Pool condition survey – the results are in!

August 15, 2016

Grunge Stempel rot RESULTSAnd it wasn’t quite what we were expecting…

You might remember that a few weeks ago, we commissioned a survey into the condition of the original pool tank, steps and handrails, together with an investigation into what the pool was filled with.
We’ve now had the full report back, and while it mostly confirmed what we knew about the concrete surrounding the pool (that it was in pretty bad shape) it has also introduced an unexpected, and dramatic, twist to the tale.

Put simply, we now know that repairing the existing concrete is NOT a financially viable option like we originally hoped it would be.

However, it’s not all doom and gloom. Far from it, in fact. It means we now have two options:

  1. replacing the concrete entirely
  2. covering the existing concrete with a brand new structure.

And right now, the second option looks like it’s the best option, with the dramatic twist being that it could even be a more favourable option than the original plan.

Why? Because firstly we wouldn’t incur expensive removal, disposal and landfill costs for the pool contents (we’d just simply cover it!), and secondly, raising the pool deck slightly would instantly solve a lot of accessibility and flood resistance headaches across the site.

Now that’s what we call a result!