Site excavation work has started on a new build basement swimming pool in London. The pool will be 20 meters in length and will have 2 depths with sloped riser between them. The shallow water depth is 1.3m going down to a deep end water depth of 2m.
The pool will be a skimmer pool with a 150mm freeboard to the surround floor tiles, it will also benefit from a remotely controlled hidden thermal slatted cover.
The pool hall will be built from scratch and will be located below an existing garden.
Working closely with the architects and mira construction, Brookforge will be designing, building, tanking, tiling and piping up everything pool related.
The plant room and all the associated equipment will be installed and tested by Brookforge as well as the pool hall air handling, dehumidification and ducting systems. Read More…
A recently completed project in Worcestershire was a new build fully insulated deck level pool. It benefited from the latest energy saving technology in the automated plantroom and a remote controlled slatted thermal pool cover which is hidden away in the floor of the pool.
Working directly with the Architect from first conception meant that everything pool related could be taken into account during the pool hall design.
The final result is a contemporary and stylish pool that blend modernity with functionality.
Slatted thermal pool cover benefits
The benefits of a slatted thermal pool cover should not be underestimated; not only will it keep your pool water warm whilst you are not using it thus saving on the running costs. They also prevent water evaporation, meaning your dehumidification system will have less work to do keeping the pool hall humidity stable and thus protecting the fabric of your pool hall.
Concrete Pour Successful
The pool shell is cast in a single pour, a homogeneous structure is far stronger than a traditional concrete block construction.
The difference in level is to accommodate a cover which is hidden in a ‘pit’. The cover is an insulated slatted design, and features an automatic system which can be controlled wirelessly.
Quad-Lock ICF System
As the Quad-Lock panels act as shuttering for the pour, the result is clean without the wastage of ply shuttering. Quad-Lock is a modular system, which enables quick construction of insulated structures. Brookforge have adapted this system for use with swimming pool construction.
7m high ICF wall being constructed
Basement Level Pool Shell Construction
The pool structure comprises three walls at 1.4m, with the fourth wall at full ceiling height; supporting the concrete floor above.
The cover will be housed in a ‘cave’ formed by a cantilever lid. This lid is tied in and cast with the walls.
The pool features two stainless steel skimmers with an automatic top up to ensure the water level remains the same. Read More…
Stainless steel mesh is fixed to all internal faces to allow rendering. The slab is insulated prior to screeding.