Compass Leads the way


The coronavirus lockdown and uncertainty over summer holidays has led to a boom in business for the UK residential pool sector. Sussex based Compass Pools reported a 600% increase in orders with ‘swimming pools’ becoming one of the top 10 Googled products in the UK. To meet increased demand the company is now on a […]

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sky limit


Pool designers at Compass Pools have developed Infinity London, what is believe to be the only building in the world to incorporate a 360-degree infinity pool. The concept, also referred to by the Greek ‘lemniscate’ symbol (∞), features a 600,000-litre pool built right on top of a 55-storey building. The pool will be fitted with […]

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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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Portrait Pools scooped Gold in the Refurbishment Pool of the Year category, taking the company’s total to eight awards

SPATA Members On Top Form At Awards

Members of the Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association (SPATA) celebrated at the Ricoh Arena at the end of January, as the winners of the 2017 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards were announced. Some 21 companies were recognised in the awards presentation, which was attended by British Paralympian Swimmer, Ellie Simmonds OBE. Big winners […]

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Wellis have recently developed new side panels, corner panels and new LED light logos to further enhance the visual appeal of their high end models.

The Lap Of Luxury

Forget stack ‘em high and sell them cheap. It is the high end sales that is leading the hot tub drive as consumers continue to demand more, more and even more. The calibre of hot tubs on the market today is increasing each year, with an abundance of exquisite features now available, either as standard […]

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Waterstream took Gold in the 2015 UK Pool & Spa Awards with this luxury Villeroy & Boch installation.

Villeroy & Boch Dealer Is On Top Form

As one of Villeroy & Boch’s premier hot tub dealerships, Waterstream is enjoying continued success with its line of luxury spas. After more than six years in partnership, Watersteam was one of Villeroy & Boch’s first dealers in the UK and now has a number of models on display in its showroom in Handcross, West […]

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BSPF Welcomes New President

Alex Kemsley, the incoming BSPF President, gives his view on his forthcoming year in office… Taking on the role of BSPF President is a great honour, given the existing work commitments that I already have with my own company and as Chairman of BISHTA and also as a PIP Committee member. It is reassuring to […]

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BSPF Stand

A Warm Welcome Awaits You

In this very special 20th anniversary year for SPATEX, the BSPF, BISHTA and SPATA have a busy few days planned at the show to showcase the work of the respective associations and the work of its members, alongside the other 100+ exhibitors. Visit stand A1 (just to the right of the main entrance), where the […]

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Success In Vienna For Compass Pools UK

The Compass Pools UK team was recognised at the recent Compass Pools Annual Conference in Vienna, after picking up two coveted awards. The UK branch of the global company won the award for the Best Marketing Initiative for its online video series and the award for the Most Improved Sales. The annual event brings together […]

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Cash Flow Kings

I once heard one of the most respected pool builders in the UK describe one-piece pools as ‘glorified washing-up bowls in the lawn’.
First introduced in the Sixties and initially scorned by the traditionalists, one-piece pools have still not completely shaken off that Fairy Liquid label.

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