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The Rules (and Regulations) of Designing a Commercial Swimming Pool

The Rules (and Regulations) of Designing a Commercial Swimming Pool

From swimming pools within communal apartment blocks to world class hotel spas and private leisure clubs, designing a commercial pool is an exciting yet complex process with many factors to be considered. Whilst planning permission and regulations can seem restrictive; it is important to note that these are put in place to prevent reckless construction work – not to limit creativity.

Building Regulations

All swimming pools are now included in the Part ‘L’ section of building regulations, which covers a selection of issues to ensure that pools are being constructed with the conservation of fuel and power in mind . Pool builders are required to produce calculations to the Local Authority along with design maps proving that the construction method proposed will comply with the new Part L regulations. An experienced and professional pool construction and design company can vastly speed up this process by offering advice on the following impacting factors:

  • Insulation
  • U-Value Calculations
  • Ground conditions
  • Construction methods

Health and Safety

For commercial swimming pools, health and safety is an utmost priority. Water treatment systems, heating and ventilation systems all need to be taken into careful consideration, as well as general management and upkeep.

When designing the pool, operators must make sure they are able to comply with general duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the associated regulations.

Operators must make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the health and safety risks to workers and users to help decide what they must do to make their pool safe.

Guncast provides the most comprehensive design and engineering service available for tailor-made, luxury swimming pools that thoroughly follows rules and regulations for stress-free construction. Contact usto find out more.