Enhancing The Home With An Indoor Pool

Paul and Jane Green had always wanted an indoor pool, a dream that was made possible when they moved to a new home and finally had the space to extend. It was a big decision to make so the Greens thought about it long and hard and even visited friends who already had home swimming pools for further inspiration. Paul also found inspiration at work, where he is involved in high-end property.

They began researching companies in the area which could meet their requirements. Keen to use a well-known, reputable firm which specialised in indoor swimming pools, the Greens also wanted to find a company who had the capability to manage the whole project, removing the need for individual contractors, this search led them to Origin.

Origin is the way forward

Paul contacted Origin and arranged a meeting. “Origin said all the right things and the advice they gave was great. They organised visits to some of their recently completed projects so we could get a feel for their work. We were very impressed, it really solidified our decision to choose them”.

Paul also had a friend who lived in the area and had an indoor pool fitted by Origin previously, they still used them to maintain it and gave Origin a glowing recommendation.

The right decision

Origin worked alongside the Green family to design their dream pool. As the pool was going to be an extension of their home it needed to match the exterior of the existing house, so a seamless blend of the two was essential. Internally, however, a high-quality, modern and contemporary style was the top priority.

“We drew a lot of inspiration from pictures of other high-end pools we had seen and used these to demonstrate to Origin and the architect exactly what we wanted.”

The couple wanted a bright and spacious area so Origin designed a pool with colour-changing lighting and iridescent tiling which would reflect the light perfectly, both elements also provide the added feel of luxury. In addition to creating a relaxing space with a spa, it was also important to Paul that he could use the pool to maintain his fitness. The space to build an Olympic-sized pool wasn’t available, so Origin added swim jets into the design. Swim jets create resistance in the swimming pool, so Paul would be able to swim against them, providing a more challenging exercise regime.

The finishing touches proved to be quite challenging “We really wanted to install marble walls but the tiling we chose was extremely expensive and heavy. This meant that it would be difficult to transport and use in the build. Origin talked us through some potential substitutes and were able to find a creative solution by using marble tiles that were slightly smaller in size, but would be more practical.”

Brilliant builders

The project took 8 months to complete, during which time the Greens were kept up to date with the progress. The Origin team were available to chat through the  project whenever they wanted, including regular meetings to discuss finishes and make other important decisions as the build progressed.

Paul was extremely impressed with the construction team. Despite undertaking a huge extension project, the team kept disruption to a minimum and didn’t knock through into the Green’s property until it was essential. This helped to keep the property secure throughout.

“The team were great, they kept the site as clean as they could and were all extremely friendly. Once you get over the mental hurdle that your property is going to be a bit chaotic for a few months, it’s a really exciting part of the project as you begin to see your pool take shape”.

Life with Origin

Paul and his family couldn’t be happier with the space Origin has created, “I’ve always used swimming as a form of exercise. I used to visit the local hotel three times a week before we had our own pool installed and this proved difficult, especially if I was working late. Now, I use the pool five times a week and when the rest of the family visit, they have a fantastic space for fun and relaxation. Especially our granddaughter, she’s three years old and just loves splashing around when she visits.”

The Greens look at it as more than a pool, it’s an extension of their family home. “The good thing about the space is that it’s a room in its own right. Although we all use the pool for different reasons, it’s such a pleasant space to relax and do the things we love such as have a drink or read a book. Our friends are amazed by the complexity of the design!”

“We would absolutely recommend Origin, they were honest, realistic and clearly experienced – they had the whole package”.