Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need planning permission for a swimming pool?
A: Only if the pool is nearer than 4 metres to your house, is more than 1 metre above ground, you live on the broards, or in a listed building.

Q: Liner or concrete construction?
A: Concrete swimming pools a far more robust and long lasting than liner pools and to be honest not much dearer.

Q:  Painted or fully tiled interior?
A:  A concrete painted pool is nice but a fully mosaic/ tiled pool not only looks better, last longer but is up to 25% more heat retentive, so cheaper bills.

Q: What size and how deep?
A: A good size family pool would be around 8 metres by 4 metres and with a depth ranging from 1 metre to 1.8 metres.

Q: What type of heating should I have?.
A: Fossil fuels are always going to cost so a cheap eco type of heating , solar or heat pump are cheaper to run, but do have installation cost. Uk Swimming Pools can advise.

Q: How long will my pool take to build?
A: Normally around 4 to 5 weeks.

Q:  Can one firm handle everything including water treatment and maintenance?,
A:  Most firms require between 8 and 9 different contractors to construct your pool.

At UK Swimming pools we only use our staff all of whom are members of the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers [IPSE]

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Outdoor Pool and Enclosure
New Steps to Existing Pool
Swimming Pool on a Hill
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Feb 24, 2017

Here at UK Swimming Pools Limited we will come out to you and perform a leak detection service on your swimming pool pipes.

May 19, 2015

UK Swimming Pools Ltd were asked by a family if they could undertake a complete swimming pool and building overhaul.

This was a big undertaking [more]

Feb 13, 2014
UK swimming pools ltd were asked by a "Time Lord" fan to carry out a full refurbishment of his 1960s old marbelite concrete pool.


Nov 18, 2013
In the UK it is common for swimming pool owners to ‘shut down’ their pools and spas during the winter time in the belief that lowering the pool water and draining down the equipment will help prevent damage to the systems.
Jul 16, 2013
In October 2016 new building regulations come into force which will dictate that all new domestic properties must be Carbon Neutral.
Mar 27, 2013
Ecodesign directive /lot29 [with regard to swimming pool pump efficiency]
Mar 27, 2013
From 2014 all swimming pools must meet the new EU standards of construction and performance.