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In At The Deep End With Mermaid And NIVEKO! Given the brief to create a family sized pool with a deep end, the beautiful one-piece NIVEKO pool, with its huge versatility, instantly came to mind for Kent pool dealer, Mermaid Pools. NIVEKO custom-built monopools combine all the benefits of a concrete pool with those of a traditional one-piece pool, offering high-end aesthetics, bespoke design and speedy installation. The brand’s exclusive construction guarantees no osmosis, a problem often associated with its fibreglass equivalents. All NIVEKO pools are preplumbed and pressure tested at the factory, ready to plug and play with the customer’s filtration system. Mermaid’s Steve Russell said: “Along with a deep end, the customer requested a pool with a modern contemporary look, so I immediately thought the NIVEKO custombuilt monopool fitted the bill.” A stunning 9.5m x 4m pool, with a depth varying from 1.5m to 2m, was duly installed without any hitches, to form a centrepiece in the garden. Steve used Certikin to supply all the additional equipment such as a Lacron filter and a Clever Pool Pump Inverter. The latter being a low-cost solution to help minimise the running costs of pool circulation pumps and improve the efficiency of swimming pool filtration.

A Calorex ProPac heat pump was also installed. Steve said: “We always work closely with the guys in Certikin’s H&V department and love the Calorex heaters.” “The project took around four months to complete. As this was a winter build, there were some stoppages for the weather but there were no problems having it ready for the summer,” added Steve. “The client has told us on several occasions that she is over

the moon with it and delighted they made the decision to have a pool.” Certikin International 01993 777200 www.certikin.co.uk Mermaid Pools 01580 753031 www.mermaidpools.co.uk

Wates Starts On Carlisle Leisure Hub Redevelopment

National contractor Wates Construction has now started on site at the Sands Centre, after being appointed by Carlisle City Council to deliver the £21.5m leisure and community hub. The project will see the redevelopment and expansion of the current facility at The Sands Centre, incorporating state-of-the-art facilities. Set across two storeys and accessed by a bespoke, internal street, the new build extension will add 40,000 sq ft to the existing building, with the redeveloped centre offering various new facilities including a 25m swimming pool with spectator seating and a 20m learner pool complete with an innovative moveable floor. Wates has been appointed to deliver

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all build works, to be carried out in strict accordance with COVID-19 operating procedures, and carefully planned to avoid disruption to the existing Sands Centre which will remain open and active throughout. As part of its enabling works, Wates has supported Carlisle City Council and their leisure provider GLL by creating a temporary leisure facility at the nearby Newman’s School to support capacity for the

community. Other delivery partners appointed to the project include Pick Everard, GT3 Architects, Buro Happold and FT Leisure. The project has been procured via SCAPE, the UK’s leading public sector procurement authority. It marks Wates’ third major leisure project to be secured under the SCAPE Construction framework, and full completion of The Sands Centre is expected by October 2022. The SCAPE Construction framework accelerates construction project delivery, allows for more considered project planning through early contractor engagement, as well as creating better value for the taxpayer and measurable economic benefits.

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