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NEWS CORNISH LEISURE CENTRE LAUNCHES POOL APPEAL An appeal has been launched to help raise funds to complete a refurbishment project at the Carn Brea Leisure Centre swimming pool which hasn’t had a significant upgrade in more than 40 years. A project to transform the ageing pool into a bigger, better environment for swimmers started in July and includes a redesign of the pool to include an additional learner and fun space plus an extension to the main pool itself. There will also be improvements to the pool halls, poolside area and upgraded lighting. Carn Brea Leisure Centre Trust, the charitable trust which runs the independent facility, has raised the majority of funds needed with help from Cornwall Council and Sport England, but it now needs to raise a further of £80,000 to be able to complete the project.

ELEVATE WINS PRESTIGIOUS AEO EXCELLENCE AWARD After an incredible launch in 2016 and subsequent 65% growth, the organisers of Elevate didn’t think life could get any better. And with the addition of their own Innovation Awards at this year’s event, the team were inspired to enter the prestigious Association of Event Organiser’s Excellence Awards. Over 1,000 event professionals attended the ceremony at the Grosvenor in London which was hosted by James Nesbitt and the Elevate team was awarded the Best Trade Show Award for events under 2,000 sq metres. The judges said: “A strong, well put together entry that showed passion from the organisers and gave a sense of how the show was pulled together and the successes it achieved. It has everything you want at an event, exhibitors, lots of visitors, great content, features and atmosphere. Well done!” 4-9_SPN_Aug_17_News_General.indd 9

School Sings The Praises Of DEL Dune Cover When St Wilfrid’s Academy’s heavy, cumbersome foam pool cover needed to be replaced, its new DEL cover from Bolton pool specialist Pool Tech did more than just save them time. At the primary school in Standish, near Wigan, its older cover was proving to be a problem. Its immense size and weight were putting staff members at risk of accidents and strains, and three strong members of staff were required to move the cover. That’s not a practical solution in a busy school, so, for the majority of the time, the cover, which was designed to keep in heat and water, was left off. Worried about the wellbeing of their staff, as well as the wasted energy, the academy contacted Bolton-based Pool Tech Services. After assessing St Wilfrid’s pool and consulting with staff, Pool Tech recommended an automatic cover solution. By fitting a motorised cover, with push-button operation, the primary school could eliminate the health and safety risks, while ensuring that opening and closing the pool could be done effortlessly. And, by making it easy for

staff to operate, the school could ensure that no unnecessary heat or water was wasted. Having worked with French automatic pool cover innovator DEL for more than a year, Pool Tech’s Managing Director Danny Grant knew who to turn to for a solution. He explained: “We pride ourselves on providing our customers with products that meet the highest safety and quality standards, as well as give them the best return on investment, so we knew straightaway that DEL would offer the perfect fit for their pool.” During the February half-term, Pool Tech’s team installed a DEL Dune cover to its 30-metre pool: the biggest ever installed in the UK to date. The ultimate in fully customisable solutions, it features hard-wearing PVC slats, advanced tubular motors, supported by two powder-coated aluminium units resistant to bumps and scrapes. Golden Coast 01271 378100

Fairlocks Joins SPATA Trade Association Fairlocks Pool Products are delighted to announce that they are now members of SPATA (Swimming Pool & Allied Trades Association). To have access to the SPATA family of members and keeping up to date with industry developments is very important to the continued growth of the Oxfordshire based company. The services provided by SPATA to its members, will be a huge benefit to Fairlocks as the company moves forward and adds further innovative products and

services to its portfolio. Fairlocks Director Paul Webb said: “I have been intending to join SPATA for years having heard from other members the incredible support that being a member has given. Now that we have joined SPATA, it is my

intention that Fairlocks play an active role in the organisation to appreciate fully the added value such membership gives.” As the latest member of SPATA, Fairlocks join approximately 175 swimming pool related companies that are located in the UK, Ireland and overseas. Member companies include contractors, designers, service engineers, trade suppliers and retailers. Fairlocks Pool Products 01865 988346

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