Golden Coast Helps Eden Pools Deliver Best Value
Woodfield School Hydrotherapy Pool, Hertfordshire
ocated in the quiet Hemel Hempstead suburb of Leverstock Green in Hertfordshire, Woodfield School is a special needs school for young people aged from three to 19 with severe and complex learning difficulties. The school’s frequently-used hydrotherapy pool was very much starting to show its age and was in desperate need of renovation. After taking bids from more than ten companies, it was the proposal for the swimming pool refurbishment put forward by Eden Pools, who had worked closely with Golden Coast on it, that was found to be most impressive. Eden’s plan would not only give them a pool that the pupils would greatly enjoy, but it would be easier for staff to work with and maintain, save the school money, and give them a much greener footprint compared to the existing pool. Key to this was a comprehensive package from Golden Coast that covered all bases, including pumps, filters, pipework, cover and lighting. The school’s plant room was overhauled as part of the project, with new four-inch pipe work installed between it and the pool. A new 5hp Certikin pool pump and commercial Waterco filter were then fitted, allowing the pool to turnover in just 60 minutes
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– essential for the school’s regular mother and baby sessions and increasing the pool's ability to handle commercial hire. A Triogen UV sanitation system was installed to cut back on the use of chemicals, alongside a cyclone filter and many new additions to the plant room. As well as changing the depth of the pool to suit users, Eden also insulated the pool’s original walls and floor, before encasing it in fibreglass. A new Calorex Delta dehumidification system was specified as part of the green plans. It does more than simply reduce condensation. The eco-friendly system returns heat lost to evaporation (latent energy) to the pool, as well as energy in the pool air (sensible energy). The smart units feature touchscreen technology that monitors and controls humidity, air quality and air and water temperatures. To make the most of the pool’s increased energy efficiency, Eden turned its attention to the pool’s cover. The previous pool had a bubble cover which often proved too heavy for staff to move. As a result, the pool was often left open. As well as losing heat, this created a safety risk. To overcome this, Eden fitted the new DEL Ultima safety
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Published on Aug 1, 2017
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