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A massive community hit
When Barfoote Construction approached Shade Systems in 2009 and requested a quote for shade at the new community pool in Dargaville, we jumped at the chance. As a company, we believe that giving back and contributing to the community is hugely important, and we saw this as a great way to do that.
By the time Shade Systems came on board, the $6 million project was well on its way to completion. We had been asked to provide quotes for shade over the tiered spectator seating beside the pool. These were duly submitted in August 2009, and two months later the dotted line was signed and manufacture of the sails commenced.
Helping improve communities
Working closely with Barfoote Construction and Architecture HDT, the requested cover consisted of 10 PVC sails in alternating blue and white colours. Being made from PVC, these have the benefit of not only protecting spectators from the damaging effects of UV radiation and sunburn, but also provide waterproof shelter should the weather be less than excellent.
The pool complex was completed in early 2010, and has been a massive hit with the community. There’s now no need for community members to travel for competitive swimming training and events, and locals can now enjoy a recreational dip to cool off in the hot summer months. Shade Systems are pleased to have been a part of this project, as we feel like we’ve helped to make our town a more enjoyable place to live. We’re looking forward to many more projects that will do the same thing!