First Anniversary Waltz

First Anniversary Waltz

Celebrating the first anniversary of their move to new offices and warehouse, PPG UK Ltd, will host their annual customer event at their Newbury headquarters next month. The open day kicks off from 12.30pm Thursday November 1 at Blissard House in Abbey Road. Light snacks and refreshments will be served on arrival in the training […]

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Engineers Boost UK Coverage

Engineers Boost UK Coverage

Even top quality, reliable products like Heatstar benefit from planned, regular maintenance. By providing maintenance contracts Heatstar can ensure that the equipment is properly maintained and serviced by fully qualified Heatstar engineers with an in-depth knowledge and experience of the products. This in turn offers complete peace of mind to the end user and demonstrates […]

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Rio Celebrate Landmark Anniversary

Rio Celebrate Landmark Anniversary

A fresh-faced 21-year-old Rob Bateman had just finished his electrical apprenticeship back in 1973. Armed with ambition, ideas and a desire to learn, he tells his young wife, Sue the words that would shape the course of their lives: “I know how I’m going to make my money – building swimming pools.” Fast forward 45 […]

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Compass Casts Eye Over Love Island

Compass Casts Eye Over Love Island

Compass Pools UK Technical Director Alex Kemsley has been taking a closer look at the leisure facilities the contestants in this year’s Love Island reality tv series were enjoying. As the largest swimming pool designer and installer in the UK, Compass Pools UK’s attention was immediately drawn to the pool and hot tub facilities of […]

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Sad Loss - Bernd Rothfuss

Sad Loss Is Deeply Felt Around The World

Management and staff of the BAYROL Group have been deeply affected by the unexpected death of Bernd Rothfuss after a short and fatal illness. Bernd, 69, who is survived by his wife Ingrid and four children, had been a popular managing director of the BAYROL group from 1994 to 2010. “We owe everything to Bernd […]

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Industry Mourns - Derek Harrigan

Industry Mourns Loss Of Beloved Poolies

Members of the National Leisure group of companies were joined by many representatives from the pool industry, as they attended the recent funeral of Pools and Garden’s Derek Harrigan, 88. A much-loved father and grandfather, Derek founded and ran Pools and Gardens from the family’s Worcestershire farm since 1973, moulding the company into one of […]

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Water Savings For Hotel Group

Water Savings For Hotel Group

World Leisure (UK) Ltd is set to reduce water consumption at four pools in the Village Hotel group by an estimated 1.4 km3 (1,388m3) per year, providing significant water bill savings annually across the sites. The use of regenerative media systems, fitted in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Portsmouth, still meet PWTAG (Pool Water Treatment Advisory […]

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calls for joined up industry

Calls For Joined-Up Industry

Within the swimming pool industry, there is no governance or authority to legislate or maintain the standards that should be applied to swimming facilities, writes Stephen Ellix, managing director of Prominent Fluid Controls and vice chair of PWTAG’s Industry Forum. For sure, there is the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), the only public authority to […]

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for the love of lidos

For the Love of Lidos

It’s official; the nation has declared its love of lidos and it looks like it’s a relationship that’s set to last, with a real renaissance taking place for the joy of outdoor swimming. The hot summer has also played its part with record-breaking numbers of people visiting lidos across the country, there’s been lots of […]

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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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