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….

Insulated Swimming Pool Build

Insulated swimming pool build drawingWork has begun on an insulated swimming pool build at a private residence close to Warrington. The indoor pool will be 11m x 5m when complete and will feature an automated slatted cover which will be housed behind a hidden wall.

The pool will include LED under water lighting and pool side water feature fountains which will cascade into the pool when required. The pool structure will be completed before the pool building is constructed around the pool, this makes it easy for us to access all areas of the pool and will really speed up its construction. Read More…

New Build Outdoor Pool

New Build Outdoor Pool

New Build Outdoor Pool Construction

Work has begun on a new build outdoor pool in the the Chilterns near High Wycombe. The swimming pool has been designed by liaising direct with the clients and the initial pool slab has been constructed by local contractors using the drawings and structural calks provided by Brookforge.

The reinforced concrete slab had a 5 days to cure before we could start on the construction of the pool walls at the start of this week. The initial pool shape was marked and had track for the walls cut to size. The Quadlock walls are then constructed in the track and the size and feel of the pool begins to take shape. Once the first course is complete the pool position, location and proportions are double checked and squared up. Now the pool location is finalized the pool wall vertical steal are drilled and anchored into the pool slab and the next courses can fly up within the space of 2 days. Read More…

Pool Balance Tank and Steps Constructed using ICF

Pool Balance Tank and steps using ICF
Swimming pool balance tank & steps constructed using quadlock ICF.

By constructing the swimming pool balance tank using ICF, we ensure that the balance tank has the same level of insulation as the rest of the Pool shell.

Not only can we construct the swimming pool walls out of quad lock, we can also use the system to form custom swimming pool steps. By constructing the steps out of ICF it enables us to pass fittings through. Inlets, lights and massage jets can be added to make a feature out of the steps and a great place for bathers to sit and relax.

 

Swimming pool wall bracing.

Pool wall bracingThis is the third update for the underground basement swimming pool which is being constructed in Wimbledon, London. The quadlock swimming pool wall have now been finished with all the associated reinforcing steelwork secured.

Once the Quad lock ICF wall has been has been constructed, aluminum strong backs are fixed to the wall and then braced to the pool slab. This is to ensure there is no movement when the concrete is poured into the wall cavity.

All the pool shell fittings, associated pipe runs and wall conduits are also installed at this time. Skimmer boxes, low level suctions, vacuum points and underwater lights are easily mounted in the quadlock wall using a hot wire gun and core drills.

At the shallow end of the pool a shuttered cave lid is built and braced to house the automatic slatted pool cover which will be hidden behind a false wall.

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As the project progresses, we will be posting regular updates so you can follow the pool build project progress by clicking the project number: 14-591.