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Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre

Pooling their resources

Altro Whiterock Chameleon

Thanks to its largest fundraising campaign in decades, and some stunning Altro Whiterock Chameleon wall cladding, the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre has reopened its therapeutic pool.

Plagued by corroded pipes creating expensive leaks, and an outdated interior, the pool was forced to close in December 2011, making Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre the only such facility in Canada without hydrotherapy.  

Patients with joint and muscle pain often use therapeutic pools for physical therapy and relief, and hydrotherapy’s benefits are not easily replicated. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre’s was used both during the day by patients and at night for community groups of up to 40 people, but despite their outcries of support, the pool’s repair costs were far too high for it to remain open. 

A fundraising spree spanning most of 2012 brought about an overhaul. All the pool’s innards were repaired and replaced, and a new blue and green theme was added throughout. Even in the bathrooms, showers and changing rooms.

The now-colorful shower rooms have Altro Whiterock Chameleon, Altro’s hygienic and stylish wall cladding, to thank. Four different colors – Eau De Chic, Nightfall, Slip Stream and Shocking Pink – were installed for a brilliant custom pattern. 

According to CBC News, Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre rallied and raised the $2.6 million for the renovation in just 11 months. 

Altro Whiterock Chameleon wall cladding can make a bold statement in any area with its 13-color glossy and vibrant color range. Alongside affordable luxury, these high-design panels provide durability and a smooth, wipe-clean surface for an impact resistant, hygienic solution. 

Download the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre PDF