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RLSS UK Partners With Neilson Holidays

Waterco Solutions Chosen For Natural Swimming Pond Renovation Built in 1896, this private estate is situated in the heart of the oldest conservation area in Southsea, Hampshire. It features an abundance of beautifully preserved Victorianera design elements protected under Grade II-listing status. Part of the renovation process to transform the iconic property into a family home included the refurbishment of an existing outdoor wading pool. The challenge, however, was to ensure the upgrade not only accommodated the needs of the residents, but also blended in seamlessly with the surrounding natural environment. Mountain Pools owner Tim Gunning and his wife Helen, who specialise in the design and installation of natural swimming ponds, recommended a reliable solution that would become an oasis for the residents and the local ecosystem. Knowing that the globally renowned water filtration specialists at Waterco have been manufacturing and supplying equipment for over 30 years meant that the team at Mountain Pools had full confidence in both the supply, quality of the product, and aftersales service, resulting in a range of Waterco equipment being specially selected for this natural swimming pond. “Five Exotuf 702 bead filters were

required due to the size and depth of the pool, and because the house was located in a conservation area, the existing regeneration area could not be expanded,” explained Waterco Europe CEO Tony Fisher. Four of Waterco’s Exotuf 702 bead filters were fitted in conjunction with the MultiCyclone MC16 and an Aquamite 1.25hp pump whilst the fifth Exotuf bead filter is powered by a Hydrotuf 2.0hp pump and MultiCyclone to run in conjunction with the Exotuf 450 sand filter. The Hydrostorm pumps were then installed to operate the waterfall feature. “Water feeds the Exotuf T450, which was installed as a nitrate binding vessel,” continued Tony. “The resin media is used to remove excess nitrates in the water by the process of ionic action.” Three years after the pool was completed, it now looks like part of the natural landscape. Mountain Pools 01544 260447 www.mountainpools.co.uk Waterco Europe 01795 521733 www.waterco.eu

Following the success of their partnership last year, the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is helping the award-winning activity holiday provider, Neilson Holidays, to prepare its hotels for this year’s season. Neilson Holidays have worked with RLSS UK in 2018 and 2019, to deliver their National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) to staff, using one of Neilson’s properties in Greece as their base. These members of staff will go on to work in locations across Europe including Greece, Croatia and Spain, in a variety of roles. More than 90,000 RLSS UK pool lifeguards are NPLQ trained in the UK. The five-day course covers all elements of Pool Rescue Techniques, Lifeguarding Theory, First Aid and CPR. “At Neilson, we take the safety and welfare of our guests using our swimming pools extremely seriously. We are delighted to be working alongside RLSS UK over the previous two years, in the training of our staff,” said Gary Sinclair, Activity Operations Manager for Neilson Holidays. “It is an exciting opportunity to further strengthen our partnership with Neilson Holidays by delivering another two NPLQ courses for their team,” said David Springthorpe, Qualification and Workforce Support Manager for RLSS UK. “Being part of a project that will see our NPLQ holders ensuring the safety of bathers across the UK and many different destinations across Europe, is a testament to our robust qualification and good relationship with Neilson.” RLSS UK 0300 323 0096 www.rlss.org.uk

Blu-Pod Portable Pool Lift Is Perfect Small Pool Solution When East Riding Haltemprice Leisure required a pool lift solution to make its small pool accessible and inclusive to all, The Pool Lift Company were asked to provide a suitable portable pool lift solution. With a fixed pool hoist already in place for the large swimming pool, the leisure operator was eager to find a solution for its small pool which has steps. This would enable users with limited movement due to their physical disabilities and those who are unable to weight bear themselves, step free access to the shallow small pool where they can benefit from warmer water temperatures. Due to the build of the small pool and its surrounding area, a portable pool lift solution

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was required which would also eliminate any structural alterations. The Pool Lift Company recommended its Blu-Pod Portable Pool Lift, which is compact, easy to manoeuvre and can be easily stored when not in use. It also provides other operator benefits including being able to transfer users from the changing room to the pool side in a safe,

comfortable and dignified manner. As a result of a successful grant application to the National Lottery Community Fund Awards, East Riding Haltemprice Leisure, in conjunction with the Maxi Fun Club, were able to proceed with buying the Blu-Pod Portable Pool Lift. This is now in use and providing step free access for members, everyday visitors and swimming clubs such as the ERYDSA Haltemprice Dolphins and the Maxi Fun Club for disabled people in the area. The Pool Lift Company 01256 896000 www.poollifts.co.uk

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