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If you are considering building a pool or purchasing a home with a pool – it is so important to ensure you have the right pool contractor on board with you.
For Example, over the years we have seen...
Over the past 40 years, we have regularly seen “pools from hell” which have been carried out by others, who either were builders who felt they could install a pool themselves, or contractors describing themselves as pool specialists who proved certainly not to be.
For example, we have seen...
Poorly Built Pool Structures i.e.
Tanks not holding water.
Poorly fitted flow fittings.
Poorly or not adequately insulated.
Suction entrapment hazards (i.e. single main drain).
Inadequate Filtration Systems i.e.
Undersized filters/pumps for pool turnover requirements.
Incorrect/unbalanced flow from the bottom and the top of the pool.
Inadequate Pool Tank Water Flow with “water dead spots” i.e.
Single skimmer and single inlet only in one area of the pool.
Areas of the pool feel colder than the rest.
Algae/Dirt spots which can only be removed manually via brushing/vacuuming.
Calcium build up in dead spots which cannot be removed.
Dead spot areas are not properly sanitised so harmful bacteria can fester – with failed bacteriological tests.
Large amounts of pool chemicals required to keep pool water clear.
Poor Pool Hall Air Handling & Dehumidification i.e.
Uncomfortable environment to swim or spectate.
Incorrect climate control.
Loud Air Movement due to incorrectly sized/positioned ducting.
Poor Safety Measures i.e.
Incorrect diving end which does not meet “cage of safety”.
Slides incorrectly installed with potential for bather injury.
Incorrect in pool steps.
Pool step ladders without top safety tread.
Incorrect slope from deep to shallow end (too steep).
No Active Energy Saving Equipment i.e.
Economy Air Control Units with high running costs.
No consideration for pool cover which dramatically reduces evaporation and running costs.
Single phase equipment installed when three phase was available (which reduces running costs).
No thought for Future Maintenance i.e.
Needing to drain the pool water level below light fitting to change the lamp (i.e no umbilical light cord to take light unit above water level to change).
Cheap plant equipment with limited/no availability for spare parts.
Needing to roll out back wash hose to a drain point every time you need to backwash (instead of having this permanently plumbed).
No isolation valves for pump/plant swap outs, so the pool has to be drained to install replacement plant equipment.
No consideration for pool use during hosepipe bans.
No consideration of pool voids or access undercrofts.
Unsafe Electrics (which is extremely dangerous with water).