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STAINLESS STEEL SOLUTIONS

Choose Stainless Steel For Strength And Sustainability The appeal of stainless steel for pool construction goes much further than it being a material chosen for use solely in challenging environments. Trendsetters love its polished looks and the same applies for many pool accessories too. Strength and durability combined with timeless aesthetics – it’s a winning combination that ensures stainless steel solutions are always in demand and in this issue, we examine just some of the options By Karen Witney

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he durability and longevity of stainless steel in spas, pools and ancillary products makes for a responsible choice, plus the material provides a luxury aesthetic option too. Stainless steel is recyclable so is ecologically sustainable as well as being eminently durable. It can also withstand challenging climate conditions meaning it is equally at home in both an outdoor or indoor environment. The wet leisure industry has implemented stainless steel in many functions from spas and hot tubs to pools and a good range of ancillary products such as gratings, drains, lighting, filters and more. The flexible nature of stainless steel has captured the imagination of many manufacturers, retailers and end users to become a popular option across the pool and spa market, so read on to find a selection of products that really are a ‘steel’!

CRAFTMANSHIP WITH CREATIVITY AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL SpaFlo Ltd has rapidly become one of the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer

This Spaflo stainless steel spa demonstrates the appeal of stainless steel

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of luxury stainless steel vitality spas, hydro pools and luxury hot tubs. The company was founded by Richard Gowland in 2019, and with over 16 years of unprecedented experience in the swimming pool, spa and wellness industry, the knowledge has allowed them to create a range of products befitting of the luxury market. Based in Liverpool, SpaFlo offer a depth of knowledge in the design and innovation of stainless steel pool and spa products. They pride themselves on their exceptional craftsmanship, creativeness and attention to detail.  Stainless steel offers numerous advantages over other materials. It has the longest lifespan of any material, has a smooth surface which is easy to clean, isn’t affected by frost or UV rays and looks sleek and timeless. As a standard, SpaFlo use 2.5mm thick 316L grade stainless sheets to fabricate with. These are available in either a matt or polished finish and textured slip resistant sheets are installed on step treads and floors of the pools and spas. A self-standing stainless steel box section frame is wrapped

around each pool and spa to ensure all products are structurally solid. SpaFlo have their own 3D design, project management and fabrication specialists with vast experience using stainless steel to create spas and pools. Each installation is designed and tailored to meet the bespoke needs of the client. The company can deliver in sections and complete the steel welding and polishing works on site where access is limited. Otherwise, all manufacture is completed in-house and a full wet test is completed before products leave the factory. A minimum of 20mm spray foam is applied to shells with an option to upgrade to rigid foam. SpaFlo are happy to design and consult on projects under the banner of the installing pool company with the aim of speeding up a pool contractor’s installation times while offering a unique and stunning product.

DESIGNED TO LOOK GOOD AND PERFORM EVEN BETTER! Plastica have years of experience manufacturing their own products, many of which are stainless steel based. This also gives them the advantage of offering a bespoke service. Handrails or ladders can be custom made to the client’s exact requirements. Plastica has focused on quality and safety with its 43mm 316 grade mirror polished stainless steel ladders. In 2019 they launched a range of 43mm stainless steel pool ladders. Designed and manufactured at their factory to conform with current EN regulations, they are installed with the double top tread close to the pool wall, reducing the risk of entrapment and include anti-slip treads. One of Plastica’s established products featuring stainless steel is the Domestic Slidelock Reel System. With the export market in mind, the T-model version has been developed making it easier and more costeffective to ship, due to reduced pack size. The reel comes complete with all the necessary straps and fittings with an instruction guide to ensure a quick and effortless installation of either a new or existing cover to its adjustable tubes. The

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Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...

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