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NIVEKO And Unipools More Than Make The Grade! The juxtaposition of a stunning NIVEKO monopool against the backdrop of this Grade II listed home in North West London makes for an arresting sight. The owner of this desirable London property called upon the services of Mill Hillbased pool retailer, Unipools, to create a “top of the range swimming pool” to provide a source of exercise, fun and relaxation for his young family. Surveying the site, Unipools’ Managing Director, Selwyn Mindel, recommended the eye-catching NIVEKO custom built monopool, to satisfy the owner’s requirement for a premium quality pool and help overcome the difficulties presented by the property’s restricted access. Supplied in the UK by Certikin International, the installation of the stunning Czech manufactured monopool, measuring 11m x 3.7m, was challenging but with it finally unloaded on the roadside, a crane was brought in to lift the pool into the property’s beautiful walled garden. A pre-prepared hole, on the site of an old swimming pool and tennis court, was waiting to receive the top-level skimmer pool with corner steps. Aside from featuring an array of Certikin equipment, the saltwater pool uses the ground-breaking Certikin OC-1 filter

media which has been proven to save around 20% in water and chemical products when compared to active glass filtration media. A state-of-the-art pool house and gym were constructed alongside the pool. “The NIVEKO pool has surpassed my family’s expectations,” said the delighted owner, Phillip Jones. “We love its simplicity and clean lines. We had a good idea of what we wanted our pool to look like, but it was not very specific, so we welcomed the advice and recommendations given by the experts at Unipools. Despite the complexity

Low Wood Bay Turns To Ceramique Internationale Tile specialist Ceramique Internationale has contributed to a £16m refurbishment project at the prestigious Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa in the Lake District. The project at the famous hotel, which enjoys stunning views across Lake Windermere, comprised the refurbishment and development of the hotel bedrooms, a new restaurant, a refurbished health club and gym plus the upgrading and creation of extensive indoor and outdoor wet leisure experiences along with relaxation areas for guests. These included an infinity pool, hot tubs and a new infrared sauna, an upgraded steam room, new express spa treatment rooms and more. Ceramique Internationale worked with hotel and leisure experts Curveline Design, of Bradford, on the renovation and modernisation of the health club’s

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of the job, Unipools went out of their way to minimise disruption and finish the project within the given time frame.” Certikin International 01993 778855 Unipools 020 8959 8686

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swimming pool. The design brief required all materials to reflect the location of the resort with wood effects playing a prominent role. With this in mind, Ceramique turned to Italian manufacturer Casalgrande Padana to source the perfect tiling solutions. Casalgrande’s Marte tile in Grigio Maggia 600x600mm tiles were selected for the pool surround, with a Bocciardato finish to provide anti-slip qualities. The surround was completed with the stunning woodeffect Newood Cream Outdoor Bullnose tile to edge the pool. The pool hall walls were finished with Casalgrande’s Tavolato 1200x200mm tile in Grano effect, creating a warm, welcoming feel to the facility. David Longbottom, Specification Sales Manager at Ceramique, said: “We have worked with Curveline for a number of years and they always bring something special to hotel and spa designs. The Low Wood Bay pool area is stunning, as is the rest of the resort, and we were delighted to be able to source the perfect tiles for the project.”

Certikin International have announced that they have two Seminars planned for January 2018. With new products, coupled with enhancements to customer service and updates on industry regulations, the company have got lots talk to attendees about. It’s also an opportunity to air views and discuss how, with a new pool season ahead, Certikin can help pool businesses. The dates and venues are: • Tuesday 16 January at the Tortworth Court Hotel, Wotton-Under-Edge, GL12 8HH • Thursday 18 January at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Crawley, RH11 7SX The seminars promise to be as entertaining as they are informative as Certikin have invited British ski jumper, Eddie the Eagle to give all who attend, a motivational kick start to the New Year. Eddie caught the attention of the British public at the 1988 Olympic Games and it was his determination and stoicism, and arguably his lack of success, that made him so popular amongst audiences who came to regard him as a likeable underdog.

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