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PROJECT SHOWCASE

Stunning Steel Lining A ‘Non-negotiable Must-have’

Hornbeams Basement Pool, North London

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ornbeams is a magnificent multimillion pound new build private residence situated in North London. The five bedroom house has many impressive features including this stunning basement swimming pool complex which recently won a silver award in the ‘Residential Indoor Pools Up To £200,000’ category at the 2016 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards, held during SPATEX in Coventry. Commissioned in April 2015, the 19 metre x 4 metre pool was designed and built by Sunderland based Whitewaters for the prestigious private development and features a unique stainless steel lining system from Aquinox. Mick Guthrie of Whitewaters explained: “This was a high

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specification development and the client had very set ideas about how the finishes should look throughout the property. Having recently swum in a commercial stainless steel pool, that standard of finish was a non-negotiable must-have. This presented quite a problem, as the pool walls formed part of the foundations for the house, and therefore had to be constructed from reinforced concrete. We therefore designed and created a watertight concrete pool basin which was then lined with stainless steel panels to give the aesthetic qualities that the client desired. “Blue underwater LED lighting was used to complement the steel and the client used subtle dark finishes throughout the pool hall, to create a dramatic effect.

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