School pools across the country, provide the key ingredient to a joined-up approach to community sports provision. For example, the London borough of Edmonton, clubbed together to raise an outstanding £4.5 million, in just 18 months, to be able to invest in what has turned out to be an award-winning swimming pool and sports centre. […]
Springfield School in Cheshire provides outstanding educational care for children and young people with complex learning difficulties. A vital ingredient is the recent addition of a modern, purpose-built sports barn that includes a large energy saving pool, to complement the existing hydrotherapy pool. Portrait Pools created and installed a contemporary deck level 10m x 5m […]
Staff and pupils at Upton Junior School in Kent have launched an SOS Save Our Swimming Pool campaign in a bid to raise vital funds to repair their pool before it is closed permanently in July. The pool was forced to shut temporarily before Christmas in need of essential repairs – the cost of which […]
Watergate School, in the London Borough of Lewisham, is a priceless asset for children with severe learning difﬁculties. The school’s 90 pupils, aged between three and 11, include some with profound and multiple learning difﬁculties and many wheelchair users. Watergate’s hydrotherapy pool is particularly valuable for their development, using programmes developed by the NHS physiotherapists based at the school, who also run after school sessions for a baby and toddler groups and visits from another local special school. “As you can appreciate the swimming pool is very important to our school and its pupils,” says Watergate School’s Nick Frost.
A vital and essential tool for commercial pool operators, The Code of Practice from the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG), covers swimming pool management and the need to establish and maintain pools and is available free of charge, writes Allen Wilson.