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Exclusive luxury property receives Guncast swimming pool and spa refurbishment

Exclusive luxury property receives Guncast swimming pool and spa refurbishment

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Guncast Pools and Wellness was selected to undertake a significant three-stage refurbishment project of a swimming pool and vitality pool at a high-end residential property in the desirable dockland’s area of London. The project also included an uber design replacement sauna and steam room to provide a complete wellness journey for the residents.

The original swimming pools are located four floors above the plant room resulting in both swimming pool systems experiencing higher pressures than normal. Stages one and two of the projected involved replacing both sets of filters with High Pressure Units ensuring the facility remains operational for the future.

The high-pressure filters were specially manufactured to suit the low plant room ceiling heights and a difficult logistical access, these were also fast-tracked to minimise the pool closure time during the refurbishment. The rest of the filtration plant, including circulation pumps, strainers, flowmeters, air blowers, valves, pipework and the computerised control panel were then redesigned and replaced as stage three.

Also part of the project, was the installation of a new KLAFS sauna and KLAFS steam room at the luxurious residential property.


Selection of the sauna and steam room

The new sauna and steam room were to replace the existing thermal cabins, in the same location, fitting within the existing building and technical constraints. The KLAFS Matteo Thun sauna from KLAFS at Guncast was selected after a presentation to the residents. The exceptional beauty of the KLAFS Matteo Thun sauna helped Guncast to secure the contract, along with the suggestion to implement a 2-tier seating configuration in the steam room, along with ceiling-mounted steam blasts.

To avoid disturbing the residents, and minimise disruption, the new cabin components were transported to the working area using a crane, which lifted each component from the kerb to the desired floor. The installation process ran smoothly with the support of the client.

Exclusive sauna design also delivers energy savings

Originally designed by the designer duo Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez, the Matteo Thun sauna selected for this project is the very first to be installed in a high-end residential environment. This sauna’s design is characterised by the stylish, clean and warm combination of walnut wood and glass, providing indirect lighting with a view into the pool hall and out to the River Thames.

The fully insulated sauna with a double-glazed front and side and double insulation in the ceiling, minimises heat loss and reduces energy consumption, helping to deliver energy savings to the building.


New steam room for an enhanced spa experience

By providing a larger steam room and adding tiered bench seating, KLAFS at Guncast not only delivered greater comfort and a more spacious relaxation area, but also enhanced the heat experience for bathers.

Positioning the benches on two levels provides a more flexible seating and lounging surface and a variable heat sensation for the bather as the steam rises. For a more intense steam experience, three of the seats have been equipped with compressed warm air steam jets providing users with a gentle steam blast directly onto their skin, at the touch of a button.

In addition to designing, building and refurbishing luxury swimming pools, Guncast is the UK partner for KLAFS, providing saunas, steam baths and a wide range of products for a bespoke, complete thermal journey. Contact Guncast today to start planning your bespoke luxury wellness suite. Email KLAFS at Guncast directly: or call the team on 01798 343725.