Traditional pool construction is usually carried out using either a sprayed method or concrete blocks which are then rendered and an internal waterproof lining applied; either in the form of traditional ceramic or glass mosaic tiles or an on site lining.
Ascot Pools use both methods, however the sprayed concrete method we usually employ has the following advantages:
- Speedy application – typically a 10m x 4m pool shell can be sprayed in a day
- Creates a monolithic structural pool shell which can meet current British Standards for water retaining tanks
- Less disruption as only a hose to carry the premixed concrete from the pump to the pool site is necessary, so it is ideally suited to sites with limited access
- Irregular and unusual pool shapes and profiles can be formed
After the site has been excavated for the pool shell, the floor is blinded with a lean mix of concrete.
A steel cage of high tensile steel reinforcement is then fixed inside the hole and the pool fittings are then fitted to the cage.
Premixed concrete is then delivered by truck to the site, poured into the concrete pump and using the wet mix known as 'Shotcrete' is pumped through a hose at high pressure and forced to adhere to the steel cage.
The rough shell is finally formed into the required shape by hand trowelling.