Wind and solar
IT S PROBABLY too late, but, just in case Boot pulls out, there's no need for a costly roof on the Tropicana.
IT'S PROBABLY too late, but, just in case Boot pulls out, there's no need for a costly roof on the Tropicana.
As the pool did previously, it could operate perfectly well as a full-size open-air lido but with wind and solar power to warm the water.
Use the surroundings for concessionary spectator areas, refreshments, boutiques, high-class restaurant and wine-bar, all behind a glazed wall on the seaward side with views across the bay.
If the pool had to close in winter, the same renewable power could run an ice-rink. Compare that with an indoor hotel pool.
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It would be a star tourist attraction as well as a magnificent civic amenity.
Given Government subsidies for renewable power sources and income from concessions, it's a feasible business proposition.
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