A glittering night to remember for seven time BISHTA winners, North Spas

Magnificent Seven

Winners of the annual British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association awards were revealed in January with Charlie Matthews, from Wasps Rugby Football Club, the VIP guest. The annual Gala Evening highlighted the achievements of BISHTA members by showcasing the best examples of design, construction, installation and innovation. The BISHTA Awards were sponsored by […]

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ISPE delivered a comprehensive programme of seminars at SPATEX earlier this year.

Industry Training Takes Centre Stage

The early part of 2017 saw the successful launch of the ISPE Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Scheme at SPATEX. The scheme is open to all ISPE and SPATA members, although individuals do not have to be a member of either organisation to enrol. The scheme is free to all for around 18 months, after which […]

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Chris Carr, Peter Adlington, Andy Pattenden
and Phil Barlow are pictured at the ISPE Filtration
Workshop in November.

Time To Reflect And Move Forward

East Sussex based Plastipak hosted the latest ISPE Filtration Workshop, which took place in November. The workshop, presented by Chris Carr FISPE with assistance from Phil Barlow, MISPE and Kim Barlow, MISPE, was an excellent day’s training for those new to the trade, and a useful reminder for more experienced fitters. Chris gave a number […]

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Testing Times

Testing Times For Water Treatment

Water treatment specialists CPC have teamed up with two leading European water testing companies to produce a twice yearly newsletter promoting the importance of responsible water management. ‘Testing Times’ is a collaboration between CPC, Palintest and Pool ID, offering practical advice, solutions and background to some of the industry’s pressing water treatment issues. Mark Ramsden, […]

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Automatic Pilots

Automatic control has drastically reduced the risks of human error in the UK’s commercial pool sector… It is hard to comprehend how any modern day commercial pool operator could demonstrate responsible ‘duty of care’ if they have not switched to automatic water treatment dosing. A relic of the bygone days being practised by just a […]

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Tri-Chlor Sales Increase Means More Damaged Spas

Leading spa suppliers and water treatment specialists are expressing concern over increased sales of Tri-Chlor tablets, mostly via the Internet, to unwitting hot tub owners who are unaware of the potentially detrimental effect on their hot tubs, especially to heating components.

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Family Businesses Are Backbone Of UK Pool And Spa Trade

No-one can doubt the way the water leisure industry is changing with more corporate enterprises and more global players. But the backbone of the UK trade business remains husband and wife teams and family businesses that continue to be handed down through the generations. It was back in the famously scorching summer of 1977 that David Adams, the founder of Golden Coast, decided to build a pool for his sons.

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Brighton Beckons

Brighton may have more than 400 restaurants, but you hardly have to walk 50 yards before bumping into a familiar face from the pool and spa industries during the annual SPATEX exhibition weekend.

Truly, a not-to-be-missed water leisure networking event, the 2013 seaside gathering takes place from Sunday February 3 to Tuesday February 5 at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Exhibition Centre.

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Voting Smashes Through 1,000 Mark!

Following a record-breaking number of entries, voting is neck and neck in the UK Pool & Spa Awards.

UK swimming personality Stephen Parry will be presenting the UK Pool & Spa Awards 2014 at the Crowne Plaza, Birmingham, NEC, on Thursday February 20,. An Olympic bronze medallist and a BBC sports commentator, Stephen is no stranger to the pool and spa sector and runs his own mobile pool business, Total Swimming.

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Face To Face Format Heralded Success

Members of the National Leisure group of companies came face to face with its main suppliers at its biennial seminar recently at the Sywell Aerodrome in Northamptonshire.
The Sywell event provided a fast-moving ten minute appointment slot for member companies to talk directly to suppliers to hear about both existing and new products and to
feedback comments on their use.

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