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What access for machinery is needed during construction?

Written on October 10, 2012 at 11:16 am, by abspools

Swimming Pool Installation: During construction you will need to consider access for a digger or mechanical excavator to the pool site. You may also need a dumper to dispose of any surplus soil not required for the swimming pool installation or landscaping.

What do I need to know about keeping water clean?

Written on October 9, 2012 at 11:18 am, by abspools

It is of vital importance to keep water clean and free from bather pollution and bacteria etc. If left untreated, these pollutants build-up in the water to cause discomfort and risk infection to the bathers. With regular dosing and testing, your water should be safe and fresh at all times. The most widely used disinfectant […]

Is planning permission required for a swimming pool?

Written on September 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm, by abspools

A private open air swimming pool in the back garden of a domestic property in the UK does not usually require planning permission unless the property is listed, sited in a conservation area or area of outstanding natural beauty or the pool is to have a permanent enclosure, where planning may be required. If the […]

What factors should be considered when siting the pool and associated plant?

Written on September 11, 2012 at 2:13 pm, by abspools

Ideally site the pool well away from trees to avoid leaf debris. Trees, fences and walls may reduce the amount of sunlight reaching the pool area. Ensure that NO electrical cables, water pipes, gas pipes, sewage pipes, underground phone lines or other obstructions run under the proposed location of the pool. The filter plant should […]

What is required regards water supply and drainage?

Written on September 11, 2012 at 2:06 pm, by abspools

It is important that there is the facility of good water pressure near by and also a suitable discharge point for the disposal of waste water when regularly back washing the filter.

How can I maximize safety?

Written on September 11, 2012 at 2:05 pm, by abspools

Swimming Pool Safety: In the interests of safety the access to the pool should be from the shallow end and we also suggest that the pool area should be fenced off or safety cover installed to minimise the possibility of accidents occurring when the pool is unattended.

What are the options for pool heating?

Written on September 11, 2012 at 2:04 pm, by abspools

The availability of an adequate oil, gas or electricity supply to the heating unit should be considered. Also, the provision of an oil or gas tank if required. If a heat pump or electric heater is to be used then the electrical supply should be checked to ensure it will accept the additional load.