Swimming Pool Acoustics

Posted on 25 April 2018

With reverberation and noise issues so prevalent in indoor pools, going to the local swimming pool can often be noisy, which can make it difficult to communicate and interrupt your focus. Pacy & Wheatley Acoustics provide expert acoustic solutions, helping minimise reverberation issues for swimming pools across the UK, working on projects like the Bvlgari Hotel in London.

Echoes and reverberation issues are incredibly common in indoor swimming pools due to the materials commonly used in constructing the floors, walls and ceilings. These spaces are often dominated by incredibly hard materials, such as tiles, concrete blocks and large areas of glass to allow for natural light. Sound is reflected from these hard surfaces, bouncing back into the airspace of the indoor swimming pool. This creates the reverberation issues common in most swimming pools, making for a noisy environment with low speech intelligibility.

At Pacy & Wheatley Acoustics, we provide expert design and installation of a range of acoustic solutions for commercial swimming pools throughout the country. One of our popular products is the Rockfon Mono Acoustic TE, perfect for use in swimming pools due to its humidity resistance. It can also be installed at temperatures from 0°C to 40°C.

Our team worked on the swimming pool area of the prestigious Bvlgari Hotel in Knightsbridge, London. The project involved the installation of a Seamless Acoustic Solution to the 350m2 ceiling area in the swimming pool and spa areas of the hotel. Find out more about our acoustic installation project at the Bvlgari Hotel.

Swimming pools, especially those located in spa areas, should encourage relaxation. Unfortunately, because of the reverberation issues common in indoor swimming pools, they are often loud, with low speech intelligibility. These issues can all be solved with the installation of a Seamless Acoustic Solution. Read more about how we can help minimise noise and reverberation issues, with our seamless Acoustic solutions.

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    Old Boy

    Dimensions & weight

    3mm: 3 mm (1/8 inch) thick. Weight (dry) 0.7 kg/m² (2,2 oz/ft²).

    25 mm: 28 mm (1,1 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 3.55 kg/m² (11,6 oz/ft²).

    39 mm: 42 mm (1,65 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 4.7 kg/m² (15,4 oz/ft²).

    Installation

    3 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. On most absorbent surfaces, primer may sometimes be needed.

    25 mm-39 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. Can be mounted with no gaps on existing ceilings or wall surfaces, suspended mounted on plasterboard or suspended directly from a track system.

    Light reflectance

    3 mm-39 mm: 90,0% per ASTM E1477-98a.

    Fire safety classification

    3 mm-39 mm: Class A per ASTM E84; B s1d0 per ISO EN 13823.

    Cleaning and repair

    Can be vacuumed. Spots can be removed with water and sponge. Damaged surfaces can be repaired.

    Environment

    3 mm-39 mm: 4 g/l (0,03 lbs/gal) VOC (emissions) per ASTM D3960, LEED.

    Climate

    Installation temperatures should be between 15 °C and 32 °C (60 °F and 90 °F) with humidity that does not exceed 70%. Tested for mold growth per ASTM D3273.

    Sound absorption

    25 mm: NRC 0.75-0.80 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,85 (class B) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    39 mm: NRC 0.80-0.90 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0.90-0,95 (class A) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    Straight Up

    Dimensions & weight

    25 mm: 26 mm (1 1/32 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 2.78 kg/m² (9.11 oz/ft²).

    39 mm: 40 mm (1 37/64 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 4.12 kg/m² (13.51 oz/ft²).

    Installation

    25 mm-39 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. Can be mounted with no gaps on existing ceilings or wall surfaces, suspended mounted on plasterboard or suspended directly from a track system.

    Light reflectance

    93% per ASTM E147-98A.

    Fire safety classification

    25 mm-39 mm: Class A per ASTM E84, A2 s1d0 per ISO EN-13501-1:2018

    Cleaning and repair

    Can be vacuumed. Spots can be removed with water and sponge. Damaged surfaces can be repaired.

    Color selection

    Can be tinted in the entire NCS, RAL, Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore color scale.

    Environment

    25 mm-39 mm: 0 g/l (0,00 lbs/gal) VOC (emissions) per ASTM D3960, LEED.

