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Midlands Family Over The Moon With Pool Update Within weeks of moving into their new home, one Midlands family was keen to really make it their own… starting with its existing, dated pool. With young children, safety was top priority, as was fun. But, they didn’t want to compromise on aesthetics. So, the couple turned to James Chapman of JB Elite Services for advice. The update included a new Spectravision Moonlight 700 White that brings light and movement into the pool. The units, which have an ultraflat finish, offer 16 modes of pleasantly transitioning natural

colours. JB Elite also created a focal point for the pool: an LED-backlit waterfall structure. Timbercladded and tiled, the unit also cleverly houses the pool’s DEL Moon automatic slatted cover. The French manufacturer’s cover solutions, available in the UK exclusively through Golden Coast, are best-known for their sleek looks… but that wasn’t why James recommended it. “When it comes to safety, DEL truly excels. Its covers are built to the highest French safety standards. And when it comes to installation, it’s the easiest on

World Leisure Completes Hydrotherapy Pool For Palmerston School Leyland-based World Leisure has completed a hydrotherapy pool and sensory play area for Palmerston School in Liverpool. The new facilities were installed under contract to Kier Construction as part of the school’s relocation into a brand new £7m building in the city’s Aigburth area. Palmerston provides high quality education for pupils aged 11-19 who have severe or profound learning difficulties. The hydrotherapy pool will be used for exercise and stimulation for pupils in a specialised facility, where the water and surrounding air temperatures are significantly warmer than in a regular swimming pool. World Leisure Managing Director Simon Smith said: “The main benefit of hydrotherapy over other physiotherapy is that the warm water, high air temperature and relief of bodyweight combine to alleviate pain relief. For a lot of disabled people, who can frequently live with pain all the time, their first session in a hydrotherapy pool can be their first experience of being pain free. “With calipers, pain and gravity effectively taken away, users can move in ways that they cannot on land. Exercise becomes easier and new movements discovered,

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which can be transferred into everyday life.” At Palmerston, World Leisure installed a fully welded stainless steel level deck hydrotherapy pool, with a soft splash play area to the side of the pool incorporating Aquaspritz and Aquapip interactive play equipment from Empex Watertoys®. Head teacher Alison Wheeler said: “We believe all our pupils can achieve if they are provided with a learning environment that meets their needs, and the new hydrotherapy and sensory play areas will very much contribute to this. “For our pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties, the environment serves to satisfy their physical, medical and sensory needs. This relief enables pupils to communicate and engage with activities on a variety of levels and in a variety of ways.” World Leisure 01772 284883

the market to install, thanks to our factory training and support from Golden Coast. “And, as if that wasn’t enough, the cover is fully insulated. Because of this, it is very effective at retaining chemicals and heat, while preventing evaporation… Even an advanced automatic cover system like this can practically pay for itself on those savings alone…” said James. Hearing of JB Elite’s renovation, Golden Coast Managing Director Jamie Adams said: “Our team has worked closely with James’ to ensure that this couple got everything they wanted from their pool – including some bits they may not have realised they wanted. “James has created a pool that is perfect for family life – it’s fun, safe and lowmaintenance. What’s more, it’s energy efficient, too!

Golden Coast 01271 378100 JB Elite Services 01536 646007

Manchester Pool Makes Top 10 Sexiest Pools In The World List! A beautiful pool built by Certikin’s Cheshire-based customer, Swimlife UK Ltd, recently hit the headlines on the Daily Mail Online website when it made the top ten sexiest pools in the world shortlist for 2018. The awe-inspiring infinity spa-pool, stuffed full of Certikin equipment, is sited on the top of the King Street Townhouse hotel in Manchester. It boasts floor to ceiling windows offering hotel residents uninterrupted views of the city’s skyline including the clock tower and spires of the Town Hall. The Daily Mail Online website said: “When you think of where hotel swimming pools with jaw-dropping views might be, Manchester in the gritty north of England might not spring to mind. But be prepared to have your mind blown, because the city’s King Street Townhouse hotel is in the running for the accolade of ‘Best Pool with a View’ by Mr & Mrs Smith, the travel club for lovers of extremely ship-shape hotels.” Other pools in the running include a stunning pool in an 18th-century Tuscan villa, an infinity pool in the Maldives and a Sri Lankan hotel pool. Certikin International 01993 778855 Swimlife UK Ltd 01925 850 000 19/01/2018 23:17

SPN (Swimming Pool News) February 2018  

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...

SPN (Swimming Pool News) February 2018  

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...