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CERTIKIN CONFIRMS WITNEY NEW HQ MOVE

Certikin International, the UK’s largest manufacturer and distributor of swimming pool and water leisure equipment has confirmed its move to a new 125,000 sq. ft headquarters across town from its current base in Witney, Oxford-shire. The company aims to move into the new building by the end of 2020. Established in 1963, and now a […]

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SPECTACULAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW

Fluidra celebrated its 50th anniversary with an unprecedented water show in the swimming pool at Club Natació Atlètic Barceloneta (CNAB), an event attended by some 900 spectators. The show, which told the story of Fluidra’s meteoric rise over the past five decades, was designed and directed by prestigious artistic director Franc Aleu, winner of the […]

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THE MEETING POINT

25th Anniversary for Piscina & Wellness Barcelona… Health, sustainability and quality are the growth vectors of the pool sector, writes Eloi Planes, president of Piscina & Wellness Barcelona 2019 and chief executive of Fluidra. These are three main driving forces of the pool sector, a market with a turnover of more than seven billion euros […]

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POOL PEOPLE – Simon Jones

Helping his father and a family friend on a swimming pool stand at the Royal Welsh Show proved to be a landmark holiday treat for a young Simon Jones, of AstralPool UK, now one of the UK’s leading experts in pool provision… WHAT WAS YOUR INTRODUCTION TO THE POOL INDUSTRY? As a lad, I spent […]

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GOLