Pool Industry Polices Itself

A delay in the publication of revisions to Part L of the Building Regulations – which the government said it would publish in May – could put back the implementation of the changes by up to six months.

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Thorpe Steps Down As Certikin Chairman

After 36 years of dedicated service, Certikin’s Chairman, Patrick Thorpe, is retiring from the business. The son of a Kentish coal miner, Patrick, 64, has been a key fi gure in steering Certikin’s growth from a modest, though signifi cant, UK distributor to a major part of Fluidra, one of the world’s largest multi-national companies. Patrick joined Certikin in 1972 as Financial Controller when it was owned by Brian Stannah, of Stannah stair lift fame and Bob Kent who was Managing Director.

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A Matter Of Destiny

For the charismatic head of Surrey-based Tanby Pools, Martin Borley, taking on the role of BSPF President, was always a question of destiny.

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Knock Out Blow

A swimming pool built for two-times world champion boxer Amir Khan helped Portrait Pools wield the knockout blow

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Fortune Favours Brave Spafix

In a growing market that has seen some fierce competition in recent years, Spafix is one of the strongest contenders for the title of Europe’s biggest spa parts suppliers.

With a turnover topping the £1m mark – Spafix has more than earned its reputation as a market leader. All the more astounding given that founder, Darren Waters, started the company from a spare bedroom of his Hampshire home just four years ago.

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Royal Seal Of Approval For Hydropool Team

The Hydropool UK team is celebrating record-breaking sales at a mammoth Ideal Home Show, topped off by a royal visit to their
prominent hot tub and swim spa stand by HRH Prince Charles – who officially opened this year’s event – officially the UK’s number
one consumer show.
Making his second visit to Ideal Home in concurrent years, the Prince of Wales met Hydropool UK’s managing director Jonathan
Bunn asking about the business; its products and its history as well as Jonathan’s opinion on the economic climate and future
prospects.

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