Particularly hard hit by the economic down turn, traditional
residential liner pool building companies are being offered a
Golden Goose by thermal-insulation panel pool specialists,
Already cutting an average four weeks off pool building
timelines, the Polypool package is supplied complete with Part L
compliance documentation – an estimated cost saving of up to
But most significantly, after three years of research and
development, the energy efficient pool building system can now
be installed as a tiled finish option – propelling the middle-priced
pool builder into a whole new ‘recession-proof’ luxury end of the
pool building market.
“Business prospects for the liner outdoor pool market specialists
are particularly worrying,” comments Phil de Bruderer, of Polypool
“The traditional liner market halved two years ago and went
down another third this year, it is a sad state of affairs,” says Phil.
“The local swim pool company, working within a 20 mile radius,
typically building three or four or more liner pools a year have had
to shift their work into refurbishments, maintenance, chemical
sales, well, just anything to survive.
“Offering a tiled finish is particularly significant because it lifts
the low to medium priced builder into a place where they can compete at the luxury end of the market,” Phil adds.
It has taken nearly four years to perfect but the Polypool
System can now be offered with the tiled finish by virtue of an
extra process involving lining the pool tank with a sprayed, sand
textured, rendered finish. This process is carried by Polypool
engineers, as part of the sale price and replaces traditional
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