Leyland-based World Leisure has completed a £1.5m overhaul of the swimming pool facilities at Ribby Hall Village holiday park, Wrea Green, Lancashire, in just 12 weeks.
The holiday park’s pool, used by members and visitors alike, is well known for its water slides and was opened by members of the TV Gladiators in 1997. It was given a refurbishment eight years ago but bosses at the attraction decided the time was right for a complete revamp, with added facilities to maintain excitement and interest for visitors.
The new pool features new slides including a 48m interactive play slide. Members and guests are able to climb a tower to the top of the slide, which then takes them out of the building and back inside again. As they come down the slide, they can play an interactive touchpad game on the inside of the slide, with scores recorded once the ride is complete. Scores can be uploaded to social media platforms, with the top three scores displayed in the pool area.
World Leisure also refurbished the splash pool and added an interactive aqua deck play structure, with tipping buckets and integral slides. A themed GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester) toddlers’ pool links into the splash pool, with a slide and steps to open the pools up to all ages. World Leisure also installed a new sauna, steam room and feature showers, with all new filtration and controls.
Mark Leech, senior manager of Ribby Hall Village, said: “It is important as a business to continually invest and improve the facilities we offer to our customers. We believe the new interactive slide and new splash pool features will be real talking points that will bring family visitors back again and again.
“The project was a challenging one, because the pool forms the centre of the building and, as a result, new access ways had to be created for members and guests, so they could continue to use the other facilities while works were in progress.
“World Leisure has been excellent in really fast-tracking the installation with zero compromise on quality – with work that would normally take between 6 and 12 months completed within 12 weeks.”
The swimming pool overhaul follows improvements to the health club in recent years including a new gym, two new studios, and new adult changing rooms.
About World Leisure (UK)
World Leisure (UK) provides a complete range of design, technical and installation services for the water leisure industry.
With expertise in pool and plant design and installation, the company is able to undertake a comprehensive range of projects, from exclusive domestic developments, through to large international projects, with energy conservation at the forefront of the design. The company is associated with the best manufacturers in the world for specialist equipment supplies. As well as pool finishes, other core areas of expertise include water treatment plants, wave machines, water features, water slides, moveable floors, wellbeing controlled environments, and all other aspects of swimming pools that most developments require.
World Leisure picked up a number of gold standard awards at the UK Pool & Spa Scene Awards as well as the overall Category Winner for Commercial Refurbishment Project and Outstanding
Swimming Pool Design and Water Leisure Venue of 2015 for its developments at Lagan Valley and Northwich. In addition World Leisure was named as a finalist in two categories of the prestigious 2016 Red Rose Business Awards.