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Plastica Focus On Swimming Pool Safety

According to The Royal Life Saving Society UK, over 700 people drown in the UK and Ireland every year and many more suffer injury, some life-changing, through non-fatal experiences. More people die from drowning in the UK and Ireland than from domestic fires or cycling accidents. With over 48 years of experience in the pool […]

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Showcase Success For SCP UK

Representatives from some of the UK’s leading pool companies gathered at the SCP UK headquarters, as part of the company’s dealer event and 2019 product showcase. The SCP UK team opened its doors for three days to host the networking style event – in the trademark style of SCP, building on similar events previously that […]

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Mathew Smith, of Lovibond Tintometer, one of the Mega-Demo team

ISPE Celebrates SPATEX Success

SPATEX 2019 saw 22 ISPE-organised workshops, covering a huge range of topics, and of the 22 sessions, a whopping 18 of them were either new titles, new speakers, or both. 2019 also saw the return of the ISPE Mega- Demos. Over two of the three days of SPATEX, Colin Day, FISPE, together with Matthew Smith […]

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Jane Nickerson, Swim England's CEO, is optimistic about the PWTAG move.

Swim England Base For PWTAG

At the end of this month, PWTAG‘s administration will be moving from Tamworth to Swim England in Loughborough. That’s only 30 miles, but PWTAG directors are confident that the move will bring great benefits. PWTAG chair Janice Calvert is confident that this is a progressive move. A key advantage will be the unity of purpose […]

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Quality But Not Visitors In Quantity

SPATEX appreciates the time and trouble that all 250 exhibitors and visitors took in coming to the show and hope it was a rewarding experience for all, say the organisers. The money raised from the event is used to support services provided under the British Swimming Pool Federation umbrella which includes SPATA, the pool building […]

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Industry Feels The Heat

According to findings from the Wet Leisure Industry Survey, released earlier this year, the industry is planning on another strong year despite political and economic uncertainty.If we ever doubted we were like an industry of ice-cream sellers, 62.9 per cent said the weather would be the biggest influence on their business year on year. Businesses […]

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Innovation Funding An Untapped Windfall

Innovation Funding: An Untapped Windfall

More than 90 per cent of the pool and spa sector could be missing out on HMRC tax refunding for their research and development, claim industry specialists. Designed to increase both the quality and quantity of UK research and development, the Government’s R&D Tax Credit Scheme rewards companies for carrying out technically challenging work. Companies […]

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Vincent Follows Family’s Winning Habit

Vincent Follows Family’s Winning Habit

Following in the footsteps of mum and dad, and well-known industry personalities, Martin and Delyse Borley, Vincent Borley, was recently presented with the prestigious Jim Johnson Filtration Shield. Vincent, who has joined the family business, the multi award-winning Tanby Pools of Surrey, was awarded the Shield by the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers, following an […]

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POOL PEOPLE: Graham Mander

Cutting his teeth shadowing his dad at GVS Swimming Pools, Graham Mander is now a business development manager, a key member of the Pollet Pool Group’s UK sales team. What was your introduction to the pool trade? I started to learn my trade in the pool industry as a young boy of about seven or […]

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Book Early For Revision Seminar

Book Early For Revision Seminar

The Back-to-Basics seminar, which is free for all ISPE students (but open to all members and nonmembers for £25 and £30 respectively), is primarily aimed at those students about to sit their ISPE exams . It will cover the basics of filtration, chemicals, heating and construction and will look at where marks may be won […]

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