Pool Construction; We specialise in the construction of steel re-inforced, solid concrete mono-poured swimming pools finished with glass mosaic tiles and granite. With this method we are able to create beautiful and highly unique pools.
Excavation is the first major part of the process. We use three different sizes of machine ranging from a 3 tonne mini-digger through to a large 14 tonne excavator depending on the composition of the soil/rock.
The next part of the process is to create suitable foundations. The foundations vary depending on the size of the pool, the situation of the pool and the condition of the soil. Then we build, from concrete blocks the external shuttering, we then fit the steel re-inforcing cage, the specification of which can also vary depending on the engineer!
Once all the shuttering is in place we pump in the concrete. The method we use is called mono-pour, which means that the walls and floor are created at the same time so there are no joints in the concrete. This is technically quite difficult but results in a far superior concrete structure. The concrete is now left for approximately one week to cure, the shuttering is then removed and the pool back filled. Ideally the ground around the pool is left to settle for several months before building any pool side terraces.
Once the concrete has cured and the shuttering is removed we then install the stairs, also made from concrete which will ultimately be topped with granite, we then fit the granite coping stones to form the final finish to the top of the pool. We normally use 'amarello' granite which we have bull nosed and sand blasted, this gives a good non-slip surface. After this we can start the mosaic tiling and grouting.
Once the tiling has been completed we leave it to cure for some time before filling the pool. This gives us a good oportunity to carry out the final work on the pool terraces and to fit all the pool equipment such as; the pump, filters, auto-fill and UV sanitiser. Finally we now fill the pool, bring the water into balance and hand over to our now happy customer! who can now enjoy a beautifull pool. We remain on call after completion in order to answer any questions about the pool and maintenance.
With our broad skill base and experience we are often asked to carry out other constuction projects which have ranged from timber frame garages, concrete and granite retaining walls through to replacement kitchens and full property renovations.