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PRODUCT NEWS The Handimove Mobile Pool Lift

Care Equipment Website Green Trousers Provides The Perfect Fit Swimming pool, spa and sauna owners looking to improve accessibility for elderly or disabled people can now get help and advice about what equipment best suits their needs thanks to a new website. Green Trousers is a unique onestop-shop for specialist equipment for disabled and elderly people, offering a variety of products including mobile pool lifts, showering chairs and living aids such as hand rails. Some of the site’s most popular products include The Handimove Mobile Pool Lift with 4 point standard spreader bar, which provides the perfect solution for swimming pools, spas or hot tubs, with easy installation and storage when not in use. The Handimove SureHands Body Support for pool use is another popular product and can be used with a Handimove ceiling track hoist, wall lift or pool lift to facilitate independent transfers between a wheelchair/shower chair and a pool, spa or hot tub. Green Trousers is the brainchild of David Lynch of The Lynch Healthcare Group, an award-winning manufacturer

and supplier of disability equipment to the public sector. David said: “We have been manufacturing and selling specialist equipment for over seven years at Lynch Healthcare in the North East and have built up a really experienced and knowledgeable team. “We were getting a lot of enquiries from organisations such as swimming pool owners, hotels and leisure centres who wanted to cater for disabled people to offer the best possible experience to their customers. “So we knew we needed to open up the market via an online hub where people can come, not just to buy their equipment, but also get advice, talk to our experts and know they are getting the support they need. Green Trousers site is designed to act like a virtual personal occupational therapist, providing the same guidance, advice and support – just over the internet.”

Dripool Prices Held… Due to BREXIT! According to Dripool Ltd, their automatic covers are hardly exposed to the falling pound, unlike a large percentage of the rest of the market. This means both their UK and oversees customers benefit from even greater value for money! Over the last 30 years, as UK based dedicated designers and manufacturers of automatic covers, Dripool have developed a supply chain of local, independent and high tech companies, enabling them to refine their design and manufacturing techniques in line with state-of-the-art levels of technology. This has ensured all systems meet Dripool’s exacting standards of quality and reliability. One example of this is the introduction of laser profiling, which has removed design constraints and allows Dripool to create shapes that were previously, totally uneconomical. Another significant area of enhancement is the use of micro controllers. These devices facilitate the use of one programmable control board for all current and future designs and can be retrofitted to provide continued support for systems installed within the last 30 years. In summary, regardless of your thoughts on BREXIT, the good news is ‘buying the best of British’ has never made more sense and with a safety cover to suit any shape and type of pool and with even greater reliability plus value for money, Dripool are expecting 2017 to be a very busy year! Dripool Ltd 02380 663131

Green Trousers 0191 543 7913

How Clear Is Your Swimming Pool?

Crystal clear pool water is essential for both the safety of and appeal to the bather but how should it be measured? The traditional way is deciding whether the bottom of the pool can be seen at the ‘deep’ end. However,

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is this sufficient? Measuring the turbidity of the water would be a more suitable and traceable way of making sure you comply with the PWTAG recommendations of 0.5NTU (Nephlometric Turbidity Units). The compact infrared Lovibond® TB 210 IR Turbidity meter offers a convenient, handheld and easy way of measuring turbidity to ensure you comply

to these recommendations and offer a safe swimming environment. The unit measures the scattered light at an angle of 90°, as stipulated in EN ISO 7027 and will provide 600 tests without battery change. Lovibond Tintometer 01980 664800 20/01/2017 23:01

SPN (Swimming Pool News) February 2017  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...

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