McIntosh and Partners Limited

Landscaping and Swimming Pools in Surrey

Phone Number: 01483 282 040

Swimming Pool Filters

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Swimming Pool Filters

Proper pool maintenance is essential to keep the pool clean and sparkling. One of the best ways to ensure this is possible is by using filters. The filter is one of the basic parts of a swimming pool that helps trap dirt particles and other debris while redirecting clean water back to the pool. There are three basic filter systems available; Sand, Cartridge and DE filters.  This is a cylindrical filter...

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Steps to Cleaning a Pool

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Steps to Cleaning a Pool

Pool water necessitates attention and maintenance at all times due to its ever-changing environment. Consequently, for the majority of the people, it means employing the service of a professional technician who comes clean the pool once or twice weekly. However, you can independently take care of a pool by following the steps. If you spot brown, grey or white patches on the pool tiles, it's likely a result of unstable pH levels...

Posted by:Admin on:2019-02-04 10:38:00 Read More

How to Winterise a Pool

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  • 15-01-2019

As with caravans, swimming pools are not often used in winter, and should be properly prepared for so. The importance of doing this is to keep the pool safe from the damage that is caused by frozen water and to make sure that it is safe for use when the season is over. Protecting your pool before winter will also mean less time preparing for use again. One of the major steps is to keep the pool covered completely. The...

Posted by:Admin on:2019-01-15 10:31:00 Read More

How to Lower pH in a Pool

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How to Lower pH in a Pool

"pH" is an abbreviation for "power of hydrogen" or "protons hydrogen"; it measures the amount of hydrogen ion in the water and pool water. It affects the level of maintenance needed as well as the comfort of the swimmers. The pH scale is such that the higher the pH, the more alkaline the solution while the lower the pH, the more acidic the liquid is. pH level can increase due to many reasons, first of which is adding chlorine...

Posted by:Admin on:2019-01-01 10:26:00 Read More

Pool Chemicals and Water Balance

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  • 11-12-2018
Pool Chemicals and Water Balance

The majority of pool owners are not informed of proper maintenance procedures, thus potentially causing danger to the users. The chemicals in the water needs to be delicately balanced to increase the lifespan of the pool equipment as well we ensure the safety of pool users.  Through contaminated water, a person can contract Recreational Water Illness that can make them fall sick. It is for this reason...

Posted by:Admin on:2018-12-11 10:23:00 Read More

How to Build a Swimming Pool

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How to Build a Swimming Pool

Adding a swimming pool to property can be a great way to increase the overall value of your home. Let's take a closer look at how you can build a swimming pool in your garden. When it comes to building a swimming pool, there are a few factors you should consider. First, you should look at the space you have available, and decide on the shape and size of the pool that you will need. You should also...

Posted by:Admin on:2016-12-13 16:44:00 Read More

How Much Does It Cost

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How Much Does It Cost

If you are looking to get a swimming pool installed, it is always recommended that you find out what the costs will be upfront. Take a closer look at how much it can cost you to have a swimming pool installed. Swimming pools always look good in any garden, and they add versatility to any home. But the swimming pool should not necessarily be expensive. This is why you should get a quotation before you start your project. One...

Posted by:Admin on:2016-12-08 16:41:00 Read More

Benefits of a Swimming Pool Enclosure

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  • 30-11-2016
Benefits of a Swimming Pool Enclosure

If you have a swimming pool, you may want to consider installing a swimming pool enclosure. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits that these enclosures have to offer.  A swimming pool is a great addition to any home. Not only does it add value to a property, but it also makes the property more enjoyable and practical, especially if you have a family. But you can add even more versatility to your pool by installing a...

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Types of Outdoor Swimming Pools

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  • 24-11-2016
Types of Outdoor Swimming Pools

When it comes to building an outdoor swimming pool, you have plenty of options to choose from. Let's take a look at the different types of outdoor swimming pools available.  Installing an outdoor swimming pool is always a great way to boost the value of your property. As a homeowner, this is a great investment to make, especially if you might consider selling your home in future. But the swimming pool is also very practical...

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Why Build an Outdoor Swimming Pool

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  • 18-11-2016

If you are looking to build outdoor swimming pool, you have many benefits to consider. Let's take a look at these benefits and why every home owner should consider installing a swimming pool. Having a swimming pool that your home is not only a great way to enjoy the outdoors but also adds value to your property.  A swimming pool can be something that is very practical, especially if you have a large...

Posted by:Admin on:2016-11-18 12:02:00 Read More

The Benefits of Hard Landscaping

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  • 10-11-2016

At McIntosh and Partners Limited we specialise in hard landscaping. We can help you to design your dream car and make the most of your outdoor space.  We help you to plan every last detail with your specific requirements. This will not only make your property look beautiful but it will also help to increase the overall value of your home. Our hard landscaping services include a variety of services, including: ...

