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Splinterworks Adds Sculptural Intrigue To Elegant Pool In Utah This handsome and newly-renovated home features Splinterworks’ Vertex pool slide in its elegant landscaped garden. Located in Utah in the United States, the residence was fully restored to a very high specification by home builder and remodeller, Jackson & Leroy. The landscaped garden was designed by the highly-regarded Kaiser Trabue of Nashville, Tennessee. The contemporary curves of the Vertex slide lend a pleasing juxtaposition to the classical elegance of the traditional setting. The intriguing reflections in the mirror-polished stainless steel echo the surroundings, allowing it to change colour with the seasons. The UK-based Splinterworks team use a three-fold cooling design to ensure comfort and safety. Firstly, 15cm apart micro jets of water cool the entire sliding surface, ensuring it stays a constant temperature. The jets also spray the steps, which keeps them cool and the strong foot grip tape ensure they are not slippery.

Secondly, handrails are kept cool to the touch by circulating water through them internally. This runs through the small internal handles on the steps, and the outer integrated handrail that runs along the entire slide. This water is all recycled through the swimming pool’s filter system. Finally, the polished stainless steel does not oxidise and dull down over time so will remain highly reflective for decades and, unlike brushed or painted metal, reflects the majority of solar energy meaning that it stays cooler than you might expect. Splinterworks have been rewriting slide design for eight years and install slides in some of the hottest climates in the world, all designed to cool down to usable temperature in 15 seconds. Quick enough for even the most enthusiastic among us! Splinter Works Ltd 01225 464957 www.splinterworks.com

Fluidra To Build Pools At Madrid Sports Centre

Fluidra, one of the global leaders in pool and wellness equipment, will be tasked with developing the project to build swimming pools at the Cebada Municipal Sports Centre in Madrid, located at the iconic Plaza de la Cebada in the La Latina neighborhood. The turnkey project will see Fluidra in charge of supplying the products plus installing and supervising the works. The system chosen for the project is the Skypool renovation panel pool, a companypatented technological solution comprising prefabricated stainless steel panels fastened to a concrete block then covered with PVC-P coating. After developing the project, the centre will have two pools. The first will be semiOlympic in size (25×16.5m) with a depth ranging from 1.8 to 2.2 metres. There will also be a 12.5×6m teaching pool with a depth of between 0.7 and 1 metre.

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Fluidra will provide a range of competition products and accessories including a 16.5m platform for podiums, eight 0.4 metre high starting blocks, six retractable anchors for indicator posts, and 18 retractable anchors for lane ropes. The project is expected to last two months and a project management team from the company will provide technical support throughout the construction process.

Pentair Earns 2021 Sustained Excellence Award

Pentair is proud to announce it received the 2021 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to the environmental initiative. Pentair was the first pool equipment manufacturer to have an ENERGY STAR certified pool pump and has been recognised as a Partner of the Year every year since 2013. Since 2005, Pentair’s variable speed pool pumps have helped American consumers save US$3.0bn in operating costs, which translates into 27 billion kilowatt hours of energy saved. The kilowatt hour energy savings helped prevent the release of more than 19.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is the equivalent of greenhouse gas emissions from 4.1 million passenger vehicles driven for one year. “We are proud to be recognised as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for eight consecutive years. Our highperforming variable speed pool pumps help conserve energy resources and reduce energy costs, so that pool owners can simply focus on enjoying their pool,” said De’Mon Wiggins, Vice President, Pentair Pool. “Pentair helped introduce variable speed technology to the pool industry more than 15 years ago and today, we remain equally dedicated to delivering smart, sustainable water solutions.” In addition to its ENERGY STARrated pool pumps, Pentair offers smart, sustainable solutions to help pool owners conserve energy and water resources including automated controls, heaters and lighting products, reflecting its commitment to design products that facilitate environmental sustainability. In July 2021, new Department of Energy (DOE) regulations come into effect that require minimum efficiency standards for pool pumps, along with upgraded ENERGY STAR standards. Recognising their commitment to reduce the environmental impact of their solutions, Pentair collaborated with DOE, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and industry peers to develop and implement these new standards.

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