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FLYING THE FLAG

Barr +Wray has built its export market over nearly six decades… Barr + Wray is a UK based company that more than lives up to its main marketing message of ‘everything water’. With a multi-million turnover and sustained profit margin, the company is a champion of British enterprise. From as far back as 1959, B+W […]

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THE LUCK OF THE IRISH

Irish hot tub dealers are enjoying one of their busiest years to date with sales up right across the board, writes Ashleigh Bissett. The general feeling is that customers are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of owning a hot tub, and the majority are now prioritising quality over price. However, this year’s success is […]

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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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FAMILY FOCUS

This issue’s featured swim spa case study shines a spotlight on a project for a family with three children, one of which needs regular hydrotherapy. Delivering a one stop shop solution from design, installation through to lighting and planting, the Hydropool London Essex team transformed an unusable part of the garden to incorporate the swim […]

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DEVONSHIRE DELIGHTS

Continuing out tour of the UK’s thriving hot tub market, Ashleigh Bissett visits the picturesque county of Devon… Spa retailers in Devon are anticipating a record-breaking sales season, with many already reporting a rise in sales figures compared to this time last year. Hydropool Devon are on track to double their turnover this year, while […]

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JEWEL IN THE CROWN

Sumptuous, glittering, opulent – adjectives in abundance still fail to do justice to the luxurious treasure chest that is The Langley Spa. The jewel in the crown of the luxurious Buckinghamshire Langley hotel, The Langley Spa is simply the luxurious underground facility that features an indoor and outdoor pool, thermal area and five expansive treatment […]

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GOLDEN YEAR FOR GOLDEN SERVICE

STATUS QUO

COMMERCIAL POOL MARKET REVIEW PART ONE The 2019 State of the UK Swimming Industry Report reveals that the UK public swimming pool provision has not changed significantly in the last 12 months with 26 sites opening while 27 have closed. Based on figures gathered over the 12 month period to the end of March 2019, […]

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ALL THE WORLD IS A STAGE

Hot tub retailers across the country have been taking part in shows and putting on their own events to help support 2019 sales. Norfolk-based Wensum Pools were celebrating an outstanding Royal Norfolk Show appearance with revenue up 100 per cent on the previous year and more high-end tubs sold than normal. “For us, the Royal […]

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BELLS AND WHISTLES

The hot tub selling journey continues on its evolutionary journey with growth in the high-end, luxury spa market on a steep, upward trajectory. Existing home hot tub owners are trading their initial purchases in and are choosing to make the move up to the next rung of hot tub ownership ladder. Having already owned a […]

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Top Of The Class – Swim Schools

Boasting unrivalled commercial pool building credentials, Cresta Leisure has been closely involved with the phenomenal growth of swim schools in the UK. The marriage of convenience began some six years ago when Cresta exhibited at a commercial leisure exhibition. “We were positioned next to the demo pool at LIW where hundreds of children and aspiring […]

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