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NEWS IN BRIEF
London Swimming Pool Company
New from Edecci Spas
becomes part of National Leisure
Edecci Spas, the France and
Belgian based manufacturers has London Swimming Pool
launched a new spa range and spa Company Ltd, one of the UK’s
products on to the European leading pool and spa design
market. The company has 23 years and construction specialists,
experience in the spa industry and has joined forces with the wet
has been acting as manufacturers, leisure industry syndicate,
distributors and retailers. The new National Leisure.
range introduces their Portable “We are delighted to
spas as well as a range of Mosaic welcome a business of the
spas for commercial and calibre of the London Swimming
residential use and the Cover Valet Pool Company that further
spa accessory range. adds to the blue ribbon
reputation enjoyed by National
Leisure companies,” says the
Raising the flag association’s Chairman, Nigel
Tony Line with Jamie Smith – as London Swimming Pool Ltd joins
force with National Leisure
Over 100 leisure facilities throughout Gray of Grayfox Pools. London
Ireland have been presented with Swimming Pool Company
White Flag Awards in recognition of continues to enjoy its position shared knowledge and common region, says: “We are looking
standards of quality for swimming as the top pool and spa goals,” adds Nigel. forward being able to simplify
pools and spas. contractor and servicing The business group has an and make our purchasing more
The prestigious quality mark is provider in Central and South- annual purchasing budget in the efficient through our
awarded by ILAM - the Industry West London and Surrey, region of £4m and with London membership in National Leisure
Body for Sports, Fitness, Aquatic evidenced by winning an Swimming Pool Company now on and to share in the exchange of
Facilities, Outdoor, Spas & Wellness. impressive 19 awards since 1992 board, the number of associates ideas and skills within the group
The awards, the only comprehensive and being associated in its work who can enjoy the excellent as well as taking advantage of
Quality Award for Leisure Facilities is with the prestigious RIBA – Royal benefits has grown to 28. the training opportunities. All
now in its eighth year. Institute of British Architects. The directors of London these benefits will be very
“The National Leisure group Swimming Pool Company Ltd helpful in getting through the
offers bulk-buying discounts to have been prominent figures of economic downturn in the
£6m pool shortfall its member companies but SPATA and the Institute of strongest possible way.”
A proposed new swimming pool is much more than that it offers Swimming Pool Engineers (ISPE)
facing a £6m funding shortfall. collaboration between like- for nearly quarter of a century.
LSPC LTD
Swimmers in Worthing have been minded companies through Director Jamie Smith, new
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waiting for more than a decade for a joining marketing strategies, SPATA Chairman of South-East
pool to replace the ageing
Aquarena. Key to Worthing Borough
Council’s £28m plan to refurbish its
leisure centre in Shaftesbury Avenue
UV TRANSFORMS ONE OF NEW ZEALAND’S TOP INDOOR POOLS
is the sale of land to housing Huge improvement in water less than a year, making this a
developers. The land should fetch quality and payback in less doubly successful story.”
£22m, according to the council, and than a year – that’s the The UV system unit installed
provide most of the money for the experience of one of New is a Hanovia medium pressure
project. However, the credit crunch Zealand’s busiest indoor PSP UV system, which can treat
has placed doubts over whether that pools says UV specialists up to 220 m
3
/hour, based on a
figure can be achieved. Hanovia. Since installing a UV dose of 60 mJ/cm
2
. An
Hanovia UV water treatment automatic wiper keeps the
system, the Lloyd Elsmore sleeve housing the UV lamp
Pool says no to water Park Leisure Centre in about how much nicer the pool clean, so the only regular
wings Manukau City, has seen a is to swim in. People find they maintenance required is
A Northumberland pool has transformation in water and no longer need to use changing the lamp every nine
stopped issuing water wings and air quality at its indoor leisure goggles and don’t smell of to 12 months – a simple
floats – for health and safety pool. Running costs are less chlorine when they leave the operation that is carried out by
reasons. The flotation aids are and the UV system has paid pool. The water is also much on-site staff. Hanovia medium
designed to keep children safe for itself in less than a year. clearer – transmission has shot pressure UV systems can
from drowning, but staff at “We installed the system to up from 80% to 95% – from usually be installed within
Waterworld in Prudhoe have been control combined chlorine,” cloudy to clear. existing pipework. Automatic
told not to hand them out. Bosses commented Centre Manager “The UV paid for itself within wipers keep the quartz sleeves
at North Country Leisure, which Gary Burr. “Since installation it housing the UV lamps clean, so
runs the Northumberland pool, has been doing its job the only regular maintenance
said inflatables and floats could perfectly – combined chlorine required is changing the lamp,
pass on infections. It then levels have fallen from 1.8ppm a simple operation that can be
emerged Leisure Connection, to 0.5ppm, resulting in a much done in minutes.
which manages swimming pools in improved pool environment.
Ponteland and Castle Morpeth, Visitors have really noticed
HANOVIA
operated a similar policy. the difference and we are
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always getting comments
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