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Cutting Edge

In the first of a regular UK tour of pool companies, we get things off to a strong start in Scotland… With other well-known names north of the border, like Eagle Leisure, Kinniburgh Pools, to name but a few, Scotland is a land rich in culture, history, whisky, haggis and, you guessed it, pools. With […]

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Following the 2012 London Olympics, Sport England were gifted one of the training pools from the Games to issue the major mechanical parts to a venue that satisfied their needs requirement. The Scarborough Leisure Centre met those needs and were gifted a pool shell, diving head wall, filter vessels, pumps, heating, ultraviolet disinfection and chemical […]

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ABOVE: Stuart Melville, Business Development Manager for Barr + Wray’s Aftersales Division.

Barr + Wray Strengthens Aftersales Staff Team

Pool and wellness global specialists, Barr + Wray has confirmed the appointment of Stuart Melville as Business Development Manager for their Aftersales division. Stuart Melville joins after six years with Brenntag, working across Scotland and North of England as Account Manager – Water. Stuart’s role will be customer facing and looking to further cement his […]

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Lorne Kennedy

Lorne Kennedy – Operations Director at Barr + Wray

Lorne Kennedy has spent the majority of his career working in various roles within the water leisure industry. He began managing swimming pools then made the move into sales at Brenntag, where he spent eight years as UK Sales Manager. In 2011 Lorne joined Barr + Wray as European Sales Director and he has recently […]

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Research suggests that leisure club facilities rank in the top three buying decisions when people book hotel stays. Pic: Summer Lodge Country House
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Five Star Appeal

Seen as a hallmark of quality, luxury and ‘away from home’ relaxation, there’s nothing quite like a swimming pool to give a hotel the edge over its competitors. In fact, research suggests that leisure club facilities rank in the top three buying decisions when people book hotel stays. “Good swimming facilities are very important in […]

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PWTAG is inviting companies in the swimming pool industry who support their standards and guidelines to apply to join the forum, with 16 signed up so far.

Support For Industry Forum

The rationale behind PWTAG’s Industry Forum is simple. We wanted to enhance our work through technical input from the pool industry – also to encourage the industry to feel is it has an active role in our work, and thus an investment in its outcomes. That’s why, two years ago, PWTAG invited about 20 key […]

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Open For Business

After several years of planning, the new Heston Pools and Fitness centre in the London Borough of Hounslow is now officially open. The £13.5 million facility includes a 25m swimming pool, as well as a learning pool, a 100 station gym and extensive functional fitness space. The main contractor on the construction project was Morgan […]

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Roman Influences

The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel is the first and only hotel in the UK to offer its guests the opportunity to access and experience Bath’s famed natural thermal waters in its outstanding spa. Officially opened in July, Barr + Wray secured the filtration and water treatment package for this prominent project, which saw the former […]

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Olympic Legacy Continues In Bath

One of the temporary training pools installed in London for the 2012 Olympics and earmarked as a legacy benefit is being installed at Bath University. Aqua leisure specialists Barr + Wray will decommission and remove the existing pool and filtration plant from the University of Bath sports complex and install the Olympic Legacy pool and […]

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The new Selby Leisure Centre is due for completion in 2015, with
all water leisure work being carried out by Barr + Wray.

All Systems Go At Yorkshire Leisure Centre

Yorkshire residents are set to dive into new waters as work gets well underway on the new Selby Leisure Centre. The new facility will replace the former Abbey Leisure Centre, which was destroyed by fire in February 2013. The main contractor on the project, Wates Construction, awarded aqua-leisure specialist Barr + Wray a £500,000 contract to install the water features for the centre.

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