Bearing of Swimming Pools at the Villa Aurea, Lochau
Sylomer® avoids the unwanted transmission of sound
The "Villa Aurea" is a construction project that combines three luxury apartments in a single terraced complex. The developer has placed exacting demands on peace and well-being. Sitting on the slopes of the Pfänder mountain overlooking Lake Constance, the Villa Aurea offers panoramic views of the lake and the area where the three countries of Austria, Switzerland and Germany meet.
All three apartments are between 200 m2 and 300 m2 and have their own pool in the generous private outdoor area. In order to guarantee undisturbed peace and quiet in each of the residential units, the pools and their associated equipment have been bedded on the PU material Sylomer® from Getzner. Vibrations and noise are thereby effectively eliminated.
Whenever there are pool areas on or in residential buildings, vibrational decoupling is essential. Otherwise, vibrations can spread out over the structures and cause unwelcome secondary airborne noise. For around 35 years, Getzner has been bedding pools using elastomers made from polyurethane. Vibrations are generated by technical systems – such as circulation pumps, hydrofl ow systems and air jets – or even just splashing about in the water. In order to prevent these vibrations spreading to adjoining building structures, pools are bedded using elastic materials. PU materials from Getzner have proven themselves to be particularly effective in this respect.
"At the Villa Aurea, the pools are located on the roof of the living rooms of the apartments below. This pool layout is incredibly sensitive, which is why, from an acoustic point of view, a complete vibration decoupling was necessary. With Sylomer® mats, we have found an ideal structural solution", explains surveyor Ing. Andreas Ellensohn.
Getzner uses a full-surface bearing on Sylomer® mats for the decoupling of pools. This prevents cavities fi lling with water and effectively inhibits sound bridges. Sylomer® displays outstanding resistance to chlorinated water and oil. In addition, the materialis hydrophobic and does not lose its excellent material properties, even over several decades. Thus, the effect of the bearing is maintained throughout the entire service life of the pool. Moreover Sylomer® is produced without using any softeners or halogenated foaming agents and therefore is not harmful to humans nor the environment.
Sylomer® materials are particularly impressive in full-surface applications as they are easy to install, are very soft and can even be installed around corners or folded over edges. Installation is therefore time- and cost-effi cient. The bearing of the pools using Sylomer® from Getzner is very reliable.
In addition to innovative materials, Getzner also offers a wide range of services. In the Villa Aurea project, Getzner application engineers calculated the requirements, chose the material and designed the layout of the pool bearings. The entire project was supervised by a Getzner expert, who was also present on-site during the installation.