Myrtha Pools UK
Tel: +44 7766423014 (K. McKnight)
+44 7860852339 (K. Burns)
First entering the UK market in mid 90s, Myrtha Pools is a market leader in the aquatics industry with innovative pool design, breakthrough technology and a game-changing approach to sustainability.
Working with local authorities, leisure operators and hospitality and entertainment providers, we are a one-stop-shop. We deliver modern solutions that help to transform traditional leisure facilities, with the complete design, manufacture, build, and installation process managed by our expert team. We partner with a select list of UK-based distributors, including FT Leisure and Barr + Wray, as well as working with leading contractors and architects – such as Willmott Dixon, Morgan Sindall, GT3 Architects and Space & Place – to help bring our visions to life.
Our mission is to modernise the UK leisure sector, with a sustainable agenda leading the way to deliver range of benefits to the UK aquatics industry. Utilising an MMC approach, our stainless steel solutions therefore offer a 45% smaller carbon footprint than traditional methods of construction – which use tile and concrete – and cost savings of up to 20%.
A proud partner of World Aquatics (formerly FINA) as well as Swim England and the STA, we are passionate about implementing swimming safety standards. BREEAM, LEED and Green Star approved, our commitment to excellence is reinforced through the delivery of innovative pool solutions for six Olympic Games, with World Aquatics endorsement.
A country of firsts
The UK holds many exclusive accolades within the leisure and hospitality industry to its name. We are proud to have delivered right here in the UK the world’s very first deck support system – a Myrtha structure that is self-supporting while also propping the pool surround structure. This was delivered in conjunction with our partners Willmott Dixon, Pick Everard and distributors FT Leisure, who helped bring this specific vision to life for Ripon Leisure Centre in Harrogate as part of a £10.2m infrastructural upgrade.
With a new 25m pool, helping deliver a 70% increase in water recreation space, you can see this vision come to life in our video.
At the forefront of global standards
In 2023, Myrtha Pools will deliver the very first Passivhaus leisure centre in the UK in Spelthorne, Surrey, delivered with GT3 Architects and Willmott Dixon. Passivhaus is a growing standard that is driving significant improvements in building energy demands, performance gap, comfort and quality. Myrtha is proud to be at the forefront of this initiative, which is actively contributing to the development of global net zero ambitions.
Your Myrtha Pools UK team
UK business development manager
A former Olympic and Commonwealth swimmer, representing Team GB at the 1976 Montreal Games, Kevin Burns is 30-year veteran of the sales market, spanning multiple industries and operating at Myrtha Pools for more than 20 years.
Driving business development in the UK market, Kevin is passionate about delivering transformative leisure solutions for venue operators across the country, and works closely with our installation partners to ensure each and every Myrtha pool meets our defining standards of quality in design.
A commercial and industrial water conditioning consultant, Kevin’s unique insight into competition environments has helped fuel Myrtha’s stainless steel solution, with millimetric precision ensuring a streamlined experience for competitors and governing bodies alike.
Country manager for UK & Ireland
Kate Mcknight is a leisure business expert with more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, covering areas of contract and facility management, business development, sales and marketing and programming.
Kate has held many prominent positions within senior swimming bodies, including head of facilities for Swim England and also as honorary secretary for the World Aquatics facilities committee. Here, Kate worked with architects and pool designers to ensure each drawing complied with the official requirements of competition at the Olympics, World Championships and other major events.
Kate is now country manager for the UK & Ireland at Myrtha Pools, with her expertise in facilities management ensuring each project is precisely designed to meet the requirements of the community and operator.
Kate also continues to work with swimming clubs and other leisure organisations advising on business development and assisting towards their financial success.
UK export manager
Operating for more than 20 years in export roles spanning four continents, Alessandro Fochi is responsible for the development of the Myrtha portfolio across the UK market.
With a background in a diverse set of industries including construction, power solutions and motor vehicles, Alessandro utilises his strategic skillset to coordinate product and brand development across a number of areas, including sales and marketing, distributor coordination and country-level compliance.
A swimming pool and wellness advisor, Alessandro is committed to helping modernise pool estates across the country, delivering health-centric experiences in Myrtha’s primary service areas – competition, leisure and wellness.
Myrtha Pools utilises an exclusive modular system with stainless steel panels. Here, a layer of thick and durable PVC is laminated at high temperatures and then enriched with precious finishes like ceramics and glass mosaics that are water resistant.
Our mission is to develop and improve technologies as the world leader in the aquatics industry, through innovation and excellence in the competition pool, free-form and design sector.
Our philosophy, aimed at always accepting new challenges, leads us to take on new projects that help modernise aging pool estates and transform leisure and hospitality offerings.