The London Swimming Pool Company was asked to renovate this Deco Style pool,constructed in the 1930s, that had been out of use for many decades.
The clients were quite specific that the classic flowing form of the structure had to be maintained as part of the refurbishment solution. Their ideas included creating the look and feel of a natural pool within a wooded beach area using earth colours and textures.
The essential solutions consisted of opening up the concrete fractures, reducing the depth to a child friendly 1.3 metres at the deepest point, creating steps to allow easy access for most ages and abilities, providing side wall insulation, forming a new concrete shell within the existing using the shotcrete method and specialist Weber tanking out materials. Glass mosaics in creamy sand colour were chosen for the pool interior finishes together with sawn York stone copings and large format sawn York surround slabs. 1930’s beach style changing chalets provide a distinctive feature set upon the hardwood raised platform housing the Dripool cover beneath.
The clients did not wish to see skimmer or light deck box access covers and therefore Astral front access skimmers were used along with underwater light connector plugs. The only concession was to allow for the Dripool cover tracking as there was no other invisible solution.
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