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Back Of The Net

The £18.6million state-of-the-art facility Bert Williams Leisure Centre, named after the legendary Wolves and England goalkeeper, replaced the existing Bilston Leisure Centre, in the West Midlands, which dates from the 1960s. The main pool is a 25m, eight lane competition pool built to ASA standards. The separate 16.67m x 8m studio pool contains a full […]

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Top Of The Class – School Pools

School pools across the country, provide the key ingredient to a joined-up approach to community sports provision. For example, the London borough of Edmonton, clubbed together to raise an outstanding £4.5 million, in just 18 months, to be able to invest in what has turned out to be an award-winning swimming pool and sports centre. […]

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Winning Ways

The O2 is an award-winning pool at InterContinental, London, built on the ground floor, rather than in the basement, to ensure the spa is light, airy and seductive. Operators, Grove Developments, chose the multi-award winning team, London Swimming Pool Company, to deliver the bespoke design that includes a large main pool (17 x 7 metres […]

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The Fun Factor

Anyone with a young child knows that aquatic play features are a huge draw for any swimming pool and leisure centre. It can mean the difference between parents taking their children to the local municipal pool, which may only have very basic play features, or deciding on a longer journey to a facility packed with […]

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Best Of British

This year’s biggest SPATA winners, XL Pools, lived up to their name in the recent British Pool & Hot Tub Awards. The Kent-based team scooped three SPATA Gold awards, as well as The Dick Millward Trophy for Pool Contractor of the Year and the Outstanding Pool of the Year Award. Also celebrating were Wensum Pools, […]

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Cover Story

With more slatted cover system options than ever available on the market, suppliers could be forgiven for whipping up a price war in an attempt to increase their share of the sales’ cake. On the contrary, both wholesalers and manufacturers are holding their nerve, and their prices, on a quality pool product, unanimously declaring, when […]

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Fresh Strokes

POOLSIt is fresh strokes for the one-piece pool market with recent changes in routes to the UK market.At the start of 2018, European one-piece pool manufacturer Niveko was incorporated into the global pool industry giants, the Pollet Pool Group. Meanwhile German-made RivieraPool secured a new distribution deal with Lighthouse Pools.The Niveko acquisition represents a major […]

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Hearts And Minds

Attracting regional and national television coverage, the transformation of the Portishead Open Air Pool is a triumph for all involved. Work by CP Pools and DG Pool and Leisure has secured a long term future for the much-loved public amenity pool in Bristol that has 90 years remaining on their lease. Built in the early […]

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MAKING MEMORIES

Co-winners of the UK Pool & Spa Awards’ Holiday Park Pool Of The Year, Splashaway Bay has undergone a £4million transformation over the last two years, culminating in the completion of a new £1million changing village. Operated by Haven, part of the Bourne Leisure group, the refurbished swimming pool complex, Splashaway Bay, now the largest […]

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ABOVE: Birmingham’s Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre boasts a six-lane, 25m pool with viewing areas

On Location – Community Matters

Opened to the public last summer, Birmingham’s Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre boasts a six-lane, 25m pool with viewing areas, along with a learner pool, sauna and steam facilities. The water leisure features share the prestigious premises with an 80-station fitness suite, dance studios, café and community room. Together the combined facility welcomed more than […]

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