Large Outdoor Freeboard Pool with Roman Steps

16.28m x 7m - Epping Forest, Essex

Completed Project


For this project Bluepools was responsible for the Concept Design and all the Detailed Engineering. This included:

Bluepools also provided all the pool plant including:

Bluepools commissioned all the systems, installed and fine tuned the chemical dosing systems.

(Please click on the images for large pictures).



Pool Site


The excavation for this pool was massive - about - over 500 tons of soil! The pool is 16.28 x 7m wide. This provides a 15m long swimming area when the cover pit is taken into account - but we never took any pictures of it:

Pool Structure with polyblok pool walls


This is the cover pit for the automatic cover:Cover pit for automatic cover



Work on the pool liner commences:Pool Vinyl Liner Installation

Vinyl Pool Liner Installation

Vinyl Pool Liner Installation Detail


The liner is from the Alkorplan Touch range and comes with a 15 year guarantee. This picture illustrates how the liner is fixed at the top of the pool wall. A slot is cut under the coping and the blue PVC angle is fixed into the slot with epoxy glue. The Alkorplan liner is then welded to it using the heat gun (as seen below).

Alkorplan Liner Installation

The wall liner is finished:Installed Liner



This consists of a small power pump that runs 24/7 and disinfects the water using the Triagen Ultra Violet unit. The large pump will only run when the cover is off the pool and it is being used.Pool Plant



The pool has been part filled and is now ready for the automatic cover installation:Automatic Cover Installation


The pool is full - this picture shows the 5 skimmers that are necessary for a pool of this size:Skimmers


This picture illustrates the cover axle in place awaiting the fitting of the slats shown on the edge of the pool coping. The cover pit will be eventually covered by 20mm thick pvc slats that are supported by stainless steel beams and covered with the liner material. This forms a shalllow water covered bench that can be sat on.Automatic Cover Axle Installation


The completed steps:Circular Roman with vinyl liner Steps