Barcelona 2

Rising To The Challenge

With the combined negatives of political unrest, economic uncertainty, terrorist activity not to mention increasing competition from German trade shows, Piscina & Wellness Barcelona was facing an uphill challenge as it staged its recent 2017 event. It was a challenge it not only met but exceeded, confirming not only the stability of the show but […]

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Whale of a time

Whale Of A Time

Blue Whale Spas began in 2011, when the company launched with one simple aim, to help remove the stresses of modern life and provide rest and relaxation for clients. The company has gone from strength to strength over the last six years. This summer they moved to their new huge 26,000 sq. ft. showroom and […]

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Community Spirit 2

Community Spirit

Boasting one of the largest attendances in the South West for any one leisure centre, Bristol-based Horfield Leisure Centre is celebrating a record-breaking year with more than 850,000 visitors to the long-serving community venue. The centre was originally constructed in the 1980’s as a standalone facility that only catered to dry-side leisure, such as racket […]

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Return on investment

Return On Investment

Active Centres operate five leisure centres and two dual-use sports centres across South Gloucestershire. Since 2005 they have worked with Circadian Trust, the charitable company working in partnership with the local authority, to improve the health, cultural and social wellbeing of the local community. Any profit made is reinvested back into local facilities and services, […]

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Annual Awards

Annual UK Pool and Spa Awards Set New Record

Entrepreneur, television celebrity and former winner of The Apprentice, Michelle Dewberry, will be the VIP guest at December’s UK Pool & Spa Awards presentations. Michelle will be attending the event to hear about the industry’s most successful companies and share ideas for industry growth. Celebrating its tenth anniversary in style, this year’s UK Pool & […]

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World Leisure

World Leisure Expands Nationwide Operations

Leyland-based water leisure company World Leisure (UK) Ltd has opened three new operational bases in Birmingham, Kent and London. World Leisure provides a complete range of design, technical and installation services for the water leisure industry, operating throughout the UK, and has won multiple industry awards for its installations. Adding to existing head offices in […]

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Winners and losers

Winners And Losers At Welsh Pool

A new school swimming initiative has been slammed by adults who have been banned from using the facilities at the same time. Conwy County Borough Councils leisure service school has introduced the initiative, aiming to ensure that every child leaving primary school by 2020 can swim. However, the pilot scheme at Llandudno Swimming Centre means […]

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Broomhill

Broomhill Set For Makeover

Ipswich-based Broomhill Lido is hoping for a lifeline after applying for planning permission for a multi-million-pound makeover. Broomhill opened in 1938 but has been closed since 2002. Recent reports show the £5.3m project would include the installation of heaters for the water and the restoration of diving boards. Architect Alan Wilkinson said the revamped Grade […]

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Fresh strokes

Fresh Strokes

As winter approaches the number of new-build pools will inevitably decrease. Traditionally this opens a window of opportunity for refurbishment and renovation projects, both in the commercial and residential sectors. With all aspects of modern living constantly evolving, customers also want their pools to follow suit. They are always keen to hear about how they […]

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On Trend

On Trend

Top-end and very much on-trend, stainless steel pools have never enjoyed such high demand; highly sought-after by both architects and directly from clients themselves. A modern, timeless material used widely in interior design, stainless steel complements all types of designs, blending perfectly with an array of materials but especially glass.  What is more, stainless steel […]

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