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IN BRIEF BIRTHDAY TIME FOR HPB Incredibly it’s been five years since the launch of Historic Pools of Britain (HPB). What began as a vision has turned into a fully-fledged organisation, with both pools and individuals as members, plus a vital national voice. Collaboration and collective passion have become watch words for Historic Pools of Britain and all those who support it. The central driving force has been founder Gill Wright, who said: “I am immensely proud of what we have achieved over the last five years and the difference that having an organisation like Historic Pools of Britain is having. “What has struck me in this time is just how loved historic pools are within their local areas, with community groups often behind the campaigns to save pools that have closed, and the breadth of the role that they play in bringing people together, generating community spirit and promoting wellbeing. We are passionate about continuing to grow the influence and work of Historic Pools of Britain, with exciting plans for the future of the organisation and what it can accomplish.”

EXHIBITION DELAYS EVENT UNTIL MARCH 2021 With the COVID-19 pandemic effectively closing down the exhibitions across the UK and beyond, Holiday Park & Resort Innovation has reschedule its 2020 event and the exhibition will now run over two days on 18 and 19 March in 2021. With a number of shows opting for virtual exhibition options, the organising team of the event are planning that restrictions will be lifted in time for the event to take place unhindered at Birmingham’s NEC venue.

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Somewhere Over The Rainbow… Dreams Come True With Ustigate

Nairn Splashpad is a community driven project with a heart-warming story to tell. It is a lasting legacy that celebrates the lives of a local boy and his mother, both of whom sadly lost their lives to cancer. After three years of fundraising from charities and the local community plus help from the Highland Council, enough funds were raised to established the Splashpad. The new water play area with zero standing water at The Links will generate much happiness for all ages and abilities in Nairn for many years to come. Bright and cheerful rainbows feature prominently in the design as rainbows hold a special place in the family’s heart. Red, orange, yellow, green and purple are the vibrant colours depicted in Nairn’s rainbows and to carry this bright and cheerful theme throughout the play area, all of the aboveground products are in these colours too. Several

products include Seeflow™ technology to reflect lovely, colourful shadows upon the pad. The colour blue provides a perfect basecoat for the pad as it takes the form of our encompassing sky and allows all products and rainbows to stand out and shine through. Nairn Splashpad has a total of 17 water features and an inclusive bollard inviting everyone to push the button to start the fun. Upon opening, visitors were guaranteed plenty of fun, with a number of options to soak all sides. Nairn Splashpad is the first of its kind in The Highlands and an exciting new development for the town. Ustigate Waterplay 01322 424445 www.ustigatewaterplay.co.uk

Swim Every Season With Dura Pro From Golden Coast When a domestic customer in Buckinghamshire was looking to heat an outdoor pool all year round, maintenance company Pool Guys turned to wet leisure distributers Golden Coast for a long-term and viable solution. “The customer’s pool was leaking, which meant the plant room had to be completely refurbished and the lining needed to be replaced,” said Andy Wheildon, Pool Engineer at Pool Guys. “The original heating equipment for the pool was also outdated and needed to be upgraded. They wanted to make the switch from a gas boiler to an inverter heat pump, so that they had the flexibility to use the pool throughout the year.” Simon Wilkes, Technical Sales at Golden Coast, therefore suggested the Dura Pro 21 heat pump. Dura Pro pumps can reach extremely high coefficients of performance regardless of outside temperature, meaning pools are swim-ready in no time. Compared to standard

heat pumps, inverter driven heat pumps automatically optimise the refrigerant flow rate by varying the speed of both the fan and the compressor. This means it uses less energy whilst maintaining the pool’s temperature. Simon explained: “With its titanium heat exchanger and automatic hot gas defrost, the Dura Pro 21 is a great option for those looking to use their pool in every season. The pump is also quiet and easy to use, and the soft start technology reduces the peak on the electricity supply.” The Dura Pro 21 heat pump has a controller with a 5-inch touch-screen display, enabling the user to monitor temperature and power usage. Andy added: “The customer was extremely happy with the Dura Pro 21. It heats the pool quickly, and its efficiency means the customer has been able to save a significant amount on energy bills.” Golden Coast 01271 378100 www.goldenc.com

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) October 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...