Golden Coast and PPG

BREAKING NEWS: The international Pollet Pool Group acquires the swimming pool specialist Golden Coast in Devon, UK

23 Jun 2022 WAREGEM (BE) – DEVON (UK) Golden Coast is the largest independent UK distributor of swimming pool components. Pollet Pool Group consists of 9 distribution companies & 2 manufacturers. Together with the group’s current office, PPG UK/Ireland, Pollet Pool Group is thus firmly expanding its UK operations.  After 45 years as an independent […]

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THE INDUSTRY has been put on alert to contaminated pool filter debris like this being seen by DG Leisure.

POOL MEDIA IS ECO CATASTROPHE

  Pool & Spa Scene can exclusively report that an investigation is underway into the quality and environmental calibre of some crushed glass pool filter media being supplied for use in UK swimming pools. Leading commercial, as well as residential pool maintenance specialists, DG Leisure, that supports customers nationwide, is calling on the industry to […]

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LARGEST CHARITY SWIM

  Olympic swimming heroes Mark Foster and Duncan Goodhew are encouraging the nation to jump in and make a splash at this year’s Swimathon. Returning to its usual springtime slot on May 6th – 8th, the event brings communities together to raise money for Official Charity Partners Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie. Since launching […]

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REPAIR RATHER THAN REPLACE

Pool pump service makes an eco-difference… Whether your enquiry is driven by cost, supply shortages or ecological motives, Revamp, a swimming pool pump repair specialist, provides a vital service for extending the life of pool and spa pumps. The specialist team can also resolve issues with electric pool heaters, automatic pool cover motor gearboxes and […]

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THE VIDEO SHOTS were filmed in the Niveko indoor and outdoor showrooms, mostly via a drone.

THE CYCLE OF WATER LIFE

Niveko invests in video marketing… One-piece pool champions, Niveko, has always strived to take the fresh approach, to stand out from the competition and to make an impression with an unexpected idea. The company proudly boasts that its pools offer outstanding configuration potential and are available in various types, making them unique in the field. […]

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THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM requirements are that by the end of Key Stage 2 (year 6), pupils are expected to be able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.

SCHOOLS FAILING PUPILS

Swimming and water safety should be taken even more seriously due to the ‘astonishing and worrying’ number of children leaving primary school unable to swim. English, mathematics and science are currently the only core subjects on the national curriculum across all key stages. However, Edward Timpson, Former Minister for Children, the MP for Eddisbury in […]

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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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POOL PEOPLE – LEWIS ROOKE

Lewis Rooke of Aqua Platinum Projects was delighted, after 11 years in the industry, to have his pool engineering work recognised when he shared the title of Pool Technician Of The Year in the recent UK Pool & Spa Awards … LOCATION Lives in his hometown, Southampton in Hampshire, with his beloved pet dog, Dora….. […]

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STAR STRUCK

Amanda Holden loves her hot tub installation… When the team from Hot Tubs Oxfordshire were approached by high profile celebrity, Amanda Holden, they were delighted to supply her with a Marquis hot tub. The wish was for a modern-looking hot tub that had powerful jets and targeted massage. They also wanted a social space for […]

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AFTER NEARLY 20 YEARS in the spa business, Richard Hart is seeing new sales trends for the Aqua Warehouse Group.

AIM HIGH AND DIVERSIFY

Richard Hart, of the Aqua Warehouse Group, shares some timely business thoughts… They say hot tub sales rose 1,000 per cent last year. We all enjoyed a fantastic year despite all the challenges of Brexit, Covid lockdowns followed by stock shortages and container delays, HGV driver shortages and price increases. Phew! They chucked everything at […]

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