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The retractable, space-saving S1 Sauna

19th Feb 2019

If you’re living in a busy city such as London, the idea of having a sauna in your home may seem impossible due to lack of space, but thanks to innovative technology, KLAFS now has made it possible. 

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Luxury Swimming Pool Designs You Won’t Believe

25th Jan 2019

An expertly designed, bespoke swimming pool can be the heart of a property, creating a perfect space for leisure and relaxation for all to enjoy. To help boost inspiration and creativity, we have compiled some of our most impressive pool projects which have undeniably stolen the spotlight. 

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Caldarium or Laconium? Ancient Thermal Bathing from KLAFS

02nd Jan 2019

Both the caldarium and laconium are part of classic Roman bathing culture and feature intricate tiling and ancient detailing, but what distinguishes these luxury facilities? 

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Five KLAFS thermal facilities every wellness area needs

17th Dec 2018

Here are five brilliant KLAFS steam and sauna facilities to ensure your clients experience a relaxation journey that outshines the competition. 

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Guncast wins at the 2018 UK Pool & Spa Awards

13th Dec 2018

Guncast is thrilled to announce the great results from this year’s UK Pool & Spa Awards that took place earlier this week at The Vox, NEC.

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Swimming Pool Trends for 2019

03rd Dec 2018

Based on the bespoke projects Guncast has worked on throughout the year, here are just a few of the popular swimming pool trends we expect to see in 2019. 

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Guncast builds impressive swimming pool for prep school in Kent

31st Oct 2018

Guncast has designed and built an impressive indoor swimming pool for Rose Hill Prep School in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent. The new pool has proven a brilliant addition to the school’s sporting facilities. 

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Guncast Nominated in 2018 UK Spa & Pool Awards

18th Oct 2018

Guncast is once again taking part in the annual UK Pool & Spa Awards. Nominated for five categories from Health and Wellness to School Pool of the Year, the team at Guncast is proud to have its recent hard work recognised within the pool and spa industry. 

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London's Luxury Basement Swimming Pools by Guncast

17th Oct 2018

As one of the ten wealthiest cities in the world, there is high demand in London for indoor swimming pools to be installed in luxury properties.  

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Infrared Saunas - the Latest Home Wellness Trend From Guncast

03rd Oct 2018

Wellness suites are a must-have luxury home accessory, and thanks to many possible health and wellbeing benefits, infrared saunas are quickly rising in popularity. The KLAFS Infrared S1 and the KLAFS InfraPLUS offered by Guncast, provide luxury, indulgence and relaxation in the comfort of your own home. 

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3 Questions to Ask Your Architect When Designing an Outdoor Pool

20th Sep 2018

Has this year’s heat wave left you longing for a luxury outdoor swimming pool of your own? If the answer’s yes, then here are 3 questions you should ask your architect or pool designer before going ahead with your summer 2019 pool project.

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Using Steam Baths to Address Common Health Issues

30th Aug 2018

KLAFS steam baths are the perfect addition to any luxury property. Creating an indulgent spa experience for your home offers many health benefits, and a KLAFS steam bath can provide blissful relaxation that soothes both body and soul. Here are just a few of the many ways that regular steam use can support wellbeing.

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How to Prevent Debris From Clogging Swimming Pool Filters

09th Aug 2018

Summer has arrived and swimming pool season has begun, which means it’s time to check that your pool filter is operating effectively. Maintaining the beauty and function of your Guncast swimming pool is essential during the warmer season, so we’ve collated some useful advice to keep your pool filter clear and clog-free.

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Why We Love KLAFS SaunaPURE® and You Should Too

25th Jul 2018

Why have just one luxury sauna when you can have five? Meet the sauna heater that is leading the way in the word of wellness. 

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Guncast Joins the Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association (SPATA)

19th Jul 2018

Guncast is pleased to announce that after a series of assessments, site visits and inspections, it is now a full member of The Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association (SPATA). 

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The Importance of Maintenance for Commercial Swimming Pools

06th Jul 2018

A well designed, luxury swimming pool is a popular feature in many quality venues, from hotels to health clubs. To protect this investment, it is important to ensure thorough pool maintenance is carried out on a regular basis. 

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The Award Winning KLAFS S1 Sauna

27th Jun 2018

For those who have always wanted the relaxing and healthy experience of owning a sauna but are limited on space, the S1 sauna from KLAFS provides the perfect solution.  

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Designing Luxury Swimming Pools in Small Spaces

08th Jun 2018

Contrary to popular belief, well built, luxury swimming pools are not strictly exclusive to properties that boast significant square footage. In fact, with careful planning and expert design, owner of compact properties and small gardens can also indulge in beautiful, bespoke swimming pools. 

