Dubai College installs region’s largest monoblock pool
The region’s largest commercial monoblock concrete swimming pool has been installed at Dubai College, as per a statement from Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ).
Cast in one piece the monoblock design is constructed using galvanised steel panels, which are assembled to create a continuous formwork between the walls and the base of the pool, the statement said.
GAJ notes the one-piece steel reinforcement enables the concrete to be poured in a single continuous process making it watertight and reliable. It is also crack resistant and unaffected by the weather, GAJ notes.
“The high durability of the monoblock pool coupled with the low maintenance required made this installation an obvious choice for the new swimming pool at Dubai College. The concrete pour for this type of installation is fast and was completed in just one day ensuring a perfectly homogenous finish to the structure,” said Jason Burnside, partner at Godwin Austen Johnson.
According to GAJ, this is the largest commercial pool construction in the UAE for swimming pool installation firm Desert Grove. The firm is said to be the exclusive agent in the region for swimming pool design and build company Marinal.
The new swimming pool is said to be a key component of the new sports and performing arts complex development at the college.