Like any natural habitat, a swimming pool also has its life cycle, which keeps the environment balanced and healthy. The heart that moves the pool is the filtering system and water recycling system. The water recycling system recycles water from the pool and conveys it for filtering, disinfecting and back to the pool. There are two recycling system: skimmer and overflow.

Skimmer

Skimmers are openings located along the top edge of the pool. These receive the water and convey it to the sand filter. Once disinfected, the water is again introduced into the pool through the supply inlets. The system is very simple and therefore very popular. It must be emphasised however that recycling is by means of the skimmers which must therefore be correctly positioned, while there must be enough of them to prevent any stagnant areas and the risk of leaves or other floating objects not being quickly removed from the water surface.

Overflow

In the case of the overflow system, the pool water flows through the perimeter channel and pours into a tank, called “compensation tank”. From here, it is sucked up by the filtering system and conveyed to the pool. The overflow system has numerous advantages of a hygienic- functional nature, but above all it looks good.The quality of the water is much higher than in the skimmer system. In fact, the most polluted layer of water is normally that on the surface. It is here that organic residues float and these should be removed as quickly as possible. No better system exists than to continuously convey the water into the overflow gutter. In addiction, the “mirror” effect which is achieved has a strong visual impact and the pool seems larger than it actually is. When swimming in the pool you have the feeling of being completely immersed in the surrounding environment, without any limits to your field of vision.