Part of the giant Fluidra group, Astral UK is flexing its combined global design and technical muscle and at the same time looking to speed-up pool construction across all UK water leisure sectors. New for 2019, Astral’s four-choice pool construction programme offers a turn-key solution, ideal for companies that are already working at capacity, or want to step-up on the scope as well as the amount of work they can undertake. There are virtually no limits to what water leisure contracts, customers can take on, say Astral UK, backed by comprehensive Astral UK support. “Astral UK is in a prime position to help every level of pool builder as the service or solution can be tailored to suit individual companies,” explains Dyfed Thompson-Smith who heads up Astral UK’s national sales team. “Astral UK is providing a local service backed up the significant experience and know-how of a global organisation that is Fluidra,” he says. “Astral UK can offer the full support and contractual services to the pool trade, through manufacture, design, installation and after sales alongside the traditional core filtration and water treatment equipment packages,” he adds. Offering the flexibility to adapt to the level of expertise and experience of each customer, Astral’s three-stage project process begins with business development support at the front end of potential projects. The second element is to provide full technical support and attendance at design meetings. Finally, Astral UK will provide project management and contractual services on site during installation. Fundamental to the support programme are Astral UK’s four choices of pool installation methods:
MALLOR – is a lightweight, modular pool option.
SKYPOOL – a range of well-established prefabricated, modular pools.
STAINLESS STEEL POOLS – for the premium bespoke project.
LAGHETTO POOLS – an outstanding range of architectural pools.
The Astral UK team is able to work as an extended member of customer’s teams, to pitch for contracts, that they may have felt where out of their reach or that there wasn’t a suitable engineering solution. Key team members include Amanda Goddard and Simon Jones, Dyfed emphasised. “Naturally the solution is based on a truly partnership approach, so it is important that the pool trade are involved, but what Astral solution offers is the ability to take some of the headache away from the pool builder,” says Dyfed. “Very important, is the core product portfolio that comes with the Astral UK label, as it is the glue that binds everything together, providing a true a one-stop shop for the pool builder.”