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A picture special from the SPATEX pool and spa show… The organisers of SPATEX, the UK’s exclusive pool and spa trade show, are already looking ahead to its 25th milestone event to be held in 2021. The team will return to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry to celebrate its silver anniversary from Tuesday to Thursday […]

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As the Norse God of inland waters and wealth, Njord is the inspiration behind specialist swimming pool team, Njord Design and Build. Formed three years ago, Njord offers architectural, construction and climate control expertise across residential and commercial markets specialising in high-end water leisure facilities. Njord’s Managing Director and Architect, Steve Jones benefits from 24 […]

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Pool Personality Lost

Industry Loses Influential Personality It is with deep regret, we confirm the death of industry personality Allen Wilson. A champion of safe water treatment, Allen was a stalwart supporter of the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers and a great friend to Waterland Media, the publishers of Pool & Spa Scene magazine. Allen died on Sunday […]

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The office for national statistics confirms that more than 18% of the UK population is aged 65 and over. This equates to around one person in five and this is projected to reach around one in every four people (24.2%) in the next 20 years, writes Tom Devin, of Devin Consulting. Our population of seniors […]

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JUST ONE CLICK – Smart Technology

Smart technology in the pool industry… With smart phones and devices at its very core, technology is now inherent within all aspects of everyday modern life, relied upon to make tasks faster and easier with the combined effect of increased convenience. In parallel, every industry from travel to property to finance are embracing technology to […]

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A luxury hotel pool needed a makeover.. Hampshire’s Four Seasons Hotel boasts an 18th-century stable block which houses the luxurious Spa and a focal feature of a conservatory pool that was badly in need of a makeover having last been updated 16 years ago. The Four Seasons wanted to refurbish the popular pool to create […]

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The Bristol-based team of Ursell Pools & Wellness felt fortunate to be appointed to deliver this adventurous compact indoor pool and wellness area in an immaculate Regency house in Cheltenham. The team worked closely with the client, a renowned architect, designer and entrepreneur, to create the most perfect extension to this property. They incorporated a […]

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‘Am dram’ enthusiast John runs Aqua Spa Supplies, an accessories business supplying hot tub cover lifters and steps (pun intended) to trade and retail customers, with the odd rubber duck thrown in for good measure… HOW AND WHEN DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE INDUSTRY? I got involved in 2008 when I was about four […]

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Why specialist investment in training pays off… For the majority of hot tub and swim spa retailers, investment in specialist business training demands the commitment of both precious time and sometimes stretched staff resources. The payback results in more knowledgeable and confident business owners and staff. Undoubtedly, a company’s reputation will reap the rewards of […]

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Smart Technology offers remote monitoring… In a clear case of what is good for the goose, is good for the gander, the Aqua Warehouse Group has launched a new water testing APP into the hot tub sector, marketed as YourSpa. Developed for their own showroom originally, the purpose-designed APP clearly has huge benefits for hot […]

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If you cannot decide between a hot tub and a swim spa – then choose both! Increasingly, a popular combination for discerning clients, this active family are great swimmers. They opted for a sunken deck level swim spa and a hot tub to match. Featuring a Hydropool 17’FX Aquatrainer and matching Hydropool Self Cleaning 790 […]

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The Wellis W-flow system swim spas are equipped with Gecko’s brand new swim software. Combining this and the new W-flow system the new swim spas became professional training appliances. The user can choose six speed levels from the slowest, most comfortable floating, to the hardest exercise. Similar to a modern treadmill, you can predefine the […]

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The Premium Spa Steps XL is produced to the highest standards, expertly crafted using Aluminium Alloy & PS and traditional wood effect to ensure a durable product. While the steps are an attractive addition to any hot tub or spa, they have been created to last, with their ability to remain steady under pressure. Easy […]

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The Clever Company design and engineer products in the UK. Every CleverSpa® features a built-in pump and heating system, 365FreezeGuard and is produced exclusively for our key retailer partners. Additional features include bespoke prints, up to 140 air jets, LED lights and now the award winning CleverLink® App: A first-tomarket! With customer service at the […]

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Luxe Tilestone bespoke modular pool systems can now being supplied as free-standing one or two-piece Infinity Edge Pool structures. Built using a 100 x 100mm carbon steel framework, the pool is supplied fully tiled using epoxy adhesive and grout and insulated to Part L standards. An arrangement of optional extras such as in-built cave or […]

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The Matrix range is fast becoming the best-selling product of the year. It’s available in three colours to suit any pool surround. The warranty is above the industry average at 12 years, as is maximum the water temperature it can be run at – up to 34 °c. It gives the appearance of a traditional […]

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The 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 exact dosage rate required for the pool without making any mechanical adjustment of the equipment or time-consuming measurement of the output. The iFLOC Xact also features […]

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Astralpool can cater for all requirements when it comes to customised unique tiled spa. From conception to completion, your spa is made fully bespoke. As a result, our spas are highly renowned for their quality, presenting a blank canvas for interior designers and architects. The control systems for AstralPool spas, tubs and hydromassage are reliable, […]

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The world’s first patented micro-fibre pool brush is a revolutionary cleaning tool for pool surfaces and covers. Designed to replace the conventional bristled pool brush it is far easier and quicker as more surface area is covered using a high-density microfibre chenille attachment. Aqua Fingers® pivots and tilts its curved underbelly, allowing better contact at […]

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Paramount Pool Products offer a highly concentrated (5:1 Ratio) cleaning solution for removing dirt, grime, grease etc. Fully biodegradable, Aqua Cleaner restores the appearance of fabric pool covers and can be used for many other applications such as spa covers, garden furniture, glass fencing etc. Paramount Pool Products Ltd Tel. +44 (0)1256 748380

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With at least 80% of hot tubs sales requiring a cover lifter, it’s important to have a quality, strong, and reliable product at a reasonable price point. The InSpire Classic Lifter is easy to install, offers simple trouble free performance with an ergonomic design. Made from powdered coated aluminium the black cover lifter is designed […]

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A powerful and easy to use descaler which removes and prevents calcium deposits on PVC or Polycarbonate slatted cover systems. Designed to be used with swimming pools with minimal impact on water chemistry and can be used on indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Paramount Pool Products Ltd Tel. +44 (0)1256 748380

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Bosta has launched the new Norsup Low-Salt Chlorinator with pH control. This is a highquality system with excellent features. Running on just 1.5g/l of salt means the risk of corrosion is gone. The system regulates pH, has a boost mode for super chlorination and has automatic winterising and opening. The component parts are high quality […]

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Plastica have exclusively added a robotic cleaner to their new product range. The BWT500 Robotic Pool Cleaners are perfect for pools of any shape or size, fitted with liners or tiles. They feature an intelligent and exclusive Smart navigation system. Comprised of a gyroscope and an algorithm, detecting obstacles, and then computes the cleaning path. […]

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The Jacuzzi® J-400™ designer collection has always delivered one of the best hydro-massage experiences. Both of these brand-new J-485™ and J-475™ hot tubs deliver the now iconic and exclusive high back design feature that is much loved by existing J-400™ range owners, and both also encompass an extra wide illuminated waterfall. The soothing sensation experienced […]

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