The hot tub and spa categories have been so well supported that categories like, the hot tub and spa project have been divided in two. “The aim of these awards is to acknowledge the outstanding work of as many companies as possible, giving them an opportunity to promote their own company but also, collectively, the […]
With the combined negatives of political unrest, economic uncertainty, terrorist activity not to mention increasing competition from German trade shows, Piscina & Wellness Barcelona was facing an uphill challenge as it staged its recent 2017 event. It was a challenge it not only met but exceeded, confirming not only the stability of the show but […]
Fluidra S.A., the Spanish listed multinational group serving the residential and commercial pool and wellness sector, and Zodiac Pool Solutions (“Zodiac”), a global manufacturer of residential pool equipment and connected pool solutions, have agreed to merge. The merger is expected to close in the first half of 2018 Fluidra will maintain global headquarters in Sabadell […]
Singapore hosted the fourth edition of the Piscine Global Asia show last month, with almost 100 exhibitors taking part in the two-day event. 96 brands from 18 countries met at the Marina Bay Sands from the 5-6th April and attracted 919 attendees ranging from architects and landscapers to installation, construction and installation professionals. Throughout the […]
Hosting its 2017 seminar recently, AstralPool UK looked to take its customers to The Next Level in a business development journey that began last year with the company’s Time For Change theme. Completing a two-year secondment to the company, Patrick Thorpe reported on outstanding sales growth, particularly in the domestic pool sector putting the company […]
AstralPool UK began a major realignment of its UK business strategies, for both commercial and residential pool and spa sectors, at the start of this year. The transformation coincided with the arrival of industry stalwart Patrick Thorpe as operations director; his primary goal being to guide the team through the transitional period. Immediate changes included […]
AstralPool UK is taking a hands-on approach to stainless steel pool project design and delivery on behalf of its pool trade customers. Providing top quality products, backed with unrivalled technical know-how, AstralPool UK work alongside pool construction companies enabling them to pitch, with confidence, for higher value projects than they would have previously envisaged. “Pool […]
Guaranteeing savings of 50% on energy, 90% on chemicals and a 50% reduction on backwashing, the new AstralPool Mac is simply a plant room in a box.
Despite this year’s outstanding summer, the number of new pool builds across the UK and Eire continues its downward trend.
After 36 years of dedicated service, Certikin’s Chairman, Patrick Thorpe, is retiring from the business. The son of a Kentish coal miner, Patrick, 64, has been a key fi gure in steering Certikin’s growth from a modest, though signifi cant, UK distributor to a major part of Fluidra, one of the world’s largest multi-national companies. Patrick joined Certikin in 1972 as Financial Controller when it was owned by Brian Stannah, of Stannah stair lift fame and Bob Kent who was Managing Director.