Following popular demand and many guidance requests on building your own pool during lock down, we’re delighted to bring you a half day conference on all you need to know about building your very own pool with COVID considerations.
The event is tailored for independent swim schools and swimming teachers who would like to build, run and manage their very own facility to maximise on their lesson capacity. If you’re looking for professional guidance on where to start and the process itself, this event is not one to be missed.
STA’s Virtual Build a Pool Conference
Friday 20th November 2020
Hosted via Zoom
Schedule: 20th November 2020
10:00am – 10:10am
Hosted by Luke Griffiths
Session title: Conference welcome and introduction
10:10am – 11:10am
Session title: Planning and designing your own swimming pool with COVID considerationsThe opportunity for all swim schools to access pool time is getting more restrictive by the day! Surely now is the time to take control of your own destiny by refurbishing an existing pool or even consider building your own? Find out more about new design implications due to the pandemic – one-way systems, avoiding pinch points particularly in small provisions and more!
11:20am – 12:20pm
Session title: Build requirements to provide swim schools with a safe practical environmentThis session will cover:
- Chemical dosing
- Water hydraulics
- Services required gas, electric, water, discharge
- Ancillary plant accommodation pool plant and chemical storage
- Ventilation update.
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Session title: My pool build – Start to finish and adapting post COVIDProviding experiences from each stage of the build, detailing costings – planning – challenges we overcame – adaptation – looking to the future & the final result.
The presentation will look to provide a hindsight view of what we could have done differently and opportunities having/building your own pool and site can provide especially in the current climate for anyone thinking of building their own pool.
Finally, the presentation will look into not just the difficulties COVID-19 presented but also the opportunities & how the changes made to our facility will aid us with future prospects.
- Where we began & how our build became a reality
- Planning from scratch, costing & important factors impacting our ambition
- Adaptation of ideas and reality of build role appointment
- Challenges we overcame & areas to look out for
- The final result & looking to the future
- Looking back & the opportunities currently open to swim school owners
- Overlooking both the difficulty & opportunity COVID-19 placed upon our business.
1:40pm – 2:00pm
Session title: Swim Centre Wales – A Self-Build Pool in CarmarthenshireAs the 3 year journey to complete our own new pool nears the end this seminar will give a full behind the scenes update on how to build a pool for yourself.
Grants, planning, legal and equipment. The details, the stumbling blocks and the current project status as the official opening in planned for November 2020!
2:00pm – 2:30pm
Hosted by Luke Griffiths
Session title: Q & A