Speakers at the Maximising Aquatics Revenue were, from left to right, Alyson Zell, Aquatic Business Manager at Freedom Leisure, Helen Meckiffe
of Pool People, Robin McGloughlin of Pool View, Martin Symcox, Director of IQL UK and Water Safety Management at Royal Life Saving Society UK and Nicole
O’Callaghan, Business Development Director at JC Leisure.

Blended Lifeguarding Technology

Lively, well-attended seminars at this year’s Elevate show at London’s Excel included a thought-provoking talk by ‘blended’ lifeguarding specialists, Pool View, on balancing the role of technology for the benefit of staff and users of public swimming pools. A self-confessed ‘early adopter’ Robin McGloughlin of Poolview said it has taken many years of knocking on […]

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Some 1,360 visitors made their way through the doors of the Ericsson Exhibition Hall during the three-day exhibition in January.

Coming Of Age

Marking its 21st anniversary milestone this year, SPATEX returned to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry in January and it didn’t disappoint. More than 100 exhibitors filled the show floor for the 2017 event, which was the first occasion in SPATEX’s history that the show has been held midweek. Some 1,360 visitors made their way through […]

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National Leisure’s Grayfox Swimming Pools of
Lincoln collected Silver, a Bronze and a top Gold accolade
in the Commercial Pool of the Year award.

NL Excels At Industry Awards

National Leisure members were the big winners at the 2017 SPATA and BISHTA awards with six NL member companies picking up a combined 17 top accolades. “The vast number of accolades achieved that this year’s SPATA and BISHTA awards are a feather in the cap for National Leisure and clearly show the high calibre of […]

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AstralPool UK recently hosted its seminar on the them of The Next Level.

Taking Customers To The Next Level

Hosting its 2017 seminar recently, AstralPool UK looked to take its customers to The Next Level in a business development journey that began last year with the company’s Time For Change theme. Completing a two-year secondment to the company, Patrick Thorpe reported on outstanding sales growth, particularly in the domestic pool sector putting the company […]

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Chris Whincup and Stuart Melville accepted the Water Effi ciency
Product award on behalf of Brenntag UK & Ireland at the presentation evening
at the House of Lords.

Heatsavr Is Water Efficiency Winner

Heatsavr was officially recognised for its water saving benefits at the UK Water Efficiency Product Awards 2017. The original liquid pool cover won the award in the Industrial & Business Use category for its water saving benefits in commercial swimming pools. Organised by Waterwise, the Water Efficiency Product Awards recognise the achievements of designers, inventors […]

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Michael Witney has joined Ocea UK team.

Familiar Face Rings Ocea Changes

Leading cover manufacturer Ocea has welcomed a new member to its UK team. Michael Witney, who is already a familiar face in the industry, has joined the company in a Sales Executive role, where his main objective will be to promote Ocea’s growing product catalogue to both existing and new customers. This will also coincide […]

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Members of the DAISY Club enjoyed a visit to the Dryden Aqua factory in Edinburgh in February

Exclusive Club Welcomes New Members

Representatives from some of the UK’s leading pool companies were welcomed at the Dryden Aqua HQ in February, in the first of a three part technical training academy to become fully-fledged members of the new and exclusive DAISY Club. The members-only club is made up of pool companies that are dedicated to offering and installing […]

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Based in Lancashire, the development of the Hyprolyser® electrochlorination range has seen Gaffey make significant export as well as home market progress

UK Team Soaks Up Export Success

Gaffey (Technical Services) Ltd was established by Mike Gaffey in 1986, who had worked at the coalface for 15 years as a former public baths manager and then nine years with chemical dosing and controls manufacturer, Stranco Ltd. By 1987 Mike had employed his two sons, Philip and Andrew, and the company developed as a […]

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The inside of a balance tank that has just been constructed, showing inlet pipes for pool water supply
and the drop pipes from the transfer channel. Pic: Devin Consulting.

Maintaining Deck Level Balance

Balance tanks are a necessary element in decklevel pools. They ensure that the pool water remains at the optimum level for effective surface water removal under all operating conditions. Their design and maintenance are critical. There are three operating levels that must be considered in balance tank design. Firstly the maximum water level in the […]

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Come along and visit the BISHTA and SPATA team on stand A1 at SPATEX 2017.

All Systems Go For Associations

The revision of the Management of Spa Pools publication is nearing completion, and this document is likely to be referred to as ‘HSG 282’. The official title of the publication is due to be ‘The control of legionella and other infectious agents in spa pool systems’. Once the document is finalised, further news about the […]

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