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Pooltec Helps A Family (And Wet Leisure Area) To Grow When an expectant young couple needed to relocate all their wet leisure products to make room for their new addition, they tasked Dorset’s Pooltec Maintenance with the job. The project brief was twofold: to refurbish the 20-year-old indoor pool and transfer all wet leisure products – including plant room to the pool house. Having this dedicated wet leisure area would free up room elsewhere: allowing them to create an extra bedroom (much needed with a baby on the way). “Combining all their wet leisure products into a single location was one thing, but the real trick was moving the plant room out of the house, while also keep the pool hall still feeling spacious and inviting,” commented Peter Leyden, Pooltec Maintenance’s Managing Director. “We worked closely with our supplier Golden Coast to put together a package that would make the most of the space. “We talked them through our plans for the project and the limitations of the space, and they provided excellent advice and support.” The sauna and hot tub were moved to make far better use of the space, and room was saved by replacing the old boiler with a Dura heat pump – which had the bonus of making the heating system far more efficient to run. In addition, to achieve the

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enjoyment of a full-sized pool, as well as adding fun, a Speck BADUJet Perla over-the-wall counter-current swim jet unit was fitted. The stylish, but robust design, offers jet flow and bubble options to the pool, as well as atmospheric LED lighting. Its nozzles, which also control flow volume, can be pivoted 60-degrees in all directions. Golden Coast Managing Director Jamie Adams said: “What Pooltec have achieved here is a strong reminder of just how much can be achieved in existing pools. With the right support and expertise – anything is possible. We are incredibly pleased to have been part of this process.” Golden Coast 01271 378100 www.goldenc.com Pooltec Maintenance 07500 121221 www.pooltecmaintenance.co.uk

Ragdale Hall Spa’s latest exciting developments – a Rooftop Infinity Pool and Lounge plus stylishly refurbished Exercise Pool – are now open. These new facilities will provide some of the most impressive and extensive spa facilities anywhere in the UK. The main contractor for the project was Taylor Pearson Construction, the architect was William Saunders and the stainless steel pool tank was designed and manufactured by Berndorf Baederbau in Austria. The 12m x 3.5m stainless steel pool features reclining underwater massage jet seating, coloured underwater lighting, an infinity edge, and is heated to 35°C. FT Leisure was responsible for the design, supply and installation of the water treatment and filtration systems for the pool and managed the pool tank installation. Michael Issacs, Ragdale’s Co-Owner, said: “This is a momentous day as it has been a challenging project, but we really do feel we have a unique feature here, taking full advantage of the amazing view. We hope all our guests will enjoy it.” FT Leisures creates safe, enjoyable and functional swimming environments, through innovative products and professional technical services to the commercial, municipal and private swimming pool industries. Other recent FT Leisure projects include University of Birmingham (50m), Etihad Stadium sports rehabilitation pools and Finlake Holiday Village. FT Leisure 0161 494 5785 www.ftleisure.co.uk

New East Midlands Pool Complex Granted Planning Permission Derby’s new swimming pool complex has taken a significant step forward after being granted planning permission in February. The plans approved by the planning committee include a 50m ten-lane swimming pool, learner pool, leisure water, a sauna and steam room plus a host of other leisure facilities. Construction is planned to start on the Moorways site later this year with the complex scheduled to open in 2020. Councillor Baggy Shanker, the Cabinet Member leading on the new

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swimming pool complex, said: “This stateof-the-art facility will be a game changer for swimming in Derby. We have pledged to open this new swimming pool complex to the

public in 2020. Our investment in the City will ensure Derby continues to be a great place to live, work and visit.” The new complex is one of the Council’s 50 pledges and Derby City Council has set aside £33m for the ambitious project. Last autumn the designs received overwhelming support in a public engagement exercise that asked residents and groups what they thought of the new swimming pool complex.

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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...