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Guncast announces KLAFS partnership for the UK

31st May 2018

Guncast has announced its partnership with premium sauna and spa brand KLAFS. The partnership allows for the design, supply, installation and service, of the complete KLAFS brand wellness suite, or each component, for the whole of the UK.

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The Difference Between a KLAFS Steam Bath and a Steam Shower

29th May 2018

KLAFS are leading the way in the world of wellness, and one of their most decadent creations yet is their luxurious range of steam baths and showers. Both invigorate the body and soothe the soul, but aside from the obvious, what distinguishes these high-end steam facilities?

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Spotlight on the KLAFS Sanarium

21st May 2018

Unique relaxation shouldn’t be hard to find. Global market leader, KLAFS, have created the perfect answer to individual wellness with the patented SANARIUM with SaunaPURE®. Allowing you to create your own personal oasis with the touch of a button, this innovative and diverse system provides an exceptional spa experience like no other.

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What to Consider When Creating a KLAFS Wellness Area

14th May 2018

A well-built spa can steal the spotlight in any home or hotel. With careful planning and a dash of inspiration, you can create a thermal experience that will exceed your client’s expectations. However, creating a luxury wellness area can be a complex process, with many design factors to consider.

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Next Generation of Luxury Saunas by KLAFS

11th Apr 2018

For centuries, saunas have been used worldwide for their many health benefits. Flushing out toxins, improving blood flow and aiding weight loss are just a few of the ways in which dry heat can restore the body.

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How to Make an Outdoor Swimming Pool Usable in Winter

14th Mar 2018

Swimming outdoors has plenty of benefits; it’s great for improving circulation, easing stress and boosting endorphin levels - but is this possible during the winter when the colder weather is an issue?

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Guncast Swimming Pool Featured on BBC Drama ‘Silent Witness’

09th Mar 2018

In the final two episodes of series 21 of the popular BBC detective series Silent Witness, a Guncast swimming pool had a special cameo.

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Moving Floor Swimming Pool by Guncast Featured in the Wall Street Journal

27th Feb 2018

This simple yet stunning outdoor moving floor swimming pool in the West Midlands, designed by Guncast, was recently added to the Wall Street Journal’s ‘Mansion Wishlist,’ where interior designers, top executives, developers and others in the know share the one-of-a-kind items on their wishlist.

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Choosing the Right Facilities for Your Commercial Wellness Area

22nd Jan 2018

Designing a commercial wellness area can be an exciting yet complex process; with numerous facilities to choose from. Some establishments may be better suited to certain spa attributes, so making the best decision is crucial for consumer satisfaction.  

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Guncast Swimming Pools Wins ‘Website of the Year’

14th Dec 2017

Luxury Swimming Pool & Spa company Guncast took home the coveted title of ‘Website of the Year’ at this year’s UK Pool & Spa Awards, which were held on the 4th December at The Vox Conference Centre.   

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The Trendiest Swimming Pool Shapes

04th Dec 2017

One of the key features that sets apart a luxury pool is the shape. Whilst this may seem like an easy decision, it’s important to put some thought into the concept to ensure that the space is truly unique. Here are a few options to think about when planning a luxury swimming pool project.

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The Features That Turn Ordinary Saunas into Luxurious Thermal Cabins

22nd Nov 2017

The rising popularity of saunas in homes and spas is no revelation. Soothing dry heat combined with beautifully smooth wooden benches provides the ultimate relaxation for all. Choosing quality features can improve even the most luxurious saunas, amplifying your thermal experience and transforming your secluded cabin.

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

02nd Nov 2017

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.

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The Innovative Hidden Swimming Pool – and Why They are in Demand

16th Oct 2017

The allure of a designer, hidden floor swimming pool is undeniable… but what are the more practical advantages that this luxury innovation has to offer - making it such a sought after feature in swimming pool design?

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Noteworthy Basements in London with Stunning Swimming Pools

11th Oct 2017

As basement swimming pools grow more and more popular in places like London, where space is at a premium, Guncast goes above and beyond in the name of luxury.

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The Coolest Hidden Floor Swimming Pools by Guncast

25th Sep 2017

With floors that can be adjusted for variable depths and its ability to double as a dance floor, play area, gym, patio or dining hall – it’s not hard to see why hidden floor swimming pools are fast becoming the home improvement of choice.

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The Guncast Groovers Raise £5,150 for DEBRA

13th Sep 2017

This June, the Guncast Grover’s tackled Ben Nevis in aid of the worthy organisation DEBRA.  Proving to be a massive triumph, Guncast is thrilled to have raised a whopping £5,150 for the cause.

