swimming pool design

AQUA SPAZIO

SWIMMING POOLS, SPAS, SAUNAS & STEAM ROOMS

 

ABOUT AQUA SPAZIO

AQUA SPAZIO is a London based design firm that specialises in swimming pools, spas, steam rooms, saunas and water features. In addition to undertaking turnkey wet leisure projects within London and the South East of England, we also deliver specialist consulting services to clients from Europe as well as and around the world.

We have the attitude, education, training, experience and vision to make your aspiration come true, and we never stop learning. For us, each project represents a new challenge, and we try to utilise every opportunity to discover new solutions and bring better quality to leisure spaces. By listening to our clients, observing their lifestyle and collaborating with specialist suppliers and contractors, we bring innovative ideas to life.

If you like our work and are in the market for the products and services we offer, please give us a call on 07942 111 343 or fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we will call you straight back.

DESIGNER LAP POOL, HAMPSTEAD

DESIGNER LAP POOL, HAMPSTEAD

A geometric marvel that adds just the right amount of ‘Drama’. 

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NATURAL STONE FINISH BASEMENT POOL, ST JOHN'S WOOD

A salute to Peter Zumthor.

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DECK LEVEL POOL, LOUGHTON ESSEX

Simple lines that look over an amazing view.

COUNTRY HOUSE POOL, HEMBELDEN

COUNTRY HOUSE POOL, HAMBLEDEN

A brand new swimming pool that does not look new at all.

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DECK LEVEL MINIMALISTIC POOL, LONDON

Monochrome setting accentuates the colour of water.

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LUXURY BASEMENT POOL, ST JOHN'S WOOD

Finishes that leave most other pools behind.

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DECK LEVEL LAP POOL, NETEHERFIELD

Rugged materials, clean lines.

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POOL IN A MODERN HOUSE, THE ISLES

It’s always about the colour of water, especially with simple pool shapes.

GLASS BOX POOL, HAMPSTEAD

POOL IN A GLASS BOX, HAMPSTEAD

For the five days of summer.

MOVING FLOOR POOL, BELSIZE PARK

MOVING FLOOR POOL, BELSIZE PARK

Pool to dance floor in less than 5 minutes.

LUXURY BASEMENT SPA, MAYFAIR

LUXURY BASEMENT SPA, MAYFAIR

Putting everything in one room.

KIDS HYDROTHERAPY POOL, CAMDEN

KIDS HYDROTHERAPY POOL, CAMDEN

When a pool is not just a pool.

SEA VIEW INFINITY POOL, FELIXSTOWE

SEA VIEW INFINITY POOL, FELIXSTOWE

This is the east coast of England, really.

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PERFECT VANISHING EDGE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

A pool that blends into the landscape.

FUNCTIONAL FAMILY POOL, HAMPSTEAD

MAKE NO MISTAKE POOL, HAMPSTEAD

An honest and straightforward approach.

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GARDEN SUBURBS POOL, HAMPSTEAD

Timeless elegance for a traditional garden.

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GARDEN LAP POOL, WIMBLEDON

Just the right size for the property.

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LUXURY HOTEL SPA, POOLE

Facilities second to none.

 

GUIDE PRICES FOR SWIMMING POOLS

Here’s a handy guide to prices for various types of pools and spas you can get for your money. In London and the South East, many companies offer a wide array of pools, finishes and equipment. Apart from choosing a reputable and capable firm, the main choices to make are whether it will be an above-ground or an in-ground pool, and choice of construction materials.


The cheapest decent option is the above-ground timber swimming pool that comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, and will cost anywhere between £7,500 and £15,000 fully installed. As a typical example, a 6.5m X 3.6m timber pool would cost  £9,500 including installation.  For poolside decking, add another  £2,000 to £5,000. These timber pools can be fully sunk in-ground and to do that, excavation charges start from about £2,500.

