Best Of British

This year’s biggest SPATA winners, XL Pools, lived up to their name in the recent British Pool & Hot Tub Awards. The Kent-based team scooped three SPATA Gold awards, as well as The Dick Millward Trophy for Pool Contractor of the Year and the Outstanding Pool of the Year Award. Also celebrating were Wensum Pools, […]

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Golden Pool Team Celebrate 50 Years

One of the UK’s premier pool building teams is celebrating its golden anniversary in the pool industry. Lincolnshire-based, Asher Swimpool Centre was started in 1968 by John and Brenda Asher, who previously ran a commercial rose-growing business. “We built a liner pool in the back garden and I remember very clearly our children Claire and […]

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John Asher has helped organise a delivery  of tiles for new schools in Kenya.

Making A Difference

Three organisations have pooled their resources to aid the construction of three hospitals and two schools in Kenya. Asher Swimpool Centre, Topps Tiles and Spa Crest Europe worked together to ensure that a massive donation of 164 tonnes of tiles safely reached the country ahead of the building works. John Asher, managing director of Asher […]

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Creature Comforts

From its roots amongst the elite horse racing fraternity, the business of animal hydrotherapy has grown year on year as Jan Hurst reports…
Now a widely accepted practice, exercise for animals in water was once considered an eccentric indulgence reserved for top flight horse racing bloodstock, nurtured by the world’s elite training stables and stud farms. Racehorse trainers, awash with oil-rich owners, invested in specially-adapted swimming pools, transforming the healing process for over-worked or injured, priceless horses.

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