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All the Latest News, Info, Products and Gossip From the UK Pool and Spa Industry and Beyond

A Swimming Pool And Spa That Dreams Are Made Of Creating a haven for peace and tranquillity, this impressive pool and spa is the work of Surrey pool retailer, Falcon Pools Ltd and both fit perfectly into the beautiful garden. The fully tiled pool and concrete spa with its unique hand cut copings complements and, at the same time, enhances its surroundings. Attention has been paid to every detail… and the detail is Certikin. Certikin’s market leading safety cover, the Coverstar was high on the owner’s shopping list. Not only for its safety credentials but because the pool is designed for all year round use and the Coverstar is first class in its heat retaining qualities − it can save up to 70% on heating and chemical costs. Composite decking at the far end of the pool conceals the pit for the Coverstar pool cover and the cover operates simply with the push of a switch. Safety extends to the grab rails and Certikin pool ladders. The Certikin 1.7” ladders are manufactured to comply with the Domestic Pool Standard EN165821:2015. Built using 316 grade stainless

steel, they are supplied with stainless steel antislip treads as standard, as well as the Certikin pinch anchors which give a sturdy, secure installation on all types of pool surround. Other Certikin equipment featured on this pool includes a Bowman heat exchanger, pool fittings (skimmers, inlets, sumps, vacuum point and auto top up unit), pipework, Vision sand filter, Sta-Rite pump, Autopilot salt

generator, Polaris pool cleaner, LED PU6 pool lights, Certikin maintenance kit and Fi-Clor chemicals. Certikin International 01993 777200 www.certikin.co.uk Falcon Pools Ltd 01932 353040 www.falconpools.co.uk

Pool Water Inactivates COVID-19 In 30 Seconds, According To Study A study by virologists at Imperial College London has revealed that swimming pool water can inactivate the COVID-19 virus in only 30 seconds under the right conditions. The findings, which have not been published in a peer-reviewed journal, suggest the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in pool water is incredibly low. Swim England worked collaboratively with baby swimming business Water Babies and the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) to commission the study and provide context and materials for the research. As indoor swimming pools across the country reopened on Monday 12 April as part of the Government’s roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions, Swim England Chief Executive Jane Nickerson hailed the results as ‘fantastic news’. The study into swimming pool water was undertaken by leading virologist and expert in respiratory viruses, Professor Wendy Barclay, together with research associate Dr Jonathan Brown and research technician Maya Moshe from Imperial College London and project managed by

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Alex Blackwell, Head of Pools and Facilities from Water Babies. It looked at the effects of swimming pool water on the virus that causes COVID-19 to assess the amount of time and contact needed to inactivate the virus in varying chlorine and pH levels. The research established that 1.5mg per litre of free chlorine with a pH between 7-7.2 reduced the infectivity of the virus by more than 1,000 fold within 30 seconds. Additional testing of different free chlorine and pH ranges confirmed that chlorine in swimming pool water was more effective with a lower pH – which is in line with current guidance for swimming pool operation. Jane said: “These findings suggest the risk of transmission from swimming pool water is low, and adds to the evidence that swimming pools can be safe and secure environments if appropriate measures are taken.” Swim England 01509 640700 www.swimming.org

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