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COUNTER-CURRENT SYSTEMS

For existing pools, Ocea UK have the modern-looking EasyStar hanging system, the retrofit version of HydroStar’s countercurrent turbine

2.2kW and a pump capacity of 46m³/h, the Pahlén Jet Swim Motion helps owners focus on strength and conditioning. The unit is designed around a pair of oval nozzles, with the lower nozzle directed downwards for a more even distribution of streams within the water. Also available is the Pahlén Jet Swim 2000, which offers adjustable jet streams up to 71 m3/h – making it exceptionally easy for users to make fitness gains. Both Jet Swim Motion and Jet Swim 2000 are engineered from acid-proof stainless steel (AISI 316L) for optimum finish and a long lifespan. When it comes to retrofit units, Golden Coast offers three Speck BADU Jet countercurrent models designed specifically for use in existing pools: Perla, Riva and Stella. The overhang units provide adjustable flow rates, directional nozzles and power controls, allowing the customer to change the settings based on their preference. For extra stability on above-ground pools, a telescopic support leg can be added to the installation.

HYDROSTAR TURBINE SYSTEMS FROM OCEA Ocea UK exclusively supply the increasingly popular range of HydroStar counter-current turbine systems. Hydrostar offers a unique 24V turbine-driven fully submerged counter flow system which brings a natural swimming experience to any home pool. The patented technology has already received numerous prestigious awards, including a Golden Wave Award, a German Brand Award and a Plus X Award. As opposed to conventional counter flow systems, HydroStar generates a wide water flow which carries the body in the water similar to a natural river current, without splashing. Unlike pump-operated swim systems, there is no concentrated jet that causes unpleasant concentrated strain on the head or shoulders. The wide and regular overand undercurrent of the HydroStar engulfs the entire body. Hydrostar has a range of turbines that

offer a flow capacity for all swimmers. Six standard performance levels are on offer with flow rates ranging from 160 to 550 m3/h plus for particularly ambitious swimmers, there are two special sizes with flow rates of 600 and 1,200 m3/h. Flow velocities are fully adjustable between 1 – 3.2 m/s. As the units are turbine driven, a maintenance free, all-in-one flush fitting kit is offered which are available for all types of pool construction from concrete tiled, liner to panel or fibreglass construction. For existing pools, there’s the modern-looking EasyStar hanging system. Available in grey and white and, just like the permanently integrated version, the retrofit system is offered with the six standard performance levels and has all the benefits of a fully-fledged HydroStar system. Perfect for all ranges of training whether it’s for health, fitness or elite swimmers… Ocea partnered with HydroStar has quickly grown to be one of the most popular and high spec counter-current systems with a good mix of German engineering and UK based sales and service backup.

NO MATTER THE REQUIREMENT, UWE HAS A SOLUTION German manufacturer UWE invented the counter-current system in 1967 and the creation of the company’s JetStream countercurrent systems has revolutionised the traditional swimming pool. By regulating the current, even small pools can become really exciting – and that goes for trained athletes as well. With a wide portfolio of counter-current systems, there’s a solution for a wide range of needs. Sitting at the top of the company’s range is the TriVA counter-current system. It was designed with ambitious athletes in mind and thanks to its innovative FLAT technology, TriVA creates a flat, powerful flow just below the water’s surface – right at chest

CASE STUDY LIFE IN THE FASTLINE IS PERFECT FOR ENERGETIC MIDLANDS FAMILY When space is limited, the Fastlane from Certikin could be the answer. That was the answer provided by West Midlands Swimming Pools when an energetic family contacted them for a swimming solution,

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as Kay Cunningham from the Staffordshire based company explained: “We were approached by a family who were looking at installing a pool largely for exercise and sports purposes. They had previously tried out an Endless Pool and although they found the counter-current unit exactly what they wanted, they felt the off-the-shelf pool was too shallow for their purposes and didn’t have quite the finish they were looking for. The solution was to design a bespoke pool for them with the addition of a Fastlane counter-current unit.” An existing building, which was being used

as a home office, lent itself perfectly to accommodate a 5m x 2.5m Fastlaneequipped pool with a constant depth of 1.6m and adequate deck space. The Fastlane unit from Certikin is the Rolls Royce of counter-current units and is designed for athletes and serious swimmers as well as lesser mortals wishing to get the most out of their swimming pool. Having the benefit of remote control, the speed can be altered, with an optional LED display allowing monitoring of swimmers progress and speeds. There is also the option of the Fit@Home app, available for both iOS and Android devices, which gives the ability to monitor, tailor and repeat training programmes. Swimming Pools Midlands 01543 677476 www.westmids-pools.co.uk

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