In 1976 Andrea Morrison’s father was a local house builder. His company, R.T Halls Builders, were getting more and more enquiries regarding swimming pools and during the heat wave that year he started building residential pools. Following in his footsteps, Andrea and husband-to-be Syd decided to set up a company to build and maintain swimming pools in Norfolk.
In 1981 Andrea married Syd, and the couple have worked together to build the business into what it is today; employing 20 people, building, renovating and maintaining swimming pools, hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms as well as offering maintenance packages including valet services.
Now based in South Raynham near Fakenham, Wensum Pools offer Norfolk’s largest pool and spa display centre, showcasing Jacuzzi, Hydropool, Viking and Caldera Spas hot tubs. Wensum Pools are also a dealer of Endless Pools – offering all the beneﬁts of traditional swimming pools but in a fraction of the space.
“We are proud members of SPATA and BISHTA,” says Syd Morrison, who is also a member of ISPE along with his wife, Andrea, “We cover all over Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.
“Our team of employed personnel are experts in their ﬁelds. We feel sub-contracting work out carries a risk; we have established a trusted team that are directly employed by Wensum Pools. We can take you through from the initial site survey, the planning stage, installation construction and landscaping of your garden.” He adds: “With our team of experienced and skilled service engineers we can then offer you anything from a one-off breakdown service to a regular pool maintenance service tailored to meet your needs.”
While the company continues to grow – with an order book full until the end of the season – thanks in part to a loyal client-base, Syd is looking to the future and say that one of the businesses long-term goals is to pass the baton onto the next generation. Meanwhile Wensum are staying true to their own roots, as Andrea explains: “When we started in 1977 we purchased our swimming pool products from Peter Geekie Pools (now Certikin) and still to this day they are our main suppliers offering unparalleled advice and service.”
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