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MASTERS OF DESIGN

The Aqua Platinum Projects team deliver five star luxury… Marketed as a masterpiece in modern luxury living, Aqua Platinum were appointed as the main designers and contractors for this prestige location of London’s Regent’s Crescent. The property’s spa and pool facilities boast an array of cool indoor lighting and plush furniture. Situated in the lively […]

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192,000 TILES HAVE NOW BEEN LAID at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre

LET THE GAMES BEGIN

Emily Martin reports as we look forward to the forthcoming Commonwealth Games… The eyes of the world will be on the West Midlands this summer as the city of Birmingham will play host to elite athletes from around the world flocking to participate in the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The prestigious international sporting event is held […]

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EVERY POOL requires filtering and disinfection to kill harmful bacteria and control the spread of algae and other organisms.

SAFE WATER FOR EVERY POOL

What’s the smart, scalable answer for pool water disinfection? The many pool types in this magazine have one vital thing in common. They all require filtering and disinfection to kill harmful bacteria and control the spread of algae. Chlorination is the well-proven way to keep bathers safe, so the real question for pool operators is: […]

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SCS WERE CHOSEN to provide the pool shell on this natural swimming pool.

SOLID GROUND

We meet the UK’s leading swimming pool concrete specialists… Being in the building trade from leaving school, David Bland fell into constructing swimming pools immediately after finishing his apprenticeship. Within three years, he had started a swimming pool construction company, with a colleague, that went on to become a prolific pool building team that was […]

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UNDER PRESSURE

Jane Herbert reports on the conflicting demands for community water space… Commercial pool operators have rarely been under so much pressure. Swim England’s September 2021 report – A Decade of Decline – highlighted the urgent need for investment to combat ageing pool stock. Months of COVID restrictions have led to some facilities not re-opening at […]

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HARPENDEN NAMES NEW LEISURE CENTRE

The Eric Morecambe Centre (EMC) in Harpenden is due to be fully operational later this month. Named after the legendary comedian, who lived in Harpenden for many years, the EMC was rebuilt by owners St Albans City and District Council as part of a £20 million project which includes the creation of a new culture […]

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WELSH TAKE WATER LEISURE STOCK

About 30 swimming pools could be forced to remain closed in Wales as a result of the pandemic, the sport’s governing body has warned. Swim Wales’ own research suggests many of Wales’ 307 pools have struggled financially since being shut during most of the pandemic. Covid-19 restrictions allow 30 people to use an indoor swimming […]

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MISTY BLUE

An Instagram worthy hotel spa pool on London’s Greenwich Peninsula… Selected to operate as one of the Government’s approved quarantine hotels until further notice, in normal times, The InterContinental London – The O2 – on Greenwich Peninsula, offers a luxurious and holistic approach to wellbeing. The luxury hotel operator wanted a spa to be part […]

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STRONGER TOGETHER – SERCO LEISURE

Serco Leisure encourages communities to make a splash… Serco’s leisure business enters the second half of 2021 with a fair degree of optimism. The challenges of the COVID era are far from over but the company’s swimming pools and gyms are once again seeing the welcome sight of happy customers benefitting from the Serco Leisure […]

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TILING TESTS ON HISTORIC POOL

Solus Ceramics rose to multiple challenges on the Porchester Centre project. The custom-made tiles provided by Solus Ceramics for the Porchester Centre renovation offer a truly authentic effect; convincingly replicating the aesthetics of the historic Baths. The original tiles that composed the scum channel running along the length of the pool have remained in situ. […]

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