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PICTURE PERFECT

The multi award-winning Portrait Pools team, based in the North West of England, was called in to install this swimming pool, spa and sauna. The client wanted a pool hall in an existing barn at the property to create the perfect home wellness environment. The project had to be modern and had to have the […]

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THE WHOLE COMMUNITY BENEFITS

Sandon Primary Academy’s new school pool was opened officially in 2018 by Olympic Gold Medallist Adam Peaty. Sandon is the only primary academy in Stoke-on-Trent with its own state-of-the-art swimming pool. The money to fund the pool was raised entirely by the school. The school now gives its 500 pupils, aged from two to eleven, […]

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A TOUCH OF CLASS

This Portrait Pools client adored the £265,000 transformation of his tired swimming pool… Portrait Pools & Enclosures were asked to update this tired pool without altering the size and with the added wish of keeping the existing pool tiles as intact as possible. The Portrait team delivered with an outstanding transformation without changing the physical […]

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Benefitting The Whole Community

Benefiting The Whole Community

Once upon a time in a deprived area of Stoke on Trent, the people running the local school had an ambition for the school to have its very own swimming pool. Now, thanks to the focus and determination of these people, led by School Principal Rachel Beckett, Sandon is the only primary academy in the […]

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POOL PEOPLE: David Bland

At the helm of one of the UK’s top multi award winning pool building teams, David Bland of Portrait Pools, would love to sit down to dinner with Mohammed Ali and Norman Wisdom, and, is a world record holder for the biggest jelly ever made! Where and when was your introduction to the pool business? […]

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Best Of British

This year’s biggest SPATA winners, XL Pools, lived up to their name in the recent British Pool & Hot Tub Awards. The Kent-based team scooped three SPATA Gold awards, as well as The Dick Millward Trophy for Pool Contractor of the Year and the Outstanding Pool of the Year Award. Also celebrating were Wensum Pools, […]

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Portrait Pools scooped Gold in the Refurbishment Pool of the Year category, taking the company’s total to eight awards

SPATA Members On Top Form At Awards

Members of the Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association (SPATA) celebrated at the Ricoh Arena at the end of January, as the winners of the 2017 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards were announced. Some 21 companies were recognised in the awards presentation, which was attended by British Paralympian Swimmer, Ellie Simmonds OBE. Big winners […]

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Modern Masterpiece

Modern Masterpiece

This unique dual-aspect swimming pool was named Outstanding Pool of the Year at the recent SPATA awards and earned Portrait Pools a top level Gold award. The Macclesfield-based pool company was approached by the contractor of a new private gated community to design and build a bespoke swimming pool for each of the five properties […]

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This award-winning luxury 16m x 4.2m pool by Portrait Pools features a custom manufactured Heatstar Phoenix climate control system with a special
‘quadruple’ stage air heating battery and up-rated air fan system.

Pool Quest

Heating a large body of water to a usually high temperature, and then dealing with the environment that it creates, makes a swimming pool one of the largest consumers of energy. However, in pursuit of the perfect energy efficient pool, there are ways of reducing energy consumption by using advancements in technology. Commercial pool operators […]

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The Wow Factor

This luxurious indoor pool recently took the title of Residential Indoor Pool of the Year at the prestigious UK Pool & Spa Awards. The 13m x 5m concrete skimmer pool was designed and built, by Portrait Pools & Enclosures, for a private client in Wilmslow. The installation also included a spa pool and a bespoke […]

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