Swimming pool buyer’s guide

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Can I still use my hot tub and swimming pool during the COVID-19 outbreak?

https://youtu.be/oNRkm2XJXEs It’s a crazy time, filled with a lot of confusion, frustration and fear for all of us.  Like many businesses, we’ve taken the decision to close down to help stop the spread of COVID-19, hopefully ensuring that as a country we get control over this and can all get back to normal a little …

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Does a swimming pool add value to your home?

Does a swimming pool add value to the price of your property? One of the things people can be concerned about is whether a swimming pool installation will add or detract value to their home. Especially if they are considering selling it in future.  But does a swimming pool add value to your home? As …

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Indoor swimming pool vs outdoor swimming pool: How much does it cost to install?

How much does a swimming pool cost? https://youtu.be/2T41oNaGZGk Believe or not, people in Scotland do install outdoor swimming pools. Seems mad, I know! But around half the pools that we install in Scotland are outdoor swimming pools.  We’ve got a blog post on how much a swimming pool costs. And in that we mention that …

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How long does it take to install a swimming pool?

How long will your swimming pool take to install? https://youtu.be/0rzf9ctSUhE It’s time to plan. You’re ready to start thinking about installing a swimming pool. But it’s a pretty big job.  So, how long will it take to install a swimming pool?  Related content: What you need to think about before you build a swimming pool   Do …

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Why will the price of the pool change

Why the cost of you swimming pool could change during installation…

Why the cost of a swimming pool installation will change? https://youtu.be/WdaSboF1tbA You’re 99% sold on the idea of installing a swimming pool. You’ve contacted a couple of companies and you have the cost of your swimming pool. But will that be your final cost? It’s possible that the cost of your swimming pool will change …

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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 …

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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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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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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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