Bluepools

Self-Build
Indoor Swimming Pools


I. This is not DIY - so what does Self Build mean?

The Client acts as Project Manager and lets sub-contracts to several Trade Contractors - although many Clients muck in and do quite a lot of the work!

The Client will appoint the builder/tradesmen, regularly check on progress, ensure appropriate payments are made, decide on finishes and the pool equipment options etc.

They must also make sure that an experienced builder is appointed as the Site Manager and the Building Inspector Notices are sent on time.

If you already have a Builder that you trust or are a Builder and want to build a pool for your Client this approach is just what you need !


The Benefits of Self-Building your new Pool

  1. Control of the Pool Installation Schedule
  2. Control of the Quality of the Pool Equipment
  3. Control of the Type/Quality of the Pool Hall Floor & Ceiling finishes
  4. Choice of the type of Disinfection System
  5. Choice of the Type of Pool Safety Equipment
  6. Save about 40% on the Total Pool Cost

How does it work in practice?

Bluepools becomes your Specialist Pool Consultant & Expert Advisor and will stand alongside you throughout the entire project from Concept to Completion.

The comprehensive set of Design Drawings & the Specification that we provide are essential in Self-Build Pools at home as this eliminates the risk of getting something wrong.

Bluepools also provides all the pool equipment from top quality suppliers so that the pool Self-Builder does not have to worry about the nitty gritty of making sure that all the parts fit together properly and pool installation is not delayed because some vital part is missing.

Some Clients may still be nervous of something going wrong. Bluepools provides a guarantee that if any of the pool equipment is not suitable to ensure swimming facilities meet current domestic pool industry standards, we will immediately replace all the deficient parts. This is in accordance with our "Clear Clean Water" principles.

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Bluepools provides a comprehensive Folio of detailed drawings and installation instructions and will provide advice and guidance to the Self Builder and/or his sub-contractors throughout the project.


II. Planning Consent

Unless your property is in a conservation area, planning consent will not be required because it will probably come under the Permitted Development Regulations. Under which the maximum eaves height of the pool hall is 2.5m with a maximum ridge height of 4m.

This might sound quite limiting but the height reference is from existing ground level and if the level is reduced a higher building can be provided.

This may require some consideration of the drainage around the pool hall but it may be neccessary where required roof tiling needs a steep sloping roof that will increase the ridge height.

An Outdoor Pool does not require Building Regulation approval whereas an Indoor Pool does. However, as the pool hall will not be lived in it is mainly the insulation that is important.


III. Control of Costs

The Process we use is set up with the sole objective of ensuring the installation of a first-rate pool at an affordable cost. This also allows the Client to choose from a full range of products from UK pool equipment wholesalers.

The total cost of an Indoor Pool & Pool Hall is further dependent on the area of glazing and the quality of the interior/exterior finishes to the pool hall and roof. Bluepools will advise the Client on the pros and cons of all the many available options.


IV. The Design & Installation Process

This is a step by step explanation of our design and installation process for indoor pools. The process for outdoor pools is simpler and described here.


STAGE 1 - CONCEPT DESIGN AND ESTIMATE


STAGE 2 - DETAILED DESIGN AND QUOTES


STAGE 3 - INSTALLATION


V. Considerations


How does this benefit the Client?

The Method described above will provide a reliable budget for the total cost of the pool installation before the Client is committed to the Project. It also eliminates the Risk involved in paying a Pool Installation Contractor up to 25% of the Total Pool Cost before they even start on site.


VI. Bluepools Fees

Concept Design: £1,500 + VAT and is due before "Stage 1" commences.

Detailed design: A small perecentage of the total cost of the pool equipment + VAT. The Detailed Design Fee will depend on the design/structural complexity, the services provided during the Quotation Process and the Scope of Work.



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