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    The Home Team pool install

    A lot of people think that putting a pool together is an incredibly arduous job. Well, think again. You can now build a pool in a very short space of time. That’s of course if you build it the Albatross way. We recently had the pleasure of being chosen to install a pool for the television series, ‘The Home Team’. This is how it went.

    The Home Team
    The Home Team

    Albatross pools are custom size, and can be any shape and any depth. It means quite simply that they come together so much quicker. That’s the beauty of a pre-fabricated pool. Now when you’re thinking about putting in a pool, think of your backyard like zones. Divide it up into three sections. You can give 30% of your space for the pool, 30% of space to the surrounding greenery to make it look the goods. The remaining 40% is left to the hard timber finishes, so you’ve got plenty of useable space for family and friends to enjoy.

    Let’s take a raised pool. Once the excavation has been made, Albatross Pools are the easiest inground pools to install. And hey, you don’t need a crane to do it. Albatross Pools have a flat pack system that can be carried down the side of the house, or even through the front door. Within 2 days, the structure can be bolted upright. The structuring is then finished by forming a structural beam around the pool and then the concrete floor is poured and the cosmetic finishes are added. You then add the PVC membrane. And you have a great range of colours to choose from. 14 in fact. If, due to site conditions, the pool needs to be raised slightly, we can engineer a partial raise of up to 700mm above ground level before an additional support is required in the form of a bond beam. This is the technique employed when constructing the showcase pool on ‘The Home Team’ project.

    Now you’re thinking how big is the membrane? It must be of giant proportions and you need a truck to deliver it and four men to carry it? Wrong. It actually comes in a small cardboard box. The floor is then cleaned and made ready. The PVC membrane is then stretched out and moulded to the shell perfectly. It’s then put under suction to take the air out of the membrane to ensure it moulds correctly. This tough and highly durable membrane is now ready for the pool water which will hold it in place. The only thing left for you to do is jump in and enjoy! So there. It’s done. The whole process has been so easy. No cranes. No heavy machinery. Everything has been brought down the side of the house or through the front door. What could be quicker or simpler?

    If you want to take a closer look at our terrific range and see how it all comes together, hop on down to Albatross Pools. Any member of our team will show you how easy it’s done.

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