We can do magic …well almost! Instructing Certikin’s on-site lining team is the closest thing to waving a magic wand. A fine case in point is this thirty-year old dilapidated swimming pool in Liss, Hampshire which, after the team had set to, bears no resemblance to its former self other than it’s a pool which shares the same surroundings.
The renovation of the house complete, the McGarry family turned their attention to the garden’s derelict leaf-covered swimming pool. Since moving in five years ago, the family hadn’t even taken the old ripped cover off the pool, and indeed didn’t have any idea how deep it was. On investigation, a 12m by 6m concrete tiled pool appeared from out of the gloom. This constant slope pool varied in depth from 1.1m to 3m.
Given the job of transforming it into a state-of-the-art 21st century pool, was award winning Simplex Pools, based on Hayling Island in Hampshire. Without further ado, they called on the services of Certikin’s on-site lining team.
Simplex’s Gareth Lancaster says: “We have used the team on many occasions and they always do a fantastic job so it seemed the perfect solution for this pool.”
The team set about renovating the tired pool with a beautiful Touch Marble effect liner topped off with a ceramic effect tile band. The original pool’s square steps were removed and replaced with half circle steps by Simplex. The lining was completed within four days leaving Simplex to add all the other essential ingredients that make it a Certikin pool from top to bottom.
With a young child in the family, the owner wanted to tick every safety box so adorning the pool is Certikin’s market leading Coverstar housed in a newly excavated pit beneath the paving. Now installed in the pool are bespoke Certikin HDPE main drains, skimmers, inlets, mini LED lights in the steps, and main colour change LED’s in the pool. The filtration upgrade includes a complete re-plumb of the pool shell and plant room, a new Lacron filter with glass media, a duration Chlorine feeder, and Sta-Rite pump. To keep the little ones busy, a Rogue 2 water slide has been installed and Certikin Undercover Ladders.
Heating is provided via a Calorex Pro-Pac heat pump which backs up a Certikin oil boiler. To complete the transformation, 150 sqm of granite paving and copings, again supplied by Certikin, were laid by Simplex’s
in-house paving team, who also installed Certikin’s stainless steel renovation skimmer and deck box lids.
The project, including the addition of a stunning summer house and fire pit, was finished in just under three months and the owners are “over the moon with their new outdoor entertainment area.”
Gareth adds: “On-site lining has really changed this pool from being tired and redundant, to a centre point for exercise, entertaining the children, and social gatherings.”
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