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The Making of the Hot Dub

Stealing the show at the recent SPATEX exhibition, a hot tub in a VW car proved to be a magnet for visitors. The finished Hot-Dub, which took about seven weeks to complete, was transported via a curtain-sider lorry to SPATEX in Coventry, fork-lifted off and steered into place onto the Plastica stand, where it was […]

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Best Of British

This year’s biggest SPATA winners, XL Pools, lived up to their name in the recent British Pool & Hot Tub Awards. The Kent-based team scooped three SPATA Gold awards, as well as The Dick Millward Trophy for Pool Contractor of the Year and the Outstanding Pool of the Year Award. Also celebrating were Wensum Pools, […]

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COVER STORY

With more slatted cover system options than ever available on the market, suppliers could be forgiven for whipping up a price war in an attempt to increase their share of the sales’ cake. On the contrary, both wholesalers and manufacturers are holding their nerve, and their prices, on a quality pool product, unanimously declaring, when […]

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Fresh Strokes

POOLSIt is fresh strokes for the one-piece pool market with recent changes in routes to the UK market.At the start of 2018, European one-piece pool manufacturer Niveko was incorporated into the global pool industry giants, the Pollet Pool Group. Meanwhile German-made RivieraPool secured a new distribution deal with Lighthouse Pools.The Niveko acquisition represents a major […]

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Hearts And Minds

Attracting regional and national television coverage, the transformation of the Portishead Open Air Pool is a triumph for all involved. Work by CP Pools and DG Pool and Leisure has secured a long term future for the much-loved public amenity pool in Bristol that has 90 years remaining on their lease. Built in the early […]

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MAKING MEMORIES

Co-winners of the UK Pool & Spa Awards’ Holiday Park Pool Of The Year, Splashaway Bay has undergone a £4million transformation over the last two years, culminating in the completion of a new £1million changing village. Operated by Haven, part of the Bourne Leisure group, the refurbished swimming pool complex, Splashaway Bay, now the largest […]

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Eagle Soar With Pool And Spa Project

Eagle Leisure completed this premium concrete block, mosaic-tiled pool, complete with an in-ground spa and custom built sauna, last summer. The client wanted a high-end luxury swimming pool, complete with spa and luxury bespoke sauna for a combined budget of £100,000.“The client was building an entirely new extension, with the pool part of this,” explains […]

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Golden Pool Team Celebrate 50 Years

One of the UK’s premier pool building teams is celebrating its golden anniversary in the pool industry. Lincolnshire-based, Asher Swimpool Centre was started in 1968 by John and Brenda Asher, who previously ran a commercial rose-growing business. “We built a liner pool in the back garden and I remember very clearly our children Claire and […]

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Exciting Eclipse

Exciting Eclipse

Market-leading Ocea UK has released details of its new launch, the exciting Eclipse profile..Following a half million Euro investment to install new specially designed tri-extrusion machines, Ocea now manufacture an exclusive slat profile which includes a special layer of UV protection and a new chamber design to help prevent Algae formation.The Eclipse profiles will first […]

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Record Turn Out For Institute

At the recent 116th ISPE One-Day seminar, held near Hemel Hempstead, ISPE Vice President Colin Day announced that the day’s attendance of over 50 delegates was the highest attendance at an ISPE Seminar since November 2008. The morning’s sessions looked at various aspects of water treatment and water problems and there were seven, 15-minute presentations. […]

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