BOOST FOR THERAPEUTIC INFRARED SAUNAS

BOOST FOR THERAPEUTIC INFRARED SAUNAS

Studies in America have shown that infra heat offers numerous health benefits and, in this context, can help draw out the harmful toxins that may have been ingested in the course of a fire rescue.  As a result, some fire stations are now installing infrared cabin saunas as a therapy treatment in an effort to […]

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HISTORIC DERBYSHIRE HOTEL LIDO REVITALISED

The closure of Matlock’s New Bath Hotel in 2013 looked like calling time on its feature lido that had survived the Second World War and the massive decline in outdoor pools in the 1960s and 1970s. But on the 85th anniversary of its original launch, swimming personalities, Ross Davenport and Ryan Taylor cut the ribbon […]

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PICTURE PERFECT

Inter Continental London at the O2 commissioned the London Swimming Pool Company to build a large main pool, spa pool, and a steam and sauna room, to complement its gym, massage and therapy rooms. The new facilities would enable the hotel to offer the entire spa experience from swimming and exercise to relaxation and treatments. […]

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CERTIKIN CONFIRMS WITNEY NEW HQ MOVE

Certikin International, the UK’s largest manufacturer and distributor of swimming pool and water leisure equipment has confirmed its move to a new 125,000 sq. ft headquarters across town from its current base in Witney, Oxford-shire. The company aims to move into the new building by the end of 2020. Established in 1963, and now a […]

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FLYING THE FLAG

Barr +Wray has built its export market over nearly six decades… Barr + Wray is a UK based company that more than lives up to its main marketing message of ‘everything water’. With a multi-million turnover and sustained profit margin, the company is a champion of British enterprise. From as far back as 1959, B+W […]

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THE WHOLE COMMUNITY BENEFITS

Sandon Primary Academy’s new school pool was opened officially in 2018 by Olympic Gold Medallist Adam Peaty. Sandon is the only primary academy in Stoke-on-Trent with its own state-of-the-art swimming pool. The money to fund the pool was raised entirely by the school. The school now gives its 500 pupils, aged from two to eleven, […]

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OVER THE MOON

Falcon Pools revamped the sixteen metre swimming pool is the focal point of a leading Hampshire health club… Falcon Pools took on the complete refurbishment of Beechdown Health Club in Basingstoke, Hampshire. Beechdown stands on a three and a half acre site between Basingstoke town centre and the M3 motorway. The Health and Fitness Club […]

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SUPPLY AND DEMAND

COMMERCIAL POOL MARKET REVIEW PART TWO Leisure operators are reporting growth in swimming numbers and pool usage across the board… Latest figures have confirmed that the supply of public swimming facilities is no longer keeping pace with demand. According to the 2018 State of the UK Swimming Industry Report, pool numbers have generally remained static […]

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GOLDEN YEAR FOR GOLDEN SERVICE

STATUS QUO

COMMERCIAL POOL MARKET REVIEW PART ONE The 2019 State of the UK Swimming Industry Report reveals that the UK public swimming pool provision has not changed significantly in the last 12 months with 26 sites opening while 27 have closed. Based on figures gathered over the 12 month period to the end of March 2019, […]

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POOL MANUFACTURER RISES FROM THE ASHES

When Poly Advisory Ltd (PAL) suffered a major fire at their Nottingham base, they discovered, through no fault of their own, the insurance was not adequate to cover the cost of re-building. Enough to daunt many but not this enterprising team. With the money from the insurance, Alexander King the Managing Director along with company […]

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