Swimming Pool

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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.  …

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underwater swimming pool repairs and maintenance

Do you need underwater swimming pool repairs and maintenance?

Why would you need underwater swimming pool repairs and maintenance? As a swimming pool owner, repairs and maintenance come part and parcel. Most of the work usually takes place in the plant room and can be done without too much disruption to the pool operation. But every now and then you find you need to carry …

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swimming pool costs

How much does it cost to install a swimming pool?

How to budget for a swimming pool installation? Getting a budget cost from companies without architect drawings will be like drawing blood from a stone. Without exact specifications and designs companies are very wary about offering budget quotations.  Swimming pools are like anything else. Their price depends on a massive range of factors including size, location, …

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filter media

Swimming pool filters: sand vs glass (AFM) vs OC-1 filter media

Sand is still the go-to filter media for most domestic and commercial swimming pools. But is it the best for you and your pool? This post explores sand; glass and OC-1 filter media. Exploring a range of important considerations to see who should be crowned the real filter media winner. Why is filter media important? …

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glass swimming pool filter

Swimming pool filters: the benefits of glass media

Sand swimming pool filters still remain the most popular amongst our customer, but glass filter media is becoming a direct competitor to traditional sand filters. How do glass filters work? Glass swimming pool filters work in a very similar way to sand pool filters. It traps particles that flow in from the pool, allowing clean water …

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