Behind the scenes at MACPool, there is a lot of highly technical plant and machinery to keep the pool safe and comfortable for users. One essential part of Pool plant is the Calorex Heat Recovery Dehumidifier. The existing model has served MACPool well over the years, thanks to professional and prompt maintenance by manufacturers KVC Ayr and the tender ministrations of Pool staff. However, it is long past its best and has been limping along for quite some time!
So the Staff and Board of MACPool were absolutely delighted when they received a grant from FCC Communities Foundation for £40K towards its replacement. Thanks to this and an additional £28K from the National Lottery Community Fund, MACPool were able to order a replacement machine. Like almost everything over the past year, installation was delayed because of the Coronavirus pandemic, but now the new Calorex has been delivered and swimmers can look forward to more consistent air quality in the pool hall.
MACEL Technical Director Andy Knox says “The installation of the Calorex Heat Recovery Dehumidifier will result in increased thermal efficiency and air quality over the failing unit it replaces. The pool will benefit from improved air quality over that which it been experiencing in recent times and this will be a great benefit to users particularly when we are reassessing our environment in view of the current pandemic.”
FCC Communities Foundation Grant Manager, Cheryl Raynor says, “We are delighted to be able to support the replacement of essential equipment at MACPool, enabling them to continue serving the community for many years to come. Local community facilities have never been more important and we are so pleased to see that MACPool is able to provide a quality facility for everyone.”
FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund.