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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Tim Bareham

Pool People – Tim Bareham – Managing Director at Cresta Leisure

Tim established Cresta Leisure in 1985, after being given the opportunity to import pool kits in to the UK market from South Africa. By the time the container was empty, towards the end of 1986, Cresta Leisure was a fully operational swimming pool contractor. Tim joined SPATA 25 years ago and has been an active […]

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Second Chance

Refurbishments in both residential and commercial pool sectors continue to provide steady revenue for many of the UK’s core pool and spa businesses. Whether it’s cosmetic upgrades, improving energy efficiency or to meet current industry standards, repair and refurbishment has always provided a major lifeline for many pool and spa companies. “Refurbishment is very much […]

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The first leg of the whistle-stop tour was a visit to A&T Europe in Castiglione to see the new PrimaVera above ground pool system.

National Leisure Stars In Italian Job

Representatives of the 20 member companies that make up the National Leisure consortium gathered in Italy recently, to gain an insight into new products for the pool sector from some of Italy’s leading suppliers. The first leg of the whistle-stop tour was a visit to A&T Europe in Castiglione to see the new PrimaVera above […]

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Oyster Pools & Leisure took home eight awards across BISHTA
and SPATA including the Peter Geekie Award for Retail Excellence.

Sweet Success For SPATA Members

Members of the Swimming Pool and Allied Trade Association celebrated as their 2016 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards were held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry in January. The big winners of the night were Cresta Leisure who won The Dick Millward Trophy for Pool Contactor of the Year on the back of two Gold, […]

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Pooling Resources

A leading slatted cover supplier is calling on the UK pool industry to pool resources when it comes to energy efficiency. Alan Thorne, the managing director of Ocea pool covers, believes the industry can do much more to promote its good practice when it comes to energy costs. “Energy efficient products such as pool covers […]

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Carbon Pool Prints

Findings from this year’s State of the Wet Leisure Industry Survey by Golden Coast revealed energy-saving products as the leading trend in the marketplace – with more than 80 per cent of respondents reporting this as a significant area of growth. Golden Coast’s managing director, Jamie Adams, comments: “The demand for energy-efficient ownership creates a very real opportunity for our industry. “But, while many owners are keen to increase their pool’s energy-efficiency, many are unaware of just what’s possible, so a proactive approach is needed by companies to capitalise on this opportunity.”

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Rich Pool Of National Talent

When it comes to the challenging sector of swimming pool design, it pays to bring in the services of a specialist builder from the outset, preferably at the drawing board.

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Pollet Welcome Porter And New Pool And Spa Era

The Pollet Pool Group is looking ahead to a new era for its UK pool
division following the appointment of Carl Porter as UK divisional
manager.
A pool industry stalwart with three decades experience, it is a case of poacher turns gamekeeper for Carl who cut his pool building teeth in Aquabuild, the multi-award winning Porter family swimming pool construction business before a spell with Cresta Leisure.

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