Carbon neutral pool for an open water swimmer

With technological advances in solar/heat pump/ICF/insulation and automation, carbon neutral pools are potentially going to become a reality.

Working alongside a client who embraces new tech and also likes to swim open water in miles at a time; Brookforge has begun construction of a 16.01m pool (1mile=1609.34m so 100 lengths is a mile give or take a mm).

Working along side the excellent onsite team who excavated the groundworks and prepared the slab, the pool is starting to take shape.

A fully insulated slab/shell/pipework/slatted cover and plant room will ensure minimal thermal losses. Updates to follow….

Culcheth Pool Commissioned

Working alongside the clients’ architect, a luxury new build swimming pool has been completed close to the city of Warrington.

The pool hall includes a fully insulated swimming pool, beautiful water features, steam room and sauna, all expertly constructed by Brookforge. In addition Brookforge installed a fully automated plant room and air handling systems to maintain the pool hall environment.

The pool benefitted from an automated slatted cover, water features and tiled with high-spec large format tiles. The final result is a stunning and elegant pool hall with the highest quality finish.

Infinity Overflow Pool in Sand Banks

Infinity Overflow PoolThe construction of an infinity overflow pool has been completed down on the south coast in Bournemouth.

The beach side pool has spectacular views across pool harbor and was part of a new build luxury development in Sand Banks.    

The Infinity pool also benefited from a Binder Water turbine which creates a wide natural river current to swim against with out any associated splashing.

To maintain the water temperature over night the pool has an automated motorized slatted cover which appears from behind a false wall along the pool steps. The water circulation is controlled via Besgo valves to ensure that when the slatted cover was closed the water stops overflowing the infinity edge and prevent further heat losses. 

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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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