Nation 4

State of the Nation

With more sports and leisure opportunities on offer than ever before, swimming remains the country’s most popular participatory exercise activity. Latest figures from Sport England revealed a small increase of 11,000 people taking up the sport in 2016 with 2.52 million now swimming at least once a week. Yet the number of public swimming pools […]

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Fitness Fanatics

With an estimated 2.5 million Brits working out in water every week, it is no wonder that aquatic fitness is creating big waves in the leisure sector. Technological advancements combined with the heightened awareness of the benefits of exercising in water, has led to a growing demand for aquatic fitness and its associated products. The […]

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The new Glide system is now available from the Ocea cover specialist team.

Everyday Essential

Once considered a luxury accessory for pool owners, safety covers are now considered a must-have item for today’s safety-conscious consumers. The increase in demand has prompted manufacturers to up their game in terms of aesthetics, design and efficiency, and there are now more competitively-priced options available on the market. “Safety covers are now seen as […]

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HTP Inc. have offered one-piece pools manufactured by Czech-based NIVEKO for the last seven years.

Overnight Success

Sales of one-piece pools are at an all-time high, with more customers than ever before choosing to invest in the ‘off the peg’ approach to pool installation. And pool companies that offer the one-piece pool service are reaping the rewards of the peak in interest. “It is a very exciting time to be involved in […]

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Research suggests that leisure club facilities rank in the top three buying decisions when people book hotel stays. Pic: Summer Lodge Country House
Hotel & Spa.

Five Star Appeal

Seen as a hallmark of quality, luxury and ‘away from home’ relaxation, there’s nothing quite like a swimming pool to give a hotel the edge over its competitors. In fact, research suggests that leisure club facilities rank in the top three buying decisions when people book hotel stays. “Good swimming facilities are very important in […]

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Dip Toe

Dipping A Toe

A catalyst for not just added income but also for potential sales, the hot tub hire market has been providing a useful first stepping stone for would-be spa retailers for many years. Now a growing trend, more established water leisure businesses are looking to diversify in order to bring in much sought-after cash flow are […]

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This award-winning luxury 16m x 4.2m pool by Portrait Pools features a custom manufactured Heatstar Phoenix climate control system with a special
‘quadruple’ stage air heating battery and up-rated air fan system.

Pool Quest

Heating a large body of water to a usually high temperature, and then dealing with the environment that it creates, makes a swimming pool one of the largest consumers of energy. However, in pursuit of the perfect energy efficient pool, there are ways of reducing energy consumption by using advancements in technology. Commercial pool operators […]

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Wellis have recently developed new side panels, corner panels and new LED light logos to further enhance the visual appeal of their high end models.

The Lap Of Luxury

Forget stack ‘em high and sell them cheap. It is the high end sales that is leading the hot tub drive as consumers continue to demand more, more and even more. The calibre of hot tubs on the market today is increasing each year, with an abundance of exquisite features now available, either as standard […]

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SPATEX 2017 welcomed spa manufacturers and retailers from across the country

Best Foot Forward

SPATEX returned to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry in January, bringing together some of the leading spa manufacturers and retailers from across the continent. Exhibitors went to great lengths to showcase a wide range of spa products and services at the three-day event. Among the stand-out exhibitors were Wellis, Villeroy & Boch, Passion Spas, GMT […]

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LSPC Servicing Engineer testing pool water chemistry 2016_3

Call Of Duty

When residential swimming pool building figures took a dip during the recession, UK pool companies worked hard to build up the servicing side of their businesses – and it’s still proving to be a lucrative area for many. In some cases, servicing accounts for as much as 40 per cent of their turnover. Pool servicing […]

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