Few environments test the performance characteristics of ceiling tiles more than swimming pool installations. The success of the Jackie Skelly Fitness Centre chain has been matched by the moisture resistance and all round durability of the Ecophon ceiling systems which are ideal for installation in this testing type of environment. Ecophon products are to be found in pool areas, showers, toilets and changing rooms as well as the fitness rooms. Indeed the specification of Advantage A tiles from the Ecophon range has enabled early concerns about damp, chlorine resistance, durability and even demount ability to be dealt with.

The development of the popular and well equipped fitness clubs across southern Ireland has been supervised by the Dublin based architectural practice of McDonnell & Dixon. The architect involved with a number of the Jackie Skelly Fitness clubs for the practice is Mr Bill Latham. He comments: “It became clear from very early on that choosing other manufacturers’ ranges would have meant having to go to a ceramic tile to take account of the very high humidity and this would have been prohibitively expensive. Ecophon’s products have proven the best solution, backed up by excellent technical service.”

There are now four Jackie Skelly fitness centres featuring the use of Ecophon products with others in the pipeline.

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