Swimming Pool Refurbishment Services in Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Hampshire

Tanby Pools has been winning awards for our swimming pool refurbishment and renovation services for over fifty years. If your pool is lacking in features, functionally flawed or visually unappealing, our expert designers and engineers can turn it into a luxurious, beautiful relaxation space you’ll love to use time and time again.

We Turn Old Swimming Pools into Modern Luxury Pools with State-of-the-Art Features

Is your swimming pool tired, dated or completely unusable? Tanby Pools has been refurbishing and renovating pools like yours since 1966. We can take even the most basic and old-fashioned pool and turn it into a luxurious, feature-packed pool with state-of-the-art functionality, making sure it blends beautifully with your surroundings and perfectly fulfils your brief.

When you commission us to refurbish your swimming pool, we will conduct a thorough site assessment and take all of your desires into consideration. Our specially trained engineers will determine whether the existing pool is structurally sound, energy efficient and heated, as well as check for ways to make running your pool easier and less expensive.

We will redesign your pool to suit your style, needs and budget, ensuring that every little detail is catered to and providing you with full support and a dedicated contact every step of the way.

Once your refurbished pool is ready for use, we won’t simply leave you to maintain it yourself — Tanby Pools offers a wide range of popular maintenance contracts, ranging from regular weekly pool cleans to one-off visits at the beginning and end of the season or to check on the health of the pool.

Interested in learning more about our pool refurbishment and renovation services? Give us a call and schedule your free initial consultation today.


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Refurbishment Case Studies

Case Study 1

Refurbishment Case Study 1 was an existing Kidney shaped pool that Tanby Swimming Pools had built in the 1970’s for the previous owner. While this was structurally sound and did not leak, the appearance was dated. Due to the shape of the pool, installing any cover would have been awkward and therefore the pool was not often heated and rarely used. The client’s wish list included – a modern looking and contemporary design, ease of use and low maintenance with reduced running costs and a spa.

From 1970’s styling…

Rather than fill in this pool, the client decided to transform it into a usable asset for the family and property.
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When the pool or spa was not in use, they wanted to relax without fear of the young family and pets getting into trouble.
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….to the 2012 SPATA Gold Award Winning Design

Client Feedback

“From start to finish the service was extremely professional. Firstly we had a free, no obligation consultation at a time convenient to us.
The design ideas were great and we knew early on that the quality of the finished product was paramount to Tanby. The job was completed within budget and on time with minimal disruption and the finished product exceeded our expectations. We have an amazing pool with features we had never thought of.
Even when we changed our mind about certain features halfway through the installation, everything was sorted out, within the original budget.
Tanby also really helped us in matters  not involving themselves, for example they helped us replace our old oil tank with no benefit to themselves.
We have had no problems with the installation but we feel very confident that if we did, Tanby would take care of everything with no fuss.”

Case Study 2

When discussing the options for an outdoor pool it was agreed that the ideal location for the new pool was exactly in the place of a very old and solidly built ( approx. 50 years old ) below ground water storage tank.

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We explained that there would be considerable cost in removing this structure and why not consider converting it.
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Due to the size of the tank 2.5m x 5m x 2m deep we thought we could convert it to a usable pool by installing a counter current, shallow end and safe steps.
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Add to this the Extreme lining system, all new pool fittings, pipe work, filtration a safety cover, plus an air to water heat pump, we not only fulfilled but exceeded their aspirations.

One main consideration which led the program of works was the imminent arrival of their first child. With this in mind all of the equipment was over specified so that they could have the water heated to a very inviting temperature for the youngest of bathers and a much faster turnover rate.

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We felt that this was an excellent opportunity to use the latest of industry innovations from the Extreme lining system to the Air to water heat pump.
Client Feedback

“Just a quick email to tell you how pleased we are with our new (reconditioned pool). We have come a long way from the grungy cesspit we started out with!!!
We have been particularly pleased with the level of customer service that we received during the refurb – it is always a comfort to know that whenever we had a query or concern we could get hold of you and you would always be happy to visit us to answer questions.

