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SPA STAR – NEIL VAUGHN JONES

King of the gym with artistic talents, Neil joined the Welsh-based team of UK Leisure Living as the group’s solar business was about to go through a big boom. At the time the hot tub company was being set up. The industry seemed like an exciting place to be and so Neil’s hot tub journey […]

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WISH LIST

A Luxury Spas Direct customer was looking for high quality spa that would offer generous space inside and would complement the design and ambience of their garden. Health benefits were very high on this this Luxury Spas Direct customers’ wish list. They wanted a deep hydrotherapy massage so LSD recommended the Helix jets, exclusive to […]

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SEA VIEW

When a pool was ruled out for their seaside home location on the Isle of Wight, a couple instead turned to the idea of a swim spa. Elite Spas Isle of Wight Ltd is a small family business based on the island specialising in selling spas, swim spas and saunas and gaining valuable industry experience […]

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Sarah Mabey, Financial Director AWG, Richard Hart Managing Director AWG, Sebastien Madore, General Manager of Covana and Steven O’Shea Director of Sales Covana.

AWG COVANA LIFTER SALES ON THE RISE

Aqua Warehouse Group hosted a visit from representatives of the Covana lift system recently, cementing the blossoming relationship between the two companies that has been further enhanced with sales up by 170% in the first six months of 2019. Sebastien Madore, General Manager for Covana was full of praise for the growing achievements of Aqua […]

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UP TO 50 PEOPLE
fell ill after visiting
the Healax Salt
Caves and Spa near
Bournemouth.

SUSPECTED LEGIONNAIRES OUTBREAK

Authorities were quick to close down a wellness shop near Bournemouth after nine people were hospitalised due to an unconfirmed outbreak of the potentially fatal Legionella infection. Of the 14 people taken ill, following a visit to the Healax Salt Caves and Spa in Kindon, Doreset, nine had been treated in hospital and responded well. […]

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POOL PEOPLE – Simon Jones

Helping his father and a family friend on a swimming pool stand at the Royal Welsh Show proved to be a landmark holiday treat for a young Simon Jones, of AstralPool UK, now one of the UK’s leading experts in pool provision… WHAT WAS YOUR INTRODUCTION TO THE POOL INDUSTRY? As a lad, I spent […]

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1 stop

ON LOCATION – SHOWROOM CLOSE UP

The One Stop Spas team perform cartwheels to open their new Sleaford showroom.. Taking their sons to their regular gym club in Sleaford, Melissa and Chris Brady, of 1 Stop Spas, in Lincolnshire, had often cast an envious eye over the building, agreeing it would make an ideal showroom. So when they heard a whisper […]

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PWTAG PREPARE FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Last November saw the secondof PWTAG’s annual conferences and it was a sell-out success. This year’s event, in a new venue, is stuffed with even more vital, ground breaking presentations. Look out alsofor important news about PWTAG’s Poolmark scheme for validating pools. The details are not finalised butalready these look like the stand-outs. CRYPTO UPDATE […]

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RED LETTER DIARY DATES FOR INSTITUTE

The date for the next ISPE OneDay Seminar, the association’s 122nd, has been set for Thursday 10th October. The programme is being finalisedand will be sent to all ISPE members about six weeks before the event aswell as being available as a download from the ISPE website under the heading of Diary Dates. The theme […]

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FOUR LEAF CLOVERS

Karen Cotton continues our regional road trip as she meets some key water leisure suppliers in Eire and Northern Ireland… Carmel Kikkers had always dreamed of owning her own pool, but the lack of space, coupled with the high cost, put her off the idea… until December 2016.“Looking at the prospect of a second round […]

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FAMILY MATTERS

As children become more and more reliant on electronic games and devices, the harder it is to get them away from the computer and hand-held devices. Niveko is encouraging families to take the plungewith its high quality garden pools as the idealincentive to coax youngsters outdoors and getthem exercising. The whole family were involved in […]

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Marketplace

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DIGITAL FLOCCULANT DOSING PUMP

Overdosing of flocculant chemical can easily occur when using standard dosing pumps, causing irritation to bathers and compaction of the pool filter media bed over time. The new iFLOC® Xact uses the latest stepper motor technology, providing a robust, gear-less drive and precise digital dose-rate setting. These features allow the operator to easily set-up the […]

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NORSUP SUPRA POOL FILTERS

Bosta UK launch the latest product in their exclusive Norsup range. The Norsup Supra filter offers the highest quality sand filter on the market. It is made of fibreglass reinforced polyester and has a weatherproof gel coated layer. A key feature of the product is the 400mm transparent lid that is ideal for easy maintenance […]

