Manufacturing during such unprecedented times has been a challenge over the last year, but Plastica has risen to the challenge. Some of our raw materials are imported and have been affected by global supply chains. Higher costs on imports have been exacerbated by the global pandemic and BREXIT. Lead times continue to be fluid to accommodate this disruption and are monitored weekly by the Production team to keep customers in the loop. This is a universal issue for many UK businesses which over time will settle down. It may have slowed down production but hasn’t stopped Plastica’s manufacturing process and growth. All their products are packaged in their dedicated facilities in and close to their main premises.
‘At Plastica they have up to 90 people who offer a very comprehensive service to the swimming pool industry’
Expanding Water Treatment department
Last year the company invested in a new unit to expand its growing Water Treatment department. The company have managed to keep manufacturing, while adhering to social distancing rules throughout lockdown as orders escalated. A decision was made to expand into a nearby 5,000 square foot unit which has enabled more storage space and room for an automated filling and capping machine. This has been successfully run by a team of experienced Water Treatment staff and the extra space has increased Plastica’s manufacturing capacity. Plastica acquired the right to be the sole distributor of HY PRO-70® in the UK in 2016 and can supply directly to yourselves. Available in 25kg stackable plastic drums, they sell commercial quantities of pool water sanitiser, pH Correctors or Test Tablets, and will meet all your requirements with confidence.
Refresh your Commercial pools with an Extreme liner
When it comes to lining your pools Plastica have many years of experience surveying and manufacturing domestic and commercial swimming pool liners for the trade. They use a state-of-the-art plotter cutter to accurately cut out and create each bespoke order, from their range of plain or patterned materials. All liner material is available in 0.50mm or 0.75mm, impregnated with algaecide and antioxidants and patterned materials are protected with a lacquer coating to extend the life and colour of the product. Co-ordinating tile bands are triple coated with lacquer to help prevent staining at the waterline, and a variety of beading colours is available to compliment your customer’s liner.
Extreme pool lining solutions all year round
Plastica’s ExtremeTM Pool Lining system has been used for on-site lining for over 3000 pools in the UK and abroad. Pat Devaney, the ExtremeTM Manager, said “It’s the ideal solution for renovating leaking commercial and residential pools, as well as new builds. The benefit of this system is that, with no curing or drying time to wait for, the average domestic pool would be re-filling after 3 days. Installation can be undertaken any time of year, regardless of the weather”, Pat added “The liner will not crack, is unaffected by frost and ice, is easy to maintain and scratch resistant.” Plastica’s ExtremeTM liners are guaranteed for pools for 10 years up to 32°C, as well as 5 years for hydrotherapy use up to 35°C.
There is a wide choice of patterns and colours available including a range of 3D, giving the effect of slate, white marble or sandstone and new for 2021 a 3D granite. Plastica also offer an ExtremeTM liner that gives the effect of ceramic tiles, without the need for re-grouting and are a lot quicker to install!
Energy Saving Commercial Covers from Plastica
The need to reduce carbon emissions has become greater than ever. Most commercial establishments are looking for new ways to reduce their carbon footprint and minimise impact on climate change.
‘Over 90% of a pool’s heat is lost through its water surface’
Reduce your Swimming Pool Energy Consumption
It is now widely accepted that installing a heat retention cover is the single most effective means of reducing swimming pool energy consumption. Fit the right cover on your pool and you will see a reduction in energy bills of up to £20,500 per annum (figures based on a 2011 study of a 25m x 12m pool at 2019 prices). Depending on the type of reel system you opt for, a payback period as short as 12 months can be expected.
Plastica’s Managing Director said “We have manufactured and installed thousands of commercial cover and reel systems from Olympic sized competition pools to freeform fun pools over the last 40 plus years. Our customers benefit from our products having unique specification advantages as standard. For example, on our commercial pool covers we provide hemmed edges, double welded seams down the length of pool covers (not the width), reinforced leading edges and stainless-steel reels. All resulting in less stress on the covers to prevent fraying, delamination and tearing, as well as a reduction in general wear and tear and ease of maintenance.”
Fast and Efficient Covering
The unique and durable covers almost eliminate evaporation, reduce humidity and condensation, plus the ease of operating the system for pool staff is essential. Plastica’s reel systems are made with stainless steel to maximise strength, longevity and ease of maintenance. They offer choices to accommodate any commercial pool requirement. Manual for smaller lighter pool covers and motorised systems – to reduce manual handling for poolside staff. Plastica has earned an enviable reputation for installing cover and reel systems to an agreed schedule, which is essential for commercial centres, that need to forewarn customers about any short-term pool closures.
If you’d like to learn more about any of the Plastica products mentioned here, please visit: www.plasticapools.net