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The Charm Is In The Detail For Hampshire Pool When keen sailors Kate and John bought a plot of land on Hayling Island, their first task was to demolish the original dwelling to make space for a larger bespoke property. With the stunning house on the Hampshire coast complete, the couple were then looking for an equally eye-catching swimming pool that they could exercise in and provide an entertainment area for family and friends. They instructed Simplex Pools, a family run company based on Hayling Island, to design a 12 metre by 5 metre concrete and tiled overflow pool and they set about the task of designing and building a pool befitting of the surroundings. Because of the risk of floods from high tides, after consulting with structural engineers and local builders, the above-ground pool was constructed so that it appears from the house to be in-ground and the finished article has the Certikin hallmark stamped through it. It’s the attention to detail that helps contribute to this pool’s presence. The smart finish is enhanced by Certikin’s cream coloured high density polyethylene overflow grating (HDPE). This is ideal for new builds or for refurbishing pools that are beginning to look like they’ve seen better days. It looks good and offers high impact strength. The pool is fitted with Certikin’s GeoBubble solar cover. As it is a very exposed site, the cover was made with elastic straps

Calorex Pro-Pac 22 heat pump, Quick Change PU6 U/W LED, white fittings, pipework, a Vision filter and Euroswim suction pump.

so the wind can’t get under it. An investment in a Certikin solar blanket pays dividends in terms of the payback it offers from solar gain, heat retention and the fact that it acts as a highly effective water loss barrier. Other Certikin equipment included a

Certikin International 01993 777200 www.certikin.co.uk Simplex Pools 0345 576 1084 www.simplexpools.co.uk

Welsh Leisure Operator To Use RLSS UK Aquatic Qualifications The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is delighted to welcome Welsh leisure operator Newport Live into their fold. The organisation has committed to training their staff from the suite of RLSS UK qualifications including the professional lifeguard standard – National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ). The Regional Pool & Tennis Centre, Newport Centre and Active Living Centre – all run by Newport Live – have also committed to becoming RLSS UK Approved Training Centres (to August 2021) and, in addition, upskill staff as RLSS UK Trainer Assessors. By following the qualifications set out by RLSS UK, Newport Live will be improving the breadth of their training. The Welsh operator delivers sporting, leisure and cultural activities in the city of Newport and the surrounding area, and runs a number of leisure and cultural facilities. They also deliver sports and arts development programmes on a city-wide and regional basis.

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Neil Sargeant, Director of Operations at Newport Live, said: “We have been impressed by the extent of support provided during lockdown from the Royal Life Saving Society UK and the quality of the training. Providing sporting opportunities to support the health and wellbeing of our customers, and the people of Newport is vital and, we are pleased to be able to upskill our team members and colleagues, to continue to provide safe environments in our facilities.” “In a normal year, more than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with our NPLQ. We are delighted that Newport Live has decided to train all of their lifeguards, through us,” commented Jo Talbot, Commercial Director at RLSS UK. RLSS UK 0300 323 0096 www.rlss.org.uk

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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...