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HISTORIC DERBYSHIRE HOTEL LIDO REVITALISED

The closure of Matlock’s New Bath Hotel in 2013 looked like calling time on its feature lido that had survived the Second World War and the massive decline in outdoor pools in the 1960s and 1970s. But on the 85th anniversary of its original launch, swimming personalities, Ross Davenport and Ryan Taylor cut the ribbon […]

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NEW LEISURE FLAGSHIP UNVEILED

Slough’s new flagship leisure facility, The Centre, opened last summer.  The major construction project included a £1.5 million involvement for swimming pool specialists, Barr + Wray. Barr + Wray supplied two x Myrtha pools which consisted of an eight-lane main pool of 25m x 17m, complete with access platform. They also delivered a 15m x […]

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GIFT FROM THE GODS

With revenue from refurbishment projects providing the lifeblood for so many pool contractors, ecoFINISH® is a virtual gift from the gods. A high-performance co-polymer material combination, ecoFINISH® is the world’s first, largest, and fastest growing manufacturer of polymer coatings. Ideal for both residential and commercial pool applications, ecoFINISH® is now operating in 42 countries. This […]

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OVER THE MOON

Falcon Pools revamped the sixteen metre swimming pool is the focal point of a leading Hampshire health club… Falcon Pools took on the complete refurbishment of Beechdown Health Club in Basingstoke, Hampshire. Beechdown stands on a three and a half acre site between Basingstoke town centre and the M3 motorway. The Health and Fitness Club […]

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HISTORIC BATHS RESTORATION

The highly-anticipated reopening of The City Baths, Newcastle, is fast approaching and Fusion Lifestyle, the charity behind the redevelopment, has released a sneak preview of what the building’s stunning new health and fitness suite will look like. The ongoing restoration of the North East’s most-loved buildings restoration sees the Grade II historic gem revitalised to […]

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A TOUCH OF CLASS

This Portrait Pools client adored the £265,000 transformation of his tired swimming pool… Portrait Pools & Enclosures were asked to update this tired pool without altering the size and with the added wish of keeping the existing pool tiles as intact as possible. The Portrait team delivered with an outstanding transformation without changing the physical […]

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SKY IS THE LIMIT FOR COMPASS POOLS

Pool designers at Compass Pools have developed Infinity London, what is believe to be the only building in the world to incorporate a 360-degree infinity pool. The concept, also referred to by the Greek ‘lemniscate’ symbol (∞), features a 600,000-litre pool built right on top of a 55-storey building. The pool will be fitted with […]

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WISH YOU WERE HERE

COMMERCIAL POOL MARKET REVIEW PART THREE Christina Connor and Karen Cotton report on commercial pool trends in the UK… Taking the plunge with a holiday park swimming pool can be as daunting as diving off the highest board. Investing in on-site swimming offers many avenues for return on investment from initial visitor appeal to encouraging […]

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SUPPLY AND DEMAND

COMMERCIAL POOL MARKET REVIEW PART TWO Leisure operators are reporting growth in swimming numbers and pool usage across the board… Latest figures have confirmed that the supply of public swimming facilities is no longer keeping pace with demand. According to the 2018 State of the UK Swimming Industry Report, pool numbers have generally remained static […]

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IDEALLY SUITED TO SWIMMING POOL APPLICATIONS

Internationally recognised for its technical expertise and innovative product development, Gaffey Technical Services’ electrochlorination system has been approved for use on UK public water supplies. The Hyprolyser® 280-2200 system is now approved under Regulation 31 of the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2000. This further acknowledges the quality of the Hyprolyser system which has already […]

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