Company History

J F Buckingham Limited was founded at the turn of the century by John Frederick Buckingham, initially for the manufacture of light car engines at premises in Coventry then later moving on with the development of optical instruments and general press work and machining. The J F Buckingham offices were based in Kenilworth and boasted at the time a modern building and machine shop.

Through progression the Company embarked on a number of new ventures, which ranged from metal tape presses and machined aircraft and motor components, tracer bullets and in later years this progressed to water tankers. In the late 1950’s the manufacture of fibreglass pools was evolved within the Buckingham Group, which eventually lead to the creation of Buckingham Swimming Pools Limited and the company was one of the founder members of the then Association of Swimming Pool Contractors.

Buckingham Swimming Pools were one of the first UK manufacturers of fibreglass pools and manufactured these from their moulding factory in Kenilworth, these were then transported across the UK and into Europe and beyond. In the late 1970’s there was significant growth in the UK market for swimming pool facilities and a need for a greater choice of pools, both in shape and size that fibreglass could not offer. In order to service such needs for new installations for both private and commercial use the business moved forward with construction of bespoke reinforced concrete pool structures that could be finished in mosaic or ceramic tiles.

Throughout the 1980’s and to date Buckingham Swimming Pool Installers have constructed many hundreds of pools for both public, commercial and private clients using the proven method of reinforced concrete swimming pools using the ‘shotcrete’ system with pool shells now being constructed in accordance with the current EN Eurocodes. The flexibility of the sprayed concrete system now allows us to construct swimming pools from small residential installations to 25m competition pools.

Supply & Installation Specialists

The works which we generally undertake include for the supply and installation of pool water engineering services, circulation pipework systems together with pool water filtration equipment, calorifiers for pool water heating, and a full electrical control installation to serve the filtration and treatment plant. We specialise in the installation of modern water treatment systems from leading manufacturers, which include for fully automated chemical dosing plant to monitor and control pool water conditions, on site chlorine generation facilities, and optional treatment systems which include the latest in Ultra Violet light technology and Ozone generation systems.

In addition we can supply and install a complete range of water features and spa pools, competition and safety equipment together with pool cover arrangements. Along with our associated specialists we are able to provide pool hall mechanical services, which include ductwork installations and specialist air handling units, designed to maintain the pool hall’s heating and ventilation needs. We can also offer the full installation of individually designed heat treatment rooms, including saunas, custom built and tiled steam and rasul rooms, Hamam chambers, heated loungers and ice stations.

Long Serving SPATA Member

Buckingham Pools has now been one of the longest serving members of SPATA (Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association) and throughout their involvement in the pool industry have gained numerous awards for pool design and build.

Kenilworth Showroom

With the growth of the company we are located in a large office with showroom in Kenilworth. Our office employ over forty staff and engineers who all play an active role in the ongoing success of our business. We pride ourselves with the advances we have made over the years with the development of our business and operating structure, and with the continued efforts and expertise of the Buckingham team we are confident that we will remain one of the leading swimming pool companies within the UK.

We Offer You The Total Package

  • Design and Specification
  • Swimming pool construction
  • Swimming pool mosaic and tile finishes
  • Water treatment systems and pool water heating
  • Water circulation and filtration systems
  • Accessories and equipment
  • Spa pool installations
  • Pool hall heating and ventilation services
  • Steam, sauna and plunge pool installations
  • Commissioning and operating training
  • Ongoing maintenance and service contracts