Concrete Day!

It’s the fifth day on the new pool build and we’re ready for concrete! The insulated concrete form-work we use for our swimming pool shells requires the concrete to be pumped in (via a concrete pump) in a loose liquid form.

Usually pumped via a long boom it means we can reach even the hardest to reach areas and can ensure consistency through the entire pour. Any air pockets are removed with vibration which happens throughout the pour with the use of hand held concrete pokers.

In a matter of a few hours the reinforced concrete pool shell is complete and will begin to cure over night. By the following morning (day 6) the concrete has cured enough that we can begin to remove the the bracing and in the subsequent days it will strengthen further. Read More…

Pool ready for concrete!

ICF Pool Shell BracedAfter four days on site the insulated concrete form-work is up and braced. The pipework and conduits through the shell are in position and any shuttering for fixing points have been added.

Final checks are made, the drawings are triple-checked and the braces are laser aligned. Everything is now ready for an early start the following morning, when the concrete is to be pumped into the ICF walls.

 

 

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ICF Swimming pool shell is up in three days

Quadlock pool shell ready for bracingThe beauty of using insulated concrete form-work for constructing your pool is not only the thermal efficiencies and cost savings, but it’s quick, really quick!!

The ICF blocks are lightweight and easy to handle, meaning one person could move an entire pool shell by hand to it’s location with ease. The wall ties are high strength plastic and also easy to handle. This means there is no need for heavy lifting gear, fork lifts, cranes or several site workers just to move the materials to site.

By day three the ICF swimming pool shell is up and ready for the pipework and pool shell fittings to be added.

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Bespoke Cotswold Pool

Bespoke Cotswolds Pool with slatted coverNestled away in the heart of the Cotswold’s is a bespoke indoor pool which has stunning view across the surrounding countryside.  

The pool was part of an ambitious extension to an existing domestic property which was started spring 2015. The pool was fully insulated by being constructed using quadlock ICF on an insulated slab. The pool building was erected once the pool structure and pipework were in place. Once the pool hall was weather proof we returned to render, tank and tile. Along with the pool we also designed, supplied and installed the air handling, pool circulation, treatment equipment and a sauna. The end result was a very modern pool but in keeping with the existing property and pleasant environment to swim and relax in.

Finished Infinity Swimming Pool

Mirrored infinity swimming poolAn infinity swimming pool in the stunning surroundings of the Chilterns, an area of natural beauty, has been completed.

This infinity swimming pool is positioned on a hillside overlooking the valley below with uninterrupted views of rolling countryside.

Brookforge worked alongside the local landscapers to construct this impressive 19m x 4.5m infinity pool which is to be used all year round. The pool benefits from an automatic thermal slatted cover which helps minimize heat loses when the pool is not in use.

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