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Plunge Pool

Post by Chris » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:21 am

I want to install a plunge pool (like a hot tub) on my terrace.

If anyone has a plunge pool are you able to tell me where I can buy one and give me any advice about cost and installation. Thanks



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Re: Plunge Pool

Post by Horus » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:09 pm

You need to speak to the Dr, he has one ;)
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Re: Plunge Pool

Post by Who2 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:30 am

As 1 x gallon of water weighs about 8.5 lbs and you want to place it on your roof, first your want to make sure the roof can take the weight.
Which I very much doubt, without some serious support.
Mine is 3ft in the ground and 2ft above ground cemented and tiled and cost me about £300 quid.
You could always start with a kids plastic pond and try that first.... 8)
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I have a 300 gal water tank on my roof but that has serious support..
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Re: Plunge Pool

Post by Horus » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:15 am

The weight of water depends upon its temperature and of course which system you are using. Who’s weight of 8.5 lbs per gallon is about correct for a US gallon, (actually 8.3 lbs) but a UK (Imperial Gallon) is heavier at closer to 10 lbs. The easiest way to work it out is using the metric system for which 1 litre of water would weigh 1 kilogram, a 100mm by 100mm cube would also weigh 1 kilogram and have a volume of 1000 cc, a 1 metre cube would weigh 1 metric tonne. As a guide if your pool had a size of say 1.5 metres by 1.5 metres square (59” x 59”) and was only half a metre deep, (say 20”) then it would weigh 1.125 metric tonnes for the water alone. :o
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Re: Plunge Pool

Post by Dusak » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:55 am

Its not feasible to put a plunge pool on your roof, as a plunge pool would require at least 1.5 meter depth to be any use. Most concrete roofs here could well support the weight, but a ground based one would be problem free. The guy that owns the top flat in my block had one installed. Size is around 2mx1m x .6m in depth. He cast the sides and base in 6'' concrete using water proofing liquid, [bought here.] He then tiled it using water retardant tile adhesive and grout, again bought here. He also installed a water circulater, brought from the UK along with a small pump to empty it. So this required an outlet pipe into the drainage system, plus a water supply to fill and keep it topped up. Plus you need to place some chemical in the water to keep it clean, which you can buy here. As a builder he did most of the work himself, but I should imagine that they would charge you around 25,000Le with no guarantee of a good job. Personally I would do as a friend did, bring over an inflatable one from the UK. Any balcony or roof really should be inspected prior to any installation before subjecting it to extra loads, especially a balcony where the concrete or steel used may be insufficient to support the extra weight and the balcony in question is a cantilevered one, that means not supported by underside concrete pillars from ground upwards.
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Re: Plunge Pool

Post by Who2 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:16 am

Some very good points there from our builder over in Karnak.
I had my plumber run a 3" waste pipe under the road down into the canal.
I pull the plug and a torrent of water flows downhill watering the various plants on my corniche into the canal.
For purification I use 'shaban a crystal form of Alum 50p a kilo, it's ancient & cheap technology.
For heating I use a bog standard electric element illegally connected by-passing the meter.
Oh! yeh, 'shaban takes years off your skin as used by Kate Moss & most super models... 8)
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Re: Plunge Pool

Post by Dusak » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:03 pm

I forgot to mention his heater. A chronicle shaped device around .5m tall with god knows how long a 3/4'' pipe is wrapped around. This circulated water from back into the pool via a very small pump bought from here. He tells me the sun warms the water in the pool in about one hour.
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Re: Plunge Pool

Post by newcastle » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:10 pm

I imagine Chris is well aware that the roof is not an ideal location for a plunge pool.......hence the reference to "terrace ". :ct

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Re: Plunge Pool

Post by Who2 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:38 pm

Terrace: a level paved area next to a building; a patio.
"breakfast is served on the terrace"

Good point !.... 8)
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Re: Plunge Pool

Post by Dusak » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:34 am

Many folk here refer to their 2/3/4 floor balcony as a terrace, so it could of been either. I think that Chris is better confirming if it is on ground level or not. If it is, then we can get the designs, costings and who gets to use the end product sorted. :up
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Re: Plunge Pool

Post by newcastle » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:50 am

Roof terrace. ...perhaps.

Balcony? Only for certifiable exhibitionists. :ct

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Re: Plunge Pool

Post by Dusak » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:37 am

newcastle wrote:Roof terrace. ...perhaps.

Balcony? Only for certifiable exhibitionists. :ct
Then I have two of those living opposite to me. :lol:
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Re: Plunge Pool

Post by newcastle » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:51 am

Dusak wrote:
newcastle wrote:Roof terrace. ...perhaps.

Balcony? Only for certifiable exhibitionists. :ct
Then I have two of those living opposite to me. :lol:
Personally, I wouldn't trust any balcony, let alone an Egyptian one, to support 2 tonnes of water!

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Re: Plunge Pool

Post by Dusak » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:15 am

As long as its cantilevered into the fabric of the building and it has concrete support pillars from the ground up, it should be OK, but like you, I wouldn't chance it here, they may have just accidentally ''forgot '' to use the right number of steel bars.
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Re: Plunge Pool

Post by Who2 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:40 am

I know of a couple of visitors who have a large kids pool, perhaps you could borrow it and try that out first... 8)
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