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IN BRIEF HAYWARD EXPANDS CAPACITY WITH NEW US DISTRIBUTION CENTRE Hayward recently announced the addition of a new US distribution centre in Mocksville, North Carolina. Once completed, the facility, combined with the company’s existing facility in Clemmons, also in North Carolina will bring Hayward’s Southeast-based footprint to approximately 1.3 million square feet of combined manufacturing and distribution operations. The Mocksville distribution centre will service the company’s expanding North American, European, Australian and Latin American markets. The facility will also include a customer and technical training centre designed to promote and support the growth of Hayward’s channel partners. The Mocksville project completes a distribution expansion programme that includes the 2020 launch of a world-class distribution facility located in Phoenix, Arizona.

Ezarri Shines At Hungarian Waterpark Tile specialist Ezarri Mosaico has been involved in a gigantic project recently in Debrecen, the second most populous city in Hungary. Aquaticum Debrecen waterpark is a large aquatic complex featuring all kinds of pools and spas and is the new symbol of modernity in the city. Ezarri has played a leading role in the creation of the waterpark. Both the wall and the basin of the outdoor pool, the pool beaches and also the children’s pools have been tiled with Ezarri mosaics. For this large undertaking, architect Péter Bordás CEO, founder and chief designer of Bord Studio used a combination of Ezarri collection products and colours. For the wall a mosaic tile in misty colours was chosen from the Niebla collection. This choice is particularly suitable for the interior lining of swimming pools, spas, saunas and wellness spaces. For the basin of the outdoor pool, Bord Studio chose from the Mix collection which provided the most exquisite combinations. In the area of the children’s pools, which are shallow enough to walk in, Ezarri Safe Steps tiles have been installed and these were also used for the pool beaches, located in the outdoor areas. The advantages of using Ezarri is that the Safe

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Luxury Resort Replaces Filters Without Reconstruction Work Or Disruption

FLUIDRA PARTNERS WITH BARCELONA TECH CITY Fluidra has signed an agreement with Barcelona Tech City to become a corporate partner of the biggest digital and technology hub in southern Europe. The agreement will allow the company to become part of the entrepreneurial and startup ecosystems, and to take advantage of this direct contact to develop innovative solutions. The partnership will also help the company to have a closer relationship with its customers thanks to enhanced management and improved flexibility. In the words of David Tapias, Fluidra LAB and EMEA R&D Director: “The partnership with Barcelona Tech City reinforces our desire to continue to be a leader in innovation and technological change in the pool and wellness sector. This partnership should facilitate access to new talent, new ways of doing things and innovative solutions that will not only help Fluidra, but also the pool sector as a whole to adapt to the momentous changes that are taking and will take place.”

Steps system stands out over the previous anti-slip systems used. Firstly, because the surface is not rough but it is non-slip, it has a smooth feel. In addition to being much more pleasant to the touch, this makes it much easier to clean and maintain. Secondly, it is also available in a wide range of colours and a variety of formats meaning the Safe Steps collection achieves the perfect combination of the elegance of glass and the utmost non-slip safety.

When the 400m3 lagoon pool at the 5* Palm Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel began leaking precious water, Waterco was the equipment of choice to provide a reliable filtration system that could be installed without disrupting the daily operations of this luxury resort. The original plant room installed in 2011 consisted of 4 x 2,000mm horizontal filters installed in two plant rooms, all of which had started leaking within just a few years of fitting. Despite several attempts to repair these filters, engineering staff were unable to rectify the problem. “Replacing the faulty filters with the same sized units was not an option, as this would have required breaking up public areas of the hotel to access the plant room from above, install the filters, then rebuild after work,” explained Waterco Europe’s Sales Director Jo Ainsworth. “With restricted access to the plant rooms, they were looking for a solution that would not disturb the daily operations of the

hotel in any way.” Working in conjunction with Compass, the largest stockholder of Waterco equipment in the UAE, Waterco proposed a solution to supply 36 customised SMD900h deep bed filters, designed to fit within the location without any structural disruption to the hotel. “Crucially, these filters would match the required flow rate, velocity and bed depth of the existing filters,” explained Jo. “Being only 900mm in diameter, the SMD900h filters are easy to manoeuvre on to the site and install in the plantroom with minimal disruption to the hotel’s day-to-day operations.” “The lagoon water is now crystal clear and the leaking issues are Before resolved,” said Jo. “An added benefit is that maintenance has become significantly easier with multiple smaller filters. If in future one needs servicing, we simply isolate that particular After filter and keep the others running without affecting water quality or having to close the pool.” Waterco Europe 01795 521733 www.waterco.eu

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