SPN (Swimming Pool News) December 2021

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IN BRIEF TURNBERRY CROWNED ESPA’S WORLDWIDE SPA OF THE MONTH The Spa at Turnberry has been named as ESPA’s Worldwide Spa of the Month for December 2021, being selected out of over 300 spas, spanning 55 countries. This honour recognises spas across the world that provide guests with an unforgettable, high-end experience. Michelle Kerr, Spa Manager at Turnberry said: “We are delighted to be ESPA’s Spa of the Month. Our team of therapists are so dedicated to providing the best possible experience for our guests, it’s nice to be recognised for all of the dedication we put into our work.” Set within 800 acres of Scottish countryside, along the Ayrshire coastline, the backdrop of The Spa at Turnberry provides an oasis of calm for its guests. Focused on relaxation, Turnberry’s spa team work hard to provide a peaceful atmosphere. Guests can enjoy picturesque views across the Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran, soak in the spa’s 65-foot heated infinity pool or enjoy a whirlpool as they watch the sun set over the golf course and iconic lighthouse. Other facilities at The Spa include a sensory shower, relaxation rooms, sauna, steam room, ice fountain and poolside bio-sauna.


year term. It will take over the operation of the Phoenix Pool from 15 January 2022, replacing current operators Sentinel Leisure Trust, and will manage the new Marina Centre from its opening, expected to be in late July next year. Council leader Cllr Carl Smith said: “Freedom Leisure impressed us with its proven track record in over 100 sports and leisure complexes around the UK, and a supportive approach to running community facilities like the Phoenix. “The council is making a significant long-term investment in the new Marina Centre and we look forward to working with Freedom to make it a success for the whole borough.” Freedom Leisure Chief Executive Ivan Horsfall Turner said: “We are delighted and excited to be working in partnership with Great Yarmouth Borough Council, to both develop and improve the Phoenix Pool & Gym and to launch the new Marina Centre.”

Council Appoints Operator For Great Yarmouth’s Leisure Facilities

Great Yarmouth Borough Council has appointed Freedom Leisure to operate Great Yarmouth’s new £26m Marina Centre and its existing Phoenix Pool and Gym in Bradwell. Freedom Leisure is one of the largest not-forprofit leisure trusts in the UK managing accessible, value for money, community-led leisure and cultural venues nationwide. It runs over 100 centres across England and Wales with a vision of ‘improving lives through leisure’. Freedom Leisure will be contracted for a ten-

Premium Filtration For A First Class Fitness Destination David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) is a leading multinational sports, health, and leisure group, with 122 clubs. The company’s Southampton-based West End facility provides high-end, family-orientated amenities including a fully tiled 220m3 outdoor swimming pool and 9m3 therapeutic spa. Disinfection is critical in all wet leisure environments, but especially in commercial facilities of this nature with high bather loads. To ensure high quality pool and spa water for members, DLL West End asked Adam Tredwell at Tad Worx and Steve Martin at Paramount Pool Products to supply and install Waterco’s MultiCyclone filters and Glass Pearl filter media. This choice was determined after extensive market research confirmed this system not only produced crystal clear water, but also had Climate Care Certification credentials. Since the installation, DLL’s operational staff has seen noticeable benefits. “The Glass Pearls have made such a difference

to the clarity of the water,” said DLL General Manager Sarah Morgan. “Not only has this been recognised by our staff, but we have also received a number of comments from our swimming members on the superb clarity – they have never seen it as good!” To achieve the centre’s operational and environmental objectives, the following upgrades were made: “Not only is the clarity of the pool and spa water so much better but maintenance time has been reduced significantly by eliminating the need for lengthy backwashing times,” explained DLL plant room operative Andy Tucker. “This saves time and reduces the amount of water lost through the backwashing process. We really have seen an incredible difference.” Waterco Europe 01795 521733 www.waterco.eu

Waterco Europe recently took part in the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The Kent-based team heroically munched their way through Lemon Drizzle Cake, Carrot Cake, Rocky Road and Blueberry Muffins and raised a magnificent £200.50 for this important cause. Every penny raised went to help people living with cancer, a disease that sadly affects 1 in 2 people in their lifetime.

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