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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Brenntag’s Ben Porter right, pictured with Steve Burke of CAP Pools & Spas, Jersey, Champion chemical retailers for over 35 years.

Champion Lives Up To Its Winning Name

Successful businesses are often quoted as saying they are only as good as their suppliers and their products. Jersey-based CAP Pools & Spas says its Champion range from Brenntag is no exception to that rule. With 15% of turnover tied up in water treatment sales the CAP team cannot afford to slip up with their […]

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topmarks

Top Marks

Acknowledged as the best to date at its new Midlands base, the 20th anniversary SPATEX signalled a return to the good times for the combined water leisure sectors. Welcoming 1,426 unique visitors and with well over 120 high quality companies exhibiting, the event delivered on multiple fronts. For three days the Jaguar Exhibition Hall at […]

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Duns Pool

Dispelling The Invisible Liquid Cover Myths

Pool covers offer an obvious energy saving solution but are sometimes overlooked, possibly due to the capital investment cost. However, it seems illogical that any pool should remain uncovered at night, given the pressures we all face to reduce energy costs on a daily basis. If capital outlay is a concern, then Heatsavr, the original […]

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Companies who continue to sell non registered chemical products are risking heavy fines.

The Silent Treatment

The biggest shake up in the history of chemical supply has exploded on to the pool and spa sector with as much impact as a whimpering damp squib. But ignore the new Biocide Product Regulations at your peril. The compliance clock is loudly ticking for companies who do not conform to the new protocols with […]

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pooling

Pooling Resources

A leading slatted cover supplier is calling on the UK pool industry to pool resources when it comes to energy efficiency. Alan Thorne, the managing director of Ocea pool covers, believes the industry can do much more to promote its good practice when it comes to energy costs. “Energy efficient products such as pool covers […]

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heatsavr

Heatsavr’s Customers Do The Talking

Heatsavr, the original liquid pool cover, has recently undertaken a re-brand that includes a new look informational poster, flyer and promotional goods – all highlighting the product’s energy saving properties. The re-brand is helping retailers raise awareness of Heatsavr and its cost-cutting possibilities. Having Heatsavr in stock means that Gus Barber, manager of Majestic Pools […]

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Carbon Pool Prints

Findings from this year’s State of the Wet Leisure Industry Survey by Golden Coast revealed energy-saving products as the leading trend in the marketplace – with more than 80 per cent of respondents reporting this as a significant area of growth. Golden Coast’s managing director, Jamie Adams, comments: “The demand for energy-efficient ownership creates a very real opportunity for our industry. “But, while many owners are keen to increase their pool’s energy-efficiency, many are unaware of just what’s possible, so a proactive approach is needed by companies to capitalise on this opportunity.”

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LIQUID ASSETS FOR CARBON REDUCTIONS

In order to drive down CO2 output, the government is encouraging organisations, which includes almost all UK council groups, to develop energy management strategies.

Under the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, this involves monitoring energy usage and reporting annually, enabling the government to calculate CO2 emissions.

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