There can be fewer facilities that can be added to a house for bringing a family together and creating a focus for family entertainment for all ages than a swimming pool.
Lee Campbell, MD of Neptune says: “This pool sums up for me just how much fun a family pool can offer by the provision of its shared experience. I was proud of our work, not only does the swimming pool look fantastic, but it does what it sets out to achieve and the Coverstar automatic pool cover ensures that it is a totally safe environment when the pool is not in use.”
With two young children, safety was naturally top of the Murphy’s priority list and without hesitation Lee said: “It has to be a Coverstar pool cover then.” Lee took the clients round to view several of his existing clients’ pools complete with Coverstars and the decision was quickly made.
Work started on the 4.50m x 10.0m rectangular pool with a flat bottom profile and 1.40m water depth in June. It was constructed from standard concrete blocks with 100mm insulation to the walls and floor and finished with 50mm floor screed and 30mm wall rendering. Large corner steps were incorporated into the design to allow easy access in and out of the pool. Standard Certikin flow and return fittings were installed with 63mm flexi pipework to allow for 6hr turnover rate as the pool was to get heavy use in the summer months.
Plant was selected and included an Aquaspeed pump, Vision filter with glass media, Calorex ProPac 22X heat pump and Rainbow chlorine feeder and standard Certikin electrical controller.
The pool has in wall tracks for the pit mounted Coverstar pool cover to keep the overall look smart and clean.
The pool copings and surround needed to compliment the house and existing garden so the Murphys chose Cotswold mint sandstone from the Cranbourne stone collection and Neptune incorporated a stainless steel deck channel to remove excess water as the clients wanted to include a raised deck area adjacent to the house.
Millboard decking was chosen due to its versatility and anti-slip qualities and Neptune incorporated a bull nosed edging to the front edges. The pool and stone surround were completed by early August so the family could use their new pool, whilst Neptune continued working on the large raised deck area, which was completed in under four weeks.
To add another dimension to the project the family chose a Caldera Geneva hot tub with a white pearl shell and slate grey cabinet which is, we hear, now Dad Norman’s favourite resting place!
Lee adds: “We chose Certikin as our first point of call as having used your equipment before, we know it is reliable and excellent quality. The staff are always friendly and can answer any questions we or the client may have. The project was a high-end installation so the client rightly expects the works and materials to match their expectations .Certikin, as our number one port of call, can be relied upon to deliver exactly what the client requires, along with with reliable back up should it be required.”