Mosaic Tiling

  Tiles come in all shapes, sizes and colours.  A popular choice for the more discerning pool owner is the mosaic tile. Mosaics date from 3BC and were originally used to create artwork.… Continue reading

Expansion Joint Replacement

Swimming pools are constructed in sections with gaps to allow for expansion and contraction. Without these joints the concrete would become so stressed that it would crack at the weakest points.  Construction joints… Continue reading

The Swash Channel Ship Wreck – See it for yourself!

Commercial and Specialised Diving have been working with Archaeologists from Bournemouth University to help preserve and recover the artefacts from the 400 year old Swash Channel Wreck. The ship wreck was found just… Continue reading

In the Drink – Diving in potable water

Did you know we can dive in drinking water, otherwise known as potable water? Enclosed water reservoirs are located in underground bunkers on hilltops all around the country.  These reservoirs hold enough water… Continue reading

Slipway Completion

Commercial and Specialised Diving have been proud to be part of a year long project to assist in building a new, state-of-the-art lifeboat station.   Commercial and Specialised diving were tasked with assisting… Continue reading

How to avoid cracked tiles – Is it your construction joints?

When a swimming pool is constructed the concrete is poured into sections to allow for expansion and contraction of each section.  These joints must follow all the way through to the tiled surface… Continue reading

Sharp Edges Exposed – Are your swimmers cutting their feet?

Swimming pools are often constructed using tiles and grout.  Over time the grout will become eroded, exposing the edges of the tiles. Tile edges are sharp, particularly where they have been cut. These… Continue reading

Turning the lights off

Pool lights are useful in swimming pools as they can aid a lifeguard’s vision of swimmers in the water, whilst making the pool look aesthetically pleasing, but they can often go wrong. Lights… Continue reading

Draining Swimming Pools and why it needs to be done slowly

Swimming pools need to be able to move and are constructed with ‘expansion joints’ to enable this to happen.  Temperature changes will make the concrete tank expand or contract, as will weight differences… Continue reading

The European Eel Regulations – A Slippery Problem

In 2009 regulations came into effect in order to protect the European Eel (Anguilla anguilla), whose numbers are in decline. Eels spawn in the Sargasso Sea and the young, known as glass eels,… Continue reading