Buried Pool Halls & Basement Pools

I. Why Should they be considered?

1. They are a lot cheaper to operate because the reduction in heat loss is so dramatic.

2. They do not ruin the appearance of your garden or obstruct existing views.

3. Buried pool halls do not cost as much to build because high quality external finishes are required for luxury pool hall buildings.

II. Basement Pools

The first two reasons apply equally to all Basement Pools but the third does not when a basement pool is going to be installed under an existing building - whether or not is has a basement.

Installing a Basement pool under an existing building

This is always very awkward to design and costly because:-

III. Buried pool halls are a better option

Considering the afore mentioned, it is probably better to consider having a buried pool hall in your back garden.

It might look something like this:

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Construction Costs

If you have an access of 2m or more to your back garden and especially if you have somewhere on site to dispose of the excavation arisings it is surprising just how quickly and cheaply a pool like this can be built.

The cost of the pool hall will probably lie somewhere between 200 and 300 £'s or €'s per square metre of the pool hall - exclusive of the pool cost itself.

The real cost can only be determined after a site investigation and some preliminary design work has been carried out.

Operating costs

The heating and energy costs involved in running a small indoor pool can easily amount to 50 or 60 £'s or €'s per week. With a buried pool hall, especially one built in polybloks with an insulated roof, the heat loss into the surrounding air is eliminated and so the buried pool hall:-

Build a Garage or Gym at the same time?

This will of course increase the cost a little but it can kill two birds with one stone - especially if you would like a gym or even a snooker table in your garden!

The Owner-Builder approach to Basements and Basement Pool Installation is ideal because Will Witt is a chartered Civil Engineer who can make sure that the risks involved in Basement Pool Construction are minimised.