Book Swimming Pools By Philip H Perkins

Book Swimming Pools By Philip H Perkins
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Book Swimming Pools By Philip H Perkins

Contents of Book Swimming Pools By Philip H Perkins

1 The planning and layout of swimming pools
General considerations
1.1 Introduction Swimming Pools By Philip H Perkins
1.2 Basic requirements for all swimming pools
1.3 Pools for private houses, clubs, hotels and schools
1.4 Covered pools for private houses, hotels, clubs and schools
1.5 Teaching/learner pools
1.6 Public swimming pools
1.7 Floor gradients
1.8 The drainage of walkways and wet areas
1.9 Hydrotherapy pools
1.10 Pools used for sub-aqua activities
1.11 Facilities for the disabled
1.12 Swimming pools with movable floors
1.13 Wave-making machines
Recommended procedure for getting a pool built: contracts and
dealing with disputes
1.14 Introduction Swimming Pools By Philip H Perkins
1.15 Contracts: how to proceed
1.16 Dealing with disputes
Further reading
2 Basic characteristics of the materials used in the construction of
swimming pools
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Portland cements
2.3 Aggregates from natural sources for concrete and mortar
2.4 Admixtures
2.5 Additions
2.6 Water for mixing concrete, mortar and grout
2.7 Steel reinforcement
2.8 Spacers
2.9 Non-ferrous metals
2.10 Bimetallic corrosion
2.11 Curing compounds for concrete and mortar
2.12 Polymers Swimming Pools By Philip H Perkins
2.13 Reactive resins
2.14 Joint fillers
2.15 Joint sealants
2.16 Ceramic tiles
2.17 British standards and euro codes
Further reading
3 Factors affecting the durability of reinforced concrete and
cement-based materials used in the construction of swimming pools
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete
3.3 Carbonation of concrete
3.4 Chloride-induced corrosion of reinforcement
3.5 Deterioration of the concrete
3.6 Chemical attack on cement-based mortar
3.7 Swimming pool water and chemicals used in water treatment
3.8 Moorland water and the Langelier Index
3.9 Alkali-silica reaction
Further reading
4 Construction of swimming pool shells in insitu reinforced concrete
4.1 Introduction Swimming Pools By Philip H Perkins
4.2 Site investigations
4.3 Under-drainage of site
4.4 Flotation (uplift) of the pool shell
4.5 General comments on design and construction
4.6 Concrete construction in cold weather
4.7 Concrete construction in hot weather
4.8 Plastic cracking
4.9 Thermal contraction cracking
4.10 Swimming pools with floor slabs supported on the ground
4.11 Construction of the walls of the pool
4.12 Construction of walkway slabs and floors of wet changing
4.13 Curing the concrete floor and walls of the pool
4.14 Construction of suspended pool shells
4.15 Thermal insulation of swimming pool shells
4.16 Under-water lighting and under-water windows
Further reading
5 Construction of swimming pool shells in reinforced sprayed
concrete and other materials
Reinforced sprayed concrete (shotcrete)
5.1 Introduction Swimming Pools By Philip H Perkins
5.2 Design and specification
5.3 Methods of application
5.4 Execution of the work
5.5 Thermal insulation
5.6 Pipework
5.7 Testing for watertightness
5.8 Under-water lighting
Swimming pools constructed with reinforced hollow concrete
block walls and insitu reinforced concrete floor
5.9 Introduction
5.10 Construction of the floor
5.11 Construction of the walls
5.12 Pipework
5.13 Under-water lighting
5.14 Curing the concrete and protecting the blockwork
5.15 Testing for watertightness
5.16 Back-filling around the walls
5.17 Thermal insulation
Sandwich type construction with insitu reinforced concrete
core wall and concrete blocks as permanent form work
5.18 Introduction
5.19 Construction of the floor
5.20 Pipework
5.21 Construction of the walls
5.22 Under-water lighting
5.23 Finishes to floor and walls
5.24 Testing for watertightness
5.25 Back-filling around the walls
5.26 Thermal insulation
Other methods of construction
5.27 General comments
5.28 Pools constructed with mass (gravity) type walls
5.29 Curing the concrete
5.30 Testing for watertightness
5.31 Pools constructed in very stable ground such as chalk or rock
5.32 Pools constructed of precast post-tensioned concrete units
5.33 Pool shells of steel
Further reading
6 External works Swimming Pools By Philip H Perkins
6.1 General considerations
6.2 Paving
6.3 Surface water drainage
6.4 Walling
Further reading
7 Finishing the pool shell and associated structures; problems with
pool hall roofs
Finishing the pool shell and associated structures
7.1 Cement-sand rendering to insitu concrete walls
7.2 Cement-sand rendering to sprayed concrete walls
7.3 Cement-sand rendering to concrete block walls
7.4 Cement-sand screeds on insitu concrete floors
7.5 Cement-sand screeds on sprayed concrete floors
7.6 Ceramic tiles and mosaic
7.7 Walkways and wet changing areas
7.8 Testing the completed tiling
7.9 Marbelite Swimming Pools By Philip H Perkins
7.10 Coatings and paints
7.11 Sheet linings to swimming pools
7.12 Glass-fibre polyester resin linings
7.13 Finishes to walls of pool halls
The roofs of swimming pool halls
7.14 General considerations
7.15 Pressurised roof voids
7.16 The warm-deck roof
Further reading
8 Water circulation and water treatment
Water circulation
8.1 Flow-through pools
8.2 Pools where the pool water is in continuous circulation
8.3 Ducts for pipework
Water treatment
8.4 Layout of treatment plant
8.5 Filtration and filters
8.6 Chemical dosing of the pool water
8.7 The disinfection of pool water
8.8 Chlorination
8.9 Ozone Swimming Pools By Philip H Perkins
8.10 Bromine
8.11 Chlorine dioxide
8.12 Metallic ions (silver and copper)
8.13 Ultra-violet radiation
8.14 The base-exchange process for softening pool water
8.15 Sulphates in swimming pool water
Further reading
9 Notes on heating swimming pools and energy conservation
9.1 Heating open-air swimming pools
9.2 Heating the water in indoor swimming pools
9.3 Heating and ventilation of pool halls and adjoining areas
9.4 Solar heating of swimming pools
Further reading
10 Maintenance and repairs to swimming pools
Maintenance of swimming pools
10.1 General considerations
10.2 Routine supervision: smaller pools
10.3 Shut-down periods
10.4 Algal growths: prevention and removal
10.5 Foot infections Swimming Pools By Philip H Perkins
Repairs to external works: paving
10.6 Remedial work to insitu concrete paving for pedestrians
10.7 Remedial work to insitu concrete paving for light commercial
10.8 Remedial work for precast concrete flag paving
10.9 Remedial work to precast concrete block paving
10.10 Remedial work to clay pavers
10.11 Remedial work to slippery paving
10.12 Preventing trips and falls
Repairs to external works: walling
10.13 Remedial work to free-standing walls
10.14 Remedial work to earth-retaining walls
Remedial work to pools under construction
10.15 General comments
10.16 Remedial work to thermal contraction cracks
10.17 Remedial work to drying shrinkage cracks
10.18 Remedial work to honeycombed concrete
10.19 Inadequate concrete cover to the reinforcement
Remedial work to existing pools: tracing leaks and investigations
10.20 Introduction Swimming Pools By Philip H Perkins
10.21 Tracing leaks
10.22 General investigations
Remedial work to existing pools: repairs following leak tracing
and investigations
10.23 Remedial work to leakage
10.24 Improving support to the pool floor
10.25 Structural lining to the pool shell
10.26 Remedial work to finishes
Further reading

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