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ABOVE-GROUND & WOODEN POOLS

Flexible And Affordable Above-ground Options Over recent years, the demand for above-ground pools of all types has been under pressure, but with the Coronavirus outbreak creating uncertainty, they’ve really come into their own. With relatively straightforward installation combined with some excellent designs, these value for money pool options are now perfectly placed to provide memories for families in search of some long overdue water-based fun By Jon Wadeson

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ike many sectors within wet leisure, above-ground swimming pools have continued to be a popular choice during the pandemic, and that’s not just because of their affordable price tag. Size and flexibility combined with an ease of use and an often simple to install package also play their part. The beauty of these pools mean that they are often within reach of those families who dream of getting on the ‘pool owning ladder’ and this mix of cost and convenience has really come into its own over the lockdown resulting in many families investing in a variety of home and garden-based products. Whether it’s been for entertainment for when the kids were off or to provide a staycation setting because holiday plans have been scrapped, both manufacturers and retailers of above-ground pools of all shapes have seen demand reach unprecedented levels. For families with plans of longer term pool ownership, those who aren’t having a kneejerk reaction to the current situation, a little imagination and landscaping can mean that the options available for these versatile pools can transform a garden and provide fun and relaxation for much lower costs than those associated with full sized, in-ground pools.

Increasingly these above-ground options have been sought by families or owners who want to make the pool into a real feature in their garden and for some models, they are sometimes sunk into the ground with landscaping, decking and planting really finishing the project off. The ease of construction is a big advantage over other types of pools and with installs taking just a few days, above-ground pools are a great optional extra for any home or garden and as recent events have illustrated, can often be an impulse buy. With so much going for them, and with an uncertain future still surrounding holidays both at home and abroad, it’s no surprise that the British public has started to look at above-ground and wooden pools as a realistic and viable investment for both their families and gardens, and this will undoubtedly end up being another fantastic year for the aboveground pool sector plus of course, any extras that accompany them.

AFFORDABLE ABOVE-GROUND OR IN-GROUND SOLUTIONS FROM PLASTICA Above-ground wooden pools have always been one of Plastica’s top-sellers. But they don’t

have to stay above-ground! With the right drainage they can also be partially or fullysubmerged into the ground. If this product is being placed completely or partially below ground level, installers will need to provide adequate drainage around the pool. They also recommend installing a run-off to a soak away or similar, so that water cannot build up around the structure and rot the timbers. All the precision cut timbers are treated with ACQ which is child friendly and is warrantied against rot and insect attack. Plastica have a wide selection of pool sizes to suit all the budget and unique space needs of any customer. From the affordable 3m internal diameter octagonal Fun pool to the flagship of their premium range, the 5x10m Chelsea Wooden Pool. For pools like the Chelsea that require metal braces, these are included in the structure kit. On all Premium Pools, the braces are cleverly boxed in to keep the wonderful timber aesthetics. If a purpose-built exercise pool is needed, Plastica also produce Wooden Exercise Pools with a readymade cut out for a countercurrent system, which they also sell. The 4 metre Wooden Exercise Pools also come with their new strap system. The straps are stainless steel for long-lasting durability, ensuring anti-rust and anti-erosion. The new rectangular NAZCA Wooden Pools are a compact solution for the above- or in-ground market. They’ve been built to last and to make the most of available outdoor space. Because of the simple lines, these pools are designed to give a quick build time while also offering an affordable option to owning a pool. By adding a counter-current system, these multipurpose pools could easily convert into an exercise pool too.

BUDGETS WON’T BE AN ISSUE WITH SCP’S RANGE OF ABOVE-GROUND OPTIONS

Above-ground wooden pools have always been one of Plastica’s top-sellers. But they don’t have to stay above-ground!

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To complement their extensive, popular and exclusive range of wooden and above-ground pools, SCP UK have further extended their range with brand new additional options from the Garden Leisure brand. Niagra meta-framed pools come in a range

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