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WISH YOU WERE HERE

COMMERCIAL POOL MARKET REVIEW PART THREE Christina Connor and Karen Cotton report on commercial pool trends in the UK… Taking the plunge with a holiday park swimming pool can be as daunting as diving off the highest board. Investing in on-site swimming offers many avenues for return on investment from initial visitor appeal to encouraging […]

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SWIM SCHOOLS BOOM ACROSS UK

Long term Cresta Leisure customers, Gemma and Dan Dixon have run swim schools in the Hampshire area for 20 years. Fed up with the lack of pool access time, they launched Pool Time Pro last year to provide their own top quality pools for the growing number of swim school customers they are now teaching. […]

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Top Of The Class – Swim Schools

Boasting unrivalled commercial pool building credentials, Cresta Leisure has been closely involved with the phenomenal growth of swim schools in the UK. The marriage of convenience began some six years ago when Cresta exhibited at a commercial leisure exhibition. “We were positioned next to the demo pool at LIW where hundreds of children and aspiring […]

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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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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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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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