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Having a pool

Have you thought about having a pool it’s a dream that many people aspire too

Especially when they think of moving to Portugal and renovating a stone house or building new.

The first concerns when thinking about having a pool are usually and understandably what will it cost, how big will the pool be, how deep and where will we locate it.

Then there is will it have a liner or glass mosaic tiles, ladders or steps, lighting, electric pool cover(costs permitting) and what about the patio, pool surround, and planting.

Oh yes and a shaded area for dining alfresco!

You have to admit there is a lot to think about when you have decided that you are having a pool.

From a practical point of view, we would have to say that you have missed a major point or three from your pool decision list.

Is the ground suitable for installing a swimming pool of the type and depth that you want?

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Castelo Construction Having a pool

Is there enough access to excavate the pool foundations and where do you want all of the earth to go.

Do I need planning permission or a license?

The final question of who is going to build the pool is possibly the easiest to answer. Castelo Construction can visit your home or building project. Tell you if the conditions to build a pool are in your chosen location.

They can advise on all aspects of pool design from depth, interior finish and even the type of patio or pool cover that will be most suitable.

Call Kelvin on 00351 927168247

Or email kelvin@casteloconstruction.com
Check out some of our projects on www.casteloconstruction.com

Pool Problems Glass Mosaic Tiles

Swimming pool before and after

We are often asked for before and after photographs of our work here are some of a swimming pool before and after.

Many clients make them into a memento to hang on the wall.

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Of course when we are in the thick of it carrying out the work we often can’t remember what the particular projects looked like before we started work.
Take this swimming pool for instance. The house had views to die for. Even our Portuguese craftsmen were impressed with the view.

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leveling the edge of the pool

Unfortunately this particular swimming pool had major problems which the new owner recognized and decided to put right.

With regard to the swimming pool the problem was that the base was not strong enough, the swimming pool structure was erected incorrectly and the pool had sunk into the ground so that the waterline was not parallel with the top edge of the pool. This is a fundamental error which is noticeable by everyone who comes into the garden.

Because of the above there was also a water leak which had washed away the support for the patio which caused it to sag and collapse. The previous owner obviously had not been able top get the cowboy builders back to fix it.

Take a look at what our swimming pool team did.

You can see them using a flexible hose full or water to make sure the level is perfect. This method has been used for hundreds of years. If the sunlight is too bright we often use a little red wine at each end of the tube so that we can see the level more clearly.

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applying the liner to the pool walls

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This pool is a liner pool.

Here you can see the steps involved in installing the liner.

Not something for DIY enthusiasts.

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Another happy Castelo Construction customer

Filling with water Finished and looking goodIf you need a swimming pool repairing or a new one built

call the experts Castelo Construction

email info@casteloconstruction.com

Arrived at your holiday home only to be disappointed

If you have just arrived at your holiday home only to be disappointed you have found the right place for help.

You will see the normal wind blown leaves and the few plants that failed to survive due to lack of water. Ready to open the door with a little trepidation as to what you will find. Power off, potential burglary or a flood.

You open the door and it hits you !!!

That wall of smelly humidity and dampness. You quickly open all, the doors and windows to air the house but you know that is going to take several days for that horrid smell to go, there will no doubt be lots of moldy and spoiled things to throw out too.

Having experiences like this makes having a holiday home in Portugal a potentially depressing experience.

Why you? why your house? how can you stop this damp in your holiday home walls?

Having just a few days of holiday and desperate to enjoy the warm weather while you are here it may be tempting to put up with it or ignore the problem until you get home.

Do not leave the solution until you get home call Castelo Construction  00351 927168247

or email info@castelocontruction.com

We may not turn up like “Winston Wolfe” but we will come and see you when it is convenient.