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The Lesser-Known Health Benefits of Having an Outdoor Swimming Pool

12th Sep 2017

It’s easy to understand why many would recoil at the suggestion of swimming outside at this time of year, but before making any snap judgements, it’s worth bearing in mind the numerous health benefits that the cooler weather brings…

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Safe, clean, odor-free swimming pool areas

29th Aug 2017

Guncast, leading experts in water treatment technology, ensure the highest possible standards in user comfort and health and safety are achieved.

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Three Design Faux Pas to Avoid when Creating a Luxury Swimming Pool

22nd Aug 2017

There are infinite patterns, sizes, features and end-goals to choose from when designing a luxury swimming pool, meaning that creating something truly opulent and unique is within reach. On the flip side, there are a handful of design faux pas that need to be taken into careful consideration if the end goal is a designer pool and not just a run-of-the-mill pool in the back yard.   

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The Most Popular Outdoor Swimming Pool Trends this Summer

02nd Aug 2017

Like all other creations, swimming pools started out as a set feature with clearly defined traits and purposes.  As time has moved on however, so too has swimming pool design. 

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Features that Turn an Average Pool into a Designer Pool

13th Jul 2017

Whether you’re after a minimalistic, concrete design or an ornate showpiece laden with precious bespoke finishes, here are the trending, sought-after features and accents that transform your everyday pool into a luxurious, designer affair.

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The Guncast Groovers do the Ben Nevis Challenge in Support of DEBRA

19th Jun 2017

Last weekend, on the 17th June 2017, not one but 2 teams of the Guncast Groovers took to the stunning Scottish Highlands to take part in the arduous yet exhilarating Ben Nevis Challenge.

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Identifying & Preventing Swimming Pool Filtration Problems

06th Jun 2017

One of the benefits of having a luxury swimming pool by Guncast is the clean and clear water quality, achieved with a tailored filtration and water treatment system, utilising the very latest Ozone and UV technology.

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Sauna or Steam? Which Thermal Experience is Best for You?

16th May 2017

The physical experience of sitting in a sauna or a steam room can feel fairly similar. Both are hot, encourage perspiration and elevate the heart rate. That said, there are also enough variances between the two that leave many wondering which is better for overall health - a sauna or a steam room?   

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Spring Cleaning Checklist for High-End, Outdoor Swimming Pools

03rd May 2017

Water treatment experts Guncast offer a comprehensive swimming pool maintenance service for commercial and private luxury swimming pools.  Here are some cleaning tips to help you get your outdoor pool ready for summer.

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Inspirational Saunas Crafted to get you into the Spirit of Spring

21st Apr 2017

Spring is the perfect time for crafting a custom, luxury sauna for the home or business. With that in mind, we’ve handpicked three designs from our wellness partner KLAFS, to inspire…

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Guncast's team of extreme athletes completed the 'Race the Sun Brecon Challenge

06th Mar 2017

Stuart, Jack, David and Dan competed the 'Race The Sun Brecon Beacons' as the Guncast Groovers.

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Essential maintenance tips for your swimming pool

31st Dec 2016

During the winter, outdoor swimming pools are typically used less frequently than during the summer, so might spend most the winter covered. It may seem that there is not much maintenance required, however, this is the time to maintain the chemical checking and less frequent, but regular servicing will ensure your swimming pool is in the best condition possible ready for the spring / summer when the UK is hit with some nice weather!

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Swimming Pool Trends for the New Year

19th Dec 2016

Swimming pool design has changed a lot over the past 15 years and increasingly, a developing trend is towards more environmentally friendly options when it comes to swimming pool construction and ongoing maintenance. 

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Why a moving floor swimming pool is the ultimate Christmas accessory

12th Dec 2016

At the touch of a button, the floor slowly descends through the water to reveal the swimming pool below. With clever room air control, visitors may never know there is a swimming pool under the flooring.

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Turn up the Heat with a Luxury Sauna and Steam Room

05th Dec 2016

Constructed from exclusive materials, Guncast sauna and steam rooms are a stunning addition to both indoor and outdoor swimming pool constructions.

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Health benefits of hydrotherapy pools

28th Nov 2016

Hydrotherapy is the use of water in the treatment of different conditions, including arthritis and related rheumatic complaints.

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Light up Your Swimming Pool for the winter

14th Nov 2016

Whether you have white, coloured or multi-coloured lights, LED, fibre optic or flood lighting, what you choose will set the ambience for your pool and create your desired visual impact and the wonderful setting in which to train, relax or entertain in your swimming pool area. 

