This award-winning pool was constructed by the team from David Hallam Swimming Pools who provided the specialist water leisure knowledge on a special educational needs school building project in Rutland.
The pool is 10m x 5m x 1m and has a turnover of approximately half and hour. Equipment includes chemical control via a Siemens Ezetrol plus contoller with a Willand ATG unit.
Pool hall heating and ventilation is courtesy of a special roof-mounted Heatstar Phoenix 6000 Super AR WP unit with the primary hot water being fed from heat pumps, solar, four Lacron 42″ filters, two 100% duty 1500 rpm Astral Pumps with an Inducon pool cover.
“We always pay particular attention to the turn-over rate on a hydrotherapy pool and try to keep this less than 45 minutes wherever possible,” comments Steve Hallam of the Yorkshire-based swimming team.
“This type of pool tends to be very heavily used throughout the day by the schools then rented out in the evenings for swimming lessons to generate additional revenue so it is paramount that the water quality does not suffer.
“The other critical design element is the heating and ventilation system in the pool hall, therapy pools by nature are run at a higher temperature than a standard swimming pool, with the pool cover being off for a significant length of time.
“If the system is not designed correctly for the pool hall environment it can get very uncomfortable for the staff to work in and the fabric of the building can deteriorate very quickly. We always find Heatstar’s technical knowledge and products invaluable when it comes to designing this element of the project.”
This case study is reproduced by kind permission of Waterland Media Ltd, publishers of Pool and Spa Scene magazine, where the case study first appeared. Photography courtesy of David Hallam Ltd.