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NEWS HULL’S OLYMPICSIZED POOL PLANS SCRAPPED Proposals that were revealed last year for a 50m swimming pool for an area of disused land in Hull city centre have now been scrapped. Instead, hundreds of thousands of pounds now set to be invested into the city’s existing leisure centres at Beverley Road Baths, in west Hull, and east Hull’s Ennerdale Leisure Centre. Councillor Terry Geraghty, portfolio holder for culture and leisure said: “We were looking at a giant swimming pool, but the fact is, instead of a 50m pool, we might as well refurbish the existing ones instead. “It keeps with our procedure of keeping and maintaining services like Beverley Road and Ennerdale Sports Centre. “The changes should be great to encourage to get more people into water sports in the city. We are really excited by them.” The upgrades will include a £250,000 makeover of Beverley Road Baths and a £500,000 upgrade to Ennerdale Leisure Centre

COVENTRY COULD BE IN LINE FOR NEW 50 METRE POOL A deal, which could see a new Olympic-sized swimming pool built in Coventry, has been agreed by local council bosses. Following the transferal of ownership of the Alan Higgs Centre to the Coventry and Warwickshire Award Trust, Council leader Ann Lucas revealed the Council is in talks to build a new 50 metre pool at the site. The news follows months of discussions between the council and various sporting bodies and the proposed Olympic-sized pool with 500 permanent seats could be open to the public as early as 2018. The council closed the city’s Grade II listed sports centre and only 50 metre pool in September 2014, arguing that it could not continue subsidising its running.

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PRS And ePIPE Tackle Indoor Pool Leak A leak from an indoor pool at a home in South Kensington, London was creating significant water loss and considerable cost to the customer in water bills as well as heating, maintenance and water treatment chemicals. Pipe Restoration Services (PRS), contractors for Certikin North’s exclusive ePIPE solution were contacted to investigate the extent and location of the leak and offer a solution. Access points to the skimmer line were identified and the route of the pipe work traced under the pool surround using specialised electronic tracing equipment. This allowed the certified ePIPE technician to establish both the position of the pipe and its depth below the surface. This was followed by an extensive internal camera inspection of the pipe and a pressure test to establish the extent of the damage to the pipe, the size of the leak or leaks and the suitability of the proposed ePIPE solution. Following approval of the proposal, PRS was asked to quickly re-establish on site and deliver the ePIPE in-place solution to fix the leak. The process involved operations to dry and clean the pipe work, collecting all cleaning material and dust in specially engineered vacuum equipment, ensuring a dust free and clean environment. The pipe was then coated and leaks sealed from the poolside into the plant room using their engineered ePIPE epoxy lining material and patented process. On completion of the curing process a pressure test was applied to the system

verifying no loss in pressure and proving that all leaks had been sealed. The ePIPE solution not only delivered a significant cost saving over traditional methods such as repair or re-pipe but was also less disruptive. This project was completed in only three days. Certikin North 0113 393 4545 www.certikin.co.uk

FT Leisure Carry Out Full Plant Replacement For Nova The major transformation of leisure facilities at the Nova, Prestatyn were completed at the end of last year. As part of the £4.4m refurbishment, swimming pool specialist, F T Leisure were appointed to carry out a full plant replacement

including the water treatment and filtration systems for the retained original 25-metre, 5-lane swimming pool and a toddler splash pool. The project has delivered improvements to the building’s energy and thermal performance, reducing running costs and the facility’s carbon footprint. F T Leisure specialises in the provision of innovative products and professional technical services to the commercial, municipal and private swimming pool industries. Other recent F T Leisure projects include Sherwood Park Special School in Carshalton, Rushcliffe Arena in Nottingham, Edenbrook Leisure Centre in Fleet and De Vere Gardens in Kensington. F T Leisure 0161 494 5785 www.ftleisure.co.uk

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) April 2016  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...

SPN (Swimming Pool News) April 2016  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...