Swimming Pool Acoustic & Vibration Isolation

Structural and or airborne noise created through a range of bathing and mechanical activity can be a major concern for design and construction professionals.

Pool isolation systems are engineered to perform under a range of scenarios depending on the required level of isolation and are fully integrated as part of the overall structural design of the swimming pool shell and hydraulic system.

Effective isolation of the swimming pool structure, hydraulic pipework and plant-room becomes critical when seeking to buffer acoustic and vibration born noise from residential, retail or public areas of the building.

Ken Jordan Swimming Pools along with their Acoustic springs™ provider Embleton are leaders in the Queensland pool building industry. With a number of large roof top pools built or under construction.

Activity in swimming pools, particularly diving, can generate high vibration levels in the pool structure. Unless isolated from the building, swimming pools on the upper levels can be a major source of annoyance to all occupants. Although durable the springs may need to be replaced and should at least be inspected for effectiveness every 10 years or if pool noise has become a concern. 

The degree of isolation required for a swimming pool varies according to where it sits in the building. A swimming pool over a carpark or concourse, or where diving is not an issue will only require a low or moderate level isolation system. Pools on the upper floors of buildings require a high to very high degree of isolation using spring mountings, and should include access to the mountings for leveling and inspection. The air gap has the added benefit of increasing the isolation performance.

Pool isolation systems are individually designed and should be verified by a specialist acoustical performance to verify fitness for purpose.

The images below are actual images taken before and after the replacement of springs in a Sydney apartment building. 

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