SS21 Feature Project 1: GB Athlete’s All Weather Swim Spa

To get things started for our SS21 feature projects from around the nation, we teamed up with GB Masters competitors, Virginia & Tony Mitchell, to provide them with our Award-Winning Outdoor Living Pod™ to shelter their newly installed, state-of-the-art luxury swim spa.

Louvered Roofs | Outdoor Living Pod | Caribbean Blinds | Swim Spa | GB Athletes | Hot Tub | Tony Mitchell | Virginia Mitchell

Like many homeowners around the country the on-going lockdowns have pushed us to adapt our homes to cater to our new lifestyles, and outdoor spaces in particular have become a valuable asset. Virginia Mitchell (World and European Champion W55 at 400m) and partner Tony (British Champion at 300m hurdles) ceased the opportunity to invest further in their home gym & fitness studio facilities, a space that is consistently used by the athletic couple of two teenagers, who are also actively involved in the training sessions.

The GB Athletes invested in an innovative swim spa to advance their training methods, which offers invaluable health benefits, helping to improve both performance and recovery. Situated just outside the front of the home gym & fitness studio, the swim spa was exposed to the elements, which, when you take into account our unpredictable British weather, resulted in restrictions in use and that’s where Caribbean Blinds came into play. We designed, manufactured and installed an all-weather louvered roof structure, which thanks to its clever design features and ability to adapt to the changing climatic conditions, provides the perfect flexible shelter to the swim spa, whilst also creating a seamless transition from the dedicated indoor fitness space to the outdoors.

Louvered Roofs | Outdoor Living Pod | Caribbean Blinds | Swim Spa | GB Athletes | Hot Tub

The unique design of the automated louvered roof system of the Outdoor Living Pod™ allows users to take full control of the weather; the louvers rotate and stop at any precise position to let in light or create shade beneath the structure creating the perfect desired setting to enjoy the open-air outdoor living lifestyle. When closed the roof is completely watertight, with water drainage into a concealed guttering system around the perimeter of the cross beams and evacuating discreetly out the base of the post uprights.

Louvered Roofs | Outdoor Living Pod | Caribbean Blinds | Swim Spa | GB Athletes | Hot Tub

It is clear to see why our stylish Outdoor Living Pod™ was such a desirable choice for the Mitchell family; its flexible features removed the limitations of outdoor training and relaxation, and with the addition of Tony’s AquaTone business taking off, this Outdoor Living Pod™ could not have come at a better time to facilitate his services, meaning business can go on whatever the weather.

If you would like to know more about our all-weather pergolas and how we can transform your outdoor space to enhance your lifestyle, contact our knowledgeable advisers on 0344 800 1947 or alternatively we can provide you with a hassle free estimate for your requirements using our quick and easy pricing form here.

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