Fitness Flex, Mansfield by Total Leisure Engineering (T.L.E)

Project Description

The client took control of an existing leisure complex in Mansfield. As a result they required a specialist to assess the pool systems. Initially we were instructed to undertake a full condition survey of the swimming pool, filtration plant and chemical dosing systems.

As requested, this survey was completed. Detailed reports were issued to the client, along with any recommended enhancements. Several other trades were involved in the project as part of an overall refurbishment program at the site. Once the client had collated and reviewed all the information, the project was put out to tender.

The leisure complex consisted of two separate filtration systems. One system served an 18m x 10m pool with water features and a linked bubble pool area. The second system served a concrete construction spa pool. Both pools used a conventional overflow transfer channel system linked to separate balance tanks.

We were instructed once awarded the contract, to undertake varied works to bring the pool systems up to standard. The basis of which is summarised below:

  • Re-design the filtration plant to eliminate existing dosing and distribution issues.
  • Remove and replace 4No. filter vessels, circulation pump sets and strainers.
  • Reconfigure circulation pipework and install new make-up water system.
  • Repair and refurbish balance tanks, including proper segregation.
  • Install a new filtration system control panel and associated wiring.
  • Supply and install bespoke underwater camera housings.
  • Repair damaged main pool water features.
  • Integrate a greater level of system automation.
  • Produce CAD drawings for system schematics and plantroom layouts.
  • Provide comprehensive operating & maintenance manuals.

The bulk of the work had to be undertaken within a ten-day shutdown period. This included all core drilling and trenches on pool surround for the underwater cameras.  Also the emptying and refilling of the pools at the required rates.

Our works ran concurrently with other refurbishment works taking place around the complex. We were therefore put in control of the pool plant aspects of the refurbishment. This involved using several sub-contractors to carry out various tasks. The following sub-contractors were co-ordinated within our works:

  • Wright Engineering – Welding LPHW pipework.
  • Green Engineering – Manufacture of pool grilles.
  • G Brougham – Core drilling pool tank.
  • APC of Derby – Air handling services.

This project was completed and handed over on time.

Towards the end of the project once we felt it was possible to reduce the number of engineers on site. We did so to alleviate the busy work area, and assist the other trades.

We planned work so once the pool was re-filled, we were able to mostly confine  work to the pool plantroom.

Works required to pool after filling i.e commissioning the level control system, were undertaken at night  minimising impact and disruption.

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