To respond to the needs of our customers with the highest level of quality and satisfaction, our design department operates in the cloud, taking advantage of all the services our international network of experts can offer.
The design process begins with the informal appreciation of some initial ideas, especially considering the space, aesthetic requirements of the client and the available budget. After a first on-site visit (or sending a series of images if it is the online design service), the initial concept evolves and adapts to the actual dimensions of the area and the surrounding microclimate - in terms of light incidence solar and wind, types of soil, surrounding vegetation, buildings and open spaces.
A more refined and customer-approved concept is then formalised in a project developed by the EcoPools network. The biological design itself takes into account a number of factors, such as: materials located under the water level; the quality of water available on the ground; how this water will react to contact with the materials chosen by the client; the necessary system in the area of the ecosystem so that the water remains crystal clear and full of life. In addition, the secondary elements and above the water level are also detailed in the design, which specifies their design, materials and finishes according to the available budget. The project is then prepared to be built.
Once you find that the pool tank has no problems that need to be fixed, we can consider the conversion options. There are many possibilities in converting a conventional swimming pool into a more natural one, or with a 100% ecological filtration system. We often say that if there is any limitation in this sense, it will be budget, or imagination.
Limited space: For cases where space is limited, the system is a bit more complicated, including a compact mechanical and biological filter, which looks similar to a sand filter but contains microorganisms and bacteria that perform cleaning of the Water. This system is suitable in cases where there is insufficient space to reach the 1: 1 ratio between the SURFACE AREA of the bath zone and the filtration DA.
EcoPools special filtration system
Wee chose to keep our filtration system as simple and cost-effective as possible to achieve crystalline water. With frequent power outages and less technological advances available to customers, we consider the need to use a more handcrafted system and therefore simpler maintenance, even for a less specialized workforce, if necessary.
We have our bioengineering department, who has developed many highly adaptable and efficient filtration systems that fit both new designs and conversions and can also be used in combination with advanced biological systems .
EcoPools pools are generally constructed in two parts: a bathing zone and another ecosystem zone. Both need to be in a waterproof and coated area, called "tank". Tanks can be constructed in a variety of ways and the choice of techniques and materials will depend on the available budget, preferred aesthetic aspect, existence of skilled labor on site, soil conditions, groundwater and environmental impact.
Your water filtration, also known as the ‘eco zone’ can be completely separated from your swimming pool, making the water crystal clear & any color of your preference.
(Depending on the flooring you choose)
There are different techniques for effectively waterproofing a pool tank. Some are more economical than others. Some are also more environmentally friendly, but require more maintenance. Considering the durability, guarantee of materials and quality of our workmanship, we have three preferred systems of installation and waterproofing of tanks which are canvases, prefabricated fibreglass tanks and reinforced concrete. Still, we are always willing to research, advise and install any other system our customers may choose.
For the aquatic landscaping of swimming pools, EcoPools designers use a wide variety of plants, including flowers and herbs, which include more than 75 species.
These plantation zones create ecosystems that interact with the ecological environment of the region where they are located. Thus, the selection of species is made considering their natural habitat, the specific requirements of the project and the types of particles that must be filtered in the water found on the site.
In our landscape projects, we also consider the origin of the selected plants, always using reliable suppliers and sustainable productions.
After running the installation project, we have provided our maintenance manual to our customers. In both construction and conversion cases, we explain the procedures for each project and, if necessary, include in the text of the manual any extra information specific to each case. Remembering that an ecological pool requires less maintenance than a conventional one, since it is nature herself who performs most of the cleaning.
Some small tasks, however, should be done regularly, such as emptying the skimmers and ensuring that the pool plantation area is not with too many leaves that might have fallen, for example, from some nearby tree. Even though we know that many clients like to take care of their ecological pool themselves, we have an efficient maintenance team that can be activated whenever necessary.
We do monthly maintenance on many of our pools, and we recommend that at least once a year the ecological and biological development of each facility, as well as its equipment, be reviewed.