Safety Copings make a world of difference

Pool World of Wiltshire has recently completed the installation of Global Resins safety copings on its fourth swimming pool project, part of the refurbishment of a pool at the St. Martin’s School in Bath.

Pool World now always recommends the Global Resins safety coping for pool surround edging purely on safety aspects. The added bonus is that it is easy to manouevre and it looks good. It also comes in a choice of colours, luminescent finishes and you can even run LED messaging through it. “Our engineers have particularly commented on the ease and speed of installation,” reports Philip Hernandez of Pool World, a company with more than three decades in the swimming pool sector. “The transportation costs are dramatically reduced as we carried the full amount of safety coping, for the 12m x 5m pool, inthe back of one of our vans which included the adhesives.”

At St Martin’s school, Pool World was tasked with replacing an ageing 12m x 15m liner pool made out of old marine ply and steeland replace it with a new pool of same size. “Having been involved with the concept and design of the safety coping from the start, I mentioned and recommended Global Resins and the benefits of the coping and later took a sample along. “Once they had seen and touched the coping it almost sold itself,” says Philip. “The head teacher and caretaker saw the safetyadvantages over other products and were also impressed by the appearance of the coping and the feel of the material. “The non-slip and impact absorbency of this product is a key feature compared to all other pool edge materials.”

The Global Resin safety copings are laid on with a two-part adhesive and simply pressed into place. A thin mastic bead is used to butt the copings together during laying and once they have all been laid this same mastic is used to run along the joints and along the edge of the copings and liner lock. Should the safety copings need to be cut then a fine tooth hand saw is used eliminating the need for petrol/electric disc cutters. Philip concludes: “We cannot see why anyone would install old fashioned coping when there is now such a user-friendly, safety option available. The school definitely agrees because they have already recommended Global Resins to other schools in the area that are now showing great interest.”

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