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Want to start a luxury swimming pool project?

17th Jun 2016

Designing and building our own, bespoke swimming pool is the ultimate dream. But where do you start? We’ve put together a go-to guide for points to consider to help you make that dream a reality.

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Stunning Summer Swimming Destinations

17th Jun 2016

Need some inspiration for your next summer sun location? Nothing beats lying by the most stunning swimming pool with a cocktail in hand. Here is your guide to our top locations - near and far - for your poolside relaxation list this summer.

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Bringing multi-functionality to your leisure centre

03rd Mar 2016

Moving floors have revolutionised the functionalities available to leisure centres.

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The Beginners Guide to Concrete Pools

03rd Mar 2016

Building a concrete pool involves spraying wet concrete onto a pre-formed cage of steel reinforcement. The two most common methods are known as Gunite, where dry mixed aggregate and cement are pumped to the spray nozzle where water is added, and Shotcrete where the wet concrete is pre-mixed before being fed to the spray head. Both methods result in a monolithic structure which offers maximum strength for the minimum amount of concrete and both are particularly suitable for complex shape ‘free form’ pools.

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Sauna VS Steam

17th Feb 2016

Both can open up your pores, loosen up your muscles and help you relax. Which one is right for you?

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Top tips for keeping your swimming pool safe during the winter months

14th Jan 2016

Owning an outdoor swimming pool as a valuable addition to your home during the summer, however, what happens during the winter?

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Sauna, Steam or Hydrotherapy? Which Spa Amenities Are Best For You?

17th Sep 2015

We all love a trip to the spa, but if you’re designing one for residential use, sometimes there just isn’t space to build an entire spa suite. In that case, it's generally best to pick a limited number of features based on the property. All types of spas are ideal for relaxation and therapy, but each type has its own unique features that might help to decide which is the best fit.

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Why Sprayed Concrete is The Stuff Dream Swimming Pools Are Made of

09th Sep 2015

Gunite & Shotcrete (forms of sprayed concrete that are applied to a surface pneumatically that are synonymous with a Guncast pool) have a higher percentage of cement and a lower amount of water than the typical “cast-in-place” concrete, resulting in a concrete mix that is dry enough to be applied to vertical surfaces... such as swimming pool walls.

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Magnificent Swimming Pool Design Features to Set Your Pool Apart

02nd Sep 2015

Variety is the spice of life and luxury swimming pools are no exception. With so many exquisite design features on offer, creating your very own unique oasis to relax and unwind in has never been simpler.

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Must-Know Swimming Pool Maintainenece Tips

10th Aug 2015

Any swimming pool issue can be a nightmare to deal with, especially when the blazing sun is out in all its glory, inviting you in for a cooling dip. Follow these simple preventative maintenance tips to keep your swimming pool crystal clear and swim ready, come rain or shine...

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Top Health Benefits of Having a Hydrotherapy Pool

04th Aug 2015

The use of water for therapy is no modern phenomenon. Hydrotherapy is actually an integral part of traditional medicinal practices, that has been carried out for hundreds of years in many regions spanning the globe. Yet, many of us in the western world remain unacquainted with the custom of using hot and cold water therapy to relieve discomfort and promote overall well-being. Here are some of most common symptoms that can be relieved by hydrotherapy...

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Crafting Opulent Swimming Pools with the Environment in Mind

21st Jul 2015

Enjoy your luxury swimming pool guilt-free, safe in the knowledge that your prized swimming pool is improving your quality of life but minimising its impact on the environment too.

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5 Things That Turn Average Outdoor Swimming Pools into Garden Escapes

16th Jul 2015

It's the little details that will make your dream garden perfect.

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End Every Day in a Guncast Swimming Pool

09th Jul 2015

When we’re feeling stressed, a weekend at a beach resort might be just the thing to calm our nerves. But there isn’t always time for as escape. Luckily Guncast can bring the swimming pool and spa to you.

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Best Luxury Outdoor Swimming Pool Designs For Summer

29th Jun 2015

If you're thinking of building an outdoor swimming pool but don't want to lose a large portion of your garden, the moving floor swimming pool might be for you.

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Designing Lavish Swimming Pools in Basements

23rd Jun 2015

Guncast has been building luxury swimming pools for over 40 years and has a huge portfolio of incredible indoor and outdoor swimming pools, but recently the focus has shifted to more subterranean levels

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5 Statistics Every Luxury Swimming Pool Designer Should Know

17th Jun 2015

In case you've got some clients asking about swimming pool design, we've compiled a list of the top five statistics that every luxury swimming pool designer should know.

