What is a Children's Pool?

Children's Pool

What is a Children's Pool?

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Children's pools are pools that do not exceed 1.5 meters in depth and are generally used for entertainment purposes more than other pools. The width of the pools varies according to demand. Swimming pool for children can be built in rectangular, round and square shapes. Suitable for use between the ages of 2 and 16, children's pools can be preferred both indoor and outdoor. Children's pools can be built in hotel pools, indoor swimming pools and private pools as a joint to the main pool, or they can be built as a children's pool independent from the main pool.

What Does a Kid's Pool Do?

Children's pool is much safer and less risky than adult pools. For this reason, it also contains auxiliary equipment that children can use while having fun. For example, water slides, waterfall, springboard. Children's pools can be designed to be used in 4 seasons according to the way of construction. 

How is a Children's Pool Made?

The children's pool is built in the same way as the adult pools. The floor is prepared according to the desired width and size. This width and size are shaped according to the age range of the children who will use the pool. After the necessary technical infrastructure processes are completed, the selected porcelain or ceramic tiles are laid. After the skeleton is formed, the isolation process is completed and the swimming pool is made ready for children within a maximum of 2 weeks. 

What are the Points to Consider While Making a Children's Pool?

There are points to be considered when making a children's pool, just like the pools used by adults. Things to consider when making a children's pool: 


  • Care should be taken to ensure that all substances and materials used in and around the pool are not harmful to health. Because there is a possibility that children accidentally and unknowingly swallow pool water. For this reason, pool hygiene is very important.
  • Care should be taken to ensure that the tiles and tiles used in and around the pool are non-slip. Because there is a possibility that children will be injured by falling while jumping into the pool by running or getting out of the pool. 
  • If there is a ladder in the pool, this ladder should also be non-slip.
  • Text and symbols should be used to attract children's attention . For example, the depth alert. This is optional.


What Kind of Tiles Should Be Used in the Children's Pool?

The tiles used when designing a swimming pool for children should be germ-proof, dirt-proof and not wear from pool chemicals. Thus, the usage life of children's pools is extended, and the use of substances that may harm children's health is avoided. The colors and patterns of the tiles vary on demand. In children's pools, tiles that look more colorful and fun are generally preferred compared to adult pools. 

Which Color Tiles Should Be Used in the Children's Pool?

Similar to adult pools, the most common tile color in children's pools is blue-toned tiles. These tiles, which are chosen from light and vibrant colors, get darker and turn into a dark color, especially as you go to the deepening part. Thus, the danger of suffocation is eliminated. Colorings of personal children's pools can also be selected according to the ambiance of the environment around the pool. 

Where to Buy Kids Pool Tiles?

The purchase of the tiles to be used for the children's pool should be made from the brands and stores where the same model and color can be obtained again, considering the future modification or repair process. With its quality materials and different color-pattern options, Serapool Porcelain tiles are ideal for children's pools. These tiles, which are produced from high quality raw materials, have the features of preventing bacteria formation, being resistant to very high (+50 °C ) and very low (-30 °C ) temperatures and non-slip. 

How Should the Children's Pool Be Decorated?

Decorating children's pools used for swimming and entertainment is a completely personal activity. Children's pools can be enriched with colorful pool showers, pool slides in different sizes, jumping boards made by considering the depth of the pool, rain curtains and similar tools. In this way, it is possible to transform the pools into a more entertaining environment for children. Children are also encouraged to learn to swim. 

What are the Features of the Children's Pool?

Certain features that should be in children's pools:

  • Regular maintenance of the pools is necessary to prevent the children from getting germs from the pool water.
  • Since pool cleaning is important, it should be built with easy-to-clean pool covering materials.
  • Anti-slip tiles should be used around the pool against the risk of slipping on wet ground.
  • If the edges and corners of the pools are sharp, concave and convex parts should be used against the risk of impact and cut .
  • If the pool depth is exceeded, there may be a risk of drowning, so the specified criteria should not be exceeded. 
  • Pool shades should be used to prevent children from being exposed to sunlight for a long time. 

What are the Children's Pool Dimensions?

Width and height dimensions are important in children's pools as in adult pools. Recommended children's pool sizes:

  • The maximum length that can be made in children's pools is 150 cm. 
  • The width of the pool is decided as a result of information such as the width of the place where the pool will be built and the number of children who will use the pool (for example, wide width dimensions are used in a pool to be built in the site garden). 
  • The minimum width and length dimensions are made as 150 × 150. 

How to Clean Children's Pool?

It is recommended to clean the dirt and dust formed on the surface of the pool water, and the algae and algae formed at the bottom of the pool frequently. You can do this cleaning manually or by choosing pool robots and pool vacuums. Especially in large pools, using an equipment speeds up the process. It is recommended to replace and renew the private pools every 3 days during the most used periods (summer and spring months). Apart from these, the cleaning of children's pools can be done using normal pool cleaning methods.

At What Intervals Should the Children's Pool be Cleaned?

In children's pools, when the pH value measured at regular intervals (for example, with an interval of 1 day) and the increase of dust and dirt (such as leaves, insects) on the surface of the pool are observed, the water of the pools should be completely drained and cleaned. Thanks to the pool filters, the circulation process is already carried out during the use of the pool or when the pool is not entered. In addition to these, the pool should be emptied and thoroughly cleaned for floor and wall cleaning on a monthly-weekly basis. It is possible to re-enter the pool at least 24 hours after the chlorination of the refilled water after cleaning.

At what intervals should the water change of the children's pool be done?

It is necessary to change the water of the children's pool according to the frequency of use. For example, it is recommended that the children's pools, which are entered every day in the summer months, are completely emptied and renewed at least once every 3 days. Necessary chemicals should be added to the pools whose water is changed at intervals of 4 hours. In this way, average-sized children's pools are ready for use again in 1 day.  

Why is Swimming Important for Children?

As with all sports, swimming is a sport that is recommended to be learned at a young age. Swimming, which directly contributes to the physical and mental development of children, is more solid when learned as a child. The fact that swimming is the only sport that works all the body muscles together positively affects the physical development process of children. In addition, since swimming includes arm and leg harmony, there is also a mental study. For these reasons, swimming should be learned at a young age and brought to professional levels. 

What are the Benefits of Swimming at a Young Age?

From the age of 2, all children begin to develop their ability to perform the necessary actions for swimming. Children should be encouraged to learn to swim after they are at least 2 years old, without scaring them, by accustoming them to the water and the pool. Learning to swim at the mentioned ages provides many benefits to children. Some of these benefits are given below:

  • Swimming learned at an early age forms the basis of better and safer swimming techniques in the future. 
  • It helps children develop their self-confidence.
  • The ability of children to do a job alone increases their self-confidence.
  • It prepares a sportive future for children who develop swimming and learn its technical details.