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Kingswood Pool Reopens Following Refurbishment Project

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Ceramiflo Solves Filtration Issues At Ageing Site When the existing steel filters at Stretford Sports Village were in need of replacement, Trafford Leisure faced a challenge. As the site is coming to the end of its lifespan, the company faced a problem of having to spend money on a facility that would be redundant in the not too distant future. In addition, filter refurbishments can often be very difficult in established plant rooms and the one at Stretford was no exception. With this challenge in mind, Total Pool Filtration were appointed to solve the issues. Access into the plant room for removal and replacement of conventional filters would have meant some major civils works as part of the plant room roof would have needed to be removed. This would have caused pool closure for a period of time and would have been costly. Total Pool Filtration were asked to provide a proposal for their Ceramiflo microfiltration system which uses membrane filtration rather than sand filtration.

The system has a multitude of benefits including, full automation, significant water and chemical savings as well as unrivalled water quality. Ceramiflo was an ideal choice as the system could be brought into the plant room through the pedestrian access meaning the roof would not have to be removed. The whole installation was taken care of with no interruption of the service which meant that the public could retain full use of the facility. To fit sand filters would have caused the pool to be closed for up to four weeks with an estimated loss of revenue of £50,000. In addition, when the pool facility is ultimately replaced, the Ceramiflo system can be easily dismantled and relocated at the new site, saving Trafford Leisure the cost of new filters. Total Pool Filtration 01829 740290 www.totalpool.co.uk

Customers made a splash at Kingswood Active Lifestyle Centre as both of the swimming pools reopened following a month-long £35,000 refurbishment project. Essential maintenance work to reline, re-grout and refresh the pools started in early December, with the facilities springing back into action on Thursday 2nd January. The refurbishment project is part of an ongoing commitment from Circadian Trust, the not-for-profit organisation which reinvests its profits back into local Active Lifestyle Centres. The organisation has recently overseen major redevelopment projects in Bradley Stoke and Longwell Green, with extensive work to refurbish the gym in Yate and establish a brand-new conference centre in Thornbury taking place in the last year alone. Martyn Hinam, Centre Manager at Kingswood Active Lifestyle Centre, said: “As a not for profit organisation, we continue to reinvest money back into Centres across South Gloucestershire so that we can offer the best-possible facilities to our customers. “Our pools are extremely popular, and we feel privileged to have loyal members and learn to swim customers who regularly use them to keep fit, have fun and learn new skills. We hope they enjoy our improved pool facilities for many years to come.” Kingswood Active Lifestyle Centre is one of five lifestyle centres operated across South Gloucestershire by Circadian Trust. Working in partnership with South Gloucestershire Council, the community strategy and overall shared philosophy is to contribute to the improved health, cultural and social wellbeing of the local community improving quality of life.

Construction Work Starts At Moorways In Derby Construction work has started on the Moorways site where Derby’s new pool and water park will be built. This early work that started at the end of last year will get the site ready for the main construction work in 2020. As part of the work the Council’s Streetpride team have been creating the highway access routes onto the site. Cllr Robin Wood, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said: “It’s great to see diggers on site and work starting on this important new pool and water park. The project is moving forward and that’s

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what people want to see.” The new facility that will become part of Moorways Sports Village contains a 50m pool, water park and learner pool alongside a comprehensive health and fitness experience.

A modern gym kitted out with the latest equipment, studios as well as sauna and steam rooms will all be part of the health and fitness experience. There will also be a café with soft play, multi-use rooms and a large multi-use area fitted out with a family activity. Inside the water park there will be two four storey flumes along with England’s first wave generating wow ball and wave rider slide. Younger visitors will enjoy the indoor water playground and beach area. Derby City Council has approved £42m in funding for the project that is expected to be completed in late 2021.

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