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Hotel California is a popular hotel and lunch spot, less than a 10-minute walk to the town centre of Newquay. Long Rake Spar were excited to hear that their specialist dried aggregates had once again taken a trip down to the busy seaside town to rejuvenate the hotel’s inside swimming pool.

The pool was looking old and dull and desperately needed a new lease of life. Oltco had undertaken some work for Hotel California a few months previously when they resurfaced the garden terrace with their resin bound paving.

The hotel was delighted with the work done on the terrace and they decided that resin bound gravel would be the perfect surround to the pool as the product is porous to ensure minimum surface water and provides a seamless carpet of bound natural aggregates.

As Long Rake Spar provide a variety of natural aggregates that are suitable for use within SuDS compliant resin bound surfacing they were the obvious choice for Oltco to utilise within the blend.

A bespoke mix of resin bound gravel was hand trowelled throughout the poolside area using aluminium oxide to increase the non-slip qualities of the surface.

The result is a durable, slip resistant and attractive area. Which is easily cleaned and maintained. A spokesman for the hotel commented; “What a transformation, we couldn’t be happier, Thank you”.

Contractors: Oltco

Client: Hotel California