High Quality Pool Building

Bayon Pools, an in ground pool builder based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is bringing high quality construction to a sub standard market.

Most pool builders in Cambodia use sub standard building practices due to lack of education and/or trying to save money to increase their profits. At Bayon pools, the company stresses building practices that match international building codes. While this can increase the initial cost, the cost in the long run is usually cheaper as costly repairs are not needed as much. We also stress safe building practices and hold numerous safety meetings to teach the importance of a safe workplace.

The first aspect that differentiates Bayon Pools is before anything is constructed. Bayon will bore 3 holes deep into the ground and send the soil samples off to get tested. According to engineers the pool foundation will be designed according to the local soil conditions.

Next the pool shell is shot by gunite or CMU block wall construction with ½ to ⅝” steel rebar versus most local brick wall construction with none or limited steel reinforcement. Cambodia is lucky as there is not a freeze-thaw problem, but local “bricks” are known to degrade in a couple years time. If the wall is built out of a material that will degrade over time, the pool shell and structure will be compromised.

We show the pool layout, and structure visually via 3D designs using specialized pool software. This lets us let the homeowner see the pool in 3D with their exact house and landscaping options around their proposed pool. This also helps us educate the homeowner on how we build the correct way, and we can show some of the math and science that goes into engineering a swimming pool.

Along with building the pool structure the right way, Bayon pools also helps educate the end user on safe swimming practices. While Cambodia has no law for not allowing a pool with no fence, Bayon will not plaster a pool until a 4’ high fence or barrier is constructed. We also educate the consumer on high to prevent drownings and how dangerous owning a pool is.

While all of these building practices and extra education is not beneficial to the bottom line, it is deemed beneficial in the long run as swimming pools will be looked upon as a good investment that will not require expensive repairs if built correctly.