Your perfect swimming pool depends on:
Subject, of course, to your budget and any limitations imposed by the site.
There are four basic types of pool construction:
- A reinforced concrete shell, finished with tiles, marblite or special paint.
- A blockwork or prefabricated panel shell supporting a tailormade PVC liner.
- A glassfibre or ceramic one-piece shell.
- An above-ground pool.
Prices can range from as little as £1,400 (excluding heating) for a 15’ diameter, circular above-ground pool, to £40,000 for a liner pool or more for a heated, fully-tiled 40’x20’ concrete inground pool. These approximate prices depend upon a site with easy access. A larger pool, especially if it’s covered or indoors, may cost considerably more. Since many contractors charge extra for removing the excavated soil, you may decide to use it for a rockery, or another landscape feature. Optional extras include diving boards, slides, paved surrounds, landscaping, pool covers and pool enclosures.
Whatever your idea of a perfect pool, discuss it with a SPATA contractor, as you will benefit from sound, unbiased advice. Before agreeing the contract, don’t forget to ask if your new pool build can be covered by the Spatashield scheme. If it can, your SPATA contractor will issue you with information explaining how to activate the scheme.
Health & Safety
Always important. Utterly essential if you have children. Perhaps the most important rule is: insist that everyone learns to swim properly, for safety, exercise and fitness, please see our factsheet on Child Safety.
Contact the Swimming Teachers’ Association on 01922 645097 for information about lessons near you.
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Find your perfect pool at SPATEX
SPATEX, The Pooland Spa Show is to be held from 2nd- 4th February 2014 at the Jaguar Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, this is Britain’s top swimming pool exhibition. Attractions include display pools, spas, saunas, steam rooms and hot tubs. Visit www.spatex.co.uk
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