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Dura Pro Extends Pool Use All Year Round

Students Go To Great Lengths To Learn University students were among the first to get a look behind-the-scenes at the £5m restoration work happening at Newcastle City Pool and Turkish Baths. A group of sport management students from Northumbria University were invited to take a tour of the Grade II listed building, and get a first-hand insight into the redevelopment process. The pool and Turkish baths – which originally opened in November 1928 – will be given a new lease of life following the refurbishment by registered charity Fusion Lifestyle. The visit formed part of a wider programme of engagement between Fusion and the University. Tim Mills, Director of Business Development at Fusion Lifestyle, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome students from the sport management course along to see how we’re progressing. “We want to get them involved as much as possible, whether that’s through creating placement opportunities or helping them secure employment here when the site reopens.” Michael Wood, senior lecturer at Northumbria University, said: “Newcastle City Pool represents a significant investment by Fusion in the city – it’s a fantastic local project of national significance that we want our students to be engaged with. “We’ll be using the City Pool project as a case study to enhance teaching, looking at what it takes to complete projects like this and scoping opportunities to undertake research to help drive its success. “Facilities like Newcastle City Pool and Turkish Baths are essential in helping people to lead active lifestyles and encouraging participation in sport for future generations.” When the work is complete, the venue will feature a public pool and Turkish baths, fitness suites, exercise studios, a spa with treatment rooms and a café bistro.

A high-profile Cheshire couple contacted LJW Swimming Pools to improve heating efficiency in their pool complex. The couple used an oil boiler for their entire pool area – costly to run in the colder months. After talking with the technical team at Golden Coast about air source heat pumps, the Dura Pro was recommended as a costeffective solution for all year-round pool use. Lee Wood, an engineer at LJW said: “This was my first Dura Pro heat pump… The installation was easy and only took two days. I am really impressed with the support and the availability of goods from Golden Coast.” Jamie Adams, Managing Director of Golden Coast said: “Since it is corrosion resistant and includes a self-diagnostic control panel, the Dura Pro is an efficient solution for year-round pool use… all for an economical price.” With the days getting shorter and colder in the UK, the Dura Pro is becoming an increasingly popular choice for extending pool use throughout the country. It can be used all year round – heating in winter and cooling in summer – making it an ideal fit for the UK climate. The Dura Pro heats a swimming pool quickly and quietly, helping to save a substantial amount on energy bills. Lee said: “I would highly recommend the product to other companies as our customers are overjoyed with the heat pump, since it saves them a quarter of the oil bill in three months.” Golden Coast 01271 378100 www.goldenc.co

New Directors Take Up The Reins At Dripool Southampton-based Dripool Ltd have been at the forefront of pool safety for over 30 years and remain the UK’s only designers and manufacturers of automatic safety covers for all shapes and types of domestic and commercial swimming pools. The company prides itself on producing and installing equipment of the highest quality and offering unrivalled service and aftercare. From the initial design of the system in 1985 through to 2018, founder members and directors, Dave and Rose Jeffery along with Ian McMath

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(whose initials provide the D, R and I of Dripool) have remained the driving force, ably assisted over the last 15 years by Paul Murphy (Operations) and Nick Potts (Sales). After four decades at the helm, the decision was taken by all three directors to

retire at the end of 2018. This triggered a management buyout, with Paul and Nick taking the reins and assuming the roles of Operations and Sales Director respectively from 1st January 2019. The buyout ensures a smooth transition meaning that the company are able to continue to design and manufacture some the best automatic safety covers available both now, and well into the future. Dripool Ltd 02380 663131 www.dripool.co.uk

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