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NEWS COVENTRY HAS HOPES FOR NEW OLYMPIC-SIZED POOL A planning application has been submitted for a new 50-metre swimming pool on the outskirts of Coventry. The plans detail that the new pool would be built at the Alan Higgs Centre on the site of a current indoor sports pitch, which would then be relocated elsewhere on the large Midlands site. Coventry’s existing Olympic sized swimming pool located at Fairfax Street is set to close after a council vote in 2014. If the application is successful, the new 50m pool is expected to open to the public in summer 2019.


Elevate, COPA Series and the Elite Sports Performance & Rehabilitation Expo will run alongside each other for the first time on 9 – 10 May 2018. This combination of events will comfortably form the largest gathering of sport, health, fitness and rehabilitation professionals in the UK – attracting an audience of over 8,000 purchasers, specifiers and potential partners. Exhibitors will receive the same experience of meeting relevant clients for their brand, whilst visitors enjoy an unrivalled range of innovative products, features, workshops and over 300 free-to-attend seminars. Each event will keep its own entrance, exhibition, content and features, but attendees will be able to access all areas with one badge. Max Quittenton, Elevate founder commented: “We are delighted. The audience for all three shows share closely connected expertise and it’s widely accepted that tackling physical inactivity requires exactly this type of cross-sector collaboration. The synergies between rehabilitation, sport, fitness and health are clear. By collocating we are firmly establishing the UK’s largest physical activity trade event.” 7+9_SPN_Dec_17_News_General.indd 9

Hydrospec And Waterco Turn A Dream Into Reality “The pool’s flow rate is 100m3/hr/m2 and the For Sue Jackson, Head Teacher of Lee Chapel Primary School in Essex, ensuring primary school backwash rate is 30m3/hr/m2, which is perfect pupils were able to swim from an early age was a for pristine filtration and to ensure complete lifelong ambition and she dreamed of opening an fluidisation of the filter bed when backwashing,” on site pool to provide swimming for pupils from as explained John. young as four. The filter media used is Waterco’s EcoPure Following countless rejections for government and recycled glass media, which removes 30% more local authority support, the school community began pollutants than sand media, is less susceptible to fundraising and earlier this year, it reached its target. bio-fouling and reduces chemical treatment costs. It engaged the services of commercial swimming pool Much to the delight of both the fundraising specialists Gunton Swimming Pools and Hydrospec committee and pupils, the school’s new £1.6m Engineering who have worked as a partnership for over indoor pool was finally opened in July 2017 by local 30 years. The brief was to deliver a brand new, fully MP Stephen Metcalfe tiled 25m indoor school pool that could be enjoyed by pupils for years to come. Hydrospec When it came to choosing the 01277 225416 filtration equipment, Hydrospec immediately turned to Waterco products. “Whether specifying Waterco Europe or installing, Hydrospec only 01795 521733 recommends Waterco products due to their durability and pioneering design features – and has done so for many years,” said Hydrospec Managing Director John Cheek. Waterco partnered with Hydrospec to supply two SPDD1600 nozzle commercial filters with one Dual Pressure Gauge Panel, one Hydrostar Plus 7.5hp Commercial Pump and six Commercial Supa Skimmers. The two Waterco SPDD1600 nozzle Nozzle plate filters were used over the commercial more conventional lateral commercial filters filters with a Dual Pressure Gauge in order to produce a better standard of Panel fluidisation and sanitisation.

IoS Becomes A PWTAG Approved Training Organisation The Institute of Swimming (IoS) has become a Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) Approved Training Organisation for their Swimming Pool Technical Operator training. PWTAG are an independent, membership organisation working on raising standards in the quality and treatment of swimming pool water. Their guidelines are widely viewed as best practice, with bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive considering them as the standard to be achieved in effectively managed swimming pools. PWTAG Director, Ralph Riley said: “This is a great achievement for the Institute of Swimming and PWTAG is delighted to welcome them in providing swimming pool technical operator training that meets with the PWTAG

standards. This will help to ensure safer pools and healthy swimming. “PWTAG approved training status ensures that if a swimming pool wishes to train their technical staff to meet PWTAG requirements, they can find a training provider and course that meets the PWTAG Code of Practice.” There have been successful prosecutions under health and safety legislation where PWTAG guidelines have not been followed. As well as safeguarding the public, using a PWTAG Approved Training Organisation protects your reputation and could be vital should you ever be held to account. Institute of Swimming Pool Plant Lead, Marie Hemsworth said: “We are proud to be

working with PWTAG to raise the standard of pool water treatment. It’s important for us and the sector that people can enjoy swimming, safe in the knowledge that the correct guidelines have been followed.” IoS 01509 640640

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