Photo Albums

camera_slider_resize

Here are all my photo albums, some are the full photo set to accompany an article on here, other maybe to do with my other sections

I also upload some to Flickr and also do the adventures of various Lego mini figures, see the links below:

photo_blog2_icon         lego_adventure_icon           flickr_gal_icon

PPS Older Images
Concrete pool with an old 3 tier bowl fountain display inside pool.  Under gravel filter bed feed water fall rockery and fountain.  Rock edge, refurbished and repaired at a nursing home.  Seating areas for residents.

Approx size 40 x 25 x 3  15,000 gallons.

Concrete pool with an old 3 tier bowl fountain display inside pool. Under gravel filter bed feed water fall rockery and fountain. Rock edge, refurbished and repaired at a nursing home. Seating areas for residents.

Approx size 40 x 25 x 3 15,000 gallons.

Under gravel bed filter 55wt U/V unit, stepping stones across pool, decking area extends over pool.  Waterfall with large rocks fountain pump.  Old concrete pool extended and re lined in 2001, edge is crazy paving, rock and old logs to bog garden (behind bench).

Approx size 32’ x 20’ x 2.5’  8500 gallons.

Under gravel bed filter 55wt U/V unit, stepping stones across pool, decking area extends over pool. Waterfall with large rocks fountain pump. Old concrete pool extended and re lined in 2001, edge is crazy paving, rock and old logs to bog garden (behind bench).

Approx size 32’ x 20’ x 2.5’ 8500 gallons.

An award winning pool built in one and a half days inside a marquee at Stafford County Showground as an exhibit for a council project.  It was constructed using peat bales to raise the ground and create the fall needed as well as to accommodate 2 timber bridges for disabled access.  It starts off in a shaded glade and emerges through  rock pile and flows into a slate bed stream.

An award winning pool built in one and a half days inside a marquee at Stafford County Showground as an exhibit for a council project. It was constructed using peat bales to raise the ground and create the fall needed as well as to accommodate 2 timber bridges for disabled access. It starts off in a shaded glade and emerges through rock pile and flows into a slate bed stream.
After flowing under the first bridge it emerges into a meadow stream with turf edging the stream and wild country border then flows under the second bridge. When it comes  under the second bridge it enters a fallen log area with dead logs scattered around and into the stream area where it flows into a pool camouflaged by trees.

After flowing under the first bridge it emerges into a meadow stream with turf edging the stream and wild country border then flows under the second bridge. When it comes under the second bridge it enters a fallen log area with dead logs scattered around and into the stream area where it flows into a pool camouflaged by trees.
This was a project I was asked to do by the council and they wanted something special, as they had never won any sort of previous years.  With a lot of behind the scenes planning we were able to design and construct the final pool and streams on time, as it had to be done before the judging took place.  IT WON 1ST PRIZE.

This was a project I was asked to do by the council and they wanted something special, as they had never won any sort of previous years. With a lot of behind the scenes planning we were able to design and construct the final pool and streams on time, as it had to be done before the judging took place. IT WON 1ST PRIZE.
Small new built pool.

Small water course4 pump in pool feeding cast iron hand pump.  Built up rockery with york stone edge to pool and block pavior patio/seating area  Planted borders and rockery as a cottage theme.

Approx size 8 x 5 x 2 500 gallons.

Small new built pool.

Small water course4 pump in pool feeding cast iron hand pump. Built up rockery with york stone edge to pool and block pavior patio/seating area Planted borders and rockery as a cottage theme.

Approx size 8 x 5 x 2 500 gallons.

Semi raised, separate filter chambers under decking, side drain feeds to filters, simple but effective pool and filtration.

Koi sizes from 12” to 28”.

Approx Size 8`x6`x4` 1200 Gallons

Semi raised, separate filter chambers under decking, side drain feeds to filters, simple but effective pool and filtration.

Koi sizes from 12” to 28”.

Approx Size 8`x6`x4` 1200 Gallons

A simple pre formed pool with brick edge and water course from shrub area, pool surface frozen but a hole in the ice by waterfall.

A simple pre formed pool with brick edge and water course from shrub area, pool surface frozen but a hole in the ice by waterfall.
Night time photo of a grotto/cave type. 

Water comes from filter to this area to return to the pool (not in picture), rock built with plenty of water movement and noise (lights where added later).

Night time photo of a grotto/cave type.

Water comes from filter to this area to return to the pool (not in picture), rock built with plenty of water movement and noise (lights where added later).

Day time grotto.

 semi raise pool, random blocks, 3 chamber filter and 2x30w u/v hidden under logs, return feeds via venture and  area (on right).

Size 36x12 19,000 gallons.

Day time grotto.

semi raise pool, random blocks, 3 chamber filter and 2x30w u/v hidden under logs, return feeds via venture and area (on right).

Size 36×12 19,000 gallons.

Small secluded pool, rock stone edge with plant borders.

Approx size 6 x 5 x 2.5  400 gallons.

Small secluded pool, rock stone edge with plant borders.

Approx size 6 x 5 x 2.5 400 gallons.

8’ B chamber tank by fence, semi raised pool, stand pipe chamber for bottom drain, side feed o filter 55w U/V, 2 pumps.  1st through venture, 2nd feeds pool and waterfall.  Waterfall drop 5’ over 15’ course.

Approx size 32 x 14 x 4  10,000 gallons.

8’ B chamber tank by fence, semi raised pool, stand pipe chamber for bottom drain, side feed o filter 55w U/V, 2 pumps. 1st through venture, 2nd feeds pool and waterfall. Waterfall drop 5’ over 15’ course.

