Tropic Octo 505 Pool 5m Octagonal Above Ground Wooden Swimming Pool

Original price was: £6,282.00.Current price is: £2,995.00. (£2,495.83 exc VAT)

Availability: 9 in stock

Covers, lIghts and Accesories for the Tropic 505

(Solar covers are essential if heating the pool)

Underwater Lights for the Wooden Pools

Wooden Pool Installation Accessories

Heat Pump Accessories

Cleaning Equipment for Wooden Pools


Tropic Octo 505 Pool – 5m Octagonal Above Ground Premium Wooden Swimming Pool

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Tropic Octo 505 Pool

1. Description of the Tropic Octo 505 Pool

The Tropic Octo 505 Pool offers a beautiful looking pool which are a straight forward practical range including: 2 ladders, skimmer and return fittings, liner in dark blue, sand filter & sand.

The Tropic Octo 505 Pool guarantees a hassle free integration into your garden. The structure, made of carefully selected solid wood, is for above-ground installation only.

Tropic Octo 505 Pool structure made of class IV treated solid Northern pine, P-FI filtration group that is easy to install, removable access ladder, coping made of Class III treated Northern spruce, dark blue liner 0.50 mm.

2. Size of the Tropic Octo 505 Pool

  • Outer dimensions (cm) 505cm
  • Inner dimensions (cm) 470cm
  • Height, coping included (cm) 120
  • Water volume (m³) 17.20
  • Water surface area (m²) 15.64
  • Packaging – 2 Pallets

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3. Features of the Tropic Octo 505 Pool

  • Coping IV treated Northern Spruce, 28mm thick and 195mm wide
  • The structure is made of class IV treated Northern 45mm pine, the industry standard, this guarantees a long service life and sound investment.
  • The Tropic pool can be used above ground only
  • All Tropic Wooden Pools are supplied with a sand filter, and the sand is supplied
  • Concrete Base is recommended but not essential.

4. Equipment Included with the Tropic Octo 505 Pool

  • P-FI Pump & Sand filter including the filter sand 25kg (Flow rate of 5.2m3/h)
  • Hydraulic fittings, 38mm (1.5″)  semi rigid hose – not buriable
  • In-pool stainless steel ladder (internal 3 treads)
  • Wooden access ladder (external 4 treads5)
  • 1 Skimmer and 1 return fitting
  • 0.50mm Liner in dark blue
  • Underlay (ground sheet on the base only)


Sand Filter and pump setFiltration Included with the Tropic Octo 505 Pool -P-FI Pump & Sand filter including the filter sand 25kg (Flow rate of 5.2m3/h)

  • Flow rate at the return fitting 5.2m³/h (clean filter)
  • „ Sand filter P-FI, Ø 400, anti-UV treated
  • „ 6-way valve; filtration/backwash/rinse/circulation/drain/closed
  • „ Powerful filtration pump; 0.33kW

Please note this item comes with a 2 pin plug (Euro) which can be cut off and a 3 pin plug can be wired on by your electrician, or an adaptor can be used.

Liner Included with this package
0.50mm Liner in Dark Blue. Comes beaded to fit into side mount liner lock.
Underlay Underlay: to help protect the liner (Plastic sheet only for the floor supplied) we do recommend buying the foam and felt underlays as this gives a layer of insulation and a professional finish.

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5. Optional Extras Available with the Tropic Octo 505 Pool:

blue 400 solar cover280 Micron Solar Bubble Cover

better quality covers are available please request a quote for the 400 or 500 Micron covers

Winter Debris Cover for the Tropic, Weva & Odyssea Pools

Winter Debris Mesh or *Tarpaulin Covers made to order for all Wooden Pool’s.

As these covers are a special order item and are made to order they are non-returnable.

