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All the Latest News, Info, Products and Gossip From the UK Pool and Spa Industry and Beyond

The Walu – Not Just A Safe Option! “A family hub for summer entertainment” − that’s how the Simpson family of St Ives describe their beautiful pool, designed and installed by Cambridgeshire pool dealer, Aqualeaf. However, with two young children they naturally didn’t want to compromise on safety so they chose Certikin’s highly versatile Walu safety cover. “In the summer, the kids are never out of it. It gets almost daily use throughout March to October,” said Dan Simpson. Taking just six weeks to complete, the beautiful 8m x 4m x 1.4m deep pool features a host of Certikin equipment and topping the pool off is Certikin’s Walu manual safety cover in light grey which is as smart as it is hard working. Aqualeaf Director, Paul Carman said: “The Simpsons chose the Walu Starlight manual safety cover because there’s two young children in the family coupled with the fact that it has a contemporary sleek appearance. It comes with the added bonus of requiring no roller on the pool deck. The Walu sits snugly on the poolside rather than floating like a solar blanket, so large debris is kept out of the pool. From a cost point of view, it is considerably cheaper than other automatic safety covers on the market, while also getting rid of the need for both a winter debris and solar/heat retention blanket because the Walu does both jobs!”

Walu cover are replaceable. The cover’s panels and anodised aluminium tubes can easily be exchanged on site for new pieces, restoring the cover to its original standard. Aqualeaf Ltd 01223 930291 www.aqualeaf.co.uk The most unique feature of the Walu is its modular design. Unlike other safety covers, where the whole system needs to be replaced if it is damaged, all individual parts on the

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Sliding Through The Seasons With Splinter Works’ Vertex Splinter Works’ latest commission for an indoor pool strikes a dramatic pose in this English country home, providing a setting where contemporary meets traditional.   Offering a pleasing repetition of form between the arched windows of the pool pavilion, and the arching slide, Vertex makes full use of the space, filling it from floor to ceiling with intriguing form.  The sculptural slide makes a visual statement, but with the reflections of the mirror-polished stainless steel echoing only the surrounding colours, it has an alluring subtlety.     Standing at over 12ft high, the designers positioned it on the corner of the indoor pool to keep as much deck space free as possible, and to capitalise on the best vantage point of the poetic windows. For added thrills, a jet

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stream has been positioned below the point of entry into the pool, which projects the rider into the pool with added gusto.   Splinter Works’ collection of bespoke luxury indoor and outdoor water slides are available to commission.  Each pool slide design is inspired by the individual setting and to resonate with the client’s style, in a variety of materials to suit the climate, budget and surroundings.   Safety is engineered into all Splinter Works’ luxury water slides from the outset. With grip underfoot and drain holes on the steps, and an easy-to-grab handrail that is incorporated seamlessly into the sculpture, the water slides are designed to meet European and US safety standards (BS EN 10691 2010 & CPSC Code of Federal Regulations 16 part 1207).  Splinter Works Ltd 01225 464957 www.splinterworks.co.uk

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) February 2020  

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 2020  

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...