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New Shotcrete Specialist Sets Its Sights High For The Future

Leisure Centre Pool Features Stress-free Lighting From EVA Optic Places Leisure Camberley has recently opened to the public offering a variety of facilities and activities for the local community in Surrey Heath. Completed on time despite the pandemic, the £22m centre’s wet leisure facilities include a 25-metre 6-lane pool, learner pool with adjustable floor and children’s splash pad. Project builders Pellikaan Construction selected EVA Optic’s EVAline lighting for the pool hall, having previously used the lighting system within leisure centres around the UK with great success. Unlike indirect lighting, EVA Optic direct lighting is fitted overhead shining down over the water, producing minimal glare and surface reflection. This allows greater visibility into the water and provides a safer environment for bathers. Twelve 120W EVAline lights and 12 60W EVAline lights were installed around the pool hall. Industry guidelines state that light levels must be minimum 300 Lux, with an illumination uniformity value of 0.7 or higher. Despite its lower

wattage, EVAline lighting at Camberley provided powerful illumination and delivered an average Lux of 495 as well as a uniformity of 0.81. Electrical contractor Eleciserve was responsible for the full design and installation of the electrical package. James Perry Contract Manager at Eleciserve explained: “EVAline lighting is extremely impressive. It is very high quality and well made. Not only are the lights easy to install, but they are also very easy to maintain, as the fittings don’t have batteries. This makes life much easier for those running the facility. “EVAline lights also blend in really well with the surroundings. You almost don’t notice them when you walk around the pool, which is important because it means there isn’t any strong glare.” EVA Optic direct lighting is supplied in the UK through leading wet leisure distributor Golden Coast. Golden Coast 01271 378100 www.goldenc.com

Shotcrete Innovation Ltd is a new up and coming sprayed concrete specialist company. Setting their targets high, they aim to be the leading company supplying pool shells to the industry nationwide. Having built more than 2,000 shells in the past 24 years, the Shotcrete Innovation team is fully qualified with over 50 years combined experience within the wet leisure industry. Having worked alongside many leading pool contractors and installers, clients utilising the company can be assured that any project that they undertake will be in more than capable hands. The method of using sprayed concrete to build swimming pool shells offers versatility, efficiency and strength over other techniques and technologies. Sprayed concrete is easy to transfer and mould to various shapes, meaning even the most eccentric of designs can be easily constructed in a short period of time. Costs can be dramatically lowered by reducing construction time too, leading to competitive quotations for all of Shotcrete Innovation’s clients. The team understands that trust is earned, and they are excited to build new trading relationships and expect to be at the forefront of the industry for years to come. The company offer structural design calculations with professional indemnity insurance for the design and construction of all their shells. Each comes with a ten-year guarantee, for added peace of mind. With a professional and discreet approach and utilising unmarked vehicles, the team can also blend in and easily become part of another installer’s operation. Shotcrete Innovation 07931 182930 / 07437 749763 www.shotcreteinnovation.com

Have Your Say In The Wet Leisure Industry Survey 2021

Golden Coast has once again launched its much-anticipated annual Wet Leisure Industry Survey and is inviting all those working in the sector to share insight into the challenges and achievements faced throughout the past year. Completed anonymously, the survey gathers opinions and feedback from businesses around the UK. Responses are collated into a detailed report that highlights trends and statistics to help companies make informed business decisions. Jamie Adams, Managing Director at Golden Coast explained: “The survey is an invaluable tool that companies can use to see how the sector is performing, and how this might impact their business next year. We encourage anyone working in wet leisure to get involved, and to share the survey as widely as possible. “The domestic market fared well in 2020

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as customers invested heavily in pools and spas, given how much time they were spending at home. But it remains to be seen how sales compared in 2021. Stakeholders in the commercial sector may have seen a continuing rise in demand for products and services this year since some leisure centres, hotels and spas were revamping and updating their facilities in preparation for reopening. When government restrictions

eased in early summer there was a boom in staycations, and we want to know how all of this affected the sector. “Additionally, challenges regarding Brexit, logistics and supply may have impacted many businesses, so it will be helpful to see how they have coped with this, and what their plans are for the year ahead.” The Wet Leisure Industry Survey 2021 can be taken online or a paper version can be requested. It does not contain compulsory questions, and only takes a few minutes to complete. The survey report will be available to view online and at SPATEX 2022. Wet Leisure Survey 01271 378100 www.wetleisure.com

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