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NEWS IN BRIEF Seminar Success For Aquaflex


Thanks to the support of Macmillan Children’s Books, STA is able to give free swimming and water safety educational resources to thousands of young learners across the country. In a unique tie-up, the leading UK publisher has sponsored the production of STA’s International Learn to Swim Programme Success Tracker – a 16 page colourful booklet that enables learners and their parents to track and monitor their progress through the internationally renowned swim programme. So far, 30,000 Success

Trackers have been produced, and are being distributed for free via STA members and Swim Academies. As a further bonus, every Success Tracker features a code for children to receive a 25% discount on selected Macmillan Children’s Books. The publisher has also produced a range of children’s activity sheets, which STA are distributing free with all learn to swim certificate orders.


Swimmers in the coastal town of Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire are enjoying the use a 25 metre temporary swimming pool after the town’s permanent facilities closed for a £20m redevelopment. The rebuild aims to deliver a new attraction for visitors and provide ‘massively enhanced’ facilities for local residents. The ‘unashamedly modern’ design, including a curving front, is meant to recall the great seaside buildings of the past.

The plans include widening the five-lane pool, which dates back to 1974, to a six-lane pool that will meet competition standards. The redevelopment should be finished by autumn 2015.

Never a company to let the grass grow under their feet, Aquaflex are always keen to keep their customers well informed and up to date with what is happening in the world of liners and other Aquaflex products. During November Aquaflex conducted a series of seminars in which they talked about the processes involved in the manufacture of tailor made liners and onsite lining. Daniel Thatcher and Neil Dalziel covered the subjects extensively and included tips on the measuring of liners for free form pools and stressed the need for only using fully trained experts (Aquaflex have five professional onsite lining teams) for onsite lining. After a factory tour,

conducted by Lee Hardwick who familiarised delegates with the time saving and up to the minute CAD cutting machine and the Aquaflex superior welding system there was a break for lunch and the floor was then

Waterco Europe Provides Filtration On A Grand Scale

Primarily Waterco is a manufacturing company specialising in the production of fibreglass and injection moulded products, namely filtration and pumping systems along with an assortment of associated product lines. The company’s success has been driven by its pioneering fibreglass and plastic moulding techniques, as well as its efficient manufacturing processes, enabling the company to deliver high quality products at exceptional value. Recently, Waterco were proud to release to the market the Micron XL commercial filter. At a staggering 4 metres in diameter and 12 metres in length the Micron XL is the world’s largest filament wound fibreglass pressurised filter.

Until now filters of this size and design were generally manufactured from steel and lined with a protective cover to prevent corrosion that required a periodic maintenance programme, but with the Micron XL being manufactured from

fibreglass, the possibility of corrosion is eliminated along with expensive maintenance

schedules. The Micron XL is of a horizontal design with an effective filtration area of 38m² and capable of flow rates over 1,500m³/hr. The filter comes standard with 20” inlet and outlet flanged connections and a nozzle plate design allows for the benefit of air scouring. This latest innovation is yet another impressive addition to the already extensive and versatile range of commercial filters which are already available in both horizontal and vertical arrangements and up to a pressure rating of 10 bar. Waterco has been involved in numerous water treatment projects across the globe over the past 30 years and

given to John Crossman who shared his extensive knowledge of how to avoid problems with staining and other damage that can be caused to liners. He also talked about the Aquaflex Protech4 liner material that has four layers of lacquer, one on the back and three on the upper side, providing greater protection against abrasion and UV degradation plus ensuring the liner is scratch resistant. Delegates were also shown examples of how the new

‘Touch’ onsite lining material can transform any pool to give a natural, beautiful and hard wearing finish.

Delegate David Earl of Prestige Pools was impressed with the seminar and said: “The Aquaflex boys are always very knowledgeable and informative on their products. Their customer service is second to none and the whole team are a pleasure to deal with.” David added: “As a longstanding customer I have only praise for the quality of products and services they provide.” The day completed with John Crossman giving a brief overview of the best selling Abrisud Pool Enclosure.

Aquaflex will be conducting more seminars in 2014 so watch this space for details and make sure you visit them at SPATEX 2014 on stand number 700.

Aquaflex Ltd 01722 328873

their products have been installed on a wide range of applications that includes ammonia removal, groundwater remediation, reverse osmosis, industrial process water treatment, cooling towers and desalination plants, with a number of high profile installations in locations as diverse as ocean liners to Basra, Iraq.

“The water treatment industry is a market in which Waterco Europe have gained recognition in the past few years,’’ comments Tony Fisher, Managing Director Waterco Europe. “The already v aried use of our products is indicative of the quality, durability and adaptability Waterco has worked hard to establish within its range.’’

Waterco Europe 01795 521733

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