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NEWS NEW OLYMPIC-SIZED POOL A POSSIBILITY PLANNED FOR SMETHWICK Plans for a new leisure centre in Smethwick, which would feature an Olympic-sized swimming pool, have been revealed by Sandwell Council after local authority bosses said investment was badly needed in leisure facilities in the town. New leisure centres have been built across the West Midlands borough in recent years, but Smethwick has missed out on investment. A public consultation has been launched on the plans and the council has held tentative discussions with Sport England over funding the project. Costs for the new centre are not yet known but leisure facilities in the south of the borough were criticised in an independent report last year and the new centre would provide a much-needed boost.

DERBY POOL REPLACEMENT COULD COST MORE THAN £20M A replacement for one of Derby’s council-run pools could cost more than the £20m the local authority has set aside. In a bid to save about £350,000 a year, Moorways was closed to the general public in 2016 with swimming clubs using it until the end of January. Council leader Ranjit Banwait said that whatever the cost of a new swimming pool, it was important to get it right. Built more than 40 years ago, Moorways had struggled with maintenance and health and safety issues. Derby’s only other large swimming pool is located at the Queen’s Leisure Centre, however it is currently closed due to structural problems. The Moorways closure was opposed by high-profile swimmers including Ross Davenport and Olympic Gold Medalist Adam Peaty, who now trains outside the city. The new Olympic-sized pool is expected to be built by 2020. 9&11_SPN_Apr_17_News_General.indd 11

Personalised Delivery Service From Fairlocks For the first time in ten years, Fairlocks Pool Products have invested in their own delivery van to bring customers a more personalised delivery service of their Covrex® covers. When you order a Covrex® cover from Fairlocks, it will now arrive in their very own branded vehicle and a more personalised unloading service to make sure everything is present when the cover arrives on site. For Fairlocks’ customers, that means enhanced piece of mind knowing that there is exceptional care and attention paid to the delivery of the cover, a more considered approach to the unloading and ensuring all parts are included in the delivery, plus Dan Kostov it gives customers a direct point of contact as the driver, Dan Kostov, is part of the Fairlocks team and will be on hand to answer any questions and ensure the customer has exactly they need. This personalised delivery service investment sparks a year of innovation and development for the company but the team recognise that there is always room for further development and are continuing to strive for exceptional customer service. Now in its 11th year of business,

Fairlocks are still providing swimming pool products to customers who bought from the Oxfordshire based company within its first months of trading over a decade ago. The Fairlocks team are proud of the latest development in the business and to find out more about ordering a Covrex® swimming pool cover and receiving a delivery direct from manufacturer to your door, contact them today. Fairlocks Pool Products 01865 988346

ISPE Launch Voluntary CPD Scheme to thank all the speakers sincerely who gave up SPATEX 2017 saw the successful launch of the ISPE ‘Continuous Professional Development (CPD) their time to participate in the 2017 programme. For details of the ISPE and their activities, Scheme’. The voluntary scheme is free-to-join and including membership, the Home Study Course, those who sign up receive a branded ring binder which contains an Activity Log where the individual publications, ISPE-endorsed training, seminars, workshops and the new CPD scheme, please see may record their training activity. The idea is to the ISPE website. provide a folder in which attendance certificates and evidence the training activity of the participant ISPE may be stored, all together in one place. 01603 499959 Individuals can identify their training requirement or targets and set out to achieve them, recording their progress as they go. The ISPE CPD scheme is open to all and will be free for around 18 months, after The ISPE Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Scheme which time there will be a nominal Training Activity Log for ....................................................... annual registration fee (which will be reduced for ISPE and SPATA ITUTE OF S THE INST ER members). ENGINE G POOL IN M IM SW For more information or to enrol onto the scheme and receive your free CPD activity folder, please email ross@ The ISPE ional for a registration form. s Profess nu Conti ou ent m op el Needless to say, with the Institute ev D eme (CPD) Sch handing out free CPD folders, staff were very busy for the whole of the three OOK Y LOG B days of SPATEX. In addition, the ISPE ACTIVIT Workshops held at the Coventry based show were once again a great success The new ISPE CPD Activity Log Book and Training with nearly 500 delegates in attendance Activity Log sheet over the three days. The ISPE would like THE INSTITUTE OF SWIMMING POOL ENGINEERS


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