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Roto-moulding forges clear market for entry level spas NEWS IN BRIEF
Pools add to US
property values
The National Association of
Realtors in the United States has
surprised many pool owners with
the news that an in-ground pool
does add to the value of a
property. It’s good news for nearly
5 million in-ground pool owners in
the US Overall having an in-ground
pool raises a home’s value nearly
8%. Above-ground pools do little,
if anything, to boost property
values, a regional breakdown on
the property value an in-ground
pool provides compared to a
similar home without one ranges
from 5% to 11%. Estate agents say
you should plan on setting roots
for at least five years to reap the
investment costs.
Pool companies
offered help
Roto-moulding spas offer
Amalgam Consulting has been set
up to help swimming pool and spa
companies comply with
dealers a “market alternative”
obligations in the carriage of
dangerous goods. Principal
Roto-moulding, a manufacturing supplier because they do not measured quantity of plastic consultant, Lee Robertson has
process which lowers retail offer a product that hits all the resin is loaded and the mould is worked in the industry for 24 years
prices on spas and saves up to retail needs of their customer. heated and rotated on vertical in the classification, labelling and
50% of the labour that goes into There is a clear market and price and horizontal axis. The melting packaging of dangerous goods;
making an acrylic spa , is forging bracket for the rotational resin adheres to the hot mould he is a qualified Dangerous Goods
a great reputation for entry-level moulded spa. They are in no way and coats every surface evenly. Safety Advisor (DGSA). Lee said:
spas in the UK. competition for a good acrylic The mould continues to rotate “We know that the legislation
Europa, distributed through spa and displayed, sold and during the cooling cycle to covering the carriage of
Catalina Spas, launched its range marketed properly the retailer ensure the finished spa retains dangerous goods can be
at SPATEX earlier this year. will increase sales and get people an even wall thickness. The complicated and confusing. We
Stuart Mulcahy, Sales in the door by having every manufacturing process and also recognise that the owners’ of
Manager said the spas provided customers budget covered.” special resins used in pool and spa businesses have
an alternative for dealers. Rotational Moulding has been rotational moulding means busy schedules. We won’t sell
“Rotational moulded Eurospas around for decades and is used the end product is virtually unnecessary services and will only
combat concerns by retailers extensively to make durable indestructible, lightweight advise what needs to be done to
concerning entry level prices with items such as playground slides, and inexpensive. comply with the legislation and
quality. They can display a range boats and for the last several how it can be achieved.
of products and price points that years, hot tubs and spas. For more information visit
gives every opportunity to close The process starts with a
sales. I have dealers that duel- mould that has the facility to be
telephonesolid 0800 731 4601
brand with their principal heated and cooled. A pre-
Eco theme for new
Allenbuild has begun construction
of the new £8.2m Maghull Leisure
Centre in Liverpool which will
Traditional classroom lessons will be transferred to the pool as part of a new initiative in Durham. feature a 25m swimming pool and
The scheme which is already underway works on four pool-based schemes which will incorporate separate learner pool, a fitness
numeracy and literacy to encourage the development of young people’s maths and science skills. suite, sauna/steam room, and
Stroke development, mini polo, snorkelling and rookie lifeguard are the four schemes which will form meeting rooms. The building has
the basis of sessions at Peterlee Leisure Centre. been designed to achieve a
Youngsters will take part in water-based maths tasks such as counting strokes per length, taking pool BREEAM rating of “Very Good”
measurements, timing activities, and various other numerical games. with an eco friendly wood pellet
The project is being launched by the District of Easington Everyday Swim project – which encourages burning “carbon neutral” biomass
more people to get into the pool more often – and the Positive Futures Scheme, which uses sport to fuel boiler. The centre also has
develop the personal, social and intellectual skills of disadvantaged and socially marginalised young people. the ability to recycle pool filtration
Lisa Denham, Positive Futures Coordinator, said: ‘This is a great opportunity for young people to water to serve sanitary facilities.
develop personal skills whilst achieving academic subject areas, outside of the usual educational setting.“
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