SPN (Swimming Pool News) October 2021

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PROJECT SHOWCASE

Residential Project In The North East Is

No Ordinary Pool!

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his spectacular residential pool demonstrates the prodigious talent of Wearside-based pool contractor, Whitewaters, in creating spectacular, technically-advanced swimming pools and the lengths it goes to, to achieve the desired result. Designed for some serious swimming, Certikin takes a bow in being the supplier of the project’s filtration, environmental control and auto chemical dosing system. This is no ordinary pool. Complex, both in build and operation, this 25m x 5m residential training pool is fitted with a sophisticated lap pacer system. Whitewaters’ Managing Director, Mick Guthrie, explained: “The client is an avid swimmer and required a number of competition-style features. Our challenge was to incorporate these

The client is an avid swimmer and required a number of competition-style features. Our challenge was to incorporate these features without compromising the general aesthetics of this high specification property” 44 October 2021 SPN 44-45_SPN_October_2021_Project_Showcase.indd 44

features without compromising the general aesthetics of this high specification property. I am satisfied we achieved it and we certainly have a very happy customer. The project displays excellence in both aesthetic design and technical complexity and we welcomed the part that Certikin’s products and technical expertise played in it.” As Theodore Roosevelt once said: “Nothing worth having comes easy” and so this pool proved. What should have been a nine month build, turned into 18 months due to difficult site conditions and the delays wrought by COVID-19. Every detail of the project was meticulously researched and executed. A single storey contemporary hilltop home, a large-scale extension was added to form the pool hall which, when you enter, you are bowled over by its striking 35m feature wall adorned with 3m slabs of Corten-effect porcelain. Porcelain is also used in the pool’s contrasting black lane markers and turning crosses. Bespoke stainless-steel channels are recessed into the pool’s lane markers to carry LED light strips which allow pace, stroke and tempo to be set at the poolside via a smartphone app. This permanent built-in solution was designed and installed by the Whitewaters team using technology sourced from the US. The starter blocks are another bespoke feature, again manufactured from stainless steel inset with porcelain to match the pool surround. Less obvious, but nonetheless integral to the pool’s performance, is its environmental control system, and for this, Whitewaters turned to Certikin to supply a Calorex Delta 12. Featuring touch screen technology in a unique multi-functional single unit, the Delta takes

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