Approx size 32 x 14 x 4 10,000 gallons.

1st  fall is 12’ long sheet of water 10” fall.

2nd fall is 15’ long with sheets of water over flat york stone.  12£” fall to pool below.  Pump and U/V unit hidden by rocks, log roll etc.

1st fall is 12’ long sheet of water 10” fall.

2nd fall is 15’ long with sheets of water over flat york stone. 12£” fall to pool below. Pump and U/V unit hidden by rocks, log roll etc.

Large rocks with waterfall, ‘Jesus’ bridge with step stones just above water surface.  Concrete built with central ornament fountain, filter and U/V in shrub area, large york stone crazy paving surrounding pool.  Since this photo the pool has been re designed and rebuilt 3 times.

Approx size 20 x 12 3’ 2,500 gallons.

Large rocks with waterfall, ‘Jesus’ bridge with step stones just above water surface. Concrete built with central ornament fountain, filter and U/V in shrub area, large york stone crazy paving surrounding pool. Since this photo the pool has been re designed and rebuilt 3 times.

Approx size 20 x 12 3’ 2,500 gallons.

Before A 1st service

Pool over grown, leaking in bad state, no fish left all dried due to pool being choked with plants, debris etc.

Before A 1st service

Pool over grown, leaking in bad state, no fish left all dried due to pool being choked with plants, debris etc.

After the 1st service

Pool now repaired, replanted etc in one day

Approx size:- 10x7x2.5  850 gallons, no filter just an ornament pump

After the 1st service

Pool now repaired, replanted etc in one day

Approx size:- 10x7x2.5 850 gallons, no filter just an ornament pump

Before when customer had moved in.

Before when customer had moved in.
After, clearing and laying buff paving slabs, with shed and greenhouse, wall with steps pool on the other side of wall.

After, clearing and laying buff paving slabs, with shed and greenhouse, wall with steps pool on the other side of wall.
Semi raised pool on a patio area over looked from kitchen window and conservatory area.  Brick construction with liner used an old statue to create water movement and a central fountain, planted with pre grown plants.

Approx size 8 x 6 x 3  7500 gallons.

Semi raised pool on a patio area over looked from kitchen window and conservatory area. Brick construction with liner used an old statue to create water movement and a central fountain, planted with pre grown plants.

Approx size 8 x 6 x 3 7500 gallons.

Liner built semi raised pool with side draw to filter (under logs) 25w UV unit return via rock fall.  ‘Split face’ brick and block internal wall.  Unit so customers could see into pool from kitchen window.  Filter specially made to fit pace under logs.

Approx size 12 x 8 x 4.5’  2500 gallons.

Liner built semi raised pool with side draw to filter (under logs) 25w UV unit return via rock fall. ‘Split face’ brick and block internal wall. Unit so customers could see into pool from kitchen window. Filter specially made to fit pace under logs.

Approx size 12 x 8 x 4.5’ 2500 gallons.

An existing customer built pool that I had to re line and relay edge.  Filter will be covered and area replanted, external box filter.

Approx size 12  7 x 2  1000 gallons.

An existing customer built pool that I had to re line and relay edge. Filter will be covered and area replanted, external box filter.

Approx size 12 7 x 2 1000 gallons.

Liner built with hidden water course from trees

Approx size 10x8x2.5 1000 gallons.

Liner built with hidden water course from trees

Approx size 10x8x2.5 1000 gallons.

Large rocks and large shrubs used to create a mountain/hill side affect, filter box hidden behind shrubs on left.  Water cascades from flat rock (centre) 4’ drop.

Approx size 30 x 12 x 3  6000 gallons.

Large rocks and large shrubs used to create a mountain/hill side affect, filter box hidden behind shrubs on left. Water cascades from flat rock (centre) 4’ drop.

Approx size 30 x 12 x 3 6000 gallons.

Liner pool, bog garden on right , railway sleepers used for pool edge.  With turf cover under gravel bed for pump, next to a busy railway line.

Approx  size 40 x 18 x 5  20,000 gallons.

Liner pool, bog garden on right , railway sleepers used for pool edge. With turf cover under gravel bed for pump, next to a busy railway line.

Approx size 40 x 18 x 5 20,000 gallons.

Concrete pool just cleaned out.  When I serviced a pool for this customer we found this one overgrown and hidden, so I cleaned it out and set it back up as a wildlife pool for frogs, newts etc.

Approx size 8 x 6 x 2.5  700 gallons.

Concrete pool just cleaned out. When I serviced a pool for this customer we found this one overgrown and hidden, so I cleaned it out and set it back up as a wildlife pool for frogs, newts etc.

Approx size 8 x 6 x 2.5 700 gallons.

Hidden in grounds of home with a sandstone cliff face (on right), water falls 12ft to pool over the cliff face.  Very secluded and tranquil area notice hammock between trees.

Approx size 40x20x4 19,000 gallons.

Hidden in grounds of home with a sandstone cliff face (on right), water falls 12ft to pool over the cliff face. Very secluded and tranquil area notice hammock between trees.

Approx size 40x20x4 19,000 gallons.

Newly built in corner of garden, rock and crazy paving edge.  Waterfall returns over rocks, used new small plants which will grow tall and give surface cover.  Later added trellis to walls to complement the pool.Approx size 10 x 7 x 3  1000 gallons.

Newly built in corner of garden, rock and crazy paving edge. Waterfall returns over rocks, used new small plants which will grow tall and give surface cover. Later added trellis to walls to complement the pool.Approx size 10 x 7 x 3 1000 gallons.