ICF Pool wall construction
A new build pool in NW2. Working closely with the architect, client and main contractor Brookforge have designed and constructed a fully insulated Quadlock pool shell.
Having just passed its watertightness tests, the pool will be tiled and have stainless steel wall fittings. There will be a Calorex air source heat pump to efficiently heat the pool and a Covrex automatic cover to retain the heat. Updates to follow…
Insulated Indoor Overflow Pool
Working directly with the end user and their construction team, Brookforge designed, installed and commissioned this indoor overflow pool.
The pool was constructed using our Quadlock Pool ICF shuttering system and benefited from a very subtle slot overflow channel hidden beneath the copings and surround tile.
The Quadlock Pool system enabled one wall of the pool hall to be built directly on top of the pool wall, maximizing pool surround space elsewhere in the swimming pool building.
The pool featured semi-circular entry steps and submerged bench seating running along the full length of the pool.
The swimming pool and its overflow channel, plus the balance tank were waterproofed with Brookforge’s unique spray applied, flexible tanking membrane.
All the pool shell fittings were made in polished stainless steel and a high flow-rate counter current unit was installed in the deep end wall.
As the pool hall had large amounts of glass windows it was critical that a correctly sized, fully ducted Heatstar air handling unit was installed to ensure that the humidity, air temperature and water temperature were kept at the optimum levels.
A new build fully insulated outdoor swimming pool installed in the Cotswold’s.
Built using the Quadlock Insulating Concrete Form-work (ICF) pool shell, insulated on both internal and external faces of all walls.
The pool benefited from:
- Fully insulated pool floor, walls and pipe runs
- Automatic remote control insulated slatted cover
- Color changing fibre optic lights
- High spec stainless steel shell fittings
- Counter current swim jet unit
- Twin hydrotherapy water jets
The client is extending a refurbishing large period dwelling to become a 52 bedroomed residence for friends and family. When the client’s project manager went on holiday days before a concrete pour and pool materials had not been ordered, the client turned to Brookforge for help Read More…
The First Quadlock pool
Image Credits Quad-Lock’s Zoran Prostran
A look at the construction of the first swimming pool to be built using the Quad-Lock ICF system.
The Quadlock insulated form-work system is ideally suited for swimming pools as its quick and easy to transport to site and constructing the pool shell walls can be achieved in rapid time. The Quad-Lock wall panels are manufactured from high density, biologically safe, long-lasting expanded polystyrene (EPS) and are held together with High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) wall Ties. The ties are available in many sizes thus enabling different uniform concrete wall thicknesses throughout the pool wall.
During the construction of the pool walls vertical and horizontal reinforcing steel is added to meet with the required structural reg’s. Filling the cavity with concrete creates solid, reinforced concrete wall which is then rendered, tanked and tiled. All fittings are fixed in place prior to the concrete pour and bracing ensures perfectly vertical, flat, insulated walls.
Over the many years of constructing pools using the Quadlock system, we’ve built up a vast wealth of tools and techniques which enable us to construct pools of any size, shape and style. Brookforge are pioneers in the insulated swimming pool market using the Quadlock pool system.
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