AQUATIC LININGS / Hank Van THE POOL MAN – Swimming Pool Consultants

Hank Van THE POOL MAN Owner Operator : I am Hank Vanderpoll holder of  SA Builder’s License BLD 280705.  After more than 40 years in the Swimming Pool Industry in Australia I am reducing my active involvement on projects onsite.   Son, Tim Roberts is now Site Manager for all our commercial projects.   Initially I trained as an installer of ‘Pool Fab’ domestic pre-engineered vinyl-lined swimming pools.  It was at this time that Hank Van THE POOL MAN was formed.  This was a particularly useful grounding for flexible PVC membrane lining/vinyl liner installations and there was a progression for me into the pool renovation market.  In recent years, son, Tim Roberts has agreed to work with us on all Aquatic Linings commercial projects.  After having been my understudy for some 10 years Tim has attained our high skill levels even whilst studying for a Bachelor’s degree and soon to be completing a Master’s degree.  Watch this space as we are training a 3rd generation with grandson Wilfred Nagbe also working on some projects with us.

PVC membrane linings and other such membranes have been used to overcome many a leaking pool problem worldwide.  In the past we have and continue to use the names Aquatic Linings and Aquatic Liners as our product line names.

Our advanced installation techniques allow for flexible waterproofing PVC membrane linings to be installed in all types of structures including concrete pools of all shapes and sizes both residential, commercial, pre-engineered, and fibreglass pools and many more applications including drinking water tanks, aquariums and industrial tanks.

Our specialisation and concentration on the commercial swimming pool market over the past 20 odd years has meant training and working in both Australian and overseas markets involving a large variety of products.

Our membrane linings concept is also used for special events pools in Australia following similar trends worldwide.

Our previous involvement with Myrtha Pools of Italy, who supply and install large and small commercial pools through their worldwide network of distributors, saw me as one of their senior technicians responsible for overseeing projects and training the installation staff of many of these distributors in 5 continents.

We are also preferred contractors for the SkyPool system by Astral Pool from Spain for installations in Australia and in that capacity we have assisted South Pacific Pools of Adelaide South Australia in 2010-2011 with installation of 2 x 25 metres pools on the environmentally sensitive Gorgon Project on Barrow Island off Dampier in Western Australia.   More recently in 2020 we sub-contracted to ASAP Aquatics with the tiling and membrane installation of a Learn to Swim pool in Pakenham Victoria which is also an Astral SkyPool system. 

Also continually we are involved in the installation of membrane linings into many council 50 metre and 25 metre pool facilities.

 Our focus is primarily with the installation of membrane linings.  Over time we worked on many pools for both Federal and State Governments and Local Council pools in South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and NSW.  In some cases this involved installing membranes to overcome serious leaks which have existed for many years or other major issues.  These included pools in South Australia at Murray Bridge for Hydrilla; in Victoria at Sea Lake, Beaufort, Mansfield, Charlton, Geelong and Mortlake; in NSW at Oberon, Portland, North Sydney, Swansea and Speers Point in the Lake Macquarie district;  as well as  in Queensland at Schools in Nobby, Goombungee, Allenstown (Rockhampton), Raceview (Ipswich) and Red Hill (Brisbane), and Howard.  We have also done similar works for NSW Office of Sport and the Australian Department of Defence (Navy).