Incredible acoustic ceilings for Indoor pools.

Swimming pools have the one of the most acoustically hard environments; wall-to-wall tiling only adds to the number of surfaces that sound can bounce off. Add the noise of swimming, talking and playing and the result can be a room filled with a throng of noises.

A short reverberation time and minimal echo are vital to ensure speech intelligibility and safety in the vent of public announcements. Swimming pools should provide an acoustic environment that allows people to enjoy their leisure time in peaceful and safe surroundings.

There are only a handful of acoustics solutions that are able to withstand long-term exposure to moisture in swimming pools. At NEWMAT, we provide acoustic solutions that can hold up against the rigours of indoor pools and unique and fantastic look by the use of different textures. Numerous structural tracks allow you to obtain a unique shape and a exceptional aesthetic signature.

Conditions in aquatic centres and indoor pools can be tropical and temperature and humidity levels need to be controlled through ventilation and air conditioning. However it is important to choose sound absorbing materials that are designed to be used under extreme conditions of humidity and can cope with fluctuating temperature and humidity levels. NEWMAT stretch ceilings can easily withstand 90% relative humidity at 30°C.

Not only is the functionality & durability of the sound absorbing materials important, but so are the aesthetics. If acoustics don’t get designed in at the start of a project and sound absorbing materials are brought in too late – the risk is a mismatch between the design concept and the materials used. With strong market competition to attract visitors, design and ambience is of very real significance for aquatic centres. NEWMAT NEW/ACOUSTIC sound absorbing membranes offer design flexibility, early on in the design stage.

Pictures of NEWMAT NEW/ACOUSTIC design solutions that are meeting all of the above requirements at:

  • AQUARENA, Arras, France
  • AQUAMAR, Katwijk, Netherlands
  • CENTRE AQUATIQUE DE COGNAC, Vauzelles, France
  • THALASSO, St Malo, France
  • ARGONA, Vouziers, France

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