Dartmouth Golf & Country Club’s £850,000 investment in a new spa has paid immediate dividends with the West Country resort reporting a 71 per cent increase in revenue compared to 2013. The popular resort has been inundated with enquiries from people eager to experience the new facilities since opening in the spring, with a further 23 per cent rise in walk-in customers for the new swimming pool.
Following a four-month renovation, the Dartmouth Spa now boasts a new indoor pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool and fully equipped gym. Jamie Waugh, managing director at Dartmouth Golf & Country Club, said: “We are thrilled by the initial success of the Dartmouth Spa. We are extremely pleased with the renovations and it is highly rewarding to see it so popular among spa goers. “We believe the positive response is down to the extensive range of high-quality facilities and treatments – all of which offer exceptional value for money.” The main building contractor on the renovation project was Ease Build, while Totus engineering undertook all the electrical work.
The design and installation of the pool and spa facilities was carried out by Bristol-based industry specialists Bos Leisure. Martin Ursell of Bos Leisure explains: “The club wanted to raise the profile of their tired and dated spa. They wanted something unique in the area, but within fairly tight budget limitations.” In response to the brief, Bos Leisure proposed a Rasul room from Anapos, to offer a unique experience and local attraction, as well as an Anapos porcelain tiled steam room and state-of-theart sauna with hidden heater. “The pool itself was very old and the tiles had rust and staining on them,” says Martin. “We fitted a commercial grade liner to give a good facelift and we also fitted water cannons as a feature. New LED lights also make a huge difference.” He adds: “The plant room was also very dated and well under the PWTAG recommended specification so we installed new filters and pumps and an automatic chemical dosing system from Complete Pool Controls.”