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Planning an Outdoor Pool Project? Here’s What You Need to Consider

Planning an Outdoor Pool Project? Here’s What You Need to Consider

Do you have a luxury swimming pool project coming up in 2020? Preparation is key, and trusted advice from industry experts, such as Guncast Pools & Wellness, can make the process easier for everyone involved. Here are a few of the many factors that need to be taken into consideration when building an outdoor pool.


It’s important to bear in mind that a premium outdoor pool is much more than just a place to swim. This is a bespoke area for entertainment, relaxation and leisure, a space for memories to be made for years to come.

It’s a good idea to position the pool in a well-lit, accessible location, preferably the sunniest spot and sheltered from the wind. With careful swimming pool design, a luxury pool can become the heart of a home, embellishing the landscape and creating a unique selling point that boosts property value.


Choosing the right construction method for your project can impact the overall finish and integration of the pool into the wider build scheme. The preferred choice is the gunite wet or dry sprayed concrete technique, which is widely used for the construction of high quality, elite swimming pools. Speak with our specialists today for advice.


Is the pool theme going to be atmospheric and modern, or traditional and bright? The surrounding structures and finishes are just as important as the pool itself. One factor that will leave a lasting impression is the swimming pool tiling.

Large format porcelain tiles are an excellent choice where the look of natural stone is desired, without the usual drawbacks that natural stone encounters in a pool environment.

Mosaic tiles are versatile for creating stylish pattern-work and, since Roman times, have been used to create opulent decoration. Dark coloured mosaic tiles are often used to create a dramatic, reflective effect and combined with a dark grout, the pool’s finish becomes seamless, elegant and sleek.

Guncast imports the finest mosaic tiles from around the world to achieve beautiful, durable pools and offers an exclusively designed range of marble featuring the latest in on-trend colours including Slate Green, Anthracite Grey, and Bottle Green.


Do you want to find out more useful information for your project? The recently updated Architect Zone provides helpful drawings, guides, images and articles for luxury swimming pool projects and KLAFS at Guncast wellness design. Our user-friendly documents are all free to download and provide valuable guidance and expertise to help you through the pitching, specification, designing, building and construction elements of your project.


Access to this site is by request only, with an aim to provide our select community of architects and engineers with exemplary resources to enhance their pool and wellness projects.

This is a free, restricted access portal for architects and engineers only, giving you deeper information in our knowledge centre. Interested in joining? Click here to sign up and one of our experts will be in touch. Alternatively contact our dedicated swimming pool builders on +44 (0)1798 343725.