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A brief reflection…

A beautiful professionally constructed swimming

pool makes an impressive statement and presents

the realisation of a lifelong dream. It is a pleasure

out of the ordinary not necessarily essential but

like all luxuries, highly desired. It will reflect your

achievements in life, your taste, and your love of life.

It will come to hold lasting memories of wonderful

times. It will bring you endless enjoyment.

Most people will have a vision of their own swimming

pool in their mind’s eye. At Portrait Pools, we have

nearly 3 decades of experience and expertise to

take that a step forward, to open up the countless

possibilities and to capture the essence of your

lifestyle. We love nothing better than to take your

initial concepts and deliver you with something you

could never have imagined would be possible and

most importantly it would be yours.

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Indoor Residential Projects

Portrait Pools have become synonymous with producing beautiful, high

quality, award winning pools; that will enhance any property from converted

barn to stately home. Our vast knowledge, consummate skill and unrivalled

experience will ensure that your pool functions as beautifully as it looks. Our

indoor pools, spas and wellness suites transform any space into a fantastic

sanctuary where the family can relax and be entertained whatever the

season. We combine the best in functionality and versatility with the latest

state of the art technology to deliver the ultimate luxury experience.

Personal free time has never been as precious as it is in today’s fast moving

society. Owning your own personal leisure suite will give you the freedom to

take time out and relax to prolong your health and wellbeing.

Our knowledge, expertise and commitment means each pool is a unique statement of its owner; whether

you want a pool to keep fit, keep the young and young at heart happy or simply your own personal utopia,

you can be sure our knowledge and commitment means your pool will be distinctive in its own right.

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Outdoor Residential Projects

There are very few greater pleasures in life, on a beautiful summer’s day,

than relaxing in your own outdoor swimming pool. Our swimming pools, while

maintaining a clean, beautiful look in the landscape, add real individuality to the

home environment and extend your style to the outdoors.

So, whether you use your pool for fun, fitness or just to relax, our designers aim to

create an aesthetically pleasing outdoor living space that reflects your needs and

surpasses the highest expectations.

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Design & Computer

Generated Images (CGI)

From your initial enquiry to the moment you take the plunge for the first time, you will find

our service matches the quality of our pools every inch of the way. After an amazing showroom

experience and initial consultation to agree budgetary figures, we produce concepts for the project in

the form of CAD drawings. We then consult with you and fine tune until you are completely satisfied

and have approved every detail.

There is then the option for us to produce a Computer Generated Image so you can visualise

everything perfectly with photorealistic images of how your project will look. Once you give your final

approval you can be sure your dream pool will be built to award winning standards.

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CGI

CGI

Finished build

Finished build

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Lighting & Ceiling Effects

Our expert designers use specialist lighting and ceiling effects to improve the overall

impact of the development. Clever use of lighting above and surrounding a pool or spa

is responsible for creating and controlling the ambience, atmosphere and mood.

Stretch ceilings offer a world of possibilities. They hide unsightly building features,

light/alarm and air conditioning fixtures behind a strong, stretched flexible membrane.

It has good acoustic properties along with vapour control and has a surface that can

be digitally printed with any design that will have a powerful effect by maximising the

reflection of light and ripples from your pool.

Combining clever lighting with a printed stretched ceiling creates an immersive visual

experience that vastly enhances the pool or spa development.

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Fountains & Water Features

Whether they mimic nature or create an exciting, revitalising feature, waterfalls and

water features are used to add sophistication and beauty to homes. Grandiose or a

subtle water feature enhances any development.

The features are calming and soothing and are constructed from a vast range of

lavish natural materials; they have a universal appeal that all ages can admire and

enjoy. You will be excited to share this ultimate luxury with family and friends.

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Moving Floors

Like the roll-on room, moveable floors provide you with an additional

useable space in your home. This highly flexible system delivers the

luxury of raising or lowering the floor of your pool to any preselected

water depth. This provides safer, shallower depths of water for children

or to enable disabled persons with special needs to benefit from the

pool. As well as the additional space when the floor is fully raised, the

energy costs for heating are greatly reduced. It will transform your pool

room into a function room in minutes with the press of a button.

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Auto Pool Covers


As well as looking good an automatic pool cover has many very useful functions. At the turn of a key it can offer a superb safety barrier that

protects your family from harm. In addition, pool owners benefit from cost efficiencies from the reduction of water and chemical evaporation,

lower heating and operational costs as well as the barrier keeping dirt and debris out of the pool which helps lower overall maintenance costs.

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Roll-On Room


Our clients demand the very best

and we make sure we can deliver it in

each and every project we undertake.

Innovation is an integral part of

everything we do and our designers

are continually looking for new,

more efficient and inventive products

that can enhance the overall pool

experience.