*Please note some of the tarp covers need the ladders removing before installation and closing the pool down for the winter

Under Water LightsUnderwater Halogen or LED Lights available in White or Multicoloured

Thermo Wooden Pools Underlay

Felt and Foam underlay for insulation and will give

a more professional finish – glue and filament tape also available

TetherSwim Tether
Heavy Duty Heat Pump Winter CoverHeat pump Winter Cover – Made to size
1.5" Bypass Kit for Heat Pumps (White)Heat Pump Bypass Kit
Heat Pump Mounting Feet and SlabsMounting Feet And Slabs
Floating Chlorine Dispenser - SmallFloating Chlorine Dispenser

Vektro Auto Robotic CleanerHydraulic Cleaner

Pool Cleaners
(Robotic or Suction Cleaners)
Maintenance kitRelax Chemical Starter Kit

Maintenance Kit

  • Vac Head & 1.5″ EVA Hose 9m
  • Heavy Duty Leaf Net & Brush
  • 1.5in Backwash Hose
  • Eco Telescopic Pole 2.6m to 4.6m

Relax Above Ground Splasher Chemical Starter Kit

    • 500g Stabilised Chlorine Granules
    • 750g pH Minus
    • 500g pH Plus
    • 500ml Algicide
    • pH / Chlorine Test Strips
    • Guide to Above Ground Pool Care
Badu-Riva-counterswim-54m3hrBadu Jet Outboard Counter Swim Units
SwimMAster Counter Current

SwimMaster Through the wall Counter Current

Wooden Plant Housing for Weva Pool

Pine Plant Housing

(Housing of Filtration Pump

and possibly the Electric Heater)



6. Heating the pool

If you are looking to heat the Tropic Octo 505 Pool, you have the choice of two options:

  1. Electric Heater which is cheap to buy but expensive to run
  2. Heat Pump which is cheap to run but slightly more expensive to buy.

This pool has 18m3 of water so these heating options will be ideal:

1/ Electric Heater which is cheap to buy but expensive to run and will heat your pool all year long.

You will achieve 1 Kw of heat output into the water for every 1 Kw of power used from your supply. So works out a lot more expensive to run than the Heat pump option.

Elecro Evolution 2 Analogue Swimming Pool 1/3 Phase Electric Heaters 3kw - 24kw
6Kw Elecro Evolution Electric Pool Heater,

(Must be kept Indoors or in Plant Housing)

2/ If you are looking to use a Heat Pump to keep the running cost down then you have to decide which months of the year you want to swim:

  • Summer (May – Sep)
  • Extended Season (Apr – Oct)
  • All Year

Once you have decided this you can than look to see which heat pump is the best one for you. Now this will vary depending on the pool’s location in the country as the outside air temperature is drastically different in Scotland from Cornwall’s air temperatures (taking into account the worst temperatures at night and the coldest parts of the period you choose).

We can help size the correct unit for you to ensure you achieve the desired water temperature (normal temp for this pool is 28 degrees, and it should not be heated over 30 degrees as this reduces the life span of the liner).

As a rough guide for this pool we have added some options at the top of this listing for you, but here is a explanation to the season to expect from each. Please bear in mind that you can never over size a heat pump but the results of under sizing it will mean you will not have the water temperature you require for the period you want. In addition to this, if you are further up North please increase the size of your heat pump to compensate for the colder outside air temperatures:

Summer use options (May – Sep)- Please click on the link below to see the product information:

Extended Season options (Apr – Oct)- Please click on the link below to see the product information:

All Year options- Please click on the link below to see the product information:

See please press this link for our full range of Heat Pumps

7. Installation and Assembly of the Tropic Octo 505 Pool

The Tropic Octo 505 Pool can be assembled by most competent DIY installers, or the customer can choose to use a local carpenter or handy-man to assemble the pool.

A qualified electrician should be used to run the power supply to the pool and to make the necessary connections.

A flat, level concrete slab should be laid to take the weight of the pool and to avoid it moving or sinking once filled with water.

Underlay (Ground Sheet on the base only) is supplied with the pool which is laid under the liner to help protect it from damage

Please see the user manual for details of how to install the pool

Please ensure that you have sufficient time, labour, tools and the skill required to assemble the pool before purchasing

Please contact us if you have any queries

8. Delivery information

The Tropic Octo 505 Pool are made to order and will be delivered directly to the address of your choice (kerbside).

We offer delivery to most postal address’s in the UK, unless you are in a remote area where our the couriers may charge an additional fee.

If you want a shipping quote for any other destination please ask us for a quote (which may take a few days to obtain from a courier).

