SOME 200 PUBLIC
POOLS have still not
reopened following
the first lockdown in
March 2020.

UNITED VOICES IN PUBLIC POOLS CALL

A special report from the Pool & Spa Scene team… Combined voices are calling for commercial swimming pools to be recognised as essential services as leisure operators reel under the third enforced closure since the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis. The national closure of swimming pools through the third compulsory lockdown has resulted in a […]

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INCLUDING THE KITCHEN SINK

Reluctant to gloat, at a time when so many other sectors, and the country as a whole, face unprecedented challenges, the UK’s residential swimming pool sector is nevertheless quietly celebrating a record year. Covid-19 has not just created a wave of ‘holiday at home’ investment but triggered a tsunami of domestic interest in health and […]

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THE NEW NORMAL

Business owners walked a precarious tightrope this summer as they juggled the priorities of keeping family and workforce safe while grappling with the toughest trading challenges in living memory. The industry’s key suppliers had to quickly adapt to unprecedented health and safety implications. “From the beginning of lock down, our most important consideration has been […]

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Simon Jones

POOL PEOPLE – Simon Jones

Helping his father and a family friend on a swimming pool stand at the Royal Welsh Show proved to be a landmark holiday treat for a young Simon Jones, of AstralPool UK, now one of the UK’s leading experts in pool provision… WHAT WAS YOUR INTRODUCTION TO THE POOL INDUSTRY? As a lad, I spent […]

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GOLDEN YEAR FOR GOLDEN SERVICE

STATUS QUO

COMMERCIAL POOL MARKET REVIEW PART ONE The 2019 State of the UK Swimming Industry Report reveals that the UK public swimming pool provision has not changed significantly in the last 12 months with 26 sites opening while 27 have closed. Based on figures gathered over the 12 month period to the end of March 2019, […]

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One And Only – One Piece Pools

The demand for one-piece pools is growing year on year in the UK as the concept becomes more widely understood. Today’s portfolio of one-piece pool options is as broad as it is long. Production enhancements combined with high quality materials, customisable options, luxury finishes and extended warranties have led to a swell in the one-piece […]

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Bathing In Luxury

Torquay-based RS Pools recently undertook the installation of a luxury tiled spa at the residence of a famous author. This was the second project that RS Pools worked on with MTA Architects. The RS Pools team supplied all the technical information required for the installation of the spa, which was then worked into the design […]

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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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Ready To Roll

With over 90 confirmed exhibitors, SPATEX 2017 will welcome leading water leisure suppliers and loyal followers to the show. Marking its 21st anniversary milestone SPATEX returns to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena from Tuesday January 31 to Thursday February 2 inclusive, and promises to re-invigorate and re-energise the industry for the year ahead. As usual, SPATEX offers […]

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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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