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Nuffield Health has revealed plans to grow its nationwide swim school.

Swimming Lesson Plans Reach Target

Nuffield Health plans to roll out a swimming lesson initiative for adults this year, after succeeding in its pledge to teach 10,000 children to swim in 2015. The swim school target was set following the 2014 Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) School Swimming Census which discovered that 45 per cent of children aged between seven and […]

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The SPATEX Challenge was hosted by ISPE and was presided over by
members John Asher, Chris Carr and Phil Barlow

Record-Breaking Workshops

Attracting over 450 delegates over the three days, the ISPE Workshops at SPATEX were extremely well-supported once again. Covering over twenty topics there really was something of interest to everyone and delegates packed the ISPE technical arena to take advantage of the information on offer. Whilst ISPE Workshop attendance was around 6 per cent up […]

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Hydro-Active Showroom

Second Show Site

Hydro-active Pools & Spas has expanded its hot tub and swim spa offering with the opening of a second show site in Doncaster. Established in 1998, the company has been based at Branton Garden Centre ever since, but felt the time was right to expand with a second show site, dedicated solely to the Vita […]

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Elevate is a new leisure show, dedicated to tackling physical inactivity.

New Leisure Show

The UK’s first cross-sector trade event focused on tackling physical inactivity, arrives in London on May 4-5. Exhibitors from some of the UK’s leading water leisure companies will be demonstrating the latest technical developments in the sector, including RLSS, Speedo, Zoggs, STA, Swimtag, and Aquamat. Visitors to the show will also benefit from an extensive […]

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London Aquatics Centre recently achieved an ‘excellent’ rating in Sport England’s quality scheme Quest.

London Aquatics Is Excellent

The London Aquatics Centre has become the first Olympic venue to achieve an ‘excellent’ rating in a tough assessment by Sport England’s leading national quality scheme, Quest. Quest is the best-known improvement programme within the leisure industry and its rigorous assessments challenge even the very best leisure centres in the UK. Operated by GLL, the […]

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Life’s A Beach

This stunning outdoor residential swimming pool by Aqua Platinum Projects formed part of a wider Grand Designs project, situated on the Isle of Wight. The brief was for a pool and spa, which would make the most of the breath-taking views across the Solent to Old Portsmouth, the Spinnaker Tower and Southampton Water. The client […]

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John Asher has helped organise a delivery  of tiles for new schools in Kenya.

Making A Difference

Three organisations have pooled their resources to aid the construction of three hospitals and two schools in Kenya. Asher Swimpool Centre, Topps Tiles and Spa Crest Europe worked together to ensure that a massive donation of 164 tonnes of tiles safely reached the country ahead of the building works. John Asher, managing director of Asher […]

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Rio’s highly trained service engineers maintain some of the Cotswolds’ most prestigious pools.

Family Affair

Family values are at the heart of Gloucestershire-based Rio Pools’ philosophy, which has proven to be a winning formula. The company specialises in swimming pool installations and refurbishments, commercial and domestic servicing and maintenance, chemicals and accessories. The close-knit Rio Pools team is headed up by managing director Rob Bateman, a larger than life character, […]

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Peebles-based Kinniburgh Pools undertake larger scale pool design and installations, as well as servicing and maintenance contracts.

Small Team Has Big Pool Ideas

A small team with big ideas, the team from Kinniburgh Pools aren’t afraid of a challenge. In fact, the company’s first solo project was the installation of a 20m x 20m temporary above ground pool for a BBC game show, working with global media production company Endemol. Now offering a turnkey approach for all projects, […]

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Open For Business

After several years of planning, the new Heston Pools and Fitness centre in the London Borough of Hounslow is now officially open. The £13.5 million facility includes a 25m swimming pool, as well as a learning pool, a 100 station gym and extensive functional fitness space. The main contractor on the construction project was Morgan […]

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Hythe Swimming Pool won a purple pool party after winning a competition organised by JAK Water Systems.