A perfect example of this is what

we call our ‘roll-on room’. We can

create a multi-functional area that

will give you so many options. At

the flick of a switch a solid floor

will glide across to safely cover your

beautiful swimming pool and create

a new space. Available on new build

pools and as a retrofit, a rolling floor

is a versatile safe and secure pool

covering solution. The roll-on floor

transforms an indoor pool into a

party space or a games room and

complemented by a cinema, bowling

alley and bar, the latest residential

spa developments set new standards

in extravagance. The floor looks

fantastic and is finished with a wide

range of products from natural stone,

ceramic tiles or even timber to match

the remainder of your pool surround.

The technology is state of the art and

the effect is breathtaking.

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Wellness

At the end of the day, there is no better place

to unwind and relax than in your own pool. It is

the perfect environment but we can offer you so

much more… and your own personal ‘wet area’ can

enhance the whole experience.

We build spas, saunas, steam rooms and Hydro spas,

all of which can be incorporated into the design of

your pool ensuring that each element will blend

perfectly into the overall concept. This is about

taking the pleasure you get from your pool to a

different level and it’s about enjoying life to the full.

Portrait Pools have recently partnered up with one

of the World’s leading luxury Thermal Wellness

equipment suppliers, Sommerhuber. A selection

of their fantastic product range is shown in this

brochure, further examples can be experienced in

our New Wellness Showroom.

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Photo: Sommerhuber

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Photo: Sommerhuber

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Photo: Sommerhuber

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Photo: Sommerhuber

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Civil Engineering

We personally manage every element of the project from design through

to installation. This ensures each project hits all our strict timing, quality

and budgetary performance indicators.

All factors are carefully considered, these key considerations include:

● Site conditions

● Proposed use of basement

● Basement construction type (substrate material)

● Necessity to protect against soil contaminants / ground gasses

● Tanking Systems

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From first foundations…


…to finishing touches

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Maintenance

Our service doesn’t stop when your pool is completed as we provide

an all-encompassing maintenance service that defines the standards

within the industry. We will ensure that everything is working as

perfectly as it was on completion and you will be able to purchase pool

chemicals, covers and equipment directly from us.

In the highly unlikely event of there being a problem we have a 24-hour

helpline. Your complete satisfaction and reassurance is our priority.

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Environmental Policy

We recognise our responsibility towards protection of the environment and

we are committed to minimising the environmental impact of our products

and business activities. To fulfil this policy, we ensure that every aspect of our

activities is conducted in accordance with sound environmental practices. This

includes: minimising the consumption of natural resources and energy, reducing

the creation of waste by recycling of materials whenever practical and most

importantly promoting new products and processes that have an improved

environmental performance.

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Commercial projects

Portrait not only works within the residential market but has successfully

completed a wide range of projects in the public sector including schools,

leisure centres, hotels, wellness centres and and health Spas. Large

commercial projects require an innovative, proactive approach. Portrait

has the specialist expertise and industry knowledge to see a project from

initial design through to handover.

We both design and install Commercial pools of all sizes as turnkey

projects. From the initial concrete base through to energy efficient water

and air handling systems, environmental control, automatic chemical

dosing to the most intricate finishing touches ensuring that everything

is completed to the highest SPATA standards. We also provide integral

spas, steam and sauna rooms and hydrotherapy pools; the complete

commercial package.

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Everything Under One Roof

As the UK’s leading luxury Spa and pool provider, Portrait are continually innovating and investing in our proposition to ensure our customers get

the finest and most comprehensive service. Our quality and distinction is reflected in some of the finest, award winning residential and commercial

swimming pools, spas and water features seen in the UK.

In order to fulfil this ethos, we have opened a new state of the art showroom located in Bollington at the heart of the beautiful Cheshire

countryside. This design led, purpose built showroom perfectly showcases the most comprehensive range of luxury swimming pool finishes, spa and

sauna displays in the UK. Not only can you view displays of Extra-large format Italian porcelain and Ezarri glass mosaics but you can see large digital

printed examples in addition to internal and external natural stone tiles and walling as well as numerous stretch ceiling displays with LED lighting

systems and a selection of the hyper luxury Sommerhuber Wellness product range.

This is not just a showroom; you will experience a functioning steam, spa facility and showpiece bathroom in the main hall. With its additional

space, we now can display a fantastic fully functional home cinema as well as demonstrations of Home automation and lighting systems for the

pool, pool hall and the home. Next to the in-house design studio there are new onsite meeting facilities for your architects, contractors and interior

designers. This one of a kind facility ensures Portrait stay at the forefront of pool, spa and home entertainment design innovation.

