A LONG TIME FRIEND to the UK swimming pool industry, Sharron Davies was inducted into the swimming hall of fame three years ago.

HALL OF SWIMMING FAME

The Swim England Hall of Fame was set up as part of the national governing body’s 150th anniversary celebrations in 2019. A total of 26 people were named in the inaugural induction and this is the first time since then that a new cohort will be included. A panel of representatives from all disciplines will […]

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ISPE TRAINING DATES CONFIRMED

With the arrival of autumn, the ISPE Council have been busy planning the next series of workshops and seminars. The 126th ISPE One-Day Seminar will take place in Weybridge, Surrey on Tuesday 18th October and following suggestions from seminar delegates, it has been decided to have a general theme for seminars, where possible, and the […]

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BOLOGNA’S FORUMPISCINE typically attracts 6,000 visitors

RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Book your inspirational European show dates… If you are looking for inspiration for your business and fresh ideas to wow your customers, then a trip to one or more of the forthcoming European trade shows is sure to pay a huge return on investment. Energy efficiency and sustainability are the core themes of Interbad, to […]

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REMOTE MONITORING is often provided by the supplier of an automatic controller as a subscription-based service

SWITCHING TO AUTOMATIC PILOT

Pool plant room operations are becoming increasingly automated, driven by the idea that measuring things reliably and automatically means you can identify key performance indicators for benchmarking a pool’s performance. This could be for compliance (eg free chlorine values’ deviation from the set-point), cost management or energy use. It is important, however, that the remote […]

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CHILDREN UNABLE to swim are most likely to come from low income, Black and Asian backgrounds.

SWIM UNITED CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

Swim England has joined three of the biggest names in the sport and leading aquatic organisations in pledging its support for a major campaign to ensure all children who leave primary school by 2025 are able to swim. The Swim United campaign has been launched by swimwear brand Speedo alongside Olympic gold medallist Adam Peaty, […]

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PULLING THE PUBLIC POOL PLUG

It’s pretty unusual for swimming pools to be so thoroughly in the news. They were in the headlines over covid of course, which finished off about 200 pools. Then last autumn there were warnings from Swim England that up to 2,000 more might close in the next ten years, starved of the funds necessary for […]

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CHRIS CARR presents ISPE’s Back To Basics seminar.

ISPE BACK ON TRACK

With live events getting back to normal again now, following a pause for the summer season, the next ISPE Seminar will take place at the Ship Hotel, Weybridge, Surrey, another new venue for ISPE, on Tuesday 18th October this year. Following this, the Institute returns to the Walton Park Hotel, Clevedon, North Somerset on Tuesday […]

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STUDENTS FROM 15 COMPANIES have taken their first step on the ISPE ladder this year.

INDUSTRY INVESTMENT IN TRAINING

Students recorded some of the highest marks in the Institute’s history at this year’s exams. A whopping 50 students attended the 2022 ISPE exams earlier this year. “We can reveal that there were some incredibly high marks achieved by some,” said ISPE secretary Ross Alcock. “We look forward to presenting the cups and shields to […]

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POOL PEOPLE – NEIL HASTINGS

Buckingham Pools’ Neil Hastings shared the title of Pool Technician Of The Year at the 2021 UK Pool & Spa Awards. He started his working life as a jeweller. He is surely a diamond geezer… POOL PEOPLE CAREER PATH I originally started life as a jeweller, then a lifeguard/personal trainer, followed by setting up a […]

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THE INDUSTRY has been put on alert to contaminated pool filter debris like this being seen by DG Leisure.

POOL MEDIA IS ECO CATASTROPHE

  Pool & Spa Scene can exclusively report that an investigation is underway into the quality and environmental calibre of some crushed glass pool filter media being supplied for use in UK swimming pools. Leading commercial, as well as residential pool maintenance specialists, DG Leisure, that supports customers nationwide, is calling on the industry to […]

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