From the demand analysis to the opening of the new facility
The general preliminary considerations for the planning of sports facilities are
also valid here but some items have to be adjusted to the swimming pool facilities:
Examine the plan of the resources and, if necessary, survey the surviving components
or ask a survey's office to do so.
With the construction of a swimming pool, and here especially with sports
swimming pools, it is essential to stick to the exact measures.
Existing basins made of concrete mostly show not permissible variation in dimension
and are therefore not suitable to put in a new pool made of stainless steel.
Sports basins are in general misaligning, so that the length of a course can show a
considerable difference in comparison to the international competition rules.
Survey the sewage system
The existing drains are mostly not able to absorb the sewage which is prescribed
according to the standardisation. The amount of the backwash water mostly can not be
taken up by the existing sewage system.
Estimate the condition of the construction- analyse the damages - examine the stability
Referring to this the analysis of the swimming pool facility is advisable, so that the
correct choice of the raw material is possible during the time of preliminary planning.
According to today's technologies swimming pools have to be based without settlement and
so subsoil tests should be conducted in case of doubt. Ascertain the groundwater regime
and fix the high-water mark.
The flow-off channels of the basins have to be levelled at +/- 2mm.
Survey the supply for electricity, sanitation and the heating
Mostly the supply with electric energy, drinking water and heating energy isn't
adequate to operate a modern facility. This can influence the answer to where the facility
should be located. It is also important to analyse the filling water because it must have
drinking water quality, but not every drinking water can be used for the filling of a basin.
Ascertain the catchment area and estimate existing facilities in the surrounding.
Have other facilities been erected or revitalised in the catchment area
since the construction of this one?
Ascertain the users' habits of the existing facility.
Explore the wishes and expectations of the prospective users.
Check the location because it is possible that the urban built-up area may
have changed meanwhile.
Defects, which have been determined during the stock taking,
must be taken into account at this time.
Sometimes a brisk housing development has taken place in the surrounding of outdoor
swimming pools so that a new project or restoration of an existing facility isn't advisable.
Appoint a building promoter and an operator
Sometimes it is more useful to eliminate a facility from the municipal
administration and to integrate it into another municipal enterprise, or,
in some cases, to found an administration union.
Inspect exemplary facilities
Proof the possibility of financing or ensure the financing
That has an essential influence on how the mode of the building promoter and operator is settled.
To gain appropriate preliminary projects it is recommended to prescribe a rough
concept of the area and the appropriation of the facility.
Construct preliminary projects according to prescribed specifications.
Make means available for the elaboration of preliminary projects.
Found a commission or jury
This optional committee has to work out specific knowledge about pool-construction.
Therefore it is important to visit exemplary facilities and to build up an extensive
know-how to be able to make the right choice after preliminary projects have been presented.
Investigate possibilities of promotion
Possible promotions are different in each Federal country and governmental
presidency. In addition to this does the intended purpose of the facility influence
the allowance of promotion. It can be advantageous to incorporate superior administrative
bodies or to make inquiries there.
Select the right project
Make a selection from the incoming preliminary projects.
Provide a timetable considering the duration of the swimming pool usage.
Outdoor swimming pools are mostly visited during summer, indoor pools are
preferred in winter. Therefore a restoration should take place during the closing
period of the facility. This must already be taken under consideration during the
planning stage because such short time of construction demands co-ordinated proceedings.
The ability of municipal administration to make decisions during one year is not always
the same, too.
Sight legal regulations
The planning has to be attached to valid norms. The municipal insurance
association needs to be attended concerning these facilities.
Choose the right material
For the heart of a swimming pool - the pool itself - the choice of the material
is very important. Even on the reconstruction timetable the choice of the material has
an essential influence because of its physical attributes.
The lining of the pool,
like the laying of the tiles, is only possible during frost-free periods. Pools made
of steel can be installed during winter, but the basin-assembling can also just take
place in frost-free periods.
Estimate the method-combination of water treatment
Also here is it necessary to decide for one material. Outside pipework, mainly
made of polypropylene/ hard polyvinylchlorid or something like that, is only possible
during frost-free periods.
Choose the kind of heating
The heating of swimming pools mostly works with alternative energy.
By making a decision in this question, a connection of further municipal facilities
can be arranged (block-type thermal power station or something like that).
Estimate the kind of placing
The construction of swimming pools is work of specialists.
It needs to be proved, how far bath-specific facilities can be connected
(e.g. pool with pool-hydraulic and bath-water treatment). Place the order to a
general consulting company.
Estimate the way of tender
You have to decide whether it is an open or closed invitation for
tender after preceding competition between some entrepreneurs or
if it is a direct placing of orders.
Provide a detailed estimate
Ask for building permit
Bring the conditions from the building permit proceeding into the tender records.
Placing of services
In co-ordination and inclusion of the know-how of the specialised companies.
According to financial plan and timetable