein with reference to the accompanying drawings.
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FR2573116A1 (en) * 1984-11-14 1986-05-16 Bach Philippe Swimming pool partition having modular panels
GB2235237A (en) * 1989-07-07 1991-02-27 Geoffrey William Hensman Container
GB2322901A (en) * 1997-03-04 1998-09-09 Murtagh James Joseph A panel element and a tank comprising the panel element
US20020083664A1 (en) * 2001-01-02 2002-07-04 Joel Queirel Process for the implementation of Civil Engineering works, swimming pools and water tanks in particular, and means for its implementation

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