Archive for the Outdoor Pools Category

XL Scoops Top Pool Design Awards

‘Only the ‘Best of the Best’ win a British Pool & Hot Tub Award’ this is clearly demonstrated by the winners of this most prestigious awards event held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. The combined swimming pool, spa, hot tub and wellness industry attracts entries from companies across Britain (and some from overseas). These national awards bring together members from SPATA (Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association) and BISHTA (British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association) to celebrate the achievements and acknowledge the best, boldest and most creative projects. Award-Winning Designs With ‘Oscar-Esque’ status in the Water Leisure Industry, the 2020 British Pool & Hot Tub Award winners

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How to Improve the Look of Your Pool Surround

Swimming Pool Surround

The winter is by far the best time to start some repairs and maintenance to your pool surround. If your patio is looking tired and growing weeds and moss in-between and on the slabs then you can really make a big difference with a little elbow grease! Taking pride in your pool surround not only keeps it from further damage, staining and costly repairs, it will totally transform the look of you pool area making it much more inviting for you and guests. Pressure wash your pool surround One thing that will drastically improve the look of any pool surround is to pressure wash your paving. Over time your pool

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Outdoor Pool or Indoor Pool – Which One Is Best?

Swimming Pool Enclosure

Swimming pools are great for all kinds of activities. The kids can play in the pool during the summer months and you can swim laps to keep fit and burn some extra calories after a heavy weekend of drinking beer and eating barbecue. But as fantastic as an outdoor pool can be, come the winter it becomes fairly redundant unless you are lucky enough to live somewhere near the equator and the temperature rarely dips below 20 degrees Celsius. So would you be better off investing in an indoor pool, or is it possible to have the best of both worlds? The Advantages of an Outdoor Pool Outdoor swimming pools

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Not For The Faint-Hearted – Swimming Outdoors In Winter

Now that the clocks have gone back and British Wintertime is officially upon us, most outdoor pool owners in the UK will be thinking about winterising their pools, or else they’ll have done so already. What if you don’t want to, though? After all, a pool is a big investment, and it’s a shame that you’re not using it for several months of the year. Many people choose not to use their pool during the winter months purely because the thought of swimming outside during cold, wet weather is simply not appealing. For some, however, swimming in the brisk fresh air is an invigorating, energising and thrilling experience. It is

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Modern Trends In Swimming Pool Design

Just as a home swimming pool is no longer a luxury reserved exclusively for the super-rich and famous, swimming pools themselves are breaking more and more boundaries in terms of style and design. Gone are the days of being limited to basic rectangular or kidney shaped pools. Modern swimming pool design trends include some exciting innovations in design, allowing homeowners to build the pool of their dreams. Whether you want a statement pool that screams for attention and acts as the focal point for your property, or you’re looking for something sleek and minimalist to blend seamlessly into its environment, your dreams can become a reality thanks to forward-looking pool

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Preparing Your Pool For Winter: Your Winter Pool Cover

In last week’s post, we covered how to begin preparing your swimming pool for the winter. If you have an outdoor pool you’ll need to starting thinking about this pretty soon – we’re forecast a few more weeks of sunshine, but by early October it’ll definitely be time to begin closing down. The final step in winterising your pool is to make sure it’s covered appropriately. Protect Your Pool Through The Winter If your outdoor swimming pool isn’t going to be used over the winter you’ll need to make sure your pool cover is appropriate for keeping it well protected. A winter pool cover is more heavy-duty than a summer

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Preparing Your Pool For Winter: Draining Your Equipment

With the summer coming to a close and the nights drawing in, it’s time to reluctantly begin thinking about preparing your outdoor swimming pool for the winter. You may not actually need to do this until the end of September or even October, depending on how chilly you’re prepared to get before you stop using the pool, but it’s always good to be ready and familiar with the procedure. Over the next few weeks, we’ll describe the process of closing down your outdoor pool to prepare for the winter season, or ‘winterising’, as it’s sometimes known. This week, we’ll concentrate on draining down your equipment to protect against frost damage.

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XL Pools are a team of dedicated professionals who have built a reputation for outstanding swimming pool design and construction. We are the leading suppliers and installers of Compass Pools.


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Award Winning Pool Installation

XL Pools is an award winning Swimming Pool Installation company.

Swimming Pool Contractor of the Year 2018 & 2015

11 x SPATA Gold Winner