2017: Another Great Year for One-Piece Swimming Pools
It has been a whirlwind of a year at Sundance Pools, seeing Ed, Mark and Jeremy clock up thousands of miles on the road as our one-piece pools found happy homes in Essex, Devon, Sussex, Leicestershire, Dorset, Kent, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire and right on our doorstep here in Buckinghamshire. Here’s what else we’ve been up to in 2017.
ONE-PIECE SHOW POOL UP AND RUNNING
In the early spring of 2018 we installed a one-piece Jetswim 4m pool at our showroom in Griffin Lane, Aylesbury. It stands above ground under a sliding enclosure, and is fitted with a two-pump counter-current and LED lights. The counter-current set up enables an endless swim experience, which both Ed and Mark have taken advantage of during their pre-work and lunchtime swims. Potential new customers have really benefitted from the opportunity to take a look at a functioning pump room and to see a Sundance pool up and running above-ground; many have enjoyed a dip, too. The show pool was particularly popular in the June heat wave when Ed could be spotted taking calls from the pool. Please do give us a call if you’d like to come and see the show pool for yourself, and feel free to bring your swimming gear if you fancy a dip. It’s heated!
ED BOUGHT A DRONE
Ed didn’t need too much persuasion to purchase a drone to add to the Sundance armoury. Not only does this new bit of kit enable us to take great photos of deliveries and the finished pools for our customers (and us) to enjoy, but the drone also enables us to assess site access in a way we’ve never been able to before. We deliver a lot of pools to tight spots, so getting an all-over view of the potential obstacles before we book a delivery has proven extremely useful from a logistics point of view.
A SWIMMING POOL IN THREE WEEKS
When a customer local to us in Buckinghamshire asked us over for a chat and a site visit back in July, we had no idea that he had his sights set on having an outdoor pool installed in just three weeks’ time. With a grandchild’s birthday party in the diary and good weather on the cards, his vision for a pool party in the garden was an ambitious one… but not entirely out of the question. We had the Aurora one-piece shell in stock, the pool was delivered to site just shy of two weeks after our first meeting, and the pool and plant room were up and running three days before the party.
APOLLO ONE-PIECE POOL PROVES POPULAR
It’s been a great year for the Apollo 10m pool, with three of these one-piece pools dropping into the ground in just six weeks. We had two in stock and the third was manufactured to order and delivered in three weeks. The Apollo has proven so popular because it’s an ideal family pool: our largest flat-bottomed pool with two sets of corner steps and a long seating bench between the two.
SWIMMING INTO 2018
Looking forward to the New Year, we will be investing more in our UK-manufactured one-piece pools as we expand – as both retailers and as suppliers to the swimming pool trade. Our ability to fulfil custom orders – bespoke sizes, finishes and colours – and offer swift lead times at competitive prices is crucial to the continued success of our business. Being able to visit the factory on the south coast regularly means that we can keep a close eye on production and keep on designing pools with the UK market specifically in mind.
Happy Christmas to all our friends, customers and suppliers. We look forward to seeing you all in 2018!