10 March 2018
Replace your outdated pool with a stylish stainless steel pool
Stainless steel is a widely popular choice in interior design. Such is its versatility and elegance, steel can be used for everything from kitchen fittings to decorative themes. It is also useful for garden structures like marquees, trellises, sheds and even treehouses.
Stainless steel is an excellent choice for pools, both new builds and refurbishments. Architects are regularly enlisted to refurbish and refit homes when a new owner moves in – and an upgrade of the existing pool is often required. In this post, we take a look at the extraordinary benefits of building a stainless steel pool, or transforming an old pool using this beautiful and robust material.
Replacing an existing pool
Every type of outmoded pool - fibreglass, vinyl liner and concrete - can be replaced with stainless steel. We find that it is most regularly preferred as the solution to a leaking concrete pool. Although vinyl liners are a valid option in this regard, stainless steel has a durability that's hard to beat.
"There is no worry about waterproofing because stainless steel pools are permanently watertight and extremely durable," Jamie Smith of London Swimming Pool Company says. "Unlike a tiled pool, there is no need to think about replacing worn tiles in the future. Stainless steel blends with a wide variety of architectural surroundings - it works well in both modern and traditional settings; for indoor and outdoor pools."
The best part, like using a new vinyl liner, is that it isn't necessary to remove the old pool material. In many cases, a concrete pool can be ‘lined’ with the stainless steel.
A bevy of options
Stainless steel is easier to modify than concrete, enabling designers to achieve unique pool shapes and sizes. It's also lighter, which opens the door to more ambitious pool building projects. Ever thought about a pool on the roof? Stainless steel could be the option for you. Since it's brought to the site in one completed piece, it means faster installation and turnaround times.
If you want the durability of steel but aren't a fan of its elegant simplicity, you can choose from a full range of colourful laminated PVC interiors. This includes tiled ceramic designs or solid block colours like black or blue. Combined with an innovative lighting solution that uses LED or fibre-optics, you can enjoy a stunning one-of-a-kind swimming experience.
A key benefit to stainless steel is that it won't be stained or damaged by UV resistance, nor chemical imbalance. And because of its composition, it's far easier to maintain and clean than more conventional pools. It's a more economical option all round – it requires fewer chemical additives to the water and has a lower impact on the environment. Not only that but in the future, if you decide to upgrade or change your pool again, the steel shell can be recycled.
If a stainless steel pool is something that might appeal to you, or if you have an old pool in need of refurbishment, get in touch with our team to hear more. It’s an option that can rejuvenate not just your pool but also your entire home.
At London Swimming Pool Company we specialise in swimming pool design, construction and refurbishment, so if you need advice on a brand new pool, contact us for an initial discussion – there’s no substitute for expert advice.