Mark Anthony

Spa Stars : Mark Anthony

A chance encounter with a client while out on a gardening job, proved the catalyst for Mark Anthony to delve into the world of hot tubs. Mark is now founder of Award Leisure and distributor for Coast Spas in the UK. How did you get involved in the industry? As a landscape gardener, I realised […]

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ISPE Hits CPD Memp

ISPE Hits CPD Membership Century

To further enhance training opportunities, the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers launched its Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Scheme in 2017. So far, more than 100 individuals have enrolled and the scheme is open to all (ISPE members or nonmembers) and is, for now, free of charge. CPD is the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of […]

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Italy Host Annual Pool And Spa Expo

Italy Host Annual Pool And Spa Expo

The Bologna Exhibition Centre is the venue for Italy’s ForumPiscine, the 11th event of the only professional expo in Italy showcasing public and residential pools, spas and wellness. Taking place from Wednesday to Friday, February 13th to 15th, year on year, the event becomes more and more international with 15% of 7,500 visitors and 20% […]

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Bosta Savouring

Bosta Savouring 2018 Sales Success

The team at Bosta UK has enjoyed its busiest ever first half-year in 2018, buoyed by the launch of several new products. Back in January, the Bosta UK team unveiled its new Norsup Inverter heat pump to great acclaim. Bosta UK’s highest specification of heat pump to date has the capability to work in air […]

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driving innovation

Driving Innovation

We often drool over residential pools built with millionaires’ budgets and almost limitless constraints on design. But there’s a bigger dose of reality in the commercial public pool world, with the goal of maximining usage and revenue is paramount. Meeting this goal is largely being driven by innovation from specialist manufacturers and installers. The availability […]

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O Care

O-Care In The Water Treatment Fast Lane

Since O-Care launched its product range in the UK, in the latter half of 2015, the company has gained a loyal and passionate following. The UK success is being replicated globally with O-Care expanding to other countries within Europe and recently launched in the United States. The O-Care Spa Water Care concept was conceived back […]

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short changed

Short-Changed

Well-meaning local authorities are ticking the public pool provision box with a lack of imagination that is short-changing the British swimming public. A lack of joined-up thinking is resulting in minimal facilities while completely side-stepping the entertainment potential. “When families go to the swimming pool they are looking for the fun factor,” urges Stephen Ellix, […]

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Take Aim

Take Aim !

A range of rotating cannons both in and around the pool are the focal point of an exciting water play venue has proved immensely popular. An estimated 50,000 plus people visited the East Riding Leisure Centre in Bridlington facility in the first six weeks of it opening. The focal point of the structure is the […]

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Treading Water

Treading Water

There is genuine interest in all areas of water-based activities and the fitness it can bring, confirms David Minton, Director of Leisuredb on the publication of its 2018 State of the UK Swimming Industry Report. Operators constantly report growth in swimming numbers, lessons and the usage of outdoor pools. The latter is particularly due to […]

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Back Of The Net

Back Of The Net

The £18.6million state-of-the-art facility Bert Williams Leisure Centre, named after the legendary Wolves and England goalkeeper, replaced the existing Bilston Leisure Centre, in the West Midlands, which dates from the 1960s. The main pool is a 25m, eight lane competition pool built to ASA standards. The separate 16.67m x 8m studio pool contains a full […]

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