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LEISURE FOR LATER LIVING

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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TEAM EFFORT

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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LUXURY LIVING COMMERCIAL POOL CASE STUDY Aqua Platinum Projects add five star wellness appeal…

Prince of Wales Drive is a brand new collection of beautiful one, two and three-bedroom apartments built by Berkeley Group. Set within two and a half acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the spacious apartments offer a premium specification and distinctive interior design. The Aqua Platinum Projects team was commissioned to create the glamorous basement swimming […]

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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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