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12 essential questions you need to ask a pool company - part 2

And the questions continue... If you missed it, in this blog series, we're going to break down 12 questions you should always ask pool companies before you decide who to use. Plus in the process we'll tell you a little more about us over here at orbro POOLS.

These 12 questions will give you essential information and only the best and most professional companies will disclose this information with you, when you are making the decision to choose which one to go with.

It’s important to know where the kit came from. We see different pool kits thrown together, offering cheap equipment and a real misunderstanding of what is needed to deliver a safe pool.

For us here at orbro POOLS, we use the SolidPool system. Founded in 1911 by the PRAT family, the company manufactured electric motors. The company was then called "PRAT Engines". Monsieur PERROT, the father of Philippe, took over the company that then manufactured cast Iron Pumps intended for industry and irrigation as well as pool pumps.

The name of the company logically changed to be called 'PRAT pumps'. In the 80s, the company took a new turn and added to its range of pool pumps, the sale of everything needed for swimming pool equipment. In 1983, the company took its first steps in pool construction by looking for the ideal product for Building, while responding to customer expectations. And then they had a promising turn in 1995, the Tout Pour L’Eau (everything for water) brand was created. With the setting up of the catalogue dedicated to the Swimming pool for mail order (the internet business didn't exist yet!)

After distributing different structures, in 2001 Philippe PERROT decided to create a pool kit, to have his own product that would dominate the market and he would be happy building with. The encounter Mr. PERNET manager of a plastic company (subsidiary LAFUMA®) and Philippe PERROT enabled the development of SolidPool® in an ultra-modern factory in France.Their knowledge was perfect, for one the knowledge of plastics and industrial tools, for the other the market and technical characteristics required for pools, which allowed the development of the structure. Many patents have been filed with the INPI.

SolidPool wanted to move towards a 100% concrete structure which corresponds to the demand from the French and global market. The vision was also to have a product easy to use, even by a single person. The first pools are sold and built in 2002. In 2005, after 3 years of implementation, SolidPool campaigned to improve the product, using the product on a daily basis gives them first-hand experience of what is needed.

The accomplishment

Today we have the most successful, the most versatile, presenting the most complete range on the market for building pool walls. We can build above-ground pools, in whole or in part, up to 1.63 and in-ground 2.14m with a single block. The SolidPool range has continued to innovate year after year, creating more simple solutions for building pools. SolidPool Stay tuned to the industry and always progress the product, improve the implementation and will not remain frozen in the belief that we are the best, we are curious and watch the competition.

SolidPool is an international brand now and is being installed in 25 countries worldwide with a total of 30 dealers.

An as always if you have a question, tap the email or phone number below to get in contact. No question is ever too silly to ask. Our friendly team are here to help support you with your dream pool build. Call us: 01903 944594 Email: Opening hours - Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) 8am to 5pm.

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