sightless swimming triumph

Sightless Swimming Triumph

Simon Wilkes was just one of 26 swimmers who took part in The Big Shiver to raise funds for the Arthur Rank Hospice at Jesus Green Lido in Cambridge. The 39 year old, who was born with no eyes, joined 25 other Team Arthur heroes to swim up and down Europe’s longest unheated outdoor pool […]

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Giants Seal Merger Deal

Fluidra and Zodiac have sealed the deal on their merger agreement creating a new industry giant. The new company will keep the Fluidra name and remain listed on the Spanish stock exchange.  The combined company has now 5,500 employees, a presence in over 45 countries and a portfolio of the most widely recognized brands in […]

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daily water loss

Daily Water Loss Equals 175 Pools

The company imposing the first hosepipe ban in England, since 2012, is leaking up to nine times as much water per day as it expects to save, according to The Times. United Utilities lost 453 million litres per day last year, due to leaks in its network and 133 litres per home per day in […]

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TheFullPackage

The Full Package

All Seasons Living transformed this under-used garden into a full bespoke outdoor living area, winning a Gold Award in the recent UK Pool & Spa Awards. The complete outdoor living package, the project involved the installation of a fully bespoke garden room with full opening bi-fold doors leading onto the non-slip composite decking where you […]

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Packing A Punch – Counter Current

Never have counter current systems enjoyed a bigger following.Their capacity to add the key element to help re-energise tired old pools while offering huge plus points for building smaller new pools – there is no doubt that counter currents packs a pretty impressive sales punch.Golden Coast Managing Director, Jamie Adams. thinks he knows why: “In […]

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SteveGallagher

Pool People

Steve Gallagher Senior Sales Manager for commercial products in UK, Eire and Northern Europe for Lonza UK, Steve Gallagher has worked in the water leisure industry since 1987 but it was dry side training that helped him shed a whopping six stones. Where and when was your introduction to water leisure. I started working as […]

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Tomorrow'sWorld

Tomorrow’s World

It was response to demand that inspired Paramount’s Managing Director Steve Martin to launch a new thermally-insulated pool cover earlier this year. In truth, it was four years of inspiration, research, design and development that enabled the Therma-safe covers to become an overnight sensation.“In 2014, we were in our 20th year of selling Aquamatic covers, […]

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LocationIsKey

Location Is Key For Barnsley Hot Tubs

Two years into selling hot tubs, Sean Pickles of Barnsley Hot Tubs has decided to invest in location, location. He has moved out of his plusher showroom, on the same business estate, opting instead for a ‘rustic theme’ display room on the busy Carlton Road. “We had a smaller but posher unit around the corner […]

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june 18

National Leisure Undertake Heatstar Tour

National Leisure members travelled to the Isle of Wight recently to visit Heatstar, the UK’s leading manufacturer of highly energy efficient environmental control systems for swimming pools. Heatstar is proud to manufacture all its products exclusively in the UK from their base on the Isle of Wight. The site includes, Heatstar’s head office, its manufacturing […]

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june 18

Newson Builds On Pool Legacy

After 29 years in their previous offices, Newson Pools, of Norwich, has taken the plunge and relocated. The new premises offers three times as much floor area as well as having a secure car park and yard. A showroom will provide the opportunity to meet with customers, and show them what is what is available. […]

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