Commercial Pools – Maximising Revenues
Moveable Pool Floors
Adding a moveable pool floor makes your commercial pool more versatile, enabling a wider range of activities increasing utilisation levels and revenues. Incorporating features such as a pool lift can also increase the accessibility of your pool, allowing better access for users with disabilities.
A Wrightfield pool floor can be raised above the water level when not in use in order to avoid unsupervised use, loss of heat, and allow the space to be used for alternative activities. It also allows better access to the pool for users with disabilities.
A touch screen control panel is used to set the shallow end and deep end values. These depths are shown on LCD displays around the pool in order to communicate this varying information to the public and inform them if diving is permitted.
A commercial moving pool floor can be raised or lowered at approximately 450mm/minute. A 2m pool can be fully raised or lowered in less than 5 minutes at the push of a button, allowing the pool to be reconfigured for different activities throughout the day.
A traversing boom or bulkhead (that moves along the length of a pool) enable a large pool to be separated into 2 smaller booms. This enables a 50m pool to be split into 2 * 25m pools, or to provide a smaller training pool allowing swimming lessons to be separated from the main pool area.
When combined with a moving pool floor even more flexibility is possible, with the pool being split and each part set at a different depth enabling diving or scuba sessions to run alongside swimming lessons or a children’s splash session.
Commercial Pools -Minimising Costs
Stainless Steel Pools
For commercial pool operators the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is a major factor. Traditional construction methods such as concrete are not watertight or especially durable. Stainless steel overcomes many of the inherent issues with concrete, being stronger, lighter, more durable and resistant to corrosion.
Stainless steel pools are built offsite in sections, in a manufacturing facility where quality control can be strictly controlled. They are then installed on site helping to simplify the construction process and timescale.
Stainless Steel is also more suitable for areas where the underlying ground conditions are less than ideal, where traditional concrete pools might be subject to settling and cracking.
Eliminating the surge tank
With the Natare filtration and guttering system, the need for a surge tank can be eliminated. This helps improve the ratio of space between the pool area (which generates revenues) with the plant room (which does not). By eliminating the surge tank maintenance requirements are reduced.
Combined with the vacuum sand filtration the water loss through cleaning of the system is vastly reduced. All of this adds up to further reductions in the TCO for commercial pool operators.