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Safe, Useable And Looking Good Again! Keeping any kind of swimming pool in tip top condition and always available can often be a challenge, with repairs and renovation often necessary to ensure continual use. Thankfully, advances in processes and products combined with expert skills and knowledge mean that downtime for pools is no longer the concern it once was and this issue we take a look at the specialist companies ensuring interruptions are kept to a minimum By Jon Wadeson


t goes without saying that pools require ongoing maintenance to keep them in useable, safe and fit for purpose – ideally in tip top condition. Whilst out of date or inefficient equipment that needs upgrading is an issue, it’s one that can be hidden away behind the scenes, but there’s no hiding a tired looking liner pool or worse still, a pool that quite obviously needs repairs due to damaged tiling, broken drains and more and is therefore no longer safe. A pool that can’t be used is an expensive asset that is essentially going to waste. That’s perhaps not so much of a problem for domestic owners, but it’s a serious one for a commercial operator. Thankfully though, there are companies offering products, expert skills and tried and tested knowledge which means that downtime for pools is no longer the concern it used to be and this issue we look at some of the specialist companies and solutions that are ensuring interruptions to pool use are kept to a minimum.

REPAIRS AND RENOVATIONS MADE EASIER WITH UNDERWATER DRILL The requirement for repairs and renovations to swimming pools can often mean lengthy 67-70_SPN_Dec_15_Repairs_&_Renovations.indd 67

On-Site Pool Linings deal with the UK distribution and installation of delifol liners, a product which is suitable for both indoor and outdoor pools of any purpose

BIG ENOUGH TO COPE, SMALL processes of draining the pool, and a long lead time to carry out the repairs. With the ENOUGH TO CARE Nemo underwater drill from Fairlocks, repairs Tiling & Pool Projects (UK) Ltd work all over to the swimming pool shell or cover pit can the UK and carry out projects that include be carried out in half the time, with the drill full re-tiles, repairs, re-grouting to areas using that works underwater. The drill has been cement based and epoxy materials, expansion tested to depths up to 50m and operates at joints and Sika products. the same capacity as the traditional dry-land The company have also recently become an version. The unique underwater cordless drill applicator of Aqua Bright/Eco Finish offering utilises a simple drive train which makes it an alternative to tiling or marblite pool finishes a fraction of the cost and very comfortable and which comes with a ten year guarantee. to use. Aqua Bright is truly a revolutionary pool It comes complete with an 18V 3Ah finish that virtually eliminates all of the rechargeable battery, 13mm keyless chuck and two reversible speeds. It has 16 torque settings for every application. At only 3kg it is easy to handle, but strong enough to cope with most things you will need it for. Forget about linking to a compressor or tank on the surface while using the drill below the water line, the Nemo drill works perfectly with no With the Nemo underwater cables, no external tanks and drill from Fairlocks, repairs no requirement for power for to the swimming pool shell or cover pit can be carried a couple of hours after a full out in half the time charge.

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) December 2015  

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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