Although our SwimPonds all work the same way, their size, shape and style can vary a lot. Size can range from less than 50 square metres to much larger for commercial SwimPonds. The shape can either be straight-edged or have gentle curves. The style of the design can range from formal to natural.
The unique design of any SwimPond will depend on the site and preferences of the client. The local climate and amount of sun and shade make a difference. Decorative plants in the margins can be chosen to fit with the garden environment.
We offer a Design Plan at a cost of £2497 inc VAT – This cost includes:
On site consultancy regarding the pond location, orientation, size of the swimming area and the construction methods possible
We carry out a detailed site survey, map out the levels of the site, investigate the soil composition and drainage.
Traditional swimming pools can also be converted to swim ponds. For these projects, the design is constrained by the existing site and installation.
How we work
Back at head office after our survey of your site, we then create 2D Technical drawings, mapping out the proposed site plan all of our projects.
We create 3D renders of all our swim ponds designs using computer-aided design (CAD). CAD virtual walk through videos allow our clients to see exactly how the installation will look within their garden. At this point we can finalise the details of the decorative finishes and go through the breakdown of installation costs before any orders are placed SwimPond build begins. Our small installations start from £60,000 inc VAT.
A SwimPond can be part of a wider landscaping project. Our experience in garden design and landscaping means we offer a wide range of additional options.
Design and Part-build service
Some clients want to do some of the work themselves to keep costs down. So, for some projects we’ll design, but only install the more specialist components. This service allows you to use our expertise for the installation of the most specialist and challenging parts. We offer the option to our clients to source their own groundwork contractors for excavations, spoil removal and drainage.
The technical nature of the fresh-water filtration systems specified, means that using a registered installer ensures your filters are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.
The installation the rubber lining by us also ensures we can guarantee the pool will remain waterproof. The lining manufacturer offers a lifetime guarantee of the liners if installed and dressed correctly. We must cut into the lining to install the transitional pipework before sealing the joins. This is done by our accredited trained Firestone installers.
The aquatic planting plan is part of your design plan. You can source and introduce the marginal plants yourself, but we recommend that this is done by our planting experts to ensure they are added at the correct depths, with the right amount of sunlight and nutrient absorption the keep the right balance of the water composition and keep the water clear.
For the additional landscaping in your design, you can use your main contractor or local sole traders to keep costs down. Paths to the pond area, patios, Decks and Jetties can always be added after the SwimPond has been installed if your budget is restricted. We always offer a complete solution, but any work outside the water can be sourced by the client if requested.
We try to make adding a SwimPond as accessible as possible. We often work with landscape architects and garden designers to add the pool aspect to the wider designs.
Need a design and installation cost? Get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.
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