A design office specializing in aquatic projects for outdoor accommodation, Technic Conseils, under the leadership of Pierre Doutres, its founder, has just demonstrated all its skills on a very large construction site at Camping Terra Verdon in Castellane (04). Despite limitations due to the health context – with 3 weeks of stopping the construction site – and the whims of the weather in the autumn-winter seasons, the project was delivered on time, in May 2021, for opening to customers during the holiday season ..
A big project for a specialist
Expertise from the company’s teams – from the design of the areas to be renovated and those to be built, to the monitoring of operations over the summer – made it possible again to give full satisfaction to the customer. A satisfaction shared this summer by customers at the 4-star campsite, which has already been able to enjoy the renovated 200 m² heated swimming pool, a new 166 m² leisure pool with overflow and integrated balneotherapy area and 2 new paddling pools of 40 and 120 m² with their entertainment games. All services provided by Technic Conseils have been inspected by an external design office (HECF).
The water area renovated in 2021 at Camping terra Verdon in Castellane
Complete renovation of large pool and technical room
For the renovation part, facing the large skimmer pool of 200 m² (160 m3), the renovation consisted primarily of the destruction of the old engineering room. It was then necessary to create the entire hydraulic network of the complex with a common technical space.
This was equipped for this large swimming pool with: 2 filters (1600 mm), 2 filtration pumps (5.5 HP), dimensioned by its internal design office, to offer a recycling flow of 119 m.3/ h. The pool water treatment is monitored by an automatic Tereo Touch XL (Syclope Electronic) regulation with pH injection with a dosing pump and chlorine by a chlorine tablet measuring device.
For heating, repair of the two existing heat pumps was required.
The spa section of the renovated swimming pool at the Terra Verdon campsite in Castellane
A brand new swimming pool and an infinity paddling pool
As for the new leisure pool of 166 m² (192 m3), which will soon be covered with a shelter, includes the creation of an overflow basin with prefabricated buffer tank, 2 filters (1800 mm), 2 pumps (7.5 HP), all dimensioned by the internal design office to ensure a water recycling flow of 160 m3/ h. In addition, there is a Tereo Touch XL automatic regulator and a special swimming pool double condensing gas boiler. Animations enhance this large pool with 9 Venturi effect nozzles, 4 anatomical benches in stainless steel (4 2CV fans), 2 massage waterfalls in stainless steel.
The large technical room newly built in 2021. There are 5 filters 1600 and 1800 mm
Equipment dedicated to the paddling pool (120 m²) and its overflow: 1 buffer tank prefabricated and dimensioned by the design office, 1 filter (1600 mm) and 1 pump (7.5 HP), a Tereo Touch XL control identical to the pool, and for heating is there dimensioned a special swimming pool double condensate gas boiler (140 kW).
The paddling pool includes Aquadrolics games – powered by a 3CV pump – as well as an interactive “piano” waterfall created from scratch by Technic Conseils.
Water games from manufacturer Aquadrolics – powered by a 4CV pump – will be completed with a set of 3 Edsun slides over the next winter. Technic Conseils has dimensioned the equipment for its new aquatic attractions, namely 3 pumps (12.5CV and 7.5CV), as well as discharges, manholes … The hydraulic networks of the future animations have in fact already been delivered during the first phase of construction site, to avoid new invasive works once the beaches are built.
To facilitate the maintenance of the entire aquatic complex, a single electrical cabinet is used to control all equipment in the pools.
To avoid overloading the wastewater network, Technic Conseils for washing all filters recommended the installation of a separate wash tank of 20 m.3, equipped with a drain pump. When the upper level of the tank is reached, it discharges the washing water at a lower speed into the waste water pipes.
The 3 Tereo Touch XL control systems, each dedicated to the large 200 m swimming pool, the 166 m swimming pool and the 120 m swimming pool.
A continuation of the construction site …
In another phase, the developer chose to have installations completed to complete the water complex with 3 Edsun slides (Kamikaz, Turning and 2-track Pentagliss), a shelter for the water area and a complete toilet block that allows this area with covered access. Once again, Technic Conseils took responsibility for the rest of the project, always with the same respect for safety and hygiene standards.
The 120 m² outdoor paddling pool with its water activities and Aquadrolics games, under construction in 2021