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COLEMAN SPAS RE-
NEWS IN BRIEF
BRANDED AS MAAX SPAS
Swimathon Foundation
boosts funds
Swimmers who participated in
Technically and design-wise Swimathon 2008 at Sidcup’s
MAAX Spas models will remain Ladywell Leisure Centre and The
the same. Bridge Leisure Centre have raised
MAAX Spas recently became £7,749.81 for Marie Curie Cancer
a part of Brookfield Asset Care and the Swimathon
Management – a business with Foundation. This money
over $95bn in assets. contributed to almost £1.7m
“This is the start of a new and raised across the UK and will help
exciting era for MAAX Spas, it’s provide high quality nursing to
partners, suppliers and give terminally ill people the
consumers,” said Ton van Huis, choice of dying at home
President of Interhiva B.V., the supported by their families.
European distributor for MAAX Parkwood Leisure who manages
Spas. “The combination of the Crook Log, Erith and Sidcup
MAAX and Brookfield makes Leisure Centres had 13 pools take
MAAX Spas one of the most part in the Swimathon.
financially secure spa companies
in our industry today. We feel
Old style – new name for MAAX Spas
very confident with the Arch to acquire Advantis
decision to re-brand and US based giant Arch Chemicals
will enthusiastically start has signed an agreement to
MAAX Spas has announced that MAAX has been building promoting the new MAAX Spas acquire fellow chemical
it will no longer manufacture Coleman Spas since 1998, but brand on the European market.” manufacturer Advantis
spas and hot-tubs under the the licensing agreement between Technologies Inc. The acquisition
Coleman Spas name and that the two parties has come to an
MAAX SPAS
has to pass regulatory scrutiny
the line of models will now be end and the decision was made from the Federal Trade
pc www.maaxspas.eu
known as MAAX Spas. to each go their separate ways. Commission. Advantis currently is
owned by Rockwood Holdings
Inc., New Jersey. The Advantis
Albion to distribute new
deal is not Arch’s first large
NEW AQUA
acquisition in the specialty
FESTIVAL FOR 5 TO
chlorine dioxide system
chemicals market. Arch purchased
11 YEAR OLDS Avecia’s biocides business for
A new aquatic festival aimed $210m in 2004, which included
at five to 11 year olds has been Albion Chemicals has been appointed by EKA in partnership with the biguanide-based sanitiser brands
launched. Aquasplash has UK’s leading experts in chlorine dioxide, Scotmas, to launch Purate®, a Baquacil and BaquaSpa.
been designed to cater for strategic alternative to traditional methods of water treatment.
both non-swimmers and It enables users to produce chlorine dioxide for water treatment.
swimmers and is based upon Albion Chemicals will distribute the product to domestic and Water exhibition a
recognising and celebrating commercial users including swimming pools through Water success
the skills achieved at Treatment Solutions. The world’s leading trade
swimming lessons. The ASA Chris Whincup, Business Manager, said: “Purate® is an innovative exhibition on process and waste
has been working alongside technology for producing chlorine dioxide with high safety and reliability.” water, attracted more international
the Youth Sport Trust, Royal Chlorine dioxide effectively combats water pollutants such as crypto visitors than ever before to
Lifesaving Saving Society UK and reduces concentrations of Fe and Mn. The produced chlorine Amsterdam at the beginning of
and the English School dioxide is chlorine free and will consequently not contribute to THMs, October. Organiser’s Amsterdam
Swimming Association, in which is ideal for emergency solutions. RAI has developed the Aquatech
order to develop a new multi formula across three international
aquatic festival for youngsters, exhibitions in Amsterdam, China
and Aquasplash is the result. and the United States which all
Schools and clubs, both focused on water technology.
experienced and non-
experienced competition
organisers, are being invited New Welsh pool opens
to host their own Aquasplash A new £6m leisure complex has
festival and a resource pack opened its doors to the public in
has been produced to provide Ynysawdre, near Bridgend, South
guidance on delivering a Wales. Facilities at the Ynysawdre
festival. It is practical, provides Swimming Pool and Fitness
templates and ideas, plus Centre, which took two years to
additional guidance on how to build, include a 25m indoor pool,
include young people with a as well as a teaching pool, a
disability. changing village, and a 140-seat
For more information see spectator area.
www.britishswimming.org
Albion’s new chloride dioxide system aimed at benefiting commercial pools
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