Hotel Pool Investment Reaps Reward

Loyal Grove provided a raised platform with multiple slides of varying types suitable for a relatively small indoor space and can operate without a pool.

Management at the Manor House Hotel are anticipating payback within a couple of seasons on a new multi-flume water leisure attraction added by the Loyal Grove team to the Devon hotel’s swimming pool complex.
“We have a philosophy of continuous improvement,” says
Barry Madge, marketing manager at the family-run hotel that, together with its sister hotel just two miles up the road, offers a combined 386 guest rooms.
“Loyal Grove was able to offer a good price, backed up by
expertise – it was a great package and it is great to see how it has come to fruition,” says Barry.
“We were looking for multi appeal across the generations, from kids to adults yet the aquacatches mean there is minimal staffing commitment with just one supervisor required for all four flumes.”
“We shopped around before settling on the four flume slide
complex and what we have heard from the guests so far are rave reviews,” Barry adds.
Over more than three decades in business, both hotels have built
up a strong reputation for leisure facilities including golf and
tennis as well as swimming.
Loyal Grove provided a raised platform with multiple slides of
varying types suitable for a relatively small indoor space and that
could operate without a pool.
Loyal Grove came up with a design proposal that included four
slides; some open some closed, all ending in aquacatch run-outs
to slow riders to a gradual stop, allowing them to exit safely.
The shallow water maintained in each aquacatch, typically
200mm deep, means the slides are more appealing to younger
riders and non-swimmers.
An underground tank was constructed below the end of
the slides to collect the discharged flume water, that was then
pumped back to a plant room for chemical treatment and heating
before being redirected back to the slides. Falls and drains were
built into the surrounding floor areas to collect water from splash
over and foot traffic.
Loyal Grove was responsible for the design and manufacture of
all the associated water slide components including support steel.
They liaised closely with Andy Brint of the Manor House Hotel
during the entire project and Apex Pool Engineers relating to the
pipework installation and plant requirements.
Loyal Grove Leisure is a flume and water slide specialist
based in the United Kingdom but with a worldwide clientele. The
company offers a turnkey, design and build of new facilities as
well as modifications or refurbishment of existing installations.
All new water slide installations are designed in accordance
with current standards and manufactured and installed to
the appropriate British Standards. In addition Loyal Grove
continuously develop and expand a varied range of children’s play
features suitable for municipal swimming pool environments and
wet leisure areas.
Loyal Grove Leisure
Tel. +44 (0)1543 677694.