Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 16th March 2023 Issue no. 1056
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Faster cleaning for major new pool complex
One of the UK's largest public swimming pools is to be cleaned using Prochem-supplied scrubber dryer technology. The opening of a new leisure centre in Morden Park, Surrey, sees in a major upgrading of wet area floor management geared to improving cleaning outcome with decreased user downtime.
At six lanes with a total length of 25m, the pool at Morden Leisure Centre also boasts a diving pit fitted with a movable floor to a depth of 3.7m - an exceptional facility enjoyed by few other centres in the UK.
Relocating the centre team from its original 1967-built pool facility, coincided with a review of cleaning practices. Tasked to both cleaners and to lifeguards on-site, cleaning had been carried out by washing, scrubbing and mopping wet areas.
Faced with a considerably larger space to clean at the new centre, assistant manager Matthew Breckon sought a faster, more effective solution for cleaning floor areas surrounding the pools and in its three changing rooms.
Morden Leisure Centre janitorial supplier Thorne Cleaning Solutions recommended the Prochem LW46 hybrid floor washer/dryer.
This advanced cleaning machine can work up to 1500sq.m per hour from corded or battery power supply with recharging from complete discharge in only three hours. Lightweight and manoeuverable, it scrubs and dries to the wall along its side and in front, drying on each turn.
"The machine ticked all the right boxes for the team working at the new centre," says Matthew.
"It's a truly effective solution to our needs, both for managing straight runs of floor, and conversely in the changing rooms where cleaning between benches would otherwise have been fiddly and time-consuming.
"We have eight lifeguards and three cleaners now and Prochem helped us with the use of the scrubber dryer at a dedicated training day."
Our image shows, from left, jon ewing (prochem area sales executive), korina chappell (senior recreation assistant, MLC), James Davis (general manager, MLC) and David Vincent (managing director, Thorne Cleaning Solutions, Prochem distributor)
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