WHY YOU need Bluepools to make sure that your pool ticks all the boxes

And did you know that a Bluepools designed domestic indoor swimming pool will only cost about £30 / week to run

How are pools normally built:

  1. 1) The Architect designs the pool hall and sometimes provides a plant room - often in the wrong place and always too small!!

  2. 2) The Pool Hall building is provided with foundations that never take account that a pool has to be built actually inside it.

  3. 3) The proposal is submitted for Planning and Building Regulation approval with all the mistakes anchored in place.

  4. 4) Pool Installation Contractors are then asked to provide Designs for the pool tank and all the ancilliary equipment items - often an impossible task because the building has not been designed around these requirements.

  5. 5) The pool and building foundations are not integrated into one design and so the cabling, pipework and ductwork needs to be buried in the soil surrounding the pool tank so that it is completely inaccessible - for ever !! - unless the pool hall floor is dug up!

  6. 6) Most Pool Contractors do not carry highly experienced Design Teams and just build the pool in the way that they have always built pools, ignoring all the fundamental problems described above.

  7. 7) Many problems also arise because Pool Contractors just do not have the professional skills required to ensure that the hydraulics, water disinfection, safety covers, air handling systems, automated control systems, submerged pool lighting and specialised features such as counter current units are properly designed and fit for purpose.

The Bluepools Method of Pool Design and Installation works like this :-

  1. 1) After a lengthy discussion with the the Client and a site survey Bluepools produces a 3D model of the pool and pool hall based on all the experience and knowledge that Bluepools has amassed over twenty years in the design and construction of swimming pools

  2. 2) The 3D model is illustrated by a Folio of Drawings that includes Isometric views, plans and cross sections. This "Concept Design" is then developed into its final form on an interative basis whereby Bluepools makes changes to suit the Clients precise requirements and at the same time making sure that the end product will be 100% "Fit for Purpose"

  3. 3) Sometimes the Clients will use the Folio to apply for planning consent themselves (See here for a typical Folio) or the Client can appoint an Architect to undertake the planning application. Alternatively if the pool is part of a larger project such as a new build house Bluepools can develope the Concept Pool Design based on the Architects drawings and the architect subsequently incorporates the Bluepools proposals into his own designs.

  4. 4) After the Client has approved the Concept Design Bluepools will provide a detailed Cost Estimate of the pool installation so that the Client can make a final decision on whether to proceed wioth the project.

  5. 5) If the Client says "Yes" Bluepools provides the Detailed Design for Construction including all the structural, electrical, piping, ducting and equipment specification details.

  6. 6) The Client can then use his own Builder to undertake the Contruction, and Bluepools will provide all the Pool Equipment at the prices quoted in the Estimate as well as a very responsive help desk service to fully support the Builder on site.

The Benefits of the Bluepools Method

Advantage No 1 - a saving of 30 - 40 %

Bluepools charges nominal fees for the Design and provides all the required expertise so that Clients can use their own builder at local pay rates. Bluepools supplies all the pool equipment at list price and so makes a margin on the pool equipment but this is dwarfed by the savings that will accrue by avoiding the payment for the overheads and profit.

Pool Installation Contractors add up the total cost of supplying the pool equipment, the building materials and the labour to provide the base cost of the pool installation. The labour force often have to travel substantial distances and travel and accommodation costs will also be included in their base cost. Then they add 50 or 60% to cover the cost of overheads and profit and quote on that basis. As a result the amount they will charge will be 30 to 40 % higher than the Bluepools method.

And most of them exclude the excavation from their quote and this can add tens of thousands and be very difficult to organise.

Advantage No 2 - An absolute guarantee that the pool will be fit for purpose

Bluepools will provide dozens of drawings and sketches in constantly updated Folios and this ensures that the pool is built 100% in accordance with modern standards and the Building Regulations.

Most pool builders just build the pool in they way that they always have done and you will have:

1) No record of how the pool was built

2) No record of the equipment used or the supplier

3) No performance guarantees

4) No Health and Safety guarantees

5) No documentation on thye pool to hand over to any potential buyer of the property.

If the pool is built in accordance with the Bluepools drawings and the pool equipment is supplied by Bluepools then any aspect of the pool performance that is unsatisfactory will be put right by Bluepools.

Advantage No 3 - Retention of Control over the Project progress

Pool Contractors all operate with a limited number of installation teams and as they all prudently maintain a backlog of projects any Client has to wait their turn. Of course this often results in a situation where "He who shouts loudest gets his pool built" - this always leads to disputes.

Advantage No 4 - Avoidance of large upfront payments

Any quote from a Pool Contractor will include eye watering up front payment requirements. This will result in tremendous stress on the Client when combined with the difficulty of actually getting the Pool Contractors team on site.

Advantage No 5 - The Bluepools water quality guarantee

The Bluepools approach to every pool is to make the water completely safe with the minimum use of chemicals. Our philosphy is to provide pool water that is equivalent to the water that comes out of your tap in the kitchen

Advantage No 6 - Operating Manual

Bluepools provides a comprehesive operating manual that explains how to operate the pool in great detail and incvludes schedules of all the equipment so that spares can easily be obtained in the future.

Advantage No 7 - Remote Controls

Bluepools designs and supplies pool and spa control panels that can incorporate the following:

  1. 1) Touch Screen control by Menu
  2. 2) Touch screen control remote from the plant room i.e. in the pool hall
  3. 3) Remote control by mobile phone or computer

Bluepools provides:

Bespoke Designs for new Indoor and Outdoor Garden Pools as well as Basement Pools for Private Clients and Project Management from Concept to Completion.

Surveys and Reports on Public / Commercial Pool Installations for their Owners / Operators and Project Management of Renovation Works to ensure minimum pool down-time and reduced Operating Costs.

The Bluepools Team

Bluepools is managed by Will Witt a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer who has been working in the Swimming Pool Industry for the last 20 years. He has over 40 years experience in the Design and Construction of major projects.

His unrivalled experience and wide knowledge of every technical aspect of Swimming Pool Design and Installation is used to ensure that every Bluepools project is a success.

His background in all aspects of major engineering projects has provided him with the expertise required to design and optimise the automatic control systems required for large pool projects involving deck llevel drains and balance tanks.

His daughter and co-director - Rebecca Witt manages the Private Clients projects.

She has an arts degree in film making from Leeds University and user her artistic flair in the use of 3D software to produce imaginative pool designs. She is also a Student Member of the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers and is a PALM (Physical Activity and Leisure Management Academy ) qualified trainer of Pool Operstors and Technicans.

She is the firms expert on Water Quality and personally installls and commissions the fully automatic water treatment ssytems that Bluepools uses on all its projects.