You will have 2 options:

The Tropic Octo 505 Pool will be delivered in several large wooden pallets on a high sided lorry which you will need to unload by hand or a forklift if you have one (Please advise if this is the case if not you will need plenty of help to unload the good – 4 to 5 people)


You can choose to have the pool delivered on a Hiab lorry which will allow the driver to use a crane to lift the pallets on to your property/driveway. (Chargeable)

Before delivery, the delivery company should call you to arrange a suitable delivery date

It is the responsibility of the recipient to provide the delivery address as accurately as possible and to inform where the delivery will be made. Please inform us in advance if your property has restricted access for large vehicles as any charges that we incur will be passed on to you if we have not been made aware of this in advance of the delivery. Please note a lot of delivery drivers will not deliver to a gravel drive, please specify if your property has a gravel drive.

Once you have received the goods, please check them off against the instruction manual that you receive with the pool to make sure you have everything you need (English versions of this document is available on our website should you need it). In the event of any discrepancy, deficiencies or defects, please contact us before installation, but no later than 7 days after receipt of the delivery of the goods. As per our terms and conditions


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9. Storage of the Tropic Octo 505 Pool

After delivery we would recommend you have additional help to move the pool to a dry position free from sunlight for storage until the pool will be installed.


10. Warranty and Upkeep of the Tropic Octo 505 Pool

The warranty on the Tropic Octo 505 Pool

  • 10 years on the structure & pool fittings
  • 5 years on the filter tank
  • 2 years on the ladder, Filter lid & pump and liner (Please note that you must NOT push down on the filter handle, as any damaged caused will not covered under the warranty)

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Upkeep of the structure of the Tropic Octo 505 Pool
Wood is a living material; changes in humidity and temperature will cause the wood to work and could lead to cracking or splitting. This is a natural phenomenon that in no way impacts the service life of our products. The autoclave treatment undergone by the wooden elements of this pool complies with the standards in effect and presents absolutely no danger to people or animals coming into contact with it. Under no circumstances should any product be applied to the wood (for example: wood stain, paint, oil, micro porous product, etc.).
Inevitably, the wood will become dirty over time. You may clean the wood once a year using a high pressure jet to remove dirt from the pores in the wood. Adjust the water pressure carefully to avoid damaging the surface treatment, or raising wood fibres. Inspect the wooden structure regularly (particularly the coping and wooden access steps) and remove any splinters that may have appeared.
The pools structure is a free standing structure. However, a slight deformation of the walls between the supporting braces may be observed, caused by the natural elasticity of wood. The pool is delivered as a kit and is not designed to be dismantled.

Water Treatment and maintaining water quality

To ensure the comfort of pool users, you will need to treat the pool water. Follow the recommendations concerning operation of the filtration group: commissioning, frequency of use for regeneration of the water, maintenance, inspections (pipes, nuts and bolts), etc. Monitor the build up of dirt in the sand filter (see the section on filter back washing). During the pool season, the filter should be run every day for long enough to renew the entire pool water volume at least three times every 24 hours. To ensure optimal efficiency of the filtration system, make sure that the water level remains correct and constant. The water level should be 2/3 of the way up the skimmer mouth. To fill your pool, use tap water, its pH is close to the ideal pH. You will need to test the pH of your pool at regular intervals and adjust it if necessary to keep it between 7.0 and 7.4. Treatment chemicals for this purpose are widely available. To preserve the quality of the pool water, it will need to be tested and treated regularly. Frequency will depend on a number of conditions; pool situation, bather load, weather conditions, etc. As pool water cannot be directed into the sewage system, it must be directed as rain run-off. Familiarise yourself with the regulations concerning disposal of pool waste water in effect in the area in which the pool is located. Failure to abide by maintenance instructions may entail serious risks to health and safety, notably of children.

Once the pool is filled, the water quality will naturally begin to degrade due to pollutants carried in by bathers (bodily secretions, but also twigs, grass, earth, sand, etc. stuck to their feet and their skin), as well as pollutants carried by the wind (leaves, petals, pollen), and insects. The water will therefore need to be replaced periodically. The frequency of replacement will depend on the water temperature, the bather load, the length of the daily filtration window and the use of pool chemicals.

Filtration slows the natural degradation of water by trapping tiny particles (from a few millimeters across to a few tens of microns). The length of the daily filtration window necessary will mainly depend on the level of pollution carried into the water and the water temperature. For information purposes, while the pool is in daily use, the minimum filtration times recommended are as follows:

The length of the filtration cycle corresponds to the time required for one pool water volume to pass through the filter. For a private pool, the minimum accepted length of the filtration cycle is 6 hours. During the pool season, filtration must be run every day.

