Deck-Level or Freeboard: Which Swimming Pool Design and Build is Best?

If you’re considering a Swimming Pool Contractor for the first time, you may be unsure of the options available. Although there are many designs regarding pools, they will often be referred to as ‘deck level’ and ‘freeboard’ but what does this mean?

To be confident in making the right choice regarding swimming pool contractors UK, you must know the difference between the two.
The following is an overview of deck-level and freeboard pools, as well as the advantages of both.

What is a Deck-Level Pool?

Deck-level pools are where the waterline is the same height as the waterline meaning the entire surface of the swimming pool is visible. To ensure there is no overspill, water flows over the coping stone when people are submerged in the pool.

The water then filters into a gutter below the grill. Once the water has been collected by the gutter, it is then transferred to a balance tank. Any water present in the balance tank is returned to the pool after being filtered and disinfected.

What Are The Advantages of a Deck-Level Pool?

  • The design of a deck-level pool ensures that any water present is of the highest quality.
  • A deck-level pool can be more appealing aesthetically as the gutter is hidden.
  • Deck-level pools maintain perfect cleanliness despite high usage.
  • More options regarding swimming pool design and build.

What Is a Freeboard Pool?

Freeboard pools mean the water level is 150mm below the coping stones. Rather than using a filter, the water level is maintained by the use of skimmers. The number of skimmers present in a pool can vary, but will often be between 300mm and 500 mm wide and 150 mm deep.

Skimmers maintain the water level and clear most debris and pathogens via the use of a floating weir which allows for a balanced flow rate.

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What Are the Advantages of a Freeboard Pool?

  • Cost-effective solution for low budgets.
  • Can be visually attractive if the correct swimming pool contractor is used.

Freeboard pools have been common for several years within residential properties, but there can be restrictions regarding the swimming pool design and build, and instances where the water isn’t as clean as it could be.

Freeboard pools are more expensive because of the additional equipment needed but can provide more choice regarding aesthetics, and allows for cleaner water and fewer toxins.

Why Choose Luxpool as Your Swimming Pool Contractor?

If you’re currently considering Swimming Pool Contractors UK, you must ensure you’re using a seasoned professional who can discuss your requirements in detail, and be completely clear regarding cost.

Fortunately, this is exactly what you receive when speaking with us. In addition to being experienced in the installation of freeboard and deck-level pools in the United Kingdom, we also provide several other professional installations including saunas and steam rooms.

With over 20 years of experience and more than 300 satisfied customers, you can be confident you’re in good hands with Luxpool.