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How To Choose The Best Cover For Your Pool

Swimming Pool Cover

How To Choose The Best Cover For Your Pool One of the most important decisions you’ll make when planning and designing your new swimming pool is the type of pool cover to get. This is a choice that’s often forgotten, or left until last, but it’s really vital because a cover is essential in so many ways: Safety Preventing accidental or unauthorized access to your pool by children, animals or anyone else. Swimming pool safety covers can, and do, save lives. Hygiene and Protection For outdoor pools in particular, a pool cover will prevent leaves and other debris contaminating your pool water. During the winter months when the pool is

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Swimming Pool Design to Match Your House

Outdoor Swimming pool Construction

Swimming Pool Design to Match Your House If you’re in the early stages of planning your new swimming pool, you’ll have lots to think about. It’s important to remember that even if you’re really keen to swim every single day, you’ll probably spend much more time looking at the pool from your house than you will spend actually using it. For this reason, the design and location of the pool is vital, especially if you’re lucky enough to own a beautiful property such as an old country mansion. For homeowners of period or characterful buildings, the last thing you want to do is ruin the look and feel of your

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Building Regulations and Your Indoor Swimming Pool

Fibreglass Swimming Pool
If you’re considering having an indoor swimming pool constructed, you’ll need to bear in mind planning permission and building regulations, and ensure that your pool building complies with the guidelines. Failing to do this could mean that you may be liable to receive a hefty fine, and be ordered to alter or remove the construction. It pays to do your research beforehand, to make sure you’re sticking to the rules. Planning permission for an indoor pool is not normally required, providing the pool building meets the following criteria: Located behind the building line of the front elevation of your property. A single storey building with a maximum overall height ofRead more

Outdoor Swimming Pool Building Regulations

Fibreglass Swimming Pool

Building regulations and planning permission will not normally apply to an outdoor swimming pool. All swimming pools, either indoor or outdoor, not attached to a house are considered to be outbuildings, and as long as they fit within certain criteria are exempt from needing planning permission. Building regulations do apply to indoor pools, however. This is great news for you if you’re planning an outdoor pool for your property, but before you get going on your project, take a moment to make sure your outdoor swimming pool really is an outdoor swimming pool! This may sound strange, but planning authorities issue strict guidelines on what defines an outdoor pool, and

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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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XL Pools is an award winning Swimming Pool Installation company.

Swimming Pool Contractor of the Year 2018 & 2015

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