Pool Spa Awards

Entries Open for 2017 UK Pool & Spa Awards

Returning for the ninth consecutive competition, the UK Pool & Spa Awards showcase the very best of the companies in the British hot tub and spa industry and is still accepting entries until September 2017. Building on continued success, the event is set to be bigger and better with over 30 award-winning opportunities. We have […]

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Gold coast

Four Decade Anniversary Celebration

Back in the summer of 1976, David Adams, the founder of Golden Coast, decided to build a pool for his three sons. When locals started showing interest in having pools of their own, David quickly realised there was a gap in the market and Golden Coast was born. Forty years on, the company is now […]

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Hosepipe

Parched Britain Sparks Hose Pipe Ban Fears

Parts of Britain could be braced for a summer of hosepipe bans after experts warned residents in Southern England to use their water wisely. Despite heavy downpours in May, water levels across the UK have slumped to below average, as fears over a drought hitting parts of southern England grow, following unseasonably warm weather this […]

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Drowning

Drowning Prevention

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) will once again mark Drowning Prevention Week in June. The initiative is the national campaign from the RLSS and will run between 16th – 26th June, aiming to spread water safety across the country. RLSS UK statistics show that one person drowns every 20 hours in the […]

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SunDance

New Venture For Sundance UK

Sundance Pools UK have announced the launch of their own exclusive trade range of pools. The subsidiary brand, Sunquest Pools, has been launched with trade distributors in mind and the company hopes to use their latest business addition to deal with the rising demands for UK-based manufacturing. “The upsurge in customers over last 20 years […]

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Lido

Portishead Lido Hits Headlines

Portishead Open Air Pool is already making headlines following its extensive refurbishments. The Bristol-based pool made national news when a duck and her nine ducklings were found floating in the water after it reopened in April. Following the £250,000 refurbishment which included new pipework, a new liner, cover and pool surrounds – all led by […]

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PnO Slide

Slip ‘N Slide Additions To Cruise Liner

P&O’s Cruise Liner, Pacific Dawn, is undergoing an extensive refurbishment, including two new waterslides, further improving the facilities on the ship. The Southampton-based P&O group, working in partnership with Polin Waterpark’s and Myrtha Pools, installed the two 80m slides to improve their standing in the industry. They are the maiden waterslide additions to the company’s […]

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The UK swimming pool and spa sectors celebrate their biggest night of the year,
every year at the UK Pool & Spa Awards.

Ready To Roll

Returning for the ninth consecutive competition, the UK Pool & Spa Awards showcase the very best companies involved in the provision of water leisure in Great Britain. Building on its continued success, the event is set to be bigger and better with overwhelming demand boosting the number of award winning opportunities to 31 this year. […]

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The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group sets the record straight on peeing in the swimming pool.

Peeing In The Pool: The Facts

‘Is it true that if you pee in a pool on the continent the water turns purple around you?’ That was just one of the questions asked of PWTAG on the radio last month. PWTAG chair Janice Calvert, getting towards the end of her dozen interviews on national and local radio that morning, was able […]

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Tim Bareham

Pool People – Tim Bareham – Managing Director at Cresta Leisure

Tim established Cresta Leisure in 1985, after being given the opportunity to import pool kits in to the UK market from South Africa. By the time the container was empty, towards the end of 1986, Cresta Leisure was a fully operational swimming pool contractor. Tim joined SPATA 25 years ago and has been an active […]

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