SPN (Swimming Pool News) December 2021

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Contemporary Style – The Piscine Laghetto® Divina From AstralPool

Acoustic Panels That Can Embrace The Extreme For sustainable ceiling solutions for wet leisure environments, Wrexham-based SKANDA Acoustics may have the answer. Recent tests by a Danish Technological Institute showed that their Troldtekt acoustic panels withstand moisture levels up to 98%, even when combined with high temperatures up to 40°C. This new round of stringent testing reinforces the fact that the panels are suitable for the most demanding of wet, warm and humid environments such as swimming pools, changing rooms and shower rooms. In these environments, it was found that the panels are dimensionally stable and retain their flatness. This means they do not warp over time, giving them a life span in excess of 50 years. The panels are inherently robust and durable because the combined strength of the cement coupled with the breathability of wood means the structure does not rot and acts as an antimicrobial surface resisting fungal growth and other microorganisms. For very humid environments where chlorine is also present, Troldtekt offers special colour matching structure screws in the highest corrosion protection category. This means it is now possible to have a complete C60 profile system in steel where both the profiles and screws are C5 rated. Founded on the Cradle-to-Cradle design concept, Troldtekt’s natural and inherently sustainable panels are available in a variety of different surfaces and colours and contribute positively to a building’s BREEAM, DGNB and LEED ratings. In addition to their high sound absorption and tactile surface, they offer high durability and low-cost lifecycle performance. Available in various sizes and in four grades, from extreme fine to coarse, the panels can be left untreated or painted in virtually any RAL colour.

The Divina from Piscine Laghetto® by AstralPool is the ultimate swimming pool from the Italianbased manufacturer. This above- or semi in-ground pool has many attractive features that set a new benchmark for contemporary and stylish swimming pools. Equipped with the exclusive filtration and water treatment system developed by Piscine Laghetto®, Divina includes a sunbathing area with cushions in Nautical Sky fabric for moments of absolute relaxation. The integrated equipment area is discreetly combined into the pool structure and is accessible under the sunbathing area. Divina is the epitomy of Italian design – the pool panels are made of synthetic rattan fibre handwoven on an aluminum frame and available in two colours, Laghetto® White or Grey, while the pool liner is offered in White or Beige. The sunbed in nautical Sky fabric, the ladder and the silver-coloured LED spotlight complete this design, giving it an elegant and modern

touch. In addition, it is possible to combine some lounge elements to create a lounge area with cushions and transform this space into a real living area surrounded by water! It is possible to complete the pool equipment using accessories including LED projectors, countercurrent swim system, water heating, and winter or summer covers. Divina is much easier to assemble than a traditional pool of similar size and installation is simple with no complex construction works being required. It is possible to choose between two solutions: installation on a concrete slab or assembling directly on the ground with a specific basement kit supplied. Available in four sizes, Divina is a versatile, durable and refined pool for moments of fun with family and friends or as a wellbeing area to relax in. AstralPool UK 01329 514000 www.astralpool.co.uk

SKANDA Acoustics 01978 664255 www.troldtekt.co.uk

Introducing The Velocity Counter-current Unit With Inverter Technology Designed and manufactured in the UK by the HeatForm team at Lighthouse, the new Velocity swim jet system has been created after years of research and development to produce one of the most powerful and pleasant resistance swimming experiences. With performance at the forefront of its design, the Velocity has been tested extensively by swimmers of all abilities. Whether swimming to compete, for pleasure or to just to stay fit, Velocity’s easily adjustable flow rates enable everyone to jump in and lose themselves swimming against the current. The flow of water at all speeds is smooth, wide and deep, providing users with the full body feeling of swimming in a river current

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which results in a more natural experience. At its heart, Velocity is powered by a 4kW 5hp inverter driven motor. This motor has been designed to utilise the latest in inverter drive technology to give a fully variable and adjustable swimming experience. The speed is fully adjustable via either the main control box or included ip68 waterproof remote control and comes with ten preprogrammed levels which can be also be adjusted within 2% increments to create the exact level of flow desired. The main drive system also has an in-built LED display showing flow rate at any given time, to assist with a

consistent training programme. Designed with flexibility in mind, the Velocity is easy to install and fits on almost any pool; free-form or rectangular, vinyl or fibreglass, concrete or liner, in-ground or above-ground. Suitable both for new builds and existing pools, Velocity can be installed behind its own bespoke cover panel giving a clean and unfussy finish or as a quick and easy upgrade, the system comes with all the components necessary to fix the unit to the pool wall. Lighthouse 01752 253525 www.hf-velocity.co.uk

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