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£7m Redevelopment Gets Underway In Monmouthshire A £7.4m project to refurbish and extend Monmouth Leisure Centre in South Wales has started. Alliance Leisure is delivering the scheme for Monmouthshire County Council under the UK Leisure Framework. Opened in 2000, the centre is dated and in much need of renovation. The project, which is being funded by a combination of local project developments and borrowing, will future-proof the centre’s facilities while meeting demand in under-represented markets in the area such as health, wellbeing and children’s play. ISG has been appointed by Alliance Leisure as principle build contractor for the multi-phased scheme. Phase one includes the refurbishment of the centre to include a new gym, exercise facilities and changing areas, along with an extension for a play area and café. The second phase, scheduled to open in winter 2018, includes a new 25m, five lane swimming pool, a health suite comprising a sauna, steam room and spa bath, and multi-purpose room. Designed to Amateur Swimming Association standards, the pool will be suitable for local galas with enhanced viewing areas and better facilities for youngsters to learn to swim. Julia Goddard, Senior Business Development Manager at Alliance Leisure, says: “This project is the result of an established relationship

Golden Coast Set For Big Reveal At SPATEX Big plans are in store for those attending SPATEX 2018, according to Golden Coast, the UK’s biggest independent distributor of wet leisure products. As part of its showcase of its newest and most innovative products, the company has revealed that they will be launching a ‘big’ product at the show. Keeping details closely guarded, Golden Coast Managing Director Jamie Adams said: “We will be introducing the trade to something very big and very new, but that’s all I can say for now. You’ll have to come along to the show to find out more… “After an already incredible year we’re looking forward to seeing our customers and colleagues at SPATEX. “Each year, we travel the globe in search of the industry’s highest quality and most innovative products. They’ll make their official UK debut at SPATEX, so it’s important that they meet the highest standards and offer our customers the best returns. “To make the grade, products must be more than popular or profitable: they need to add real value to a project, while enhancing an owner’s wet leisure experience. “At SPATEX, we’ll be showcasing our most exciting new additions to date…” Alongside these, visitors to Golden Coast’s stand at SPATEX (B18 and B32) will also have a chance to find out more about the company’s most popular and profitable product lines.

with Monmouthshire County Council. We’ve been in discussions with Monmouthshire for some time, but it was the launch of the UK Leisure Framework earlier this year that allowed the council to proceed with the development in the most cost-effective way.” Cllr Bob Greenland, deputy leader of Monmouthshire County Council, says: “Gone are the days when public money can be ploughed into leisure, into what some would regard as non-essential services. Yet with health issues on the top of everyone’s agenda, leisure services play a pivotal role in improving public health. “This project will increase our exercise, swimming and fitness offer allowing us to engage with more of our community.”

New ‘Swimming Pool Water’ Book Launched PWTAG’s muchanticipated new book was launched at the end of November. The Drayton Manor Hotel in Tamworth was the venue for pool operators to be introduced to the third edition of Treatment and quality standards ‘Swimming Pool for pools and spas Water’. Over 150 delegates to an allday launch seminar heard seven expert speakers – from PWTAG itself and from its industry forum – talk about the importance of the new edition. And there was a lot to hear about. The new edition is one third longer than the 2009 version. That reflects the need to update and expand the guidance. With the help of PWTAG’s 11-strong membership council, and input from the 18 members of its industry forum, the book has been significantly strengthened. Work on the new edition started two years ago and has involved close scrutiny by PWTAG’s expert membership of what was published in 2009. That edition sold 10,000 copies, so PWTAG knew that a new SWIMMING POOL WATER


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edition would be an important contribution to maintaining high standards in the pool industry. Input from PWTAG’s industry forum, a relatively new development, was important to the new book. Janice Calvert chaired the launch seminar, as she has PWTAG for the last four years. She said: “I’m proud to have managed the production of this new edition, and grateful to all our colleagues, whose help has been invaluable. PWTAG has a unique role in this largely and strangely unregulated industry. I am confident that we have produced strong guidance, which should serve the industry well in the years to come, alongside our constantly updated online guidance.” ‘Swimming Pool Water: treatment and quality standards for pools and spas’ is available to purchase for £65 from the PWTAG website.

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