Swimming Pool FAQs

I want an indoor swimming pool but l don’t like the smell of chlorine. Is there an alternative to using chlorine?

If you don’t want to use chlorine in your pool because you or your children are sensitive to it, there are other alternatives. We can help you decide what will suit your lifestyle best. Most of our indoor pools still use chlorine as a back up, but the main form of water treatment we install is ultra violet. This means that far less chlorine is used than may have been historically providing a far more pleasant swimming environment. You should never be able to smell chlorine in a domestic pool.

I don’t like pool covers. Do l need to use one?

Yes. Whether your pool is indoor or outdoor, if it is heated then it is essential to use a pool cover to prevent heat loss and evaporation. There are a great range of pool covers available from automatic slatted or safety sheet type covers to bubble covers. Some covers have heat retention properties or use solar gain to help heat the pool water, others just look good, but they all do an important job. Even if the pool is not heated then a cover will prevent debris from entering the pool water making for a better swimming environment, meaning less cleaning, less chemicals and less problems.

What is the best method of heating a new outdoor pool?

There are lots of ways to heat a swimming pool, including using gas, oil, electricity, air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, solar heating, wood or wood pellet boilers or a mixture of more than one source. We can offer suggestions and obtain comparison running costs for you. The final decision will take account of the fuel types available to you, the space you have and your location.

Is there a particular method of construction that is better than others?

There are lots of methods of building a swimming pool, the decision on which is best for you is based on a number of factors including your budget, your ‘wish list’ and the positioning of the pool in relation to other buildings and the surrounding landscape. We specialise in building structural sprayed concrete pools with a top quality tiled finish or concrete block and site lined pools, both of which are built to last a long time.

I would like a swimming pool. Where do l start?

Give us a call or drop us an e mail. It doesn’t matter how advanced your ideas are or how much or little detail you already have in mind, if you have an idea we can help you turn it into a reality. We will visit your proposed site to talk through with you, your architect or builder your ideas and your ‘wish list’, indoor or outdoor, consider whether planning permission is necessary, the best positioning for a pool, and offer suggestions to enable you to get the best out of the space and the budget you have available. We then offer you a detailed quotation which gives you all the information you need to decide how to proceed. Whether you decide to pursue a project with us or not this initial discussion and advice is free.