Eloi Planes of Fluidra, left, and Bruce Brooks of Zodiac.

BREAKING NEWS: Fluidra And Zodiac Announce Merger

Fluidra S.A., the Spanish listed multinational group serving the residential and commercial pool and wellness sector, and Zodiac Pool Solutions (“Zodiac”), a global manufacturer of residential pool equipment and connected pool solutions, have agreed to merge. The merger is expected to close in the first half of 2018 Fluidra will maintain global headquarters in Sabadell […]

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New HSE guidance

New HSE Guidance

New guidance, published by the HSE (Health & Safety Executive) this summer, is primarily for those who manage or operate spa systems and explains how to manage and control the risks from legionella and other infectious agents. It will also help service suppliers, designers, manufacturers, importers, suppliers and installers of spa-pool systems meet their legal […]

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Expansion doubles UK

Expansion Doubles UK Leisure Living Capacity

Hot tub specialists, UK Leisure Living, has doubled the capacity of its North Wales base with the recent opening of a new hot tub showroom. The new show centre at The Creamery in Mochdre, near Colwyn Bay, boasts between 15 and 16 hot tubs and a swim spa on display at any one time. UK […]

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Whale of a time

Whale Of A Time

Blue Whale Spas began in 2011, when the company launched with one simple aim, to help remove the stresses of modern life and provide rest and relaxation for clients. The company has gone from strength to strength over the last six years. This summer they moved to their new huge 26,000 sq. ft. showroom and […]

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Annual Awards

Annual UK Pool and Spa Awards Set New Record

Entrepreneur, television celebrity and former winner of The Apprentice, Michelle Dewberry, will be the VIP guest at December’s UK Pool & Spa Awards presentations. Michelle will be attending the event to hear about the industry’s most successful companies and share ideas for industry growth. Celebrating its tenth anniversary in style, this year’s UK Pool & […]

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Pool Man

Pool Man Shares Cancer Scare Story

Around 48,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year and in December last year, Martin Borley, 53, from Tanby Pools, in Surrey, was one of them. “I considered myself fit,” says Martin. “I swam a mile every day and cycled 50 miles regularly plus every year I cycle 300 miles in three days for […]

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World Leisure

World Leisure Expands Nationwide Operations

Leyland-based water leisure company World Leisure (UK) Ltd has opened three new operational bases in Birmingham, Kent and London. World Leisure provides a complete range of design, technical and installation services for the water leisure industry, operating throughout the UK, and has won multiple industry awards for its installations. Adding to existing head offices in […]

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Winners and losers

Winners And Losers At Welsh Pool

A new school swimming initiative has been slammed by adults who have been banned from using the facilities at the same time. Conwy County Borough Councils leisure service school has introduced the initiative, aiming to ensure that every child leaving primary school by 2020 can swim. However, the pilot scheme at Llandudno Swimming Centre means […]

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Broomhill

Broomhill Set For Makeover

Ipswich-based Broomhill Lido is hoping for a lifeline after applying for planning permission for a multi-million-pound makeover. Broomhill opened in 1938 but has been closed since 2002. Recent reports show the £5.3m project would include the installation of heaters for the water and the restoration of diving boards. Architect Alan Wilkinson said the revamped Grade […]

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Fresh strokes

Fresh Strokes

As winter approaches the number of new-build pools will inevitably decrease. Traditionally this opens a window of opportunity for refurbishment and renovation projects, both in the commercial and residential sectors. With all aspects of modern living constantly evolving, customers also want their pools to follow suit. They are always keen to hear about how they […]

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