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CUTS IN COSTS SAFEGUARD
SWIMMING POOL’S FUTURE
Jesmond Swimming Pool in Newcastle has been able to afford
its full quota of lifeguards – thanks to the installation of solar
heating panels.
The community pool has secured grants of £37,000 from energy
supplier E-on and the Energy Savings Trust. This covered the entire
cost of fitting a 61 square metre array of flat plate solar thermal
collectors to the pool roof.
Heating the water for the pool from the solar panels is expected
to save more than £1,500 on this year’s fuel bills. And with energy
costs rising, these savings are set to increase over the next 25 years
at least. Solar heating will also reduce the pool’s CO
2
emissions by
up to seven tonnes each year – the equivalent of removing three
average cars from the road.
New spa complex designed
Glenn Armstrong, from the Jesmond Swimming Pool
Management Committee, said: “Our pool is a wonderful
around stylish outdoor pool
community facility, but despite managing to reduce our
consumption year on year, the costs continue to rise at an alarming
The Feversham Arms Hotel on just about treatments but also rate and this is impacting on our financial performance. These solar
the edge of the North Yorkshire about the service and food panels will help drive down our running costs and bring real
Moors national Park has elements which are often environmental benefits in line with our social objectives.”
invested £1.2m in its new overlooked at UK spas.” Steve Dormer, from eaga Renewables, said: “Winning funding
Verbena Spa with Dalesauna Dalesauna designed the heat for Jesmond Swimming Pool was great news and I hope it
responsible for the heat experience area and took great encourages others to consider renewable energy projects. Fitted
experience rooms including care in harmonising the spa correctly, solar thermal energy can make a significant contribution
aromatherapy, salt vapour, ice design with the rest of the hotel to the hot water needs of commercial or residential buildings. This
cave, foot spa, rasul and and outdoor pool area. “Working can mean big carbon savings and lower fuel bills.”
monsoon feature showers. on this project allowed us to Tony Jenkin Jones, Community Relations Executive with E-on,
Nestled in Helmsley, on the demonstrate how we can design said: “We’re delighted to be able to contribute to this exciting
edge of the North Yorkshire a spa area to complement the project for The Jesmond Swimming Pool as part of our scheme,
Moors National Park, the existing style of a hotel. The which is designed to help community groups get sustainable
Verbena Spa will be the final Feversham Arms Hotel is an energy projects off the ground. They’re looking to reduce their
piece in the hotel’s jigsaw when it elegantfacilityand we believeour environmental impact in a number of ways, including reducing any
opens in October. The Feversham heat experience products reflect unnecessary energy usage, and the solar water heating system will
Arms Hotel will offer its visitors a this,” says Gerard McCarthy, help achieve this in a cost effective way.”
total of 33 rooms, 22 of which are Sales Director at Dalesauna.
suites, as well as a high quality The Verbena Spa will
spa experience all on one site. welcome both day spa and spa
Simon Rhatigan, the owner of break customers and Elemis
The Feversham Arms Hotel, products will feature strongly in
Dalesauna launches carbon
says: “We set out to create a spa the spa treatment packages.
with an English country feel,
mitigation initiative
using natural products and with
V
Sauna specialists Dalesauna has
strong colours and textures. We
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launched its own carbon
realise that visiting a spa is not
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mitigation initiative. average spa in a health suite
The initiative has been uses 35-40% of the total
designed by Dalesauna to energy to heat the area. This
educate clients on using can be supplied free when
The town with nowhere to swim
alternative sources of energy to using this renewable scheme,
reduce overall consumption. reducing running costs by
Ilford in Essex has been labelled as the town where there is will The eco-lease scheme will allow almost 50%.”
soon be nowhere to swim. clients to install renewable The Carbon Mitigation
Every private and school swimming pool in the town is trying to energy equipment, which will Initiative is being investigated
try to seal a deal for users of the soon-to-be-demolished Ilford reduce the amount spent on by a number of clients and as
Swimming Pool. heating their facilities. part of the scheme, Dalesauna
A petition of more than 5,500 names from Redbridge Swimmers Dalesauna can build-in an are providing a leaseback option
Association has been handed in asking for another pool to be built efficient evacuated tube solar over 10 years.
before the bulldozers move in later this year. hot water system, reducing hot Dalesauna have partnered
With only one other pool in Redbridge – at Fullwell Cross, High water costs and can even install with one of the UK’s leading
Street, Barkingside – fears are growing that users will have no a real time monitoring display to suppliers of evacuated tube
where to swim. show members the energy solar hot water systems whose
Meetings will take place with user groups to discuss potential being generated from the recent installations include the
options, but it is believed schools have begun to look elsewhere, renewable source. Emirates stadium.
including outside Redbridge. Gerard McCarthy, sales
Ilford Swimming Pool, which houses a 30 metre and 20 metre Director at Dalesauna, says:
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pool, is set to close in December after council bosses decided “Offering our clients this
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