Ian P Betts BSc CEng MICE FISPE MCIWEM MCMI is the proprietor of Pool Consult and a summary of his relevant professional experience is set out below.
I am an experienced civil engineer, manager and retired company director having wide experience in numerous types of construction projects in many sectors of the construction industry including, specialist leisure facilities particularly indoor and outdoor swimming pools for the domestic and commercial sectors, water and environmental management, sports and hotel developments. Since retirement in 2013 as Managing Director of Pool People Limited I have been acting as a consultant in the swimming pool industry in general.
As a council member and past president of the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers (ISPE) I have represented the ISPE on the British Standards Technical Committee in the production of the new European and British Standards for Swimming Pools and Associated Equipment for both domestic and commercial pools and in addition was involved in the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG), during the production and publication of the Swimming Pool Water Treatment and Quality Standards. I am a member of the SPATA technical committee also engaged by SPATA to carry out inspections of their Member's pool and spa installations.
I have produced and published Technical Papers for the ISPE on Swimming Pool Construction and on the Principals of Circulation: Freeboard and Deck Level Swimming Pool Pipework and fittings.
I have presented many technical papers at ISPE Seminars and SPATEX Exhibition Technical Seminars relating to swimming pool construction, the new EN and BS Standards relating to both domestic and commercial swimming pools, the structural design of water retaining structures and health and safety procedures and risk assessments etc.
I have carried out many feasibility studies, planning, survey, preliminary and final designs, preparation of specifications and contract documents for numerous projects. In addition, I have experience in carrying out project appraisals, planning, programming and supervising construction projects both overseas and in the U.K. not only as a consultant civil engineer but as a construction manager for civil engineering contractors, developers of leisure facilities, sports facilities, holiday complexes and hotels.
DESIGN & INSTALLATION
During the last thirty-two years I have been involved specifically within the leisure industry and have a wide experience of a full range of leisure facilities including, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spa pools, saunas, steam rooms and associated plant and equipment. I have wide experience in pool and spa shell design and installation of both concrete structural pools and non-structural domestic liner pools including all associated works. I have experience in the design and installation of water treatment and chemical dosing relating to pools and spas as well as the design and installation of filtration and circulation pipework systems not only for domestic and hotel pools but including leisure pools and pools in holiday complexes etc.