Posted by:Admin on:2016-11-10 10:15:00 Read More

Electrical Work

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  • 04-11-2016
Electrical Work

At McIntosh and Partners Limited we specialise in professional electrical work. We have a dedicated team that is highly experienced and can handle any electrical work you require at your property. All our technicians are properly qualified certified. This ensures that we always provide a high standard of workmanship. If you are a landlord any plan to rent out your property to tenants, you need to ensure...

Posted by:Admin on:2016-11-04 10:14:00 Read More

Heating and Plumbing

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  • 26-10-2016
Heating and Plumbing

At McIntosh and Partners Limited we specialise in heating and plumbing services in Surrey. Our team specialises in assisting you with any plumbing or heating issues you may have.  This includes brand-new installations as well as services and repairs. We are your one-stop solution for all your heating and plumbing needs. Your home's heating system is very important, and therefore should always function properly. This...

Posted by:Admin on:2016-10-26 10:13:00 Read More

Bathroom Renovations

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  • 20-10-2016
Bathroom Renovations

At McIntosh and Partners Limited we specialise in bathroom renovations. During a renovation, work can become complicated and more expensive. But it  doesn't have to,  especially if you work with the right team of experts. As with any a renovation project, effective planning is always essential. You should choose the right layout, as well as the right materials to use and also the ideal choice in decor. We...

Posted by:Admin on:2016-10-20 10:11:00 Read More

Kitchen Renovations

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  • 14-10-2016
Kitchen Renovations

We know how important it is to have  professional  results when you renovate any room in your house. This is why we always offer expert advice and great value for money.  We have team who is experienced in kitchen renovations and we can help you to design the ideal kitchen for your home. Renovating your kitchen will breathe new life into your house. This is mainly because your kitchen and...

Posted by:Admin on:2016-10-14 11:09:20 Read More

Finding the Perfect Swimming Pool

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  • 23-03-2016
Finding the Perfect Swimming Pool

It can be difficult to find a company that you can trust to install a new swimming pool to a high standard. There are many businesseses which offer a pool installation service but deliver low quality products. A low quality swimming pool installation can become a costly problem over a long period of time. You may discover that you require expensive repairs and refurbishments earlier than you should. We can help Mcintosh & Partners are a leading...

Posted by:Admin on:2016-03-23 12:46:00 Read More

Pumps And Filters

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Pumps And Filters

If you are a swimming pool owner in the Surrey area and are in need of a quality service to help you maintain your pool then McIntosh and Partners Limited can help. We have the experience and skill to help you maintain your pool for many years. We will work hard to ensure that you will get the enjoyment out of your pool that you are looking for. There are a number of things that can hinder a pool in its performance. One of the most common problems is in the pumps...

Posted by:Admin on:2016-03-16 12:42:00 Read More

Renovation Of Concrete And Liner Pools

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  • 09-03-2016
Renovation Of Concrete And Liner Pools

If you are in the Surrey area and are looking for quality work on your swimming pool then look no further. McIntosh and Partners Limited has many years experience in providing our customers with high quality work. Our installations are unsurpassed in the Surrey area. When you need work to your pool doing we are the only company you should call. We have a host of services to help you get the most of your pool. Firstly we can help you design and build your pool. We...

Posted by:Admin on:2016-03-09 12:38:00 Read More

Liner Swimming Pools

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Liner Swimming Pools

McIntosh and Partners Limited are the Surrey areas master swimming pool builders and have been for many years. We have a great team of swimming pool builders and designers that can create a completely bespoke pool for you at a great price. Our swimming pools can make your home stand out in the crowd. When you would like a swimming pool built or maintained we are the company in Surrey to call. With the invention of vinyl liner the swimming pool world changed. It...

Posted by:Admin on:2016-03-02 12:34:00 Read More

Concrete Pools with Tiled Finish

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Concrete Pools with Tiled Finish

If you are looking for master swimming pool builders in the Surrey area then look no further. McIntosh and Partners Limited have the skills and knowledge to create a beautiful swimming pool that will add to your home in style and value. Unlike other types of pools, concrete swimming pools rely on the structure being waterproof. Liner pools are different as they rely on the liner being waterproof and they can be changed. You can change the concrete of a pool however...

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About McIntosh and Partners

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About McIntosh and Partners

McIntosh and Partners Limited is a family run business. We were started in 1959 by Douglas McIntosh, after he was trained at Wisely Gardens. He then attended Reading University. Following a few years in the retail and wholesale nursery gardens trade he found his true calling in life. His family has been following his foot steps ever since. The business was started on idea of offering our customers quality work done by professional craftsmen. We have kept this...

Posted by:Admin on:2016-02-17 12:25:00 Read More

Swimming Pool Refurbishment

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  • 10-02-2016
Swimming Pool Refurbishment

Refurbishing an old swimming pool isn’t cheap, but it’s a much a more economical option than installing a new one. Once it has been refurbished you will then have the use of the pool for many more years. If you have a concrete pool, you can install a new PVC lining. These special linings are durable and easy to install. They are fixed on to the swimming pool walls and the air is then taken out by vacuum, leaving the lining smooth and crease free. Tiled...

