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Looking for the highest quality swimming pool? Think Fibreglass

Pool with Slide

Swimming pools can come in numerous shapes and sizes, but the first thing to decide is what type of construction material to use. When comparing pool surfaces, the three main types of in-ground pools are concrete, vinyl-lined, and fibreglass, but if you are looking for the highest quality swimming pool? Think Fibreglass – we’ll tell you why…   Fibreglass Pools Allow For Quick Installation The biggest selling point for fibreglass swimming pools is they’re very easy to install, the easiest and most efficient of all options. Fibreglass pools are generally factory-moulded, manufactured off-site, transported to your home in a single piece, then placed inside an excavated hole with a crane.

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How is a Fibreglass Pool Installed?

Have you ever wondered how a fibreglass pool is installed? Well, firstly we have to have the pool sent to your property. As well as the pool, the filtration equipment required is delivered, then it’s time for our expert installers to do what they do best… Marking Out the Pool: Measurements are given as to how the hole for the pool should be created to fit that specific model and we will already have discussed placement of the pool and any landscaping wishes beforehand. This then allows us to mark out the area required for excavation.   Excavation: We will check the levels of the hole as it is being

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Top 5 Reasons to Purchase a Fibreglass Pool

One-piece pool with Water Fountain

When someone is considering installing a swimming pool, there are many factors that will dictate whether they choose fibreglass, concrete, or vinyl liner. Although each type of pool has its own pros and cons, in this article we would like to focus on the benefits of choosing a fibreglass pool for your home…   Fibreglass Pools are Easy to Install During the installation process, both concrete and vinyl liner pools can be affected by changes in temperature, rain and other weather elements, but with fibreglass, the installation is rarely affected by these unpredictable factors due to the fibreglass shell being constructed off site. Fibreglass Pools are Low Maintenance It has become an

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What Size of Pool is Best For You?

Once-Piece Outdoor Swimming Pool

A common question we get asked is what size pool they should get. The answer to this may not always be a clean-cut but it is one that you want to get right first time as you can’t change the size of the pool once it is in the ground! As tempting as it maybe to get the biggest pool possible, budget and ongoing costs have to be considered. There are a number of questions we ask our customers to determine the best size of pool for them. These are: 1/ Who is going to be using the pool the most? One of the most important questions to ask is

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Swimming Pool Construction and Trees: 5 Common Questions

Outdoor One-Piece Swimming Pool with Summerhouse

With our business being based in Kent, the garden of England you wouldn’t be surprised to hear we have to deal with a lot of trees in the gardens where a pool is proposed to be installed. In this blog we will explore the various scenarios we have seen over the years and what should be done about them. In this blog we will cover:   Can tree roots damage my Swimming Pool? Should I remove all trees from around my pool? How close to a tree can a pool be installed? Can I remove a tree after my pool has been installed? Can I leave a tree stump in

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Preparing for a Pool Installation? Here’s a Handy Checklist.

Outdoor One Piece Swimming Pool Installation

 

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Keeping Unwanted Animals Out of your Pool

There is running joke in the XL Pools office about ducks swimming in the show pool, most likely sipping on a pina colada while lounging on a lilo! It isn’t ideal, and most pool owners one time or another maybe faced with a similar dilemma and would like to know how to remove unwanted animals from enjoying a lounge around in your pool. Here are some tips to stop birds and other animals from entering your pool: 1/ Make Sure to Cover Your Pool Whenever You Are Not Using It. Covers are not only there to keep the leaves and debris out from the pool but it also stops animals

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How to Make Your Pool Energy Efficient

Pool with Slide

In these austere times everyone is trying to save money and make savings on their expenditure; if you own a pool you’ll know it can be an expensive hobby and yet there are ways to cut back on running costs and make energy saving cutbacks which don’t affect the enjoyment of the pool. If your pool is heated perhaps you should consider having energy saving heat pump installed, although there are many alternatives to reducing the running costs of a swimming pool. Perhaps the most efficient method of heating a pool is a heat pump; these work pretty much like an air conditioning system except in reverse. The system works

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A Comprehensive Guide to Swimming Pool Enclosures

Outdoor Swimming Pool with Enclosure

In the UK, sadly we aren’t blessed with perfect weather. Even in the height of Summer, bad weather can spoil your plans to take a dip. Unless you are fortunate enough to have an indoor swimming pool the other option you may have is a swimming pool enclosure. What is a Pool Enclosure? A pool enclosure is simply a structure that can be erected around your pool. Enclosures can come in many different shapes and sizes depending on your requirements. Some enclosures can simply just cover the pool from the elements and others can effectively become a pool hall with space for furniture and even partitions for showers and changing

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Why Do Blondes Get Green Hair in Swimming Pools?

Premium Luxury Indoor Pool

Blondes have more fun, according to Rod Stewart. However, when they exit a swimming pool, blondes have more trouble too: green hair! I’m sure you’ve heard it before – swimming pools can turn blonde hair green. Most people are under the false impression that chlorine is to blame. The truth is, chlorine is not the main enemy here.   What Turns Blonde Hair Green in A Swimming Pool?   The answer is: copper! Copper is a metal that is found in some swimming pools, particularly ones that are filled using well water. Copper can also enter the pool water from certain copper-based algaecides. So how does copper in pool water

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XL Pools are a small team of dedicated professionals who have built a reputation for outstanding swimming pool design and construction. We are the leading suppliers and installers of Compass Pools.

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Swimming Pool Contractor of the Year 2018 & 2015