We set you a very tight deadline to complete the works – the imminent arrival of our baby meant we wanted your guys in and out in good time. We were very impressed that you managed to get everything done with time to spare and without compromising the quality of the finish.
Thanks again Martin for everything; we have a fantastic swimming pool to enjoy!!”

Case Study 3

The existing indoor pool was a very dated oval, 70’s style pool with blue blend mosaic tiles and broken, yellowed plastic grilles. The pool was visible from the beautiful kitchen, but the client hated the look of the pool and consequently it was seldom used so the decision was made to fill it in.

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We convinced her that the pool could be totally transformed into a stunning pool to be admired, enjoyed by all the family and an asset to the property.
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We have retained the original shell and shape of the pool within the new rectangle pool but have provided the client with the appearance of straight lines.

Using the oval shape we diamond cut a rectangular shape into the pool to create a lower cheek area, integrated with a step section across one end of the pool, whilst creating deeper seating areas at the other end of the pool, within the new rectangular shape.

Shaded charcoal mosaic tiles with granite copings, granite steps, and lounging area the end result gives the appearance of a sheet of glass, slick, contemporary and inviting.

SILVER AWARD in the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards 2015
RUNNER UP in the UK Pool & Spa Awards 2015

Client Feedback

“Our 30-year old indoor pool was very much showing its age with broken but irreparable plastic surrounds and its outdated, tired look. We approached Tanby for a quote for refurbishment and to discuss whether there was a way to change its shape from an oval, which didn’t make the best use of the space, to a rectangular one. We understood that we needed to keep the general structure of the pool so didn’t hold much hope that such a transformation was feasible.

Anita and Martin took great care to understand what we were after and came up with ideas and drawings. Some minor tweaks later, we agreed a concept and the quote and went ahead with the work.

Having lived through 14 months of building work a couple of years before, we were dreading the upheaval and were pleasantly surprised by the care that Tanby took to minimise the impact on our household with the site clearly contained and cleared every evening. Paul and his team could not have been more pleasant, friendly and professional. They didn’t hesitate to work on several weekends and late in the evening to meet a deadline and would have been there on Christmas Eve (even though their company had shut for the holiday), save for the floods.

Similarly Anita was only one email away and never lost her patience with us when responding to our questions late at night or at the weekend. She also kept us well informed of the progress, deadlines and the challenges the team was facing.

We have enjoyed working with Tanby from the beginning of the project and we are delighted with the results. We couldn’t have imagined that our pool could be transformed so radically and Tanby ensured we were happy at every step of the way.”

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About Tanby Pools

Tanby Pools is proud to be the South East’s leading provider of bespoke swimming pools and Jacuzzis for domestic, education and commercial clients. We’ve been delighting our discerning customers with the highest quality indoor and outdoor pools since 1966 and can create the perfect structure to meet your exact specifications.

An Award-Winning Service You Can Rely On
Every Tanby Pools client receives our unparalleled, award-winning service. We take all your desires into consideration and conduct a thorough site survey before planning and crafting a bespoke pool to meet your exact specifications.

Our expert engineers use only the best materials and the latest technology to build your luxury pool or hot tub. We will also source and install the perfect elements to complement your pool structure, including telescopic pool enclosures and domes that are as functional as they are beautiful.

Once your swimming pool is installed and ready to use, we’ll protect and maintain it, providing one-off call-outs or weekly maintenance visits as you desire. Tanby Pools offers a range of affordable pool maintenance options across Surrey, Kent, Sussex and South East London to suit your needs and budget.

We are:
Family-Run: Since 1966, the Tanby family has been installing beautiful bespoke pools and hot tubs across the South East
Multi-Award Winners: We are proud winners of the “UK Swimming Pool Contractor of the Year” award

Find out more about Tanby Pools
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SPATA registered: Tanby Pools is a founder member of SPATA, The Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association. We’re fully vetted and work to the highest possible standards
Safe Contractor registered: We are approved members of the Safe Contractor Scheme
ISPE trained: Our swimming pool engineers are ISPE (Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers) trained to maintain your pool or hot tub

Give us a call now on 01883 622 335 to organise a free no-obligation site visit.

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