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NEWS OUNDLE TO GET OLYMPIC-SIZED SWIMMING POOL Oundle School has appointed Graham Construction as principal contractor for its new £24m sports centre project which among many new facilities, will also include a 50m, six-lane swimming pool which will replace an existing 43.5m pool. The school is the third largest independent co-educational day and boarding school in England and provides education for over 1,100 students. Designed by Saunders Boston Architects with landscaping by PRP, the new sports centre has had dual use factored into the development to ensure year-round community and sports club access to the new facilities. Construction is due to be completed in the 2019-20 academic year.

ABERDEEN POOL PLANS NOW FINALISED An Aberdeen swimming pool plagued by problems has finally had its future secured following an announcement from Sport Aberdeen and Aberdeen City Council who confirmed a very significant financial investment for refurbishment and expansion of the popular facility. After months of indecision, the city’s Northfield Swimming Pool will now become a stateof-the-art health, fitness and sport hub. In addition to technical upgrades to the pool itself, the new facilities will provide an exciting wellness centre for the local community and for those from across the city. The investment will secure the centre’s long-term future, provide additional capacity to the venue, and will build on the centre’s role in the community and as a vital sports facility for the city. The pool had to close due to recurring technical problems and will remain closed until the new project is completed, however, there is not yet a timescale for when the work will begin or how long it will take.

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Certikin Rewards Retail Excellence At Industry Awards Wensum Pools Ltd were celebrating recently having scooped the prestigious Peter Geekie Award for Retail Excellence, sponsored by Certikin International, at the recently held British Pool & Hot Tub Awards. Established in 1977, the family-run business in Fakenham is Norfolk’s largest pool and spa display centre and is situated on one of the coastline’s busiest roads. The site features eyecatching flags on the roadside plus a swim spa and enclosure that are lit up making it highly visible to passing traffic. The site features a whole host of product displays including a Endless Pool with treadmill and Roldeck Easy Cover, a Hydropool swim spa in a log cabin and 20 hot tubs from various brands. It was this extensive showcase of products that particularly impressed the judges. Managing Director Syd Morrison said: “We believe it’s important for our customers to see and have the opportunity to try for themselves before they buy. We are great believers in encouraging customers to dip their toes in the water and this concept of ‘try before you buy’

really works for us. Seeing the products in-ground rather than just in a brochure seems to fire the customer’s imagination.” Syd added: “We are thrilled to be recognised at the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards. It is such good news for our dedicated team at Wensum Pools and a testament to the hard work we have put into the development of our show site.” Presenting the award and £500 cash prize, Certikin Managing Director Neil Murray, said: “Peter Geekie was a pioneer in the residential pool trade and the award is made

to the business the association recognises as giving the best all round retail customer experience in the UK. Wensum Pools are deserved winners of this award, with a reputation built over 40 years’ experience in the water leisure and wellness industry.” Wensum Pools 01328 838834 www.wensumpools.co.uk

Roldeck And certikin Competition Winners Uncover The World After scooping the top prize in Certikin’s ‘Roldeck Gives You the World’ competition, Robert Wakefield, Director of Essex-based, Jetform Swimming Pools, and his wife Sarah, have just returned from a fabulous five-night stay for two in Cape Town, South Africa. The prize draw competition, run by Certikin and Starline (manufacturers of Roldeck, one of the markets leading slatted covers), was open to all customers who purchased a complete Roldeck system during the promotional period. Rob said: “The long flight via Dubai was well worth the effort. We had a helicopter tour around the Cape and took the cable car up to the top of Table Mountain, some 1,085m above the city.

On a sunset cruise we were fortunate to see a whale breaching the surface, and topping the trip off was a coach tour to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope. It was a truly wonderful experience, so many thanks to Certikin and Roldeck for giving us this great opportunity.” Winning the runner’s-up prize of a weekend break in a European capital of choice, David Flew of Cornish pool retailer Trelawney Pools & Leisure and his partner will shortly be flying to Budapest. Certikin International 01993 777200 www.certikin.co.uk

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) April 2018  

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 2018  

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...