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Swim Holdings - Masters of high quality swimming pools

By Gayani Perera

Better termed as one of the leaders in swimming pool construction as well as being a total water management provider, Swim Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd. has all the necessary credentials to design and install any type of pool or spa of the highest international standards. Currently Swim Holdings maintains a strong position in the market and is one of the fastest growing total water management solutions providers in the country.

Having been in the trade for almost ten years, Swim Holdings began from very humble beginnings and today has become a true force to reckon with in the industry. To date the company has completed an estimated 300 pools locally as well as internationally. Having completed several successful projects in the Maldives, Swim Holding's has undertaken some project ventures in Sudan. One of the very recent projects undertaken and almost nearing completion by the company include the construction of a mini Olympic swimming pool plus a training pool for the CR & FC, (Ceylon Rugby and Football Club) which is one of the most prestigious clubs in Colombo.

The project alone is considered to be a very high tech project where a rigorous selection process took place in selecting a suitable construction company and Swim Holdings had the honour of being selected as the best organization to take over a project of this nature purely based on the quality of work done previously. Currently Swim Holdings has around 20 pools under construction, and specializes in domestic pools for individual clients as well as commercial pool constructions especially for the hotel sector. The other recent projects undertaken by the company include new ventures in the Maldives as well as upcoming projects for the North and East. In addition to this, the company has also undertaken numerous projects for celebrities and well known businessmen.

Over the years the company has built up a sound and enviable reputation in the industry which includes a wide client base. The Sunday Times Supplements Desk met Mr. Roshan Nettasinghe, Managing Director of Swim Holdings to find out more about their services and their latest project venture.

"We possess the ideal blend in leadership, technology and experience that is multiplied by total commitment which has made us a formidable water management provider in the industry over the years. While our main focus is on designing and construction of swimming pools together with our vast construction expertise we can therefore offer the most cost effective swimming pool and spa services which include supply and installation of steam rooms, saunas and hydrotherapy spas as well as a host of other value added services such as designing and construction of waste water plants, repair and refurbishing of swimming pools, maintenance of swimming pools or spas as well as the complete package providing everything from swimming pool equipment and accessories to chemicals and spare mechanical parts", says Mr. Nettasinghe.

All Swim Holdings equipment is imported from Europe, where raw materials such as tiles, sand and steel are the only local materials used. A ten-year warranty is provided for the pool's concrete shell and two-year warranty for the pool equipment. One of the latest additions to the market by the company are the saltwater, ozone and copper/silver ionization pools, which although is a concept new to Sri Lanka and one that has become immensely popular the world over.

"These pools are chemical free and at the moment we have constructed around 10 such pools island-wide, which have become very successful projects as these types of pools are much lower in maintenance cost, when compared to the typical chlorine pools.

The main reason for this is the fact that these pools do not require the use of chlorine and other types of chemicals that the typical pools do. These pools are very healthy as they are free of chemicals and therefore do not present any form of allergic reactions such as itching, rashes, red eyes or asthma etc.", further stated Mr. Nettasinghe.

Swim Holdings has a well trained team of staff members as well as highly experienced technical officers who work in the field. The company has invested heavily with regards to staff training, where certain staff members are sent overseas for further international training and exposure. Swim Holdings also offers island wide after sales and maintenance services for all their products however maintenance services are further extended to any customer that requires their services.

The company has the expertise to construct pools according to the customer's needs and spending capacities. Customers now have the facility to opt for cut and polished concrete instead of pool tiles which is cost effective, easy to maintain and provides a natural look. In addition to this the construction and maintenance of saunas, steam rooms and Jacuzzis are also other types of services provided by Swim Holdings.

With regards to Jacuzzis the company offers imported Jacuzzis as well as those which can be built into the pool, which is another very unique cost effective alternative. In conclusion Mr. Nettasinghe said, "We are proud of the fact that we have achieved our objectives to date whilst also ensuring that customer care and satisfaction is always top priority. We therefore are given much working inline with our mission which is to contribute towards the enhancement and value addition of Sri Lankan lifestyle."

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