A luxury hotel pool needed a makeover..
Hampshire’s Four Seasons Hotel boasts an 18th-century stable block which houses the luxurious Spa and a focal feature of a conservatory pool that was badly in need of a makeover having last been updated 16 years ago. The Four Seasons wanted to refurbish the popular pool to create a classic feel that radiated style and elegance while being consistent throughout the resort without compromising on guest safety. With members paying £5k a year for membership, a tight timeframe was crucial and the project had to be completed within a three-month timeframe as the entire swimming pool area and the showers had to be closed throughout the renovations.
Local specialists, Carl Vernon Swimming Pools was appointed to overhaul the pool with both style and safety features in mind. The company has been providing top quality swimming pools for over 25 years around Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire. The company’s attention to detail and high levels of customer care, ensure pools not only look good but are built to the highest specification, quickly and with minimum disruption. “The Four Seasons pool was in need of refurbishment,” explains Donna Wells, Carl Vernon Swimming Pools. “Tiles had blown around the pool coping and the hotel had to keep patching them up. The blown tiles not only created an outdated appearance but also posed a safety concern.”
“Cranbourne Stone understands the importance of design and therefore selected stylish, slip resistant porcelain solutions. Just because you’re considering safety, it doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style.” Cranbourne Stone utilised its bespoke service and specialist machinery to get over a number of hurdles during the build including cutting coping stone to a specific radius to perfectly fit the curved pool edge. Jo Standfield of Cranbourne Stone added: “We applied our water jetting to the step treads, assessed water depths in coping stones and pre-cut step sections for accuracy and safety management.
“The overall finish of the project was one of beauty and safety. “Working together with Carl Vernon is always a pleasure. Combining his team’s excellent workmanship and our expertise, has ensured that this renovation has created a luxurious indoor pool that met the two main requirements requested by the Four Seasons: a look of classic luxury and absolute safety for its guests.”
• 222 metres of 10mm Waterford Cream porcelain tiles for the surrounding floor
• 117 bespoke coping stones with double pencil edge using Boston Grey porcelain
• 20mm porcelain tiles 70 metres of 10mm Boston Grey porcelain tiles
Carl Vernon Pools
Tel. 01264 810813