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PRODUCT NEWS Roko Health Club Group Gives Thumbs Up To COVERFree


The Roko Health Club group have five sites in the UK offering quality gym and leisure facilities.


Roko decided to trial the new COVERFree liquid pool cover product from HeatPumps4Pools Ltd. They had previously been using another liquid pool cover product and wanted to evaluate the performance, benefits and cost savings that using the product could offer. COVERFree was initially trialled on two pools at Roko’s York site. The pools are 20 x 8m and 6 x 6m in size.


Stuart Holmes, Maintenance Manager at the York site reported: “The changeover from Heatsavr to COVERFree was incredibly straightforward and problem free. We simply flushed the existing dosing pump through, recalibrated it and primed it with the COVERFree liquid pool cover. “After extensive testing, we have found COVERFree to be just as effective as the previous liquid pool cover product that we were using for reducing heat loss, evaporation, and water loss from the pool.


“COVERFree’s lower dosing rate means that the amount of liquid pool cover used has reduced by over 50% from 144 ml per day to 78 ml per day required by COVERFree. This will give us


substantial cost savings by using COVERFree on our five pools. “Our building


management system (BMS) accurately records the running costs for the pool heating and air handling and we have found that using COVERFree gives us measurable cost savings for the heating of the pool water, the dehumidification process and the air heating.”


As well as the cost savings that are on


offer, Roko also found other benefits arising from the fact that COVERFree does not


contain any alcohol and uses a patented polymer based formula.


As the product is non-flammable, Roko found that the risk assessment for the pool plant room was not as high compared with the previous flammable alcohol based product. The success of the trial means that all of the company’s pools will now use the product to deliver considerable cost savings and to allow the group to meet its energy reduction and environmental targets. COVERFree is suitable for both indoor and outdoor domestic and commercial pools. It is available in three sizes with no minimum order quantity and free delivery. COVERFree can be added to the pool by hand or an automatic dosing pump is available.


HeatPumps4Pools Ltd Tel: 0844 880 6749 www.poolcoverliquid.com


IntelliPool™ 4X Extension


Helps Automation Thanks in part to the IntelliFlo® pump, Pentair’s IntelliPool are a leader in the field of automation systems that are all the rage nowadays and they want that to continue. This is why their R&D department is constantly working on new products to improve the IntelliPool and to extend its operation.


Aqua Range Of Quadro Construction Kits


Available since 1976 and manufactured in Hamburg, Germany to all current CE and TUV standards, Quadro – the world’s number one large scale construction kit – is now available in an Aqua range. Quadro is ideal for the swimming pool environment and its uses in the pool are numerous. Build play constructions or platforms for your swimming pool and with Quadro you can build to your own specification and budget. The product is easy to assemble and comes with


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detailed catalogues plus an there’s an online construction model database.


Quadro is manufactured from high quality UV stabilised thermoplastics (PP + PE) and comes with a six year guarantee.


Quadroplay UK have been distributing Quadro in the UK since 2004. Contact them today for product samples or any help or advice.


Quadroplay UK 01904 489057 www.quadroplay.co.uk


One of the points it has been working on was to extend the options of the system to connect more applications. Until recently you could only connect the backwash to the system as an extra. This is now changing with the 4X Extension.


This is a small device that can be built into your electrical box and which has four extra inputs and outputs plus a connection for the solar panel. Where


IntelliPool’s first concern was to maintain the optimum quality of the swimming pool water, the


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operation of the system is now being extended to the pool environment. With extra inputs and outputs owners can now operate their garden lighting, their infinity pool, their waterfall or their spa via the internet or the remote control. The device is also fitted with an emergency stop so that in case of danger, the application or the whole system can be switched off with one press of the button. The 4X Extension makes IntelliPool even more user- friendly. It is one step further towards full automation of the swimming pool environment and wellness experience.


Pentair Aquatic Systems +32 (0) 14 259911 www.pentairpooleurope.com


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