    Climate

    Installation temperatures should be between 15 °C and 32 °C (60 °F and 90 °F) with humidity that does not exceed 70%. Tested for mold growth per ASTM D3273.

    Sound absorption

    25 mm: NRC 0.85-0.90 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0.85 (class B)-0.95 (class A) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    39 mm: NRC 0.85-0.90 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,90 – 0.95 (class A) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    Stone Greyhound

    Dimensions & weight

    3 mm: 3 mm (1/8 inch) thick. Weight (dry) 0.7 kg/m² (2,2 oz/ft²).

    25 mm: 28 mm (1,1 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl. adhesive/mech. fasteners) 3.55 kg/m² (11,6 oz/ft²).

    39 mm: 42 mm (1,65 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl. adhesive/mech. fasteners) 4.7 kg/m² (15,4 oz/ft²).

    Installation

    3 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. On most absorbent surfaces, primer may sometimes be needed.

    25 mm-39 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. Can be mounted with no gaps on existing ceilings or wall surfaces, suspended mounted on plasterboard or suspended directly from a track system.

    Light reflectance

    3 mm-39 mm: 90,0% per ASTM E1477-98a.

    Fire safety classification

    3 mm-39 mm: Class A per ASTM E84; B s1d0 per ISO EN 13823.

    Cleaning and repair

    Can be vacuumed. Spots can be removed with water and sponge. Damaged surfaces can be repaired.

    Environment

    3 mm-39 mm: 4 g/l (0,03 lbs/gal) VOC (emissions) per ASTM D3960, LEED.

    Climate

    Installation temperatures should be between 15 °C and 32 °C (60 °F and 90 °F) with humidity that does not exceed 70%. Tested for mold growth per ASTM D3273.

    Sound absorption

    25 mm: NRC 0.45-0.60 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,50 (class D)-0,55 (class D) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    39 mm: NRC 0.50-0.60 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,55 (class D) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    Silk White

    Dimensions & weight

    3 mm (1/8 inch) thick. Weight (dry) 0.7 kg/m² (2,2 oz/ft²).

    25 mm: 28 mm (1,1 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 3.55 kg/m² (11,6 oz/ft²).

    39 mm: 42 mm (1,65 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 4.7 kg/m² (15,4 oz/ft²).

    Installation

    3 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. On most absorbent surfaces, primer may sometimes be needed.

    25 mm-39 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. Can be mounted with no gaps on existing ceilings or wall surfaces, suspended mounted on plasterboard or suspended directly from a track system.

    Light reflectance

    90,0% per ASTM E147-98A.

    Fire safety classification

    3 mm-39 mm: Class A per ASTM E84; B s1d0 per ISO EN 13823.

    Cleaning and repair

    Can be vacuumed. Spots can be removed with water and sponge. Damaged surfaces can be repaired.

    Color selection

    Can be tinted in the entire NCS, RAL, Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore color scale.

    Environment

    3 mm-39 mm: 4 g/l (0,03 lbs/gal) VOC (emissions) per ASTM D3960, LEED.

    Climate

    Installation temperatures should be between 15 °C and 32 °C (60 °F and 90 °F) with humidity that does not exceed 70%. Tested for mold growth per ASTM D3273.

    Sound absorption

    3 mm: NRC 0.30 per ASTM C423, Alpha W 0.35 (class D).

    25 mm: NRC 0.81-0.85 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,85 (class B)-0,90 (class A) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    39 mm: NRC 0.90 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,95 – 1,00 (class A) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    Silk Metallic Gold

    Dimensions & weight

    3 mm (1/8 inch) thick. Weight (dry) 0.7 kg/m² (2,2 oz/ft²).

    25 mm: 28 mm (1,1 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 3.55 kg/m² (11,6 oz/ft²).

    39 mm: 42 mm (1,65 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 4.7 kg/m² (15,4 oz/ft²).

    Installation

    3 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. On most absorbent surfaces, primer may sometimes be needed.

    25 mm-39 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. Can be mounted with no gaps on existing ceilings or wall surfaces, suspended mounted on plasterboard or suspended directly from a track system.

