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The Appeal Of Steel

AstralPool offer a different approach in delivering the product due to its links to the manufacturing source – Metalast – which is part of the Spanish multinational group Fluidra

Whilst still clearly a niche sector, there seems to have been a resurgence of stainless steel pool options recently and their appeal goes much further than them being chosen solely as a solution for challenging environments. Trendsetters love their polished looks. Combine their appearance with efficient onsite assembly; add in strength, durability and no-leak guarantees and you have an attractive and complete solution By Jon Wadeson


ost pool contractors will have experienced the issues and maintenance problems related to concrete swimming pool

construction. As a material, concrete will provide great foundations and structural support for pool floors and walls, but it’s simply not watertight, durable or low maintenance. With these drawbacks in mind, the search began for a tougher, more robust and permanent solution for pool construction and stainless steel was identified as the ideal material. The unique characteristics of stainless steel that make it so ideal include its strength, durability and corrosion resistance. As pool designers and contractors started to incorporate stainless steel in their projects, they realised that an age-old design and construction problem could finally be addressed. Pools could now be ‘pre-

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engineered’ to maximise the efficiency of the construction process similar to the way that such systems have been developed for virtually all aspects of modern building construction. Components are produced to proven designs in a manufacturing facility where quality control can be strictly monitored. The components are then assembled into large fully functional sections, then shipped to the construction site as complete units. This process means that accurate costs are known prior to construction and construction surprises are virtually eliminated. The overall result is that pre-engineered pools save considerable time and money during construction and provide low maintenance and life cycle costs in years to come. Whether for a high level competition venue, a lap or training pool, or a high end domestic setting, stainless steel pools are fully customisable and allow fast, problem-

free construction for any size or shape of pool and we look at some of the companies that are offering the appeal of steel this year.

MORGAN BROS LEISURE BENEFIT FROM A BACKGROUND IN STEEL Morgan Bros Leisure is part of the larger Morgan Bros Group – an organisation that has a wealth of over 50 years’ experience in the manufacture, design and installation of high quality architectural and stainless steel metalwork. Their technical excellence, specialised knowledge and years of critical experience in stainless steel are vital to the design, engineering and construction of stainless steel swimming pool and spa facilities. The company will also provide engineering support to customers for a multipurpose aquatic facility, elevated speciality pool, hot tubs, exotic resort pool or decorative and 26/07/2016 10:07

SPN (Swimming Pool News) August 2016  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...

SPN (Swimming Pool News) August 2016  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...