Debbie Ekins

Eagle Leisure - Sales & Marketing Manager Mission = to arm you with the knowledge you need to make the best buying decisions. Fuelled by coffee (and naps). Explorer of Scotland and the world.

swim spa vs swimming pool

Comparison: Swim spa vs swimming pool. Which is better?

Should I get a swimming pool or swim spa? A lot of people want to be able to swim in their own home. And one of the early decisions they need to make is between a swimming pool. We build and install both swimming pools and swim spas. So we know that while they both allow you …

Comparison: Swim spa vs swimming pool. Which is better? Read More »

swimming pool builder

Do I need a builder to install a swimming pool?

Do I need to hire a builder for my swimming pool? https://youtu.be/jTbo1m3xsO0 When you are getting your swimming pool build it can be common to think that the swimming pool installation team takes responsibility for the entire build project.  And this can be the case sometimes. But most pool installation companies are not construction companies. …

Do I need a builder to install a swimming pool? Read More »

indoor vs outdoor swimming pools

A comparison: Indoor vs outdoor in-ground swimming pool

Should I install an indoor or outdoor swimming pool? https://youtu.be/irieXphfk2g Every time I tell people I work for a swimming pool company I get the same incredulous response: A swimming pool in Scotland? Surely no one has one of those… It’s understandable.  We don’t have the sort of weather you would imagine when you think …

A comparison: Indoor vs outdoor in-ground swimming pool Read More »

swimming pool architect

Do I need an architect to install a swimming pool?

Do I need an architect to install a swimming pool? https://youtu.be/mHLGCnJ2ByM Where do you start with a swimming pool installation? Detailed drawings and structural analysis is not usually the remit of swimming pool installation companies.  Without detailed designs for your project, getting an accurate cost from swimming pool installers and builders will be very difficult. …

Do I need an architect to install a swimming pool? Read More »

swimming pool planning permission

Do I need planning permission to install a swimming pool?

Do I need planning permission for my swimming pool? https://youtu.be/0QjPjGaChOI Before you start digging holes. Do you need planning permission to build you swimming pool? Planning permission is one of those really confusing things. If you’re anything like me you don’t know what does and what doesn’t warrant a planning permission application.  It doesn’t have …

Do I need planning permission to install a swimming pool? Read More »

concrete vs liner vs one piece pool

A comparison: concrete pool vs liner pool vs one-piece pool.

Concrete, liner or one-piece pool. Which one is best for me? You might not have known there was more than one way to build a pool.  This might be the first you are hearing about it. But when you start to ask companies for quotes, one of the first things they will ask is what …

A comparison: concrete pool vs liner pool vs one-piece pool. Read More »

overflow vs skimmer

A comparison: Overflow vs skimmer swimming pool

Should I get an overflow of skimmer swimming pool? https://youtu.be/fjP_jI_UvhA One of the decisions you need to make quite early on in your pool planning is whether you want an overflow (deck level) or skimmer (freeboard) swimming pool.  The decision between an overflow and skimmer pool is fundamentally a filtration decision. However, it will make …

A comparison: Overflow vs skimmer swimming pool Read More »

stopped building concrete pools

Why we’ve stopped building sprayed concrete swimming pools

Why we’ve stopped building sprayed concrete pools If I asked you to picture a swimming pool, the chances are your mind would conjure up images of a tiled pool. They are probably still one of the most popular pool constructions. They are strong. Luxurious. And can be made in any design. You’ve probably seen them in …

Why we’ve stopped building sprayed concrete swimming pools Read More »

problems with concrete pools

Problems with sprayed concrete swimming pools

What is a sprayed concrete swimming pool? https://youtu.be/wGYT978rTeY If I asked you to imagine a swimming pool, chances are most of you would picture a pool finished with tiles. And more often than not, underneath those tiles is a pool shell built from concrete. Sprayed concrete pools are often referred to as gunite or shotcrete.  …

Problems with sprayed concrete swimming pools Read More »

how to measure a hot tub filter

How to measure a replacement hot tub filter correctly

https://youtu.be/LsbOocI67i0 How to replace a hot tub filter Your hot tub filter is responsible for keeping the hot tub water clean and safe by catching dirt, debris, and contaminants in the water. Therefore, it naturally gets dirty and needs to be cleaned and replaced regularly. We usually recommend cleaning your hot tub filter weekly, with …

How to measure a replacement hot tub filter correctly Read More »

hot to start a hot tub

How to start up a hot tub if it hasn’t been used in a while

https://youtu.be/R56pirIf7mE Has your hot tub has been lying unused for a while? Closed it down over Winter?  Or, just bought a second hand tub? Whether you have stagnant water in the tub or not, it’s likely that the tub and the pipework are full of bacteria and biofilm. So there are some extra precautions that …

How to start up a hot tub if it hasn’t been used in a while Read More »

Scroll to Top