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Building Your Pool Walls: 6 Steps to Build Your Pool - Handbook Series

6 Steps to Build Your Pool - Handbook Series



Today we continue with an exciting stage - your pool walls. When everything starts to come to shape and look just a little bit more like an actual swimming pool.


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"A simple solution to building reinforced concrete walls"

With the Market Saturated in building methods which is the best one for your new Dream Pool? Everyone knows a reinforced concrete pool shell is the strongest construction on the market, it also allows you to build any shape and size pool in any location.


Our team have been building pools for a combined total, of 80 years and have all experienced and tested different construction methods along the way.


10 years ago we built the first SolidPool shell in the UK and immediately saw the benefits of the system... the rest they say is history.


We build pools for end users and other pool companies, the amount of pool companies that don't actually build the pool shell (walls and the base) in-house is staggering.


Strength and Simplicity

The most important factor about your pool walls, is that they are strong. Our top recommendation is to go for something that is guaranteed not to burst and won't lift up out of the ground.


Next thing to consider is simplicity. If you're building a pool yourself, you want to be able to build the pool with a system that's strong but also not overly complicated.

Go for a pool building system that is universal, so any fittings can be used on the pool shell. No one wants to be restricted with fittings and fixtures.


Choose a system that is versatile and offers that ability to build your pool exactly how and where you want it.


If this is the first pool you've built, we recommend you go for a pool building system that requires less skills to build. Rather become a pro in building with the system.



SolidPool is a simple Clip together construction - a bit like Lego®. It won’t burst under the immense pressure of wet concrete, unlike traditional timber and metal shutters we have seen and been asked to repair.

Pools built using the SolidPool system, result in the walls being reinforced concrete pool shell. Which we believe is the strongest option available.They can be built by one person. With some guidance and some basic DIY skills you can build a pool shell, usually only built by professionals. We can train anyone to build with the system in less than a day. One SolidPool block weighs just over 3kg which means it only takes approximately one hour for two people to move an average size pool’s worth of blocks from the front of a house to the pool site location. Compare this to a pool using concrete blocks which can take on average two days to move into the right location to start building the pool. It’s lightweight construction means you or your workforce are not getting injured with heavy lifting, like you would from other methods. Or if you're like us years of heavy lifting has taken its toll.


SolidPool can be built in all weather conditions, which means it doesn’t matter if it’s pouring down with rain or even snowing, there is no need to walk off the pool job site. This ensures we can build our pools on time without any disruptions or additional labour costs.

Creates a reinforced concrete shell which does not not need rendering. It’s the only concrete shell for a tile or liner finish which requires no rendering thanks to our tile block’s unique design. Simply pump in wet concrete, even hand-fill the SolidPool blocks with concrete. It leaves a perfectly flat finish, ready for the liner or tiles. This saves between £1,960 to £4,000 each pool and avoids the need to hire a specialist to render the pool.



If this has got your cogs turning and prompted a question, you'd like to ask, give us a call. No question is ever too silly to ask. Our friendly team are here to help you.


Call us: 01903 944594

Opening hours - Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) 8am to 4pm.

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