De Vere are the latest operator to adopt the Aquatic Ride Control (ARC) system to improve the safety of riders of the flume at one of their prestigious Hotels in Scotland.

The De Vere group of Hotels are one of the largest chains in the UK boasting 65 locations over 4 brands; De Vere Hotels, De Vere Venues, De Vere Villages and De Vere Lodges.

SPSC were at their stunning Cameron House Hotel on the banks of Loch Lomond in Scotland to install an ARC on the flume.



The ARC is an active ride control designed to reduce the risk of rider collision and injury when riding flumes.

ARC is a traffic light system which shows green when a ride is clear and red when it is in use which ensures the safe throughput of riders in all flume types whether they are straight, gravity, powered or multi – zone.

To ensure maximum safety the light remains on red until the rider exits the ride then a pre-set exit delay timer operates and changes the light back to green.

The ARC can be further enhanced by adding a Ride Timer Display which digitally displays the time individual riders took to get through the flume. This is a very popular add on which keeps customers coming back for more.

SPSC are pleased to be at the forefront of drowning and risk reduction technology and continue to play their part in reducing the number of incidents in public access pools the world over.

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In response to the concerns from many pool operators about public access to specific areas and pools at their facilities when supervision or lifeguarding is not in operation, SPSC has developed an active infra- red beam alarm system called PoolBeam.

Designed specifically to be used in the harsh environment of a swimming pool, PoolBeam will provide an invisible safety “fence” where a physical barrier is not appropriate or possible, if crossed the beam will generate an audio/strobe alarm alerting staff that an unsupervised area has been accessed, if required PoolBeam will send a message to an optional pager system.  

A basic one beam system takes a day to fit and commission and will protect a straight line distance of up to 25metres, the system is modular so can be used to cover longer distances or different areas simultaneously. 

PoolBeam uses the same wireless technology as our alarm system ERA therefore the two systems can be easily integrated to provide a comprehensive alarm system using the same Central Display Monitor and pager.

You can be assured that by having PoolBeam installed at your facility the risk of incident and potential claim can be greatly reduced.