Have A Great Start To The New Year

Another trading year comes to a close and we would like to express our sincere thanks for the trust that you have placed in us and for the close and professional working relationship that we have enjoyed.

Here we give you a brief summary of the year’s activities plus a voucher as a small token of our thanks for your loyalty.

Product references: Alongside countless solar heating systems installed in private swimming pools at home and abroad by our large team of specialist installers (and some ambitious do-it-yourself builders), our year’s highlights included some large-scale public and hotel installations and our attendance at the trade fair in Barcelona in October. Below is a selection of our noteworthy public projects in 2011: Campsite in Plön (Schleswig-Holstein) 96 sq m; Public outdoor swimming pool in Limmer (Lower Saxony) 444 sq m; Outdoor swimming pool in Windesheim (Rhineland-Palatinate) 216 sq m; Kell am See outdoor swimming pool in Hunsrück (Rhineland-Palatinate) 174 sq m; Weinbergbad swimming pool in Göttlesbrunn, Austria 208 sq m; Port Royal Apartments, Tenerife (Canary Islands) 88 sq m, Hotel Sun Club in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) 493 sq m; Hotel Florasol, Tenerife (Canary Islands) 85 sq m; Public indoor swimming pool in Pajara, Fuerteventura 435 sq m (Canary-Islands). Amongst our custom solutions are a 73 sq m air/glycol heat exchanger to back up the heating system in newly-built company premises in Bad Heiligenstadt (Thuringia) and several large-scale ground source heat exchangers totalling 324 sq m to back up the heating system in a new-build apartment project in Potsdam-Babelsberg (Brandenburg), and a day-care centre in Bernshausen (Lower Saxony). The installation surface area figure given denotes the individual area achieved by the SOLAR-RIPP ® solar array in square metres. Further projects for 2012 are already at quotation stage or at detailed design phase, to be implemented shortly.

Trade fair review: The industry highlight of the year for the Central and Southern European area which is so significant for swimming pools was definitely "Piscina" in Barcelona, which took place from 18 to 21 October. Industry experts from 127 countries made their way to the new Gran Via exhibition centre. We at SOLAR-RIPP ®, as one of about a dozen German exhibitors amongst a total of around 300, presented our solar heating technology at stand no. 117 in Hall 2. Since the trade fair was reduced in scale compared to the previous show due to the strained economic situation, talks and discussions at the fair with installers and the trade were noticeably more intense. The fair was a much more pleasant experience for all concerned than previously; fewer halls meant fewer aisles and therefore less ground to cover, so visitors could feel much more relaxed. With its estimated 1.1 million pool installations, Spain is rated no. 4 in an international ranking of countries with the highest number of outdoor swimming pools.

Engineering services: If you always wanted to know what pool temperatures can be achieved with SOLAR-RIPP ®, or how many tonnes of CO2 (carbon dioxide) can be avoided using modern solar technology, or how many euros can be saved on running costs compared with conventional fossil fuel heating, then get in touch with us and give us the technical data for your confirmed building project. We are sure you will be impressed with how efficient solar technology is today. Our services also include planning the layout of your swimming pool’s solar heating system – from advice on the tubing sizes required, establishing the best design for your solar absorbers right through to defining the operating data for a circulation pump. Don’t worry, we make our engineering services affordable ;-)

Voucher: Below you will find your personalised voucher with the code XXX granting you a winter discount of 10% for new orders placed and paid for by 24 January 2012 valued at € 50 or more. Please enter this code in the relevant box when ordering online; alternatively, quote this code when placing a conventional order. Don’t miss out on this limited offer!

As we leave 2011 behind us, we, as your specialists in the field of solar absorbers, send you our best wishes for a restful Christmas and a successful start to the New Year and we look forward to working with you again in 2012.