SERVICE CALLS OFFER a steady income stream for specialist companies based in the UK and Eire.


Maximise the potential of your site service visits… The lifeblood of the majority of specialist UK and Ireland swimming pool companies, service calls offer a steady income stream that is manageable, profitable, both most crucially, predictable. While emergency call outs can carry a premium for unpredicted works, planned service contracts can be scheduled and completed […]

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Buckingham Pools’ Neil Hastings shared the title of Pool Technician Of The Year at the 2021 UK Pool & Spa Awards. He started his working life as a jeweller. He is surely a diamond geezer… POOL PEOPLE CAREER PATH I originally started life as a jeweller, then a lifeguard/personal trainer, followed by setting up a […]

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MORE THAN 70 COMPANIES were celebrating at the 2021 UK Pool & Spa Awards


More than 70 companies will be kicking of the new year with a timely marketing boost following their success in the recent UK Pool & Spa Awards competition. Open to all water leisure business across commercial, residential and wellness sectors, regardless of trade affiliation, the popular contest attracted more than 200 entries and the widest […]

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IAN BETTS addresses a full audience as the ISPE live seminars return


After a two-year Covid- impacted break, the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers resumed its popular one-day seminar programmes. The 124th seminar was held in November at the Cobham Hilton, a new venue for Institute that attracted more than 50 attendees. Unfortunately, ISPE President Philip Barlow, FISPE, was unable to be present so ISPE past-President Chris […]

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Buckingham Pools Managing Director, Paul Walton-Collett began his swimming pool building career in 1998 and now heads one of the most successful pool companies in the country. Quite a journey from his original music career when he ran his own recording studios… WHAT WAS YOUR INTRODUCTION TO THE POOL INDUSTRY? Joined Oxford Pools in 1998 […]

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Top marks for Buckingham Pools in the education pool sector… All swimming pools are highly technical, complex installations and this is especially so in the high-footfall school, university or leisure centre sector. Whether you are dreaming of an Olympic-level competition pool, a tailor-made therapy pool for specific groups or a learner pool with depth flexibility, […]

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Tenth anniversary UK Pool & Spa Awards goes on-line… Showcasing the best examples of swimming pool design from across the country, and around the world, the UK Pool & Spa Awards celebrated its tenth anniversary with a spotlight focused on pool industry people, projects and products. Winners across 30 categories in both commercial and residential […]

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Top Of The Class – School Pools

School pools across the country, provide the key ingredient to a joined-up approach to community sports provision. For example, the London borough of Edmonton, clubbed together to raise an outstanding £4.5 million, in just 18 months, to be able to invest in what has turned out to be an award-winning swimming pool and sports centre. […]

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ABOVE: Now in its eighth year, the UK Pool & Spa Awards gives water leisure companies a valuable marketing boost.

Red Carpet Treatment

Some of the biggest names in water leisure walked the red carpet at the recent annual UK Pool & Spa Awards. The equivalent of the pool industry Oscars, more than 100 companies entered the recent UK Pool & Spa Awards setting a new competition record of nearly 250 entries. Big winners included Portrait Pools & […]

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