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Popular Range Requires Few Updates

The Aegean LPS range has proved so popular since being launched in 2001 that only the smallest of updates have been made subsequently. Previous changes have focused on incorporating equipment and build methods that have become available to improve energy efficiency and performance. Little has changed to the aesthetics with the original designs standing the […]

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Fun In The Phoenix Sun For UK Spa Dealers

A large group of top selling American Whirlpool and Vita Spa dealers visited the factory in Phoenix, Arizona, recently. The 2018 seminar was held at the Hilton Hotel Chandler in between visits to the pool. The trip also included a very informative tour of the factory along with brand specific updates and plans for 2018. […]

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Work, Rest And Play For Beachcomber Retailers

Beachcomber Canada, in conjunction with SCP UK, gathered their dealers from around the UK to attend the Horizons Summit in Vancouver. The event saw the unveiling of the new Anniversary model, the Beachcomber 730 with it’s all-new Signature cabinet and Star Trail lighting, plus all the other refinements you would expect of a Beachcomber Hot […]

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The Making of the Hot Dub

Stealing the show at the recent SPATEX exhibition, a hot tub in a VW car proved to be a magnet for visitors. The finished Hot-Dub, which took about seven weeks to complete, was transported via a curtain-sider lorry to SPATEX in Coventry, fork-lifted off and steered into place onto the Plastica stand, where it was […]

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Shaken Not Stirred As Dealers Celebrate

Hydropool opted for a James Bond themed casino night and party to celebrate the 2017 success of retailers at its European Awards Ceremony for its Hydropool and La-Z- Boy dealers. The black tie event was held at the Bracknell Hilton and combined the Hydropool European Dealer Conference that coincided with the official launch of two […]

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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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Eagle Soar With Pool And Spa Project

Eagle Leisure completed this premium concrete block, mosaic-tiled pool, complete with an in-ground spa and custom built sauna, last summer. The client wanted a high-end luxury swimming pool, complete with spa and luxury bespoke sauna for a combined budget of £100,000.“The client was building an entirely new extension, with the pool part of this,” explains […]

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Heatstar Fly Flag For UK Manufacturing

Many UK manufacturers, particularly in the swimming pool industry, have opted to manufacture their products in other countries outside the UK. Heatstar, from its UK base has, for nearly 40 years, pioneered the innovation, design and manufacture of modern, highly energy efficient, climate control systems for swimming pools. During this time Heatstar have become the […]

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Golden Pool Team Celebrate 50 Years

One of the UK’s premier pool building teams is celebrating its golden anniversary in the pool industry. Lincolnshire-based, Asher Swimpool Centre was started in 1968 by John and Brenda Asher, who previously ran a commercial rose-growing business. “We built a liner pool in the back garden and I remember very clearly our children Claire and […]

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Pool People : Colin Dougall Operations Director, Devin Consulting Limited

After serving an apprenticeship as an engineering draughtsman, Colin I spent several years in the Royal Navy before undertaking a Master of mechanical and manufacturing engineering degree at Newcastle University. Colin’s pool industry career started in 2002 when he joined Devin Consulting. What are your pool market credentials? I have been in the pool industry […]

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