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Chinese recognise
Astral’s ability
The Chinese market has recognised
AstralPool’s innovative Skypools
technology by installing one on the
roof of an 11 storey building in the
city of Hangzhou, famous for it’s
West Lake and night market,
(Zhejiang province) China. The
project was developed jointly by
AstralPool and local firm Hangzhou
The pool occupies an area of
34 m
and is made up of 2mm
thick galvanised steel panels
allowing easy assembly and
eradicating any danger of leaks.
The pool components are
prefabricated and are also
completely reusable and
Skypool technology makes the
construction of any kind of pool
Astral’s new Swim Spa Mediteranea
from small domestic to full sized
Olympic possible in record time.
Without the need for a complex AstralPool goes “Mediterranean“!
infrastructure the pools can be
built to the high quality and finish AstralPool presents the Swim which has many health benefits calculated and evaluated to
yet maintain affordable costs. The Spa Mediterranea all in one including muscle toning and provide a complete massage
Hangzhou installation was swimming pool and spa improved circulation. covering the whole body. In
completed within 6 days and by A space saving 10 m
The Swim Spa includes a addition, the wide steps
just 4 people setting yet another combines the heated pool and lounger and seats offering provide comfortable access.
benchmark in swimming pool hydro massage area. The pool complete relaxation. Hydro The pool can be entered from
construction. has a system of five water jets massage is the natural solution both sides, which allows any
that create a powerful counter- for alleviating and improving configuration or installation of
current for swimming. The discomfort such as stress, the equipment, both indoors
Spanish website intensity of the jets can be anxiety or insomnia. It will and outdoors.
launched adjusted to adapt to the needs also help to treat bone and
The influential US based National of each user. The Mediterranea muscle injuries.
Swimming Pool Foundation has is also ideal for aquatic The positioning of the jets in
launched a Spanish version of its exercises such as aqua gym, the Mediterranea has been
01329 514000
website. In addition to helping
Spanish speakers in America, the
site aims to provide pool health
and safety information to native
Olympic medalists encourage people to “go swim”
Spanish speakers in Central and
South America, the Caribbean and Great Britain’s Olympic to make sure they can achieve the pool I have to confess to
Spain itself. The NSPF says the medallists have joined with the their personal goals – whether be slightly awe-struck. In the
English version of the site receives ASA to launch a new ‘Go that is enjoying swimming for pool you can escape the real
40,000 visitors a month. Swim!’ website section to fun or wanting to train for 2012. world and enjoy this exciting
encourage people to take the Go Swim! signposts visitors to and liberating experience. I
plunge and visit their local information on how they can hope the Go Swim website –
Sports Institute pool or club. learn to swim, how they can along with the ASA’s other
supports free swimming The ASA (the national return to swimming or join a initiatives – will encourage
The Institute of Sport and governing body concerned club. It also details how to find people to go down to their
Recreation Management has given with every element of out what’s on in your local pool local pool.”
its support to the UK government swimming) has been receiving and explains the benefits of And Adlington added:
that it will fund free swimming for queries from people who have swimming. “Swimming is such a great
the over-60’s from April 2009, with been inspired by the success Go Swim! also features sport! If you get involved in
the aim of ‘free swimming for all’ by of the GB team at the inspirational quotes from Great swimming amazing things can
2012. ISRM Chief Executive Ralph Olympics and who want to Britain’s Olympic medallists, happen.”
Riley said: “This is one of the most know how they can learn to including gold medallists The ASA is committed to
exciting moves to affect swimming swim or return to the sport. Duncan Goodhew (100m giving everyone the
for many years. It comes at a time Now by clicking on the Go breaststroke 1980) and Rebecca opportunity to learn to swim
when it is more apparent than ever Swim! tab at Adlington (400m and 800m and have the opportunity to
that we need positive action to new Freestyle 2008). enjoy swimming for health and
encourage more people to become or returning swimmers will find Goodhew said: “Like so many fun, as well as achieving gold
active for their health’s sake.” all the information they need swimmers, every time I get into medal success.”
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