The Colour Purple

Hundreds of children enjoyed a unique dip in Hythe Swimming Pool recently, after it won a social media competition run by water treatment specialists JAK Water Systems. The Kent pool received the most votes in an online poll and two bottles of purple dye were dispensed into the water. The competition was open to all […]

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Optimum Temperature

Elecro’s Thermecro Solar Heater available from Plastica uses uniquely adapted evacuated tube technology rendering it the most effective solar collector available. Thermecro tubes will collect solar radiation and convert into hot water no matter what the ambient air temperature. Beneficially the Solar Rack is not reliant on outside temperatures or direct sunlight so, unlike other […]

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New Revolution

The PPG Inverter + is the first full-inverter pool heat pump, powered by full-inverter compressor and fan motor, which adjusts the compressor speed hertz by hertz, and fan speed revolution by revolution. It manages pool temperature intelligently and efficiently, resulting in reduced running costs. The Inverter + heat pump adjusts the heating capacity from 25% […]

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Clever Stuff

The Clever-Pool Pump Inverter from Plastica is a highly efficient and advanced variable speed pump controller saving up to 80% energy consumption in some cases. Compatible with 95% of single speed pumps up to 2.0 hp, and with its easy installation, the pump inverter is really catching on across the UK pool market. Very user-friendly […]

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Easy Clean

Specifically manufactured by Maytronics for SCP Europe, the Dolphin Poolstyle is SCP’s entry level robotic cleaner. Focusing on small domestic swimming pools including above ground pools the Dolphin Poolstyle cleans the floor with ease. Lightweight and easy to lift, it also features a top-access filtration system that is simple to remove and clean. Priced at […]

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Aqua Step 2

Step Up

The new Aqua Step from Aqua Spa Supplies is a stylish, yet simple four piece snap together step. Designed to accompany both square and round hot tubs, the two tier step is made from maintenance free plastic which includes UV inhibitors to ensure years of reliable service. Available in two colours, brown or light grey, […]

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Villeroy and Boch just silence

Hush Quiet

The new Villeroy & Boch outdoor whirlpool Just Silence features a minimalistic European design that focuses on cubist shapes and a bicoloured concept. Thanks to the patented JetPak™ II technology, the tubs have a multitude of individual massage functions for a relaxation experience that caters to your own personal needs. Up to five people can […]

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Aqua Spa Tabs & Bottle


Easy to use, MultiSpaTab is a multifunction tablet designed for spa maintenance. Made up with active oxygen, no foam and calcium sequestrant agents, it offers complete treatment in one shot. MultiSpaTab eliminates bacteria. It diffuses a calcium sequestrant in order to avoid the white deposits on the pool walls, and protects your filtration components. It […]

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Cost Effective

The EvoLine from AstralPool is the most inexpensive air-water heat pump to run for heating pools. Suitable for private pools up to 80m3, this technology makes it possible to extend the swimming season so that pools can be used for longer during the year. Its capacity for extracting energy from air enables it to obtain […]

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Flexible Control

The Ecosavr fish is the ideal liquid pool cover solution for the residential pool owner. The product is dispensed through a patented valve in the fin and forms a transparent, one molecule thick layer on your pool surface. The liquid is biodegradable, odourless, tasteless and undetectable by users. One Ecosavr will cover a pool of […]

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Wellness Alert

Saline Blue manufactures an extremely reliable, technologically advanced, salt water chlorinator which keeps a swimming pool at a constant chlorine level, a level which can be lower than that of normal ‘chlorine added’ pools. Besides being far healthier, with less maintenance, the water is silky soft on one’s skin, red eyes are a thing of […]

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Smart Pods

The British made Pool Lift with its carbon, chrome and titanium lines pushes all the boundaries, by matching technology and flexibility without neglecting style. The Pool-Pod can be used independently by way of an electronic wristband from both in and out of the swimming pool. Using a rechargeable battery system, the Pool-Pod allows for 20 […]

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Confident Cleaning

With over 10 years of sales worldwide, the Tigershark is the most reliable, automatic pool cleaner on the market at the most competitive price available. This unit offers the option of PVC or foam brushes to effortlessly clean pool floors, walls and water line. Its intelligent programming gives fast, efficient cleaning and a flow-rate of […]

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Restore and Protect

An ideal treatment for the restoration and protection of metal and coated substrates such as stainless steel, aluminium, anodised and powder coated products. ParaGuard has been specifically designed to coat swimming pool fittings, ladders, rails and balustrades. Available through Paramount Pool Products, the special formula contains higher levels of salt resistance enabling total protection against […]

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Mplace 1 Stop

Watertight Protection

1 Stop Spas is looking for pool and spa retailers to become dealers of a specialist range of waterproof electronic cases from US manufacturer DryCASE. Keep your electronic devices dry and clean while accessing all the functions with the DryCASE Waterproof Smartphone Case and Waterproof Tablet Case. Simply pump out all the air with the […]

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