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BRITISH MADE ARGONAUT PUMPS

The pump comes with a heavy duty long life IP55 rated motor that is quiet running with a 60dB rating and the pump self-primes up to 3 metres. The mechanical seal made with AISI 316 Stainless steel is suitable for a wide range of applications including chlorine, bromine, and salt chlorinated pools, the glass filled […]

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SAVING ENERGY WITH EVA OPTIC

Available exclusively through Golden Coast, EVA Optic underwater LED lighting is economic and robust, using 8 times less power than halogen equivalents. EVA Optic lights are protected against heat damage, and under average commercial use have a lifespan of 6–7 years. With a water resistance of IPX8, the lights can be installed up to 25 […]

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oCARE

SAFE, SOFT & SIMPLE

O-Care can reduce the amount of Chlorine or Bromine needed up to 78%. The mixture of high quality mineral salts will leave your skin feeling soft and odourless. No need to shower after bathing. Just add the 2 compounds to the spa water once a week using the measuring cup included. The O-Care box will […]

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PREMIUM MATTING SLIP PROTECTION

Specialist provider of premium matting, First Mats now offer a new breed of wet room safety mat that increases comfort and safety around swimming pool and changing room floors. The new SlipProtect swimming pool mats have been developed using high-quality PVC material with a focus on decreasing the risk of slip accidents in swimming pool […]

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THE NEW SALON FROM VITA SPA

Vita Spa have introduced their first ever Dual lounger spa into their range. The new Salon is a 234cm x 234cm spa that fits into the largest selling 500 series range. Designed with two different styled and sized loungers, both incorporating 17 jets from head to toe the Salon giving great hydrotherapy to 2 bathers, […]

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ATTRACTIVE FLOORING

ATTRACTIVE FLOORING

PAS Bead Flooring is an attractive, hard wearing and decorative flooring system made up of colour stable quartz granules encapsulated in a clear resin. Available in a range of colours, the system is an alternative to conventional tiles and provides an excellent non-slip, UV stable and durable floor finish suited to virtually any environment in […]

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VITA PILLOWS

Check out the brand new Vita pillows which have been introduced in 2019. The launch of the new pillows coincides with the launch of the new Salon is a 234cm x 234cm spa that fits into the largest selling 500 series range. Offering a greater comfort experience for the customer with a more modern and […]

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DECKS FOR NEW GRILLES

DECKS FOR NEW GRILLES

Boasting a portfolio of exquisite natural stone products from Stonetech Pools, Cranbourne Stone, the UK’s exclusive distributor, has added a new range of Deck Level Grilles for summer 2019. Available in three designs and three natural stones, the Stontech Grilles beautifully complement any pool design, whether classic or modern. Each Grille is made to SPATA […]

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BLUE CONNECT

BLUE CONNECT POOL ANALYSER

Access your pool data wherever and whenever you want from your smartphone with the free Blue Connect smart pool analyser and the Blue Connect app. When action is needed, a notification is sent and personalised advices help to optimize the use of chemicals. Blue Connect measures water quality and informs you of the chemicals needed […]

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MERMAID

MERMAID TOPS & TAILS

With adult mermaid tails in high demand, Mermaid Planet have designed this beautiful new range just in time for the summer… As the UK’s leading supplier of swimmable mermaid tails, Planet Mermaid understand that the mermaid dream doesn’t end when we stop growing. So, when their sister company, Mermaid Planet, heard their customers wanted more […]

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REVOLUTIONARY SPA WATER HEAT SYSTEM

The UK designed Climacube Heat System is set to revolutionise the industry. With major UK Park Operators already using the energy efficient design, saving them energy, time and money. The Climacube works off a standard 13 amp power supply and can either be supplied from new or retro fitted. Against current conventional heating systems it […]

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THREE SIMPLE CONNECTIONS

Water-tec has designed pre-wired Driver Boxes for White and RGB lights so the hard work is done for you, resulting in simple and quick installation. • Electropolished Face Plate finish • Whole light now made from Solid 316L Stainless Steel • Pre-wired electrical connection boxes – new inbuilt quick blow fuses to protect LED’s • […]

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RIO GRAND W-FLOW

Transform Your Swim Spa into the ultimate training machine! Thanks to the several training sessions it is now suitable for professional swimmers and beginners too. You can experience endless swimming with this new fitness machine. It’s like having your own coach to watch over you. The training session can be customised by setting flow intensities, […]

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