Hot Tub Fraudster Pays Back Just £10

  POOL & SPA SCENE EXCLUSIVE The main player in a fraudulent home hot tub firm which went under with debts of £2.7 million has been ordered to cough up just £10. Hundreds of customers across the country were cheated by Staffordshire-based Spaserve with faulty goods or hot tubs that never arrived. A jury at […]

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New Forest Challenge For BSPF Revellers

Pool & Spa Scene editor Christina Connor was among some 50 guests who gathered for the annual BSPF weekend which this year centered in and around the New Forest. The annual event is an informal social gathering for key individuals from companies involved with the Swimming Pool and Allied Trade Association and the British and […]

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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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