Moving upscale, your main choice is between block walled liner and concrete tiled pools, again usually fully in-ground. Although tiled pools (from £28,000 excluding excavation) are more expensive then liner pools (from £22,000 excluding excavation) and are also considered more  upscale, there are cases where a liner pool is more suitable to a property or a specific situation. Trying to choose between the two may not be particularly easy, especially as liner pool companies, not surprisingly, generally flog vinyl liners while tile pool companies will obviously recommend concrete. We do both types, so are able to offer you unbiased advice.

There are some significant differences between the two. The advantage of concrete pools is that these can be built to any shape, size or depth with steps, seats and feature walls, and if your budget stretches to it, can be constructed as deck level pools or infinity pools (add about  £6,000 to  £15,000 depending on size). On the other hand, liner pools are much faster to install than concrete, have a naturally smoother finish and come in a wide array of colours.

Other things that affect the price of pools are automatic covers, pool surrounds, water features and counter current swimming machines. If the pool is installed indoors, a H&V system is necessary and basic H&V packages start from  £6,000 going up to  £24,000 for a fully ducted system with fresh air option.

We reckon that the difference between a “good liner pool and a great tiled pool” is around two fold, so you can spend  £28,000 and get a 9m X 3.6m vinyl liner outdoor pool with basic cover and filtration, while  £55,000 would fetch you an excellent, fully tiled outdoor pool of a similar size with automatic cover, LED underwater lighting and some nice water features.

To discuss the various pool options or to know more about us, please give us a call on 07942 111 343 or fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we will call you straight back.


We have three standard packages :


Homeowner’s Package

As a homeowner, especially if you have built your home from scratch or done some refurbishment to it, you would have dealt with enough tradesmen and builders to understand that it is extremely hard to pin them down to their initial quotes, there are always escalations and you end up paying considerably more than the contract price. Even if there have been no major changes.


Aqua Spazio aims to put an end to that, all our quotes are extremely detailed and itemised, so you know how much you are paying for the concrete, water proofing, tiling etc and you can also make any changes that you want before you place the order. Once the contract is signed, there are no hidden costs and no escalations.


Our strength lies in having a thorough knowledge of everything involving the construction of a swimming pool. Our clients usually give us a brief or an example of what they want and leave the rest to us. We then find the best solution, keeping in mind the site conditions, schedule, budget etc and prepare all the details. Then we sign a fixed price contract that is really ‘FIXED PRICE’. As you would have read on the main prices page, liner pools start from  £22,000 and concrete ones from  £28,000 plus excavation and VAT if applicable. 


Please give us a call on 07942 111 343 or fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we will call you straight back.


Architect’s Package


We have worked on some of the complex and dare we say  challenging  swimming pool projects with some of London’s finest architects and landscapers. While we have designed and installed lavish large pools for properties that are worth more than £25M, we have also put pools in basements where there is barely a place to stand. We are confident that with our knowledge of pool construction, and also H&V systems, we can put pools in places where most other companies can’t.


We know that clients come full of ideas and it is then the  responsibility  of the architect to make it happen. Precious billable hours can be lost trying to find solutions that elude constantly. Since our team has been involved with hundreds of indoor and outdoor pool designs, we have developed a very instinctive sense of technical design that immediately tells us what will fundamentally work and what won’t. This also helps us in understanding ‘what’ is to be achieved, even before we come to the ‘how’.


Basically, when you speak, we listen intently and also read between the lines. Period.


To help our partner architects win commissions, in instances where Spazio London is recommended to clients as preferred pool contractor, we offer three free services:


Fly Through Videos

If you provide us with concept sketches and site photographs, we can make realistic fly through videos of indoor and outdoor pools, to see an example click on this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTmwLGkY5oI


Survey & Initial Design 

We provide up to one full day of exploratory works free as a part of the architect’s tender process.


Budget Estimates

We will provide formal budget estimates free to help improve the accuracy/efficiency of architect’s submissions to clients, prior to proceeding to tender.


Please give us a call on 07942 111 343 or fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we will call you straight back.