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Inside or Outside? How About Both! Meet the Moving Wall Swimming Pool

09th Jun 2015

After the success of the moving floor swimming pool, Guncast has adapted their innovative swimming pool technology to work with walls too.

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6 Signs it's Time to Invest in a Luxury Swimming Pool

05th Jun 2015

They're sumptuous, sought-after, fun and great for social events. And if you've been stuck in a car or train on a sweltering summer day, nothing beats diving into one as soon as you get home.  

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Choosing the Best Filter for Your Swimming Pool

29th May 2015

There are in essence only three basic types of swimming pool filter to choose from, but they're all frustratingly similar and have unique pros and cons.

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Dive into Summer With a Guncast Pool this May Bank Holiday

21st May 2015

With the May bank holiday coming up and the kids off school, what better way to entertain the whole family and get in shape?

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Where the Design of High End Swimming Pools is Headed

14th May 2015

Building and designing a custom swimming pool gives you the option of creating whatever the heart desires, and there are plenty of styles to choose from. Whether it's modern, chic, classic or flashy, the range of swimming pool finishes and accessories available from Guncast are guaranteed to make your swimming pool design an imaginative masterpiece.

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4 Myths About Luxury Pool Construction Debunked

08th May 2015

There are those who would have you believe that building the luxurious swimming pool of your dreams would far exceed available resources - but that's not necessarily the case. 

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High End Spa Design Taboos You Should Consider Breaking

30th Apr 2015

Perhaps in a design scheme but not when it comes to spa systems as a whole. Why not go for 'the more the merrier' mentality instead, and reap the rewards of having it all?

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Designing Top Of The Line Swimming Pools: The Right Way

24th Apr 2015

Guncast's design team will talk you through every step of the design and build process, so you end up with the exact luxury swimming pool you had in mind.

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5 Things You Never Knew about Moving Floor Swimming Pools

17th Apr 2015

A moving floor swimming pool means you have the versatility of deciding whether you'd like a swimming pool, a spare room, extra patio space at the touch of a button.

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How Luxury Spas Help You Live a Healthier (and Better) Life

10th Apr 2015

The use of water for therapy is no modern technique... in fact, hydrotherapy is derived from an old Greek term meaning 'water healing. 'Nonetheless, there are still many who are not yet familiar with the practice of hydrotherapy - or how beneficial it can really be where health and well-being are concerned. 

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Creating Luxury Swimming Pools That Children & Grown-Ups Will Love

31st Mar 2015

If the pitter-patter of little feet is present (or an impending reality) in your home, the moving floor swimming pool from Guncast could be the perfect solution. The moving floor swimming pool feature gives you ultimate control over swimming pool depth.

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You're Losing Money Not Having a Luxury Swimming Pool at Your Hotel

23rd Mar 2015

Now, consider the possibility of enticing more tourists and business travellers with not just any old run-of-the-mill swimming pool, but a luxurious, high-end swimming pool with lavish spa facilities to boot.

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Outdoor Swimming Pools and Garden Design

23rd Feb 2015

Come winter, outdoor swimming pools attract leaves, debris and general garden waste; they can ice over and tend to look a bit worse for wear. Unless the pool is heated, you're unlikely to be swimming in it at the beginning of the year, January is certainly not the best month for a pool party. But if you would still like your pool to look stylish and neat there are a few things you can do.

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Swimming Pool Design Trends for 2015

16th Feb 2015

This year looks to be even bigger and better for the swimming and there are many new and exciting technologies for outdoor and indoor swimming pools.

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Unique Luxury Swimming Pool Design Features

09th Feb 2015

The ultimate in luxury is the renowned moving floor swimming pool from Guncast. This versatile swimming pool features a moving floor to adjust the depth, and a moving wall to adjust the size and separate an indoor outdoor swimming pool.

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Counter Current Unit Swimming Pools for Swim Training

02nd Feb 2015

Of course, building an Olympic size swimming pool in your home or garden is unrealistic and not everyone has the space to do so. A counter current unit swimming pool from Guncast is the perfect option for people who have limited space but want to use their pool for exercise.

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Guncast Luxury Commercial Swimming Pools

13th Jan 2015

From swimming pools within shared apartment blocks in London to world class hotel spas and private leisure club swimming pools, Guncast designs and constructs a range of bespoke commercial swimming pools, all of them to the highest standard, from a company with over 40 years of experience.

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Guncast Luxury Swimming Pool Design and Construction

05th Jan 2015

Guncast is constantly expanding and recently announced the opening of a new office in New Jersey, USA which was built to accommodate the rise in high end luxury sales in the US.

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