DEEP IMPACT

Parkwood Leisure takes a customer-centric approach to swimming, as Judith Wojtowicz reports… Investment and innovation go hand in hand at Parkwood Leisure, the first leisure operator within the industry to commission a detailed social value report to better understand the impact of its activities on the communities it serves. The impressive results from this 2020 […]

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HAVENS OF RELAXATION

Topline deliver on a new generation of David Lloyd facilities… Topline Pools and Wellness has a wealth of experience turning hotels, leisure centres and homes across the country into havens of leisure and relaxation. Based in Preston and East Sussex, the Topline Pools and Wellness team is well positioned to offer nationwide coverage. A dedicated […]

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SWIMMING POOL SUPPORT FUND

A £40m fund to help local authorities improve the energy efficiency of swimming pools has opened for applications. It is the second phase of the Government’s Swimming Pool Support Fund, which has seen a total of £60m being made available to help public swimming pools cope with increased running costs as well as make them […]

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Nuffield Client Care

Nuffield Health holds a unique place among operators of swimming pools, as Judith Wojtowicz discovers… Client care understandably comes first at Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity. At the same time, commercial demands can’t be ignored, not least when it comes to running the swimming pools within its 114 fitness and wellbeing centres across […]

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Automated water treatment already enjoys world domination when it comes to swimming pools… On trend and currently making global news, Artificial Intelligence leverages computers and machines to mimic the problem-solving and decision-making capabilities of the human mind. Hardly big news for the water leisure industry where AI has been in place for many years in […]

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HOME GROWN TALENT

Stainless-steel solution for Brighton’s Sea Lanes… Located on Brighton beach, Sea Lanes is the UK’s first National Open Water Swimming Centre, officially opened to the public this summer. At the heart of the venue is a 50m, six-lane stainless-steel pool, supplied by specialists Wrightfield Pools, of Suffolk, working with Advanced Pools of Worcestershire to complete […]

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STATEMENT POOL DESIGN

In a class of their own… Berndorf Bäderbau creates elegant swimming pools whilst continually prioritising cost-effectiveness, design and customer needs. The company uses stainless-steel of the highest quality, which ensures that their pools are sustainable and timeless investments that last for decades. A leading manufacturer of swimming pools since 1960, stainless-steel swimming pools produced by […]

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THE PERFECT ESCAPE

A stress-free visit to Scotland’s Si! Spa The Gailes Hotel & Spa in Ayrshire fought off strong competition to be crowned the winner of Scotland’s Best Spa and Leisure Hotel at the 2022 Prestige Hotel Awards. Having recently undergone a £2 million extension and refurbishment, visitors can now enjoy use of the thermal suite with […]

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BEST DAY SPA FOR WHITTLEBURY

Nestled in the scenic Northamptonshire countryside, Whittlebury Spa has been crowned winner of the Best Day Spa category in the Northants Muddy Stilettos Award 2023. The state-of-the-art spa, situated in over 700 acres of ancient parkland in Whittlebury Park Hotel, impressed the judging panel with its luxurious treatments and tranquil ambience, earning it this coveted […]

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