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Aquaflex And Spruce Pools Give A ‘Touch’ Of Luxury To Stately Home Pool


When Spruce Pools were asked to provide the finish on a pool at a stately home in Wiltshire they were greeted by a very sad sight. Renovation had been previously attempted by using a spray sealant product to waterproof the shell but this was not successful and it seemed as though the pool was destined to remain unusable. Enter Spruce Pools who called upon the expertise of the Aquaflex on-site lining team to re-line the pool using the new Renolit ‘Touch’ material with the Relax finish. This new material is revolutionary in pool lining as it is incredibly strong being 2mm thick and has non-slip capabilities so can be used in step areas. The material is soft to the touch and gives the pool a finish that is extremely attractive and natural whilst offering huge resilience. Spruce Pool’s Jeremy Chalke explains: “The pool was an old Victorian pool that had fallen into disrepair over the years, it had recently been refurbished and we were asked to provide a finish that would suit the surroundings and the


Pool before Touch onsite lining


Beautifully finished with To uch Relax on-site lining


customers’ requirements. The finish had to look as natural as possible and not like a conventional pool liner. The Touch material was suggested to our client and after providing them with samples of the various options the Relax pattern was chosen.” “The pool fittings had to be converted from concrete to liner fittings which required a bit of digging and some building works but including this the overall project took about 6 weeks from start to finish. (Considering the size of the pool and the amount of fittings this wasn’t bad!) The pool is approx. 20m. by 9m.” “Compared to the cost of tiling the


The new £22.6m Michael Woods Leisure Centre in Glenrothes has opened and features a 25-metre, 8-lane short course competition swimming pool with pool side spectating for 250 people, a 20-metre x 10-metre training pool with movable floor, 1.5-metre x 5-metre teaching/remedial pool and a purpose-built health suite with sauna and steam room. There is also an 80-station gym, a performance strength and conditioning suite, an aerobics studio, an 8-court sports hall, two squash courts and various multi-purpose activity rooms and meeting rooms.


The swimming pool systems were 4 October 2013 SPN


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Pool during Touch on-site lining


Aquaflex Touch system worked out more cost effective and provided a long lasting natural looking finish that met the client’s needs. I would have no hesitation in recommending and using the Touch material for on-site lining in the future.”


Aquaflex 01722 328873 www.aquaflex.co.uk


Spruce Pools 01722 323895 www.sprucepools.co.uk


FT Leisure Design And Install Pool Systems For Glenrothes designed and installed by FT Leisure and all pools have dedicated filtration systems with a chlorine donor and pH control system combined with UV sterilisation. The main contractor responsible for this project was Graham Construction and the facility architect was B3 Architects. FT Leisure, B3 Architects


and Graham Construction are also currently working on another new leisure facility for Fife Council at Kirkcaldy Sports Centre. FT Leisure specialises in the provision of innovative products and professional technical services to the commercial, municipal and private swimming pool industries. Other recent FT Leisure projects include Dundee Olympia, Tipton Leisure Centre, Glenrothes Leisure Centre, Tollcross Aquatic Centre and Plymouth Life Centre.


FT Leisure 0161 494 5785 www.ftleisure.co.uk


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