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NEWS IN BRIEF
£10m pool is royally
opened!
The Princess Royal has opened a
£10m swimming pool and gym in
Hexham in Northumberland.
Wentworth Leisure Centre now
houses two swimming pools, fun
and splash areas and a gym.
David Thompson, Chairman of
North Country Leisure which runs
the centre said: “This is a
flagship development and an
attractive high quality building
AstralPool’s Skypool – quickly
installed in public halls or gyms
with much improved existing
facilities.” Both pools have
moving floors, which allow the
MOBILE POOLS SCHEME
depths to be varied to suit
different activities. The complex
replaces the town’s outdated
CREATES A LOT OF DEMAND
swimming pool in Gilesgate,
which was opened in 1974.
The development of mobile in Netherley which has or gymnasiums.
swimming pools across the UK is successfully enabled the Olympic medallist Steve Parry, Chemical mixture leak
set to expand. children to learn to swim. who is from Liverpool, said: “The The Swallows leisure centre in
Olympic medalist Steve Parry The Skypool developed by test has been great and we are Sittingbourne had to be evacuated
wants at least 30,000 kids to leading swimming pool looking forward to taking it on after a chemical leak caused by the
have a go using them in time for company, AstralPool, is quickly the road.” He added: “We have mixture of two chemicals from the
the London Olympics in 2012 – installed on a temporarily basis been working to develop a pool swimming pool. Police closed off
and that means stepping up the in public halls or gyms. The that will drastically improve the part of the town centre while
scheme which has already been success of the scheme is based access children have to firefighters from Sittingbourne and
trialled in a number of schools. on the versatility of the swimming lessons.” Strood, who wore chemical
Most people in the specialist galvanised steel panel pool Alan Price, Head Teacher at protection suits attended. Roads
industry see the initiative linked which can be “suspended” from Norman Pannell School said: around Central Avenue were shut.
in with Parry’s Total Swimming the ground by its innovative “This swimming pool initiative One person was taken to hospital
project is a successful move in framework. Normally installed has come at just the right time as a precaution but was
the face of increasing concerns as a permanent pool for both for us, with all the children in discharged shortly after.
about pool closures. commercial and domestic use, school managing six hours
One of the most successful the Skypool lends itself perfectly swimming. Even the three and
trials of the 10m x 6m pool has to being installed on a four-year-old nursery children ...and again in Kent
been at Norman Pannell School temporary basis in public halls have enjoyed a swim.” Two children were taken to
hospital suffering from breathing
difficulties after a chemical leak at
a pool. The boys, both aged 10,
Pinelog’s pool brochure aims at ‘coffee table’ appeal
received treatment after a spillage
of chlorine and hydrochloric acid
‘Capture the dream’ is the title portfolio and also features some lifestyle and fitness benefits of in a maintenance plant room at
of the new brochure from of the design ideas, optional owning and using an indoor Folkestone Sports Centre in
indoor swimming pools extras and finishing touches that swimming pool, the new Folkestone, Kent. The sports
manufacturer Pinelog Ltd. make a Pinelog swimming pool brochure also explains Pinelog’s centre was evacuated while
The brochure includes so special. full in-house design and build firefighters wearing specialist gas
details of additions to Pinelog’s In addition to illustrating the service – a service which takes tight suits isolated the leak.
care of everything from initial
planning application to final
PINELOG
commissioning. Energy rule changes to
pc www.pinelog.co.uk
Paul Barron, Associate heat pumps
Director of Pinelog said: “By The California Energy Commission
giving our catalogue ‘coffee has proposed amendments to
table’ appeal, it shows our Title 20, its new energy-efficiency
swimming pools in a way that standard for pool and spa
sparks our client’s imagination equipment, including the
and offers an inspiring look at contentious subject of
our latest products. Pinelog replacement pump motors. All
has always offered something single-speed motor replacements
really different and by featuring greater than 1 total horsepower
large, high quality photographs will need to use multi- or variable-
we can show them in settings speed motors by 1 January 2010.
that our clients can relate to.”
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