Our technical excellence, specialized 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 for your next multipurpose aquatic facility, elevated speciality pool, hot tubs, exotic resort pool or decorative and display water features.
Selecting the right concepts, designs, systems and construction methods from initial design right through to supply and installation is what we do best coupled with high quality workmanship on all finished products. The design and construction of a swimming pool facility is a complex process. The multitude of considerations and design options available to the pool designer can be overwhelming.
Our team can help you, your architects, engineers or consultants with preliminary concepts, ideas or specific answers to the most complex and challenging design issues.
Costs & Savings
The stainless steel solution is a financially competitive solution and particularly so over the long term. It enables better control of the swimming pools construction costs – due in particular to the prefabrication process – but also substantial reductions in routine operating costs such as repairs and maintenance: factors that are an increasing importance for the local authorities and management companies that operate pools.
Savings on Foundations
Compared with traditional construction, the low dead weight of a stainless steel pool offers the advantage of being able to reduce the foundations in the case of a new build or of not applying additional loads to existing foundations in the case of renovation. Reduced weight and footprint enable cost reduction.
Reduced Build Time
Very little time is required for the erection of prefabricated stainless steel pools. Stainless steel as a material enables swimming pools to be assembled at low temperatures, during the winter months. The construction or renovation of a pool can therefore take place between two swimming seasons. This is all extra operating time from which to benefit.
Compulsory annual shutdowns are considerably curtailed and operation extended accordingly. Purchases of cleaning products and disinfectants are reduced, as are water and gas bills.
All of the stainless steel components are factory prefabricated for assembly and welding on site. This dry construction process enables site nuisance to be reduced: less dust, less waste, less noise, less heavy vehicle traffic, etc. Generally, less concrete is required for the foundations. For the workforce, factory work is safer and less arduous than site work.
Water consumption is reduced due to the absence of leaks. Consumption of maintenance products is also reduced and disinfection and recycling of the water are facilitated. Overall, management of the water function is optimised.
A Hygienic Material
Stainless steel is a naturally hygienic material; it is inherently inert with regard to the environment and this property is beneficial in the conditions applicable to use in a swimming pool. Whereas in traditional pools the large number of tile joints and the porosity of the materials employed multiply the risks of bacterial growth, the surface properties of stainless steel plates and the method of joining the various parts greatly limit this occurrence.
Stainless Steel is one of the most environmentally responsible materials used in manufacturing today. At the end of its very long life cycle, a Stainless Steel Vessel will be 100% recyclable. The self-healing layer on the metals surface eliminates environmentally hazardous protective coatings.
Stainless steel is a material that does not age; its appearance does not deteriorate. Its corrosion resistance is based upon the formation of a self-healing passive protective layer on the material’s surface. Subject to compliance with simple instructions that ensure the conservation of this protective layer, the material offers exceptional natural longevity and experience proves that this can be at least 40 years.
The observance of simple rules from the project design stage contributes greatly to its longevity:
The choice of pool and equipment design is critical. It must not under any circumstances promote the creation of deposition or accumulation zones, liable to act as corrosion initiation sites. It is recommended that only closed sections be used, avoiding sharp edges in favour of rounded corners, and that joins/welds be processed accordingly;
It is essential that stainless steel parts exposed to aerosol and water splashes remain easily accessible by technicians during maintenance operations.
Stainless Steel demands minimum maintenance compared to other finish materials and significantly less chemical cleaners and treatments are required. Stainless Steel Swimming Pools will not only out last comparable aquatic vessels but are far superior to concrete shells too. It is important, however, to ensure surfaces are cleaned in a meticulous manner, particularly with regard to non-immersed parts and those located at the water/air interface, which may be exposed to a more corrosive environment e.g.: as they dry, water splashes from the pool can result in the creation of zones with a high concentration of chloride ions, often corrosion initiation sites, on the surface of these parts. Daily freshwater rinsing of all these items makes it possible to prevent the development of ochre or brown discolouration.
When localised stains appear on the immersed metal, they must be removed promptly. Only products suitable for the maintenance of Stainless Steel surfaces should be used. In particular, the following chlorine based everyday maintenance products must not be used:
- Cleaning products containing hydrochloric acid