Eloi Planes of Fluidra, left, and Bruce Brooks of Zodiac.

BREAKING NEWS: Fluidra And Zodiac Announce Merger

Fluidra S.A., the Spanish listed multinational group serving the residential and commercial pool and wellness sector, and Zodiac Pool Solutions (“Zodiac”), a global manufacturer of residential pool equipment and connected pool solutions, have agreed to merge. The merger is expected to close in the first half of 2018 Fluidra will maintain global headquarters in Sabadell […]

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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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Effective Electric Heating Solutions

An effective solution for heating a swimming pool, electric heaters are the method of choice for those looking for quick heat and minimal outlay. Compact in design, the heaters can be installed in all types of swimming pool or spa and can be easily connected to the existing electrical power-mains to provide full power round […]

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Astral and Heatstar work together as a joint enterprise and have been an effective business partnership for just over 16 years.

Expert Team Stands The Test of Time

Business partnerships are notoriously hit and miss, yet two of the industry’s biggest names have been working successfully together for almost two decades – proving that some relationships really can stand the test of time. Heatstar and AstralPool’s unique trading partnership combines the Heatstar product range of swimming pool climate control systems with Astral’s pool […]

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Swimming Pool Heartbeat

The heartbeat of any pool system, the pump is responsible for circulating the pool water, ensuring the water treatment chemicals are evenly distributed and preventing stagnation. Having the correct pool pumps running the filtration element of the pool, combined with correct swimming pool filters and water treatment, will ensure that the pool water stays crystal […]

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AstralPool UK Raises Pool Contract Bar

AstralPool UK is taking a hands-on approach to stainless steel pool project design and delivery on behalf of its pool trade customers. Providing top quality products, backed with unrivalled technical know-how, AstralPool UK work alongside pool construction companies enabling them to pitch, with confidence, for higher value projects than they would have previously envisaged. “Pool […]

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Instructor Is Tough Act To Follow

Regulars at the Aqua Aerobics class at the Oasis Pool in Hunstanton, Norfolk, were devastated to hear their star instructor had been head-hunted.
Popular instructor, Bartosz Rewkowski, a degreequalified PE instructor in his native Poland, not only taught aqua aerobics but also undertook swimming lessons, mostly for children. His classes were usually full to bursting and his departure has left huge shoes to fill.

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Olympic Legacy: 50m Pool Stock-Take

We first heard of the successful Olympic bid by London in 2007 there was a general cheer among all sports facility providers, who could see extra work looming, writes Mike Beardall. But the main selling point of staging a UK Olympics was the ’lasting legacy’ which the Government and sports bodies were keen to promote.

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P Is For People Power

Oozing infectious enthusiasm, the effervescent Conrad Bos clutches a packet of frozen peas as he welcomes me to the Bosta UK headquarters in Suffolk, writes Christina Connor.
“This is to remind us of the importance of Ps,” enthuses Conrad, Bosta’s UK managing director. “P for people; p for product and p for proper planning – we all
need to remember the peas,” he smiles.

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