Work is well underway at Inverness Leisure on the refurbishment of the existing pool filtration equipment and the installation of a state-of-the-art backwash water recovery system.
Main contractor Morrison Construction appointed aqua leisure specialist Barr + Wray to renovate the filtration equipment used in both the 25m competition pool and the three flume leisure pools. An accompanying cutting-edge recovery system will be installed, which limits the amount of waste water. Ultra-Violet disinfection systems will also be installed at the site to maintain the highest possible water quality. These enhancements will also improve energy conservation and reduce costs through using less water and energy for heating.
Ruaridh Cameron, after-sales director at Barr + Wray commented: “The pools will benefit greatly from these new systems. Visitors will enjoy swimming in high quality water thanks to the new UV secondary disinfection systems we will be installing.
“By investing in this equipment now, the Highland Council is demonstrating its commitment to the environment. We are confident the benefits of this system will be such that it will be of great interest to other local authorities across the UK.”
Work on the Inverness Leisure pools is due to be completed in February. As an added benefit, the project is being carried out without the requirement to close the centre and the pools will remain open to the public throughout. While Barr + Wray is focusing on the pools, Morrison Construction is refurbishing the sports halls, fitness suites and climbing walls.
Donald Mclachlan, regional director at Morrison Construction Scotland said: “Morrison Construction are delighted to be working in partnership with Barr + Wray to refurbish the Inverness Leisure pools.
“Sustainability and the environment are topics that are high on the agenda on this project. The local community will greatly benefit from this first class facility which is being significantly enhanced.”
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