City Retreat

cityThe spa at Bulgari Hotel & Residences in Knightsbridge, London is set over two floors, and comprises of a 25m swimming pool, vitality pool, thermal experiences with ice fountains and cooling showers, a relaxation room, 11 treatment rooms, a fully equipped fitness centre and nail salon.

F T Leisure designed, supplied, installed and commissioned the swimming pool water treatment and filtration systems for the spa, as well as installing several bespoke polished stainless steel water features.

The centrepiece of the spa is the 25m swimming pool created from sandblasted Vicenza stone, lined with green and gold leaf glass mosaic tiles and surrounded by columns and cabanas. As with the visible fixtures and fittings throughout the hotel, the specification for the filtration and water features plant had to be of the highest quality to ensure a trouble free system and to achieve the best possible water quality.

city2The filtration system is based on medium sand filtration, with standard pool water treatment processes including disinfection, ph control, flocculation and sterilisation. Initially, the scheme was specified with an Ozone sterilisation system; however, due to plant space available and concerns related to the location of the plant in the building, it was agreed to switch to Ultra-Violet, which can still create excellent water quality.

The swimming pool is on basement level 5 of the hotel and the filtration and features plant is on basement level six, some 25 metres below London street level. This together with the hotel location – in the centre of Knightsbridge – presented a few logistical challenges. F T Leisure had just a 48-hour window to lower every single piece of filtration equipment down a shaft from street to the pool level using a hoist.

F T Leisure specialises in the provision of innovative products and professional technical services to the commercial, municipal and private swimming pool industries. Their range of services includes the design, manufacture, installation, commissioning and refurbishment and maintenance of water treatment and filtration systems.

F T Leisure
Tel. 0161 494 5785