In Ground

In-ground pools provide a permanent landscaped pool that will provide years of enjoyment. Generally, an outdoor in-ground pool can be built in any garden and planning permission is unlikely to be required unless you opt for an enclosed pool, or live in a listed building or conservation area. It is advisable to seek advice from your local planning department before carrying out any works, this often can be achieved with just a phone call to the local planning office. There are several options available for the construction of the pool:


A liner pool is usually built using concrete blocks and finished with a flexible patterned or plain PVC liner. The PVC liner provides the pool finish and water proofing. Modern PVC liners come in a range of colours and pattern options and can look and even feel just like a tiled or natural stone pool, we are no longer limited to a plastic looking finish that most people associate with a liner pool, and with textured commercial grade material a liner pool can look and feel just like a real tiled or slate pool and can be built at a fraction of the price of a tiled pool. A modern PVC liner can last well in excess of 20 years and can easily be replaced once it comes to the end of its life giving the pool a new lease of life quickly and cost effectively.

One-piece moulded swimming pools


There are many options available for one-piece moulded pools, the finishes can be either ceramic, tiled, fibreglass or thermoplastic, these pools also come in many shapes and sizes and can be configured with beach sections, spa sections, step sections or any combinations of these, they can even incorporate hidden cover systems. The available options are numerous.The advantage of these pools is that they can be installed in a very short period of time and they are strong, durable and require minimal maintenance.

Providing good access is available the pools are usually craned straight into a pre-prepared excavation and they can be backfilled and filled with water almost immediately after delivery.If access is a problem most of the one-piece pools can also be delivered to site in sections and re-joined in situ, this would increase costs  and time slightly before the pool could be filled but it is a useful option in some cases.

Tiled or Stone Finish

This option requires the structure to be made using reinforced concrete, a waterproof render and screed and a tanking layer which is then finished using tiles or natural stone.

The pool must be built as a solid seamless structure that will not move in the ground.

A tiled or stone lined pool must be solid to prevent any cracks forming in the structure which would allow water loss.

This method of construction is a longer more involved process than a liner pool.

Bespoke pools can be designed and planned exactly to individual customers’ requirements, any shape, size or finish can be considered. Practicalities of the site need to be considered but in most cases any design can be achieved.

Ground conditions should be accounted for prior to work commencing. Things that can influence pool design and ease of build include high water tables, types of soil and how soil will be removed from site.