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….

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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Swimming Pool Plant Room Installation

Cliff side infinity pool

Cliff side infinity pool

Brookforge pool engineers recently helped complete a swimming pool plant room installation for a cliff edge pool in Salcombe.

The pool was built and tiled by a local pool company and Brookforge took over to install all the pool shell fittings and install/test/commission the highly automated pool plant room.

Working directly for the owner; our engineer worked long hours with several late nights to get this highly automated swimming pool plant room up and running within 6 working days.

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Installing swimming pool balance tank

Lifting balance tank into position

Lifting balance tank into position

With any overflow pool the ability to maintain the flow of water can be achieved with a swimming pool balance tank. The swimming pool balance tank allows for surges of water from the overflow channel to be temporarily stored so a constant flow of water can be maintained through the plant room water treatment systems. Below are pictures taken during the installation of a prefabricated swimming pool balance tank with Brookforge recently installed.

The balance tank is being cast in re-enforced concrete so that heavy plant equipment can be driven over the top of the balance tank during the future development of the site.

 

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Swimming Pool Refurbishment Complete

Swimming pool refurbishmentA swimming pool refurbishment has successfully completed just in time for the sun coming out this weekend. The existing outdoor pool overlooks a Cotswold valley and required a complete refurbishment. The pool had fallen into a sorry state after nearly 40 years of use so needed stripping out for a complete refurbishment and bringing up to date with the latest plant room equipment.

The pool had previously been covered with a bubble solar cover but as part of the refurbishment they required a new automated hidden slatted cover system.

The structure of the existing pool shell had stood up to the test of time but new structural calcs were required to add on a new ‘letterbox style’ cover pit; which was constructed behind the existing shallow end wall.

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