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Fibreglass Swimming Pools

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Fibreglass Swimming Pools

If you want to install a pool quickly and you’re not too fussy about shapes and sizes, then consider installing a fibreglass pool. Some people think fibreglass pool are cheaper than concrete swimming pools, but this is not the case. However, they are more convenient and much quicker to install. They come as a complete unit, so the sizes and shapes are limited, but they are still attractive. Once you have chosen the pool you want, including the...

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Outdoor Pools in Surrey

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Outdoor Pools in Surrey

McIntosh and Partners Ltd are a family run business. We have been in the Swimming Pool trade since 1959 which started with Douglas McIntosh. With over 30 years experience, our number one priority is making sure there customers are 100% happy. We take pride in the quality of our swimming Pool service in Surrey and the surrounding areas. We can offer a complete Swimming Pool services throughout Surrey and the surrounding areas. From Concrete pools...

Posted by:Admin on:2016-01-27 12:12:00 Read More

Concrete or Fibreglass Pool

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Concrete or Fibreglass Pool

If you are building a concrete pool in Surrey then you can pick and choose a design that will fit into the space you have selected. The most popular size is 8 x 4 and that’s because it will fit into most spaces and it is easy to maintain. You can also have a narrow pool just for exercise that will fit into a smaller space. However, if you want to spend some money, you can have your pool designed by an expert. Pools can be any shape and they...

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Why Choose a local business

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Why Choose a local business

As a family run business, we take pride in the exceptional customer service that we offer. We are available to discuss your landscaping or swimming pool requirements whenever you need us. McIntosh and Partners Limited have been established for over 30 years. Before that we specialised for several years in the retail and wholesale nursery gardens trade. We are a family run business which started with Douglas McIntosh in 1959. Our number one priority is making...

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FAQ about pools

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FAQ about pools

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about pools that we have come across. We hope the answers help you with any decisions that you are making in regards to building your own pool. Are pools easy to maintain? Modern pool equipment is a lot more user friendly that it has been in the past. With so many more people owning pools nowadays the companies have made a real effort to make things simple and easy to use. Our customers tell...

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Reasons to buy a pool

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Reasons to buy a pool

There are many reason to buy a pool. If you need a better reason other than that you want a pool, then stick around. The list below will give you some great reasons for owning a pool so that when someone asks you, your answer doesn't have to be (because pools are cool). Fitness and therapy: pools are great for getting fit, having a pool in your home or garden means you can wake up and go for a swim before work. Having a pool will mean that...

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Choosing an in ground Pool

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Choosing an in ground Pool

When considering which materials to use for you’re in ground pool there are 3 main types to choose from. These are; concrete, fiberglass and vinyl. You may also find people building pools with steel or aluminum walls but we will focus on the 3 main materials for now. Concrete pools are truly customizable. If you know the shape that you would like and it is different than anything you have ever seen, then go for concrete. The way a concrete pool...

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Advantages of building a pool

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Advantages of building a pool

Most people think that building a pool on their property will increase the value of their home. Now this is true to some extent but it really depends on the buyer. If the market is filled with young families looking to buy when you are selling your home, then they may consider the pool as a safety hazard. Families with older children will love the idea of having a pool. The real advantages of a pool then do not come in the form of money. Instead...

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Choosing a Material

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Choosing a Material

When considering which materials to use for you’re in ground pool there are 3 main types to choose from. These are; concrete, fiberglass and vinyl. You may also find people building pools with steel or aluminum walls but we will focus on the 3 main materials for now. Concrete pools are truly customizable. If you know the shape that you would like and it is different than anything you have ever seen, then go for concrete. The way a concrete pool...

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Buyers guide

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Buyers guide

So, you have decided to have a pool built in your garden or inside your home. Well a lot of fun awaits you and the family. Before the fun can start though there is some important information that you must consider. A swimming pool is an engineering feat in many ways. It can withstand the weight of hundreds of gallons of water, the sun, chemicals and a lot more. A swimming pool is not as easy to design as you may think and can actually be...

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How to Buy a Swimming Pool

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How to Buy a Swimming Pool

If you are considering buying a swimming pool then you may well feel a little overwhelmed. There is a lot of choice on the market and so it is natural to feel that way. With a swimming pool being such a large investment it is important that you do not rush into any decisions. Take your time and do some research to make sure that everything you end up with is suited to your needs.   The first thing to take a look at is...

Posted by:Administrator on:2015-11-18 12:00:00 Read More

Swimming Pool Maintenance

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Swimming Pool Maintenance

Keeping your swimming pool clean can sometimes feel like a lot of hard work. Just getting into the routine of doing a few tasks every so often will mean that you are able to have the crystal clear water that we all want our pool to have.  The first thing to do is to skim the surface debris off of your pool every few days and clean out the baskets. These simple tasks do not take long to do and go a long way to making sure...

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