Ensuring Great Water Quality

Crystal Clear Water equals Great Water Quality

A swimming pool or spa is a major investment and it needs to be kept in the best condition possible, monitoring the water conditions is paramount.

At Specialist Pools Services (SPS), we know crystal clear water is a sign of great water quality and we use the Pooltest 25 Professional plus for all our water testing, as it provides a full range of pool parameters to ensure disinfection control and water balance testing. Professional pool testing should always be carried out with a photometer and the Pooltest 25 Professional Plus is the choice of major international events such as Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

When interviewed for a recent article on water testing, SPS Director Phil Stevens said:

“Compared to a manual comparator, it makes a world of difference. It looks at all elements which contribute to the state of the water, including hydrogen peroxide, ozone and copper. Making the switch has significantly improved testing by providing us with a complete picture of the water’s health. Since we made the switch, we’ve found our accuracy with testing has significantly improved and we now have a complete picture.”

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK’s longest running and most respected trade title. Produced bi-monthly, the magazine covers swimming pools, covers, enclosures, spas, swim spas, hot tubs, saunas, chemicals, accessories and much, much more!

If your pool or spa water isn’t crystal clear then call us today on 07500 112041, or via our contact form to discuss how Specialist Pools Services could help you.

See the full article in the August 2018 issue of SPN (Swimming Pool News) – link here

Contact Us

If your pool or spa water isn’t crystal clear then call us today on 07500 112041, or via our contact form to discuss how Specialist Pools Services could help you.

Planning Permission

Do you need planning permission to build a swimming pool?

The addition of a swimming pool makes an attractive and eye-catching centrepiece to a home. Domestic pools can be built inground or above the ground, indoor or outdoor and by different construction methods, such as vinyl liner, concrete tiled or a one-piece fibreglass shell.

If you are planning on adding an indoor pool to your home inside a new building, known as a pool hall, first check if planning permission for the building will be required. A pool hall, regarded as an outbuilding, to your property is usually considered to be permitted development and does not require an application for planning permission, subject to certain limits and conditions.

Planning permission is not usually required if you want to build an outdoor pool in your garden. This is because swimming pools and pool houses (regarded as an outbuilding) are included in the permitted development rights. So planning permission is not needed subject to certain limits and conditions.

However, if your home or surrounding area is classified as a listed building, a conservation area, green belt land, a national park or any other designated land, you may have to apply for planning permission.

The planning rules and building regulations on indoor swimming pools also apply to hot tubs housing and sauna cabins. Building regulations will need to be adhered to with regards to ventilation.

It is always best to check with your local planning authority to see whether or not you need to make planning application if you want to build a swimming pool, a hot tub or sauna cabin in your garden.

Contact Us

At Specialist Pools Services we have over 15 years of experience in this area and have always had good relations with planning departments (and in 15 years a 100% success rate to date), so please talk to us on 07500 112041 if you need to discuss further your specific situation.