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2017

Outstanding Pool of the Year

The Dick Millward Trophy for Pool

Contractor of the Year

Reflecting on our Continued Success

As you flick through this brochure you will see a small selection of the many beautiful commissions we have received over the

last three decades. We have many glowing testimonials from our customers and with over forty top Prestigious Swimming Pool

and Allied Trade Association (SPATA) Awards it is not difficult to understand why Portrait Pools is regarded as the UK’s leading

Pool and Spa provider.

We believe though the greatest measure of our success is our work and the greatest endorsement is the customer referrals and

recommendations we receive from our customers for fulfilling their dreams.

The mission of the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards (SPATA) is to recognise the achievements of the wet leisure industry, by

showcasing the best examples of design, construction, installation and innovation. Portrait has been awarded the Prestigious

National Pool Contractor of the Year on a record four occasions and has won over 100 industry awards for its Residential and

Commercial projects.

GOLD AWARD

Refurbishment Pool of the Year

GOLD AWARD

Residential Indoor Pools over

£200,000

GOLD & SILVER

Residential Indoor Pools £150,000

to under £200,000

BRONZE & SILVER

Commercial Pool of the Year

2 x SILVER

Residential Indoor Pools £100,000

to under £150,000

As the UK’s leading pool and spa supplier, Portrait in 2015 was entered into the third European Pool & Spa Awards hosted

by the European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations (EUSA) at the Piscina & Wellness exhibition in Barcelona.

EUSA represents over 3,000 swimming pool and spa companies across Europe and the awards are judged by top industry

professionals representing the EUSA members. The awards have five categories, with fourteen winners announced across the

13 countries. Portrait was awarded the highest accolade of the European Domestic Indoor Pool Of The Year.

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2015

2013

2011

2008

BRONZE

Residential Indoor Pools over

£100,000

BRONZE

Special Requirements Pools

SILVER

Commercial Pools

GOLD

Residential Outdoor Pools £80,000

and over

GOLD

Residential Indoor Pools over

£100,000

Barcelona 2015

European Domestic Indoor Pool

of The Year

POOL & SPA SCENE

GOLD

Best Website in its Class 2013

2013

SILVER

SPATA Pool of the Year

GOLD

NATIONAL Swimming Pool

Contractor of the Year

SILVER

Non Traditional Installations

GOLD

Sustainability Award

SILVER

Luxury Indoor Swimming Pool

GOLD

Refurbishment of The Year

National Pool Contractor of the

Year

Residential Pool of the Year

Outstanding Pool of the Year

GOLD, SILVER & BRONZE

Residential Indoor Pools £150,000

GOLD & SILVER

Residential Indoor Pools £75,000

and up to £150,000

GOLD

Environmental Award

SILVER

Inground Commercial SPAs

and Health

SILVER

Concrete Pool up to £60,000

2009

Pool Contractor of the Year

Pool of the Year

GOLD

Indoor Concrete Pool

GOLD

Residential Indoor Pool

2005

GOLD

Outdoor Concrete Pool

GOLD

Commercial Pool

2003

GOLD

Outdoor Concrete Pool

GOLD

Indoor Concrete Pool

SILVER

Indoor Swimming Pool

GOLD

Spas & Health Pools

SILVER

Commercial Pool

GOLD

Residential Indoor Pool over

£75,000 and up to £150,000

GOLD & SILVER

Residential Indoor Pool over

£150,000

GOLD

Automatic Retractable Cover

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Visit our showroom

Directions

Portrait Pools, 2 Store Street, Bollington, Cheshire, SK10 5PN

Open 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Weekends by appointment

From the North

From Manchester take the A34, after passing

Shrigley Road

Wilmslow take the first exit on the next

roundabout signposted A538 Prestbury.

Travel on this road for approximately 6 miles

through Prestbury village. Turn right onto the

B5090

Queen Street

Ingersley Road

A523 (Silk Road) and at the next roundabout

take the first exit onto flash lane B5091, after

800 meters take a left onto Bollington Road

B5090. Follow this road through the centre of

Parking

Bollington. On the left-hand side of the road

there is pub called the Holly Bush and 50

Store Street

Vine Street

meters further on a public car park. Directly

opposite the car park there is a newsagent

and a road signposted High Street, take this

and then after 25 metres enter Store Street –

the showroom is directly ahead.

Water Street

High Street

Church Street

From the South

Bollington

From Macclesfield take the A523 (Silk Road)

for approximately 4 miles. At the roundabout

take the B5090 sign posted Bollington for 800

metres. Follow this road through the centre

of Bollington. On the left-hand side of the

road there is pub called the Holly Bush and 50

meters further on a public car park. Directly

opposite the car park there is a newsagent

River Dean

and a road signposted High Street, take this

and then after 25 metres enter Store Street –

the showroom is directly ahead.

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