    Fire safety classification

    3 mm-39 mm: Class A per ASTM E84; B s1d0 per ISO EN 13823.

    Cleaning and repair

    Can be vacuumed. Spots can be removed with water and sponge. Damaged surfaces can be repaired.

    Environment

    3 mm-39 mm: 4 g/l (0,03 lbs/gal) VOC (emissions) per ASTM D3960, LEED.

    Climate

    Installation temperatures should be between 15 °C and 32 °C (60 °F and 90 °F) with humidity that does not exceed 70%. Tested for mold growth per ASTM D3273.

    Sound absorption

    25 mm: NRC 0.75-0.85 enl. ASTM C423. Alpha W 0.70 (class C)-0.85 (class B) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    39 mm: NRC 0.80-0.85 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0.85 (class B) – 0.90 (class A) enl. ISO 354/ISO11654

    Secern

    Dimensions & weight

    3 mm (1/8 inch) thick. Weight (dry) 0.7 kg/m² (2,2 oz/ft²).

    25 mm: 28 mm (1,1 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl. adhesive/mech. fasteners) 3.55 kg/m² (11,6 oz/ft²).

    39 mm: 42 mm (1,65 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 4.7 kg/m² (15,4 oz/ft²).

    Installation

    3 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. On most absorbent surfaces, primer may sometimes be needed.

    25 mm-39 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. Can be mounted with no gaps on existing ceilings or wall surfaces, suspended mounted on plasterboard or suspended directly from a track system.

    Light reflectance

    3 mm-39 mm: 90,0% per ASTM E1477-98a.

    Fire safety classification

    3 mm-39 mm: Class A per ASTM E84; B s1d0 per ISO EN 13823.

    Cleaning and repair

    Can be vacuumed. Spots can be removed with water and sponge. Damaged surfaces can be repaired.

    Color selection

    Can be tinted in the entire NCS, RAL, Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore color scale.

    Environment

    3 mm-39 mm: 4 g/l (0,03 lbs/gal) VOC (emissions) per ASTM D3960, LEED.

    Climate

    Installation temperatures should be between 15 °C and 32 °C (60 °F and 90 °F) with humidity that does not exceed 70%. Tested for mold growth per ASTM D3273.

    Sound absorption

    3 mm: NRC 0.30 per ASTM C423.

    25 mm: NRC 0.75-0.80 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,80 (class B) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    39 mm: NRC 0.85-0.90 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,95 (class A) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    Sahara

    Dimensions & weight

    3 mm (1/8 inch) thick. Weight (dry) 0.7 kg/m² (2,2 oz/ft²).

    25 mm: 28 mm (1,1 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 3.55 kg/m² (11,6 oz/ft²).

    39 mm: 42 mm (1,65 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 4.7 kg/m² (15,4 oz/ft²).

    Installation

    3 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. On most absorbent surfaces, primer may sometimes be needed.

    25 mm-39 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. Can be mounted with no gaps on existing ceilings or wall surfaces, suspended mounted on plasterboard or suspended directly from a track system.

    Light reflectance

    3 mm-39 mm: 90,0% per ASTM E1477-98a.

    Fire safety classification

    3 mm-39 mm: Class A per ASTM E84; B s1d0 per ISO EN 13823.

    Cleaning and repair

    Can be vacuumed. Spots can be removed with water and sponge. Damaged surfaces can be repaired.

    Color selection

    Can be tinted in the entire NCS, RAL, Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore color scale.

    Environment

    3 mm-39 mm: 4 g/l (0,03 lbs/gal) VOC (emissions) per ASTM D3960, LEED.

    Climate

    Installation temperatures should be between 15 °C and 32 °C (60 °F and 90 °F) with humidity that does not exceed 70%. Tested for mold growth per ASTM D3273.

    Sound absorption

    3 mm: NRC 0.30 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0.35 (class D)

    25 mm: NRC 0.70-0.80 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,75 (class C)-0,90 (class A) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    39 mm: NRC 0.90-0.95 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,95 – 1,00 (class A) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    New England

    Dimensions & weight

    3 mm: 3 mm (1/8 inch) thick. Weight (dry) 0.7 kg/m² (2,2 oz/ft²).

