Indoor swimming pool interior walls

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Posted by: from Mississauga
12/12/2016 at 1:44:06 PM

I am building an indoor pool, and I would like to know what is the best solution for interior walls application in this case. (high humidity).

Thank you.

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Date/Time12/12/2016 at 3:07:43 PM

I would suggest tiling entire area for a complete solution.

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Florina in Mississauga
Date/Time12/12/2016 at 6:49:57 PM

I would like the look of a painted wall. Is there any type of drywall suitable for an indoor pool?

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Date/Time12/12/2016 at 7:25:09 PM

This is not my area of expertise, but I think you would be looking at something that would not support the growth of mould; so I am guessing steel with cement / concrete.

I suppose the other option would be some sort of kerdi or shulter application or perhaps even a blueskin overtop a cement board.

In my area of expertise, there are tons of rules related to electrical requirements for swimming pools. be sure to have an experienced Licenced Electrical Contractor assist with you on this. Much of the electrical work needs to be done on the exterior of the pool, so plan it early.


John Kuehnl-Cadwell

Master Electrician

Datawise Solutions Inc

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Mark in Toronto
Date/Time12/13/2016 at 2:52:55 AM

And did you think about plumbing system already?

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Florina in Mississauga
Date/Time12/13/2016 at 6:31:57 AM

HVAC, including a dehumidifier, plumbing and electrical, all is taken care of. The enclosure is a wood framing with 2x6 studs at 16" oc, R24 batt insulation, and on top of this I have to apply some drywall that is water and mold resistant. I did some research and I found cement boards and densshield boards that might be a solution, but I would like to see if anybody has worked with these and can comment/advise in this regard.

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Date/Time12/13/2016 at 10:07:41 PM

Wedi board would be your best option.

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Date/Time12/18/2016 at 10:43:57 PM

If you are considering drywall either water resistant drywall or regular drywall with red guard applied to the entire surface. I have seen pool houses done in both. If you're ready to spend big, then go with Dens Shield and then tile the entire surface. You could use a combination of the above.

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