Recommendations will vary depending on the pool water temperature:

Water temperature of 14°C: 5-6 hours per day;
Water temperature of 15-23°C: 6-8 hours per day;
Water temperature of 23° and above C: 10-12 hours per day;

Before putting the filter into operation, carry out a backwash to clean the filter medium and remove excess sand along with any dirt or debris. (Please see the installation manual to follow the complete process). Before starting the pump, make sure that the pre-filter is filled (the pump should never be allowed to run dry).

Correct use of your pool requires optimal water treatment. Clean the cartridge regularly (refer to the cleaning protocol described in the filtration manual) and make sure that the daily filtration window is long enough .

Please see the attached installation manual for further information (as per section 11)

Winterising of the Tropic Octo 505 Pool:

Carry out a prolonged back wash of the filter. The pool should not be emptied during winter (or prolonged periods while the pool is not use). The liquid mass plays a several roles, providing thermal insulation, holding the liner and pool structure in position. Lower the water level to about 10 cm below the bottom of the skimmer mouth. Water can be siphoned from the pool or allowed to drain by gravity by moving the multi port valve to DRAIN. Water will run through the waste line. Do not run the pump during this operation.  Next, disconnect the pipe underneath the skimmer so that it can act as an overflow in the event the water level rises due to precipitation. Remove any water treatment chemicals from the skimmer (chlorine tablets,
flocculent, etc.).
Unscrew the return fitting face ring from inside the pool. Use a threaded winterizing plug or rubber plug (not provided) to block the return fitting from inside the pool.
Add an algaecide and a winterizing product (not supplied) to the water.
Remove the stainless steel ladder. Place a winter cover over the surface of the pool.
Winterizing is not mandatory, especially if the weather is clement and temperatures remain positive. In this case, maintain a correct water level in the pool and run filtration 2 to 3 hours per day. Check the water level in the pool regularly

Winterizing the hydraulic installation. Disconnect the return line. Allow water to drain from the suction and return lines. Open the plug at the bottom of the filter and allow water to drain away. Do not replace the plug before putting the filter back into service. Open the drain plugs on the pump and pre-filter. Leave the plugs open. Cut the power supply to the filtration control panel. In as far as possible, store the filtration group in a location protected from humidity. In the case of an unprotected outdoor installation, remove the pump and store it. 

The Tropic Octo 505 Pool must not be left empty over the winter period (or for any prolonged period of time). In fact, the liquid mass plays a dual role, it provides thermal insulation and acts as ballast, holding the liner in place against the pool structure.

Please also ask for information with regards to winterisation of the heat pump and other equipment you may purchased.


11. Other Models Available in this range:

Use of a pool kit implies adherence to safety recommendations outlined in the maintenance and operating instructions:

Octo 414 modelsonly 4 people allowed in the pool at one time.
Octo 505 modelonly 5 people allowed in the pool at one time.
Octo+540 and +510 modelsonly 6 people allowed in the pool at one time.


12. Product Literature


13. Questions?

If you need any assistance or advice, please Contact Us and our friendly team will be happy to assist

for more information, also see our FAQs page

All items sold in accordance with our terms and conditions

for all enquiries, please contact us at enquiries@thewoodenpoolstore.co.uk


14. Photos and Feedback of the Tropic Octo 505 Pool

01/06/23 Customer Review “Did a lot of research and asked a lot of questions prior to purchase. This company, and in particular Trina gave the best and clearest advice and answers therefore gaining our trust and business. Ordering the pool was easy and stress free. Delivery was withing 3 to 4 weeks and off we set about building it. Instructions were “en Francaise” but the website has an english version of the same document. Easy enough to follow if you are half competent with self build projects. The follow on equipment ( bypass and ASHP) were again discussed with Trina and good solid advice was given allowing us to make a clear concise decision without any sales pitch or pressure to buy anything unneeded. It’s up and running now and we’re very happy with our lot. Plus we know help and advice is freely available by phone or e mail should we need it or anything else. Sadly, she can’t help with the National Lottery numbers.”

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Additional information

Weight781 kg
Dimensions215 × 110 × 75 cm

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