    25 mm: 28 mm (1,1 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 3.55 kg/m² (11,6 oz/ft²).

    39 mm: 42 mm (1,65 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 4.7 kg/m² (15,4 oz/ft²).

    Installation

    3 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. On most absorbent surfaces, primer may sometimes be needed.

    25 mm-39 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. Can be mounted with no gaps on existing ceilings or wall surfaces, suspended mounted on plasterboard or suspended directly from a track system.

    Light reflectance

    3 mm-39 mm: 90,0% per ASTM E147-98a.

    Fire safety classification

    3 mm-39 mm: Class A per ASTM E84; B s1d0 per ISO EN 13823.

    Cleaning and repair

    Can be vacuumed. Spots can be removed with water and sponge. Damaged surfaces can be repaired.

    Color selection

    Can be tinted in the entire NCS, RAL, Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore color scale.

    Environment

    3 mm-39 mm: 4 g/l (0,03 lbs/gal) VOC (emissions) per ASTM D3960, LEED.

    Climate

    Installation temperatures should be between 15 °C and 32 °C (60 °F and 90 °F) with humidity that does not exceed 70%. Tested for mold growth per ASTM D3273.

    Sound absorption

    25 mm: NRC 0.74 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,80 (class B) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    39 mm: NRC 0.75-80 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,80–85,00 (class B) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    Marble Hades

    Dimensions & weight

    3 mm: 3 mm (1/8 inch) thick. Weight (dry) 0.7 kg/m² (2,2 oz/ft²).

    25 mm: 28 mm (1,1 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl. adhesive/mech. fasteners) 3.55 kg/m² (11,6 oz/ft²).

    39 mm: 42 mm (1,65 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl. adhesive/mech. fasteners) 4.7 kg/m² (15,4 oz/ft²).

    Installation

    3 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. On most absorbent surfaces, primer may sometimes be needed.

    25 mm-39 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. Can be mounted with no gaps on existing ceilings or wall surfaces, suspended mounted on plasterboard or suspended directly from a track system.

    Light reflectance

    3 mm-39 mm: 90,0% per ASTM E1477-98a.

    Fire safety classification

    3 mm-39 mm: Class A per ASTM E84; B s1d0 per ISO EN 13823.

    Cleaning and repair

    Can be vacuumed. Spots can be removed with water and sponge. Damaged surfaces can be repaired.

    Environment

    3 mm-39 mm: 4 g/l (0,03 lbs/gal) VOC (emissions) per ASTM D3960, LEED.

    Climate

    Installation temperatures should be between 15 °C and 32 °C (60 °F and 90 °F) with humidity that does not exceed 70%. Tested for mold growth per ASTM D3273.

    Sound absorption

    25 mm: NRC 0.45-0.60 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,50 (class D)-0,55 (class D) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    39 mm: NRC 0.50-0.60 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,55 (class D) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

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        Pacy & Wheatley Acoustics, one of the UK’s leading providers & installers of interior acoustic solutions, is looking for experienced Acoustic Installers & a Site Foreman to help deliver multiple projects in the South of England (London area) candidates location Yorkshire/ London.

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        • Experience of managing & directing a team of installers, preferable.
        • Experience in Reporting systems planning and dealing with Clients representatives.
        • Experience & knowledge in acoustic installations (acoustic panels & spray applied render) not essential but must be willing work and train on products.
        • Suitable skills include drylining, tape & jointing, plastering, plaster spraying and high specification decoration finishes.
        • CSCS, SSTS & IPAF cards required. (if some not available training offered)
        • General work is Monday – Friday (10-hour day)
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          Pacy & Wheatley Acoustics are looking for Experienced Operative/teams aswell as Operatives with no experience to assist installation of our Specialist sprayed seamless Acoustic ceilings.

          Experienced Operatives in application/site management of similar products in this area of sprayed acoustic systems are welcome and possible further opportunities to assist in development within the business.

          Non Experienced Operatives is all about desire and commitment to hard work and learning, Hungry Individuals with the will to work in a team and have the mentality to grow and be trained in our systems.

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