Guiding the future of swimming pools A

cross Europe there has been a surge in the swimming pool sector. With many more people staying at home

and foreign travel restricted both domestic and commercial pool manufacturers have seen a rise in new builds and renovation of existing pools. Trends indicate that 2021 will see a further rise in local markets as more people cocoon and less people travel abroad. In a new feature on their website, acoustic

panel manufacturer Troldtekt summarises the knowledge, trends and examples which will help influence the design of swimming centres today and in the future. The feature includes 16 trends compiled by

the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities. These cover everything from economics and digital features to new uses and products which influence the architecture of pools and their construction. Pools can be used for different purposes

and by quite different groups of people. This places demand on designers and developers to provide perfect layout and solutions to create the best atmosphere. One interesting aspect is how modern

Package Pumping Stations

Package Pumping Stations have evolved to be engineered with greater use of modern engineering design to tolerate the challenges of the civil and building sites. T-T Pumps designed the Planet Range of pumping stations with superior materials having tolerance to site conditions while offering long-life expectancy. The market is full of providers who produce on price rather than competent engineering,

where the risk of failure is high. The Planet Range of Package Pumping Stations are designed for strength and reliability using special Polyethylene with the complete assembly being BBA Certified.

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swimming centres need to satisfy many expectations from different types of user. For example one pool needs to accommodate the needs of elite swimmers with those people wanting to exercise, young families and wellness enthusiasts. Each group is looking for a different type of experience and unless planned, there is a risk of friction between them. Architects such as GPP Arkitekter and Bay Arch have succeeded in this balancing act as shown in the newly built Frederikssund Swimming Centre. One of the most important aspects and

one universally agreed across all types of user is the control of noise. For example, absorption of the loud sounds from splashing, shouting and playing is essential. This is why Troldtekt’s acoustic wood wool panels are often specified because of their durability,

appearance and are natural breathable meaning they will absorb and release moisture making them perfect for wet area installations. Manufactured from certified wood, a 100 per cent natural material, and cement extracted from Danish mineral resources, they achieve high levels of technical and acoustical performance and can be disposed of harmlessly, breaking down in the soil.

Founded on the Cradle-to-Cradle design concept, the natural and inherently sustainable panels are available in a variety of different surfaces and colours and contribute to a building’s BREEAM, DGNB and LEED ratings. In addition to their high sound absorption and tactile surface, they offer high durability and low cost lifecycle performance. Available in various sizes and in four grades from extreme to coarse, the panels can be left untreated or painted in virtually any RAL colour. For samples, case studies and technical guidance, telephone Troldtekt.

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