OverviewThis indoor concrete tiled pool was the result of a total transformation of an existing garage and storage space into a swimming pool complex.This incorporated an in-ground tiled Jacuzzi, bespoke tiled steam room, changing room and gym. All were required to be climate controlled. This unique project was completed in less than 6 months; however a year of planning and design occurred prior to commencing onsite which ensured that the final design not only matched the client’s requirements but exceeded their expectations. One of the key criteria was to ensure that we sourced and installed the most energy efficient and environmentally – friendly products.
Florida Pools & Spas was engaged by a client, and working together with a local architect, we designed a total transformation of an unused space into a high end swimming pool complex, where every finite detail was completely bespoke.
As with all projects, the work required was completed in house by the Florida team.
Work commenced on the concrete tiled 12.5m x 4m custom designed pool with its bespoke inverted Roman steps. Six LED stainless steel pool lights were installed. The pool was ‘wrapped’ in 80mm thermal insulation to reduce energy losses and fitted with an automatic slated cover. The pool was finished in an Iridis mosaic tile infused with a petroleum based substance to ensure the tile shimmers and changed colour according to light reflection. Identical tiles were freighted to Dubai where they were applied to the bespoke Signature Spa prior to the completed until being delivered to site. The thermally insulated Spa was then recessed into the timber effect porcelain tile which was laid as the floor finish in the Pool and Spa area, changing room and Gym. In addition the pool edged tiles were an identical tile complete with custom bull nosed finish. The existing walls were tailored to achieve the light recesses, heated mirrors and the feature arches before fading colour glass mosaic tiles were applied. These glass mosaic tiles also provided the finish for the custom-built Steam Room.
Climate control and pool heating was achieved by the use of outdoor air source heat pumps supplying an internal Heatstar unit. All the pool plant operational covers that were located within the floor tiles and the ceiling air handling louvres were spray painted to match.
The various pool plant rooms all had a tile finish to maintain the high standards of finish throughout. Located inside this plant room was a natural Aligator water purification unit, ECO energy efficient operating pumps, water filters and multi cyclone pre filters.
Using Florida Pools & Spas exclusive sole agencies the following key products were employed to achieve the clients brief