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Case Study – Mr & Mrs Cross

Award Winning Pool

XL-4We’re particularly proud of the versatile nature of this installation. The ability to uncover and heat only the paddling pool area as separate from the main pool is quite an unusual feature. The stunning contemporary design means that the entire pool area is very attractive to look at.

Our client had exacting requirements for this pool, and we were instructed not to stray from the brief at all! Sarah asked us to build a multi-use pool, which incorporated a separate paddling pool for children. In doing so, we added an automatic safety cover enabling the client to uncover just the paddling pool area, keeping the main pool safe and secure. The functionality also includes the ability to heat just the paddling pool without the main pool, saving in power consumption and heating time.

Both pools have easy access in and out, making them safe and easy for the whole family to enjoy. The ultra-contemporary design also features colour change led lights for a fun and versatile swimming experience.

Due to the location and situation of the pool site we encountered major unavoidable problems with the tree preservation department, involving the local environmental officer. The pool paving, filtration room and services all encroached on the tree protected root zone area and we therefore had to protect them with specialist coverings and equipment. All of the soil from the pool had to be removed from the site in 750mm wide dumpers down an alley way that was 800mm wide! We were also required to house the pump and filtration equipment in a soundproof filtration room, adding an additional layer of complexity to the protect.

IMG_9055 copyOur finished swimming pool is a fabulous addition to our home! I know we were a tough job, but XL coped brilliantly, both with my demanding wish list and some tricky issues with the construction. They were friendly, polite and professional throughout and I’d recommend them to anyone. The whole family has spent a wonderful summer enjoying swimming and playing in the main pool and the paddling pool, and we’re all looking forward to many more happy times there.

 

Anthony Exell in Pluckley, Kent, UK on Houzz

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