Rooftop Swimming Pool for Luxury apartments

Rooftop Swimming Pool for Luxury apartments

Project type: Commercial
Location: London, UK

This stunning, glass-floored rooftop pool was installed by Guncast Pools & Wellness for a luxury, residential apartment building in London. It features bespoke underwater lighting, and elegant full width entry steps at one end.

The Guncast team was engaged to make the project work after the construction had progressed beyond the design. Design and installation of the glass floor pool incorporated into the main building structure including 7 stage waterproof lining bonding to the structural concrete and stainless-steel frame. Installation and plant design for the filtration plant bespoke lighting etc.

With a constant depth of 1.2m, it has been built primarily for the purposes of exercising and entertaining.

This outdoor swimming pool is on the roof of a 6-storey apartment block, overlooking the City of London. It is positioned above the central atrium, which also forms the apartment entrance decks. The idea was to produce a bright and spacious feel with the water movement also offering a calming ambiance. The pool is tiled in gloss white tiles to further ensure all available light is reflected down into the atrium area.

The water treatment is a very high-spec, fully automatic high output UV based disinfection system, ensuring the absolute minimum residual chemicals are required. From a sustainability aspect, this also ensures any wastewater also contains very little chemicals.

Guncast was introduced to the project after the shell and core of the building had been constructed. The principle of the glass floor had been confirmed at this time, but the actual design in terms of how it was to be incorporated to the existing structure was not designed or defined. Guncast Engineers introduced the principle of a stainless-steel support frame and glass panels. The team was required to create a waterproof junction between the concrete structure and the stainless steel frame, and introduced a 3mm thick rubber membrane tanking system that could be electrostatically tested to detect the smallest pin hole.

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