Lytham St.Annes Coat of Arms
Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England


Lytham Baths, 1928 - Page 16


Sea Water Pump.

A motor-driven Turbine Pump is installed for pumping water from the Sea into the main storage settling tank on the roof. The pump has a capacity of 6,500 gallons per hour.

The system of filtering the water for the Swimming Bath is a continuous one. The water is maintained at a uniform temperature by a Steam Injector Heater.

Hot Water Supply.

The Fresh and Salt hot water supply is obtained by heating water drawn from storage tanks on the roof in calorifiers.

Heating System.

The heating of the Baths has been installed on the best modern lines, and is by low-pressure steam throughout. Ccndensation in the Swimming Bath is preĀ­ vented by running steam pipes round the roof.

Technical Description of Plant.

Filter Plant.

This is a single unit. It has a capacity of 16,000 gallons per hour, and is capable of treating the whole of the water in the Bath in a period of under four hours.

Illustration shows one end of the filter with the control mechanism.

Electrical Installation.

The electrical installation at the new Public Baths was carried out to the Specification, and under the direction of the Corporation Electricity Department.

The electrical work in this particular type of building, which is subject to the destructive influence of salt water and moisture, had to be designed and carried out with the greatest of care, and the artistic appearance of the building had also to be very carefully kept in mind.

A special feature of the fittings in the Plunge Bath Hall is that they are wholly of " Vita " glass, with " Lamplough " lamps inside, allowing the maximum number of ultra-violet rays to pass through to the bathers when in use.

The installation also includes a complete system of Power and Heating Plugs throughout the building, for use in connection with Ultra-Violet Ray Lamps, Radiant Heat Lamps, Heating, Cooking, etc.

The whole installation has been carried out in accordance with the latest approved practice, and from the point of view of public safety, leaves nothing to be desired.