Nirvana Spa is a luxurious pure water spa and wellness facility in Sindlesham, Berkshire which offers customers a truly relaxing spa day, with unique state-of-the-art spa facilities. The crystal clear natural mineral water, drawn from an aquifer deep beneath the Spa, supplies relaxing pools: the Nirvana Pools is all about swimming indoors in the purest waters whilst the Spa Garden pool is a heated outdoor pool. Then there’s the 51-jet hydrotherapy Surf pool where 35° water massages your entire body. In addition, the more serious swimmer can work out in the Fitness Swim Lanes whilst the Celestial Floatation Pool is the only place in the UK where you can experience the unique sensation of floating in spring-fed, Dead Sea Salt water beneath a sparkling star-lit night sky.
The latest addition to Nirvana’s facilities, the Balneotherapy Pool, presented some interesting challenges. The circular pool is the focal point of the Colosseum Suite, a two-level building where space was at a premium. When it became apparent to the design team at Nirvana Spa that a new plant room would be required to accommodate sand filtration, and they contacted Evoqua to discuss alternatives.
Working closely with the Nirvana team, Evoqua supported the design of a pool water filtration system to accommodate their Defender® Filter. Using regenerative filtration technology, the Defender filter has a much smaller footprint than a comparative conventional sand filter. With disinfection provided by Evoqua’s compact Wafer™ UV system, the complete treatment system was fitted into the existing building, eliminating the need for the construction of an additional plant room.
Nirvana’s Maintenance Director, Neil Phelps, is delighted with the outcome. “The lack of space for the equipment was a real problem but, by using the Defender® filter we did not need to build a further plant room”, he says. “Our facilities are renowned for their excellent water quality and the Defender filter in conjunction with the Evoqua Wafer® UV system has helped us maintain excellent water clarity and a pleasant, relaxing environment for our customers.”