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London Swimming Pool Co Contracting Ltd, Town and County Pavilions
Hackett Holland Ltd undertook the complete remodelling of a large Victorian villa in Notting Hill, including architecture, interior decoration and landscape concept designs. The practice worked with landscape designer Butter Wakefield to create one of the largest gardens in the area.
At the bottom of the garden, terminating the view, was a new Classical pavilion that acted as the focal point of the project. This building was to be fronted by a terrace, within which sat a pair of symmetrical pools.
Architect Johnny Holland provided the original concept idea of creating a hot and cold pool side by side within a single formation, to offer the various benefits of different temperature water and hydrotherapy in one place.
London Swimming Pool Co designed the pools to be constructed in their own shells with separate flow, mechanical and controls services to accommodate for the extensive hydrotherapy features, particularly in the hot pool which stays open all year round.
The pools each measure 2.60m x 1.80m accommodating 6-8 people at any one time and are deeper than a regular spa at 1.10 metres, providing ample space for seats in the hot pool and enabling the bather in the cold pool to wade in and out via the full width set of underwater steps and remain standing.
The hot pool is set at a hydrotherapy temperature of 34°–37°C, features eight massage jets including a cascading jet for the upper back and shoulder muscles and a circular air mat in the floor for foot massage. Both pools are subtly lit with specialist LED underwater lights. All fixtures and fittings are 316 grade stainless steel.
London Swimming Pool Co supplied the final design and managed the delivery of complex pool technology, which required two plant rooms. One sits on the ground level in the pavilion (built by Town & Country Pavilions), and houses the feature pumps and airblowers.
The balance tanks servicing the semi-level deck channel specially designed by London Swimming Pool Co at the end of each pool had to be custom-made to fit within the confines of the downstairs plant room where intricate pipework services the numerous features of the hot pool.
Foam made from 70% recycled glass was chosen to surround the pool shells, since it is the most structurally sound insulation material.
London Swimming Pool Co's cleverly thought out installation allows for relaxing, recuperating and entertaining even on grey autumn days and cold New Year’s Eves.
The project was awarded a SPATA Silver award 2013 for Non-Traditional Pool Installations.