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ABOVE: The pool required extensive repairs and was lengthened to 25 metres
BELOW: The pool is now a true community pool, offering seven primary
schools the chance of good swimming lessons
Amenities include two rows of hot and cold showers, disabled
changing rooms and toilets
“THE DELIGHT IS THAT THE SCHOOL CAN NOW OFFER
SEVEN PRIMARY SCHOOLS THE CHANCE FOR GOOD QUALITY
SWIMMING LESSONS, COMMUNITY SWIMMING, OUR OWN
STUDENTS SWIMMING AND OTHER CLUBS AND GROUPS”
Three sixth form students gave a results. There were wrestling matches on changing room, and two other changing
business presentation to Paul Carter and conflicting views, resolving challenges but rooms and two rows of hot and cold
he awarded a grant of £100,000 if the we all worked at it. showers. The floor was been coated with
school could find the £250,000 balance. “The delight is that the school can now soft-under-foot granular rubber. A high roller
In four and a half months Arqualand as offer seven primary schools the chance for swimming pool cover was also installed. An
main contractor and Sussex based glass good quality swimming lessons, the air control and dehumidification system
reinforced plastic specialists FibreCo had community swimming, our own students ensures perfect comfort no matter what the
the new pool open at the beginning of swimming and other clubs and groups. Not weather is outside.
September. weighed down by months, years of The pool required extensive repairs and
Said a spokesman for the school : “It was planning, committees and the like these has been lengthened to 25m. A complete
a combined effort of the leadership of the two companies made it happen and overhall of the filtration and pumping
school, the coordination and provision of happen quickly and safely. system has taken place bringing it up to
the cover by Arqualand and the in depth “From being a pool that could only be required standards
knowledge of pools, drainage, heating and used from April to September during the The surrounding area required major
ground works by subcontractor Fibre Co. day we have an all year round pool open work as the new enclosure was larger
that made this project so successful and in from 0630 – 2200 most days.’’ than the old existing one. A part of this
such a short timescale. The project included a new swimmming work was the installation of a wheelchair
“Peter and Estelle from Arqualand and pool enclosure: 32.4m x 14.25m (461.70 ramp access. spn
Steve and Dave from FibreCo with sq meters) clad in 20mm multi-wall
together deserve recognition for this polycarbonate. The building cost - under
FOR MORE INFORMATION
excellent swimming pool. £120,000.00 included changing rooms, 8
ARQUALAND
“The school drove the project half windows, side security door & gable pc www.arqualand.co.uk
management but the combined efforts of end security door. Amenities include three FIBRE CO LTD
these two companies achieved remarkable toilets (including one for disabled), disabled
pc www.fibre-co.com
Visit our website at www.swimmingpoolnews.co.uk FEBRUARY 09 swimming pool news 99
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