Frequently Asked Questions

A pool can take anywhere between 3 weeks and 6 months depending on the size, access and level of complexity. The average swimming pool construction time will be in the region of 8-10 weeks.

The scale and technology of what we offer greatly varies. An above-ground exercise pool could cost around £30,000. A large pool with a complicated filtration and design could cost in the region of £250,000. However, the average cost of a pool in the UK is around £60-90,000.

There are many ways to keep the water safe in your pool. Whilst most pools use harmful chemicals, chemical free filtration works by limiting the nutrients in the pool to such an extent that the bacteria are unable to multiply due to lack of nutrient content. This generally relies on a two or three stage filtration process. Step one is to mechanically filter any debris out of the water, hence limiting the biological input. Step two is generally a biological filtration process and step three can be UV and/or mineral dosing for pH balance.

Generally if the pool is indoors or the property is listed you will need planning consent. If the pool is outside it depends on your local planning authority. Please get in touch with The Natural Pool Company and we can help you find out if you need planning permission for your pool.

There are a number of ways to heat your swimming pool; these are gas, oil or electric heaters, heat pumps, heat exchangers and solar heating. Please get in touch to discuss the best, most efficient way to heat your pool.

All pools should be covered when not in use as this will reduce heat loss and evaporation from the surface and cut your running costs significantly. This is even more crucial for indoor swimming pools as evaporation from the swimming pool surface will compromise the environment in the swimming pool area. Indoor pools require air heating and dehumidification equipment and a swimming pool cover will reduce running costs and make the environmental control system more efficient.

There are a number of covers available – slatted pool covers, safety covers or Bubble Thermal Covers, we will recommend the most suitable cover for your pool and your requirements.

The best form of safety protection is a safety cover. However, there are various other security measures that can be used, and we take into consideration all necessary precautions when designing your pool. For example, you can include a perimeter fence and/or an alarm water line sensor to increase safety.

Winterising your swimming pool correctly is crucial to ensure there are no nasty surprises in the spring. Using a pool maintenance professional such as The Natural Pool Company will certainly pay dividends and save you the hassle of potentially costly repairs.

We would again suggest that you use a pool maintenance professional such as The Natural Pool Company to open your pool for the summer. If your pool has been professionally winterised, opening it for the summer should be fairly straightforward, however knowing the correct process for your pool is crucial and it is best therefore to get sound advice.

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