Mark Anthony

Spa Stars : Mark Anthony

A chance encounter with a client while out on a gardening job, proved the catalyst for Mark Anthony to delve into the world of hot tubs. Mark is now founder of Award Leisure and distributor for Coast Spas in the UK. How did you get involved in the industry? As a landscape gardener, I realised […]

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Trevor Miller

Pool People : Trevor Miller

With solid foundations of 20 years’ experience with electrical installations, Trevor Miller was introduced to the pool industry in 1998 by Plastica and now works as a key member of the SCP UK team…. How has water leisure changed since you became involved? The industry has grown over the years and developed from initially procuring […]

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ISPE Hits CPD Membership Century

To further enhance training opportunities, the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers launched its Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Scheme in 2017. So far, more than 100 individuals have enrolled and the scheme is open to all (ISPE members or nonmembers) and is, for now, free of charge. CPD is the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of […]

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Quality Benchmark

Quality Benchmark For Coast Spas

Coast Spas has built a reputation for bringing high quality and innovative products to market since 1997 and is considered to be among the industry’s leaders in innovation with retail partnerships in 43 countries worldwide. Coast Spa Manufacturing (CSMI) has now achieved ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management Systems (QMS) certification. ISO 9001 helps manufacturers prove […]

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Tv Coup For Aqua Warehouse

Tv Coup For Aqua Warehouse

In what was a major coup for them, and the hot tub industry as a whole, the Aqua Warehouse team featured prominently in a recent episode of ITV’s How To Spend It Well consumer series. In a one-off special, assisted by his wife Steph, television personality Phillip Schofield road tested and rated big-selling summer items […]

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Short-Changed

Well-meaning local authorities are ticking the public pool provision box with a lack of imagination that is short-changing the British swimming public. A lack of joined-up thinking is resulting in minimal facilities while completely side-stepping the entertainment potential. “When families go to the swimming pool they are looking for the fun factor,” urges Stephen Ellix, […]

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Sizzling Summer Spa Show Season

Retailers across the country made the most of the exceptional summer weather, taking part in county and district shows. Elite Spas were out in force supporting dealers with their displays. “We feel it’s incredibly important to our dealers that we support them with the shows as we still feel it’s a great way to market […]

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Internet Hot Tub Fraudsters Jailed

Internet fraudsters who pocketed more than £600,000 from online shoppers for hot tubs, saunas and other luxury products which failed to materialise have been jailed for a combined ten and- a-half years. Brothers Ross and Luke Quinn, from Coxhoe, a town a few miles from Durham, accepted orders for goods which included sheds, saunas, furniture […]

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suppy line hit by high demand

Supply Lines Hit By High Demand

Leading suppliers, Complete Pool Controls, appealed for patience and understanding as it struggled to keep pace with unprecedented demands during this summer’s heatwave. Due to these extremely high volumes, coupled with severe output restrictions from key Far Eastern suppliers, that have hit most volume distributors across Europe, unfortunately the company was experiencing some delays and […]

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Welsh Team First Past BPR Post

Now a compulsory requirement in the supply of water treatment products, The Health and Safety Executive has issued its first Biocidal Product Regulations authorisation for a swimming pool algaecide. Water Treatment Products (WTP) has announced the successful authorisation of its premier range of swimming pool algaecides. At the time of going to print, WTP is […]

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