Builders’ Package

Spazio London is a company run by engineers who are pool designers by heart – so we are more than happy to provide specialist services to main contractors, and assist them in doing as much work as they can. This gives them an opportunity to use existing on-site resources to do the heavy lifting work, and leaves only the highly technical bits to us, saving money in the process.


Whether  you are renovating a house or building a new one, chances are that there would be a  ground-works  contractor on-site to do the foundations, who can easily dig the pool out and put the concrete shell in. If there is a basement being built or renovated than there is also a good chance that a  waterproofing  company would be on site to waterproof the pool. Most reasonably good builders employ a team of renderers, tilers and finishers – again useful for tiling the pool up. The boiler guy can also install the primaries for the heat exchanger and we can even guide the on-site electrician to sort out the pool lights and control panel.


This leaves us to design and install just the filtration and water treatment, and you are swimming. Prices for this package start from  £12,500 for outdoor pools and include a full set of design drawings and site visits at pre-agreed stages. Since it is our policy to give a complete breakdown of exactly what we are providing, you can change your mind and instruct us to do less or more in a transparent way.


Please give us a call on 07942 111 343 or fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we will call you straight back.

 

OUR EXPERTISE

OUTDOOR LINER POOLS

LINER SWIMMING POOLS FROM £22,000

Liner pools that are based on simple flat laid concrete block work walls and screeded floor are the most basic but also the most popular type of pools...

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TILED SWIMMING POOLS FROM £28,000

While liner pools are adequate for private residential use and can enhance the appeal and value of any home, one step ahead of these...

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ROLLING POOL DECKS FROM £24,000

These are rigid pool covers that are most suitable for existing outdoor pools, provided you have enough space next to the pool for the floor to roll on to....

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INDOOR SWIMMING POOLS FROM £36,000

Indoor pools are generally built to the same technical specification as outdoor pools with the addition of H&V (heating & ventilation) system to take care of...

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BASEMENT SWIMMING POOLS FROM £42,000

The main difference between designing an indoor swimming pool and an indoor ‘basement’ swimming pool is the consideration for...

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MOVING POOL FLOORS FROM £36,000

As the name suggests, these are floors of swimming pools that move to alter the depth of the pool or even make it a solid floor with the pool hidden beneath it....

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SAUNAS FROM £5,000

Saunas are a great addition to a new project or even to an existing pool, and the modern versions can be had with a sleek all glass front that adds to the minimalist effect for contemporary style....

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STEAM ROOMS FROM £10,000

While readymade steam rooms with acrylic panels are very popular and suitable for commercial applications, nothing beats the style of an all tiled steam room with LED lighting....

DECK LEVEL POOLS

DECK LEVEL SWIMMING POOLS FROM £45,000

As the name implies, the water level in a deck level pool is the same as the pool surround, which looks fantastic and the filtration works much better than a freeboard pool of the same...

INFINITY POOLS

INFINITY POOLS FROM £30,000

A variation of deck level pools is the infinity pool, also sometimes called vanishing edge pool, with overflow on one or two sides only. These pools look stunning...

Hydrotherapy pools

HYDROTHERAPY POOLS FROM £48,000

Increasingly popular nowadays, hydrotherapy pools are built to the same specifications as indoor tiled pools but run at much higher temperatures and hence...

GLASS WALL SWIMMING POOLS

GLASS WALL SWIMMING POOLS FROM £60,000

Another variation of infinity pools and a step ahead of mirror pools are pools with glass walls on one, two or even all four sides with water overflowing the panels...

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MIRROR POOLS FROM £24,000

Another variation of infinity pools, pools with infinity edge on all four sides look like mirrors and are quite popular to be installed as feature pools in public areas...

STAINLESS STEEL POOLS

SS SWIMMING POOLS FROM £36,000

In restricted locations like existing basements or terraces where constructing a pool or a spa can be a challenge, prefabricated stainless steel pools offer...

SWIMMING POOL REFURBISHMENT

POOL RENOVATION FROM £10,000

As with all things material, pools can look tired, old and dated with the passage of time so many of our projects involve extensive remodelling of existing pools...

 

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