HARRY CARSON-PARKER, one of the Hydropool team, takes a quick break from a hectic Southampton Boat Show event.

RECORD BOAT SHOW SALES

Hydropool displayed a range of Serenity, self-cleaning hot tubs and swimspas at the recent Southampton Boat Show. Long-term exhibitors at the event, Hydropool fielded a five-strong team, reduced from previous years, as it was unclear how attendance would be impacted at the first major show since Covid. “Sales were amazing,” revealed Simon Chaney, Retail Sales […]

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SWIM WALES are still counting the cost of Covid impact. Pic. Library

WELSH TAKE WATER LEISURE STOCK

About 30 swimming pools could be forced to remain closed in Wales as a result of the pandemic, the sport’s governing body has warned. Swim Wales’ own research suggests many of Wales’ 307 pools have struggled financially since being shut during most of the pandemic. Covid-19 restrictions allow 30 people to use an indoor swimming […]

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82 PER CENT OF public pools closed due to Covid, have still not re-opened.

TRUE COST OF RECOVERY

The last 18 months have been tough on pools, writes Brian Guthrie for PWTAG. The cost of having pools closed and then reopening them safely – twice – has been immense. Running public pools is expensive anyway and keeping them ticking over ,with no revenue, has cost millions. So where do we stand, and what […]

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