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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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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