What a difference a year makes. Now a distant memory, the outdoor show season last year was a wash out with several shows cancelled under a deluge of torrential downpours that turned show fields into precarious mud rings.
This outdoor swimming pool project was of particular interest to pool installers, Jetform Services, of Essex, because the client had a clear passion for swimming. Eight years ago, the Jetform team had constructed a 10 x 5m indoor pool in the basement at the same property. This time around, the client brief was to provide a training pool to be used daily throughout the year.
Water companies that are about to impose a hose pipe ban in drought-affected areas of England, are misleading pool and spa businesses and their customers about the ban’s potential impact. Advice, being given by the water authorities themselves, that hot tubs cannot be filled after April 5, is both misinformed and factually incorrect. Contrary to advice being issued, hot tubs and the filling of newly constructed swimming pools are not affected by hose pipe bans.
Up against three lower-priced potential suppliers, Aquatrac was
the cover of choice for an Essex customer who wanted a quality
product at best value rather than lowest price.
The Aqua Ocean model was housed in a purpose-built, below
ground pit with removable stainless steel trays.
Aquatrac worked hand-in-glove with Patten Penguin, the
swimming pool contractor commissioned to build the pool as part
of an exclusive up-market residential development.
The UK water leisure trade has traditionally been unwilling to
overcome its one-piece pool prejudice.
Popular in the southern hemisphere markets such as Australia
and South Africa, the all-in-one option has also gained a
significant following across France and mainland Europe.
Meanwhile, the sceptical UK pool traditionalists stone-walled the
‘washing up bowl’ option in favour of more conventional home pool
building methods such as block and liner and panel pools.