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WORLD NEWS

IN BRIEF HAYWARD RECEIVES 2021 ENERGY STAR® AWARD Hayward Holdings, Inc. a global designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad portfolio of pool equipment and associated automation systems, has been awarded the ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Product Design for 2021 by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The Award recognises superior leadership in product innovation and commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR initiatives. With new efficiency regulations whhich came into effect in July, including minimum performance standards for pool pumps – the timing couldn’t have been better. Hayward has placed substantial investments in its variable-speed pumps with advanced wet-end technology bringing significant gains in hydraulic performance. Enhanced with new highefficiency motors, this has led to the development of a new class of ‘Ultra-high Efficiency’ Hayward pumps, including the latest XE Series models expected to start production later this year.

AUSTRALIAN POOL & SPA TRADE SHOW POSTPONED TO JUNE 2022 Due to the ongoing uncertainty and an increase in Covid infections across the country, the organisers of Australia’s SPLASH! Pool & Spa Trade Show have decided to postpone this year’s planned event – due to take place at the end of August – and have announced the event will now be held in June 2022. “This is a difficult decision that unfortunately had to be made due to the ever-changing travel restrictions and new health advice,” said Lindsay McGrath, CEO of SPASA who own the event. Queensland authorities had advised SPLASH! could actually take place providing conditions did not worsen, however, with the situation fluid and lockdowns being extended and strengthened around the country, holding it on the original dates had too much uncertainty.

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Certikin’s OC-1 Is A Piece Of Turkish Delight! There are beautiful pools and then there are really beautiful pools and this infinity edge pool, which overlooks the Yedi Burun (Seven Capes) coastline in southern Turkey, falls very much into the second category. When it was built, the T-shaped pool was fitted with a sand filter but its owner, Mr Cullen, was unsure about the water clarity and found the sand became ‘clogged’, possibly by pool chemicals and, in particular, flocculants. He decided it was time to take action and conducting some internet research to find a solution to the problem, discovered Certikin’s OC-1. “The technology that OC-1 uses made sense to me as it is not dissimilar in concept (though very different in size and role!) to that used in the sewage plant at our home in Kent,” explained Mr Cullen. “The installation of the OC-1 compatible laterals was very straight forward and, of course, refilling the filter with the OC-1 could not have been easier. I am delighted with how it has transformed the

functioning of my pool – its efficiency and the results the OC-1 filtration media achieves are outstanding.” Unlike traditional methods that use entrapment, OC-1 Filtration Media works through settlement which means that the debris settles within the cells of OC-1 throughout the entire bed, rather than being trapped on top of the media. This British manufactured product has some exceptional benefits – by replacing commonly used media such as sand and glass, with OC-1, it is possible to filter with a constant flow between backwashes. Also, due to the reduced head loss within the filter, it is feasible to use a smaller or variable speed pump/inverter and still maintain the same flow/turnover rate whilst at the same time significantly reducing energy costs. Certikin International 01993 777200 www.certikin.co.uk

A Swimming Pool For A Futuristic Vancouver Home Tiling specialist Ezarri travelled to a futuristic house in West Vancouver in Canada recently, with the task of making the property’s swimming pool glimmer. The Container House is the name of this strikingly modern residence in which architecture, design and functionality come together in a highly personal style. The Container House is a commission for a couple with three grown children. The idea was to renovate the residence with a view to retirement, and the project should feature quality materials, open spaces, stunning views and easy living. The architectural firm McLeod Bovell was tasked with the complete renovation. McLeod Bovell is a collaborative design partnership specialising in complete residential architecture. The Container House allowed the firm to leverage their creativity, adapting it to the needs of everyday family life, and delivering a truly brilliant outcome. To ensure the project’s success, McLeod Bovell opted

to use Ezarri for both the swimming pool and bathrooms at the residence, with Phyllite mosaic from Ezarri’s ZEN collection being used for the swimming pool. The ZEN collection is a range of mosaic tiles inspired by stone, marble and wood that features a natural, matte texture and Phyllite is a marbled grey matte mosaic with a stone-like effect, making it the perfect contemporary choice for any modern pool and spa project. Ezarri Mosaico +34 943 164 140 www.ezarri.com

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