Swimming Pools

Your perfect swimming pool depends on:

Your imagination, subject to your budget and any limitations imposed by the site!

I 3AThere are four basic types of pool construction:

  1. A reinforced concrete shell finished with tiles, marblite or special paint.
  2. A blockwork or prefabricated panel shell supporting a tailor-made PVC liner.
  3. A glassfibre or ceramic one-piece shell.
  4. An above-ground pool.

For inspiration, take a look at our award winners gallery

Your budget

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’ x 20’ 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.

Your contractor

Whatever your idea of a perfect pool, discuss it with a SPATA contractor, as you will benefit from sound, unbiased advice.  

Health & Safety

Always important and utterly essential if you have children. Whatever safety device you may wish to install (if any) with your pool it is also very important to insist that everyone learns to swim properly, for safety, exercise and fitness. Please see our factsheet on Child Safety for more information.

You may also wish to contact the Swimming Teachers’ Association on 01922 645097 for information about swimming lesson providers near you. Email: sta@sta.co.uk. Website: www.sta.co.uk

Find your perfect pool at SPATEX

SPATEX, The Pool and Spa Show will be held from Tuesday 29th – Thursday 31st January 2019 at the Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry. This is the UK’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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