Surrey Pool Renovation – Case StudyAugust 28, 2018
Scope of works
The client’s remit was to have their abandoned outdoor pool modernised and brought back into use.
From start to finish
H2O started the work in spring 2018 by pumping out the stagnant water, excavating behind the pool shell and cutting out all the old pool fittings and lifting and disposing of the original coping stones.
Then, across the roman end we built a new concrete block wall, tied in to the existing shell and rendered, and the roman end was filled in.
We then built a pit at one end to take an automatic pool cover, raised the floor slightly and set in two new main drains, and fitted new skimmers, return inlets, a vacuum point and an automatic top up system. All of which were connected via new pipework from the pool back to the plant room and pressure tested to ensure its integrity before the trenches were back-filled, and a new valve manifold installed. We also fitted two new underwater lights into the shell with all necessary cabling, deck boxes and transformers.
New coping stones were supplied and laid around the upper pool perimeter. Liner tracking was fitted to the top of the walls to hold the new pool lining and cover tracking was fitted below the coping stones.
The old pool equipment was disposed of and a new circulation pump, filter and heater installed.
Underlay was needed on the pool floor to cover imperfections in the old surface and the patterned pool liner was vacuumed into place. The pool could then be re-filled and the automatic safety cover fitted which should help reduce heating and chemical costs and lower the risk of children or animals falling into the water.
By early summer, we had reached the last stage which was simply to supply a maintenance kit and chemicals to complete the project – and the customer was so pleased with our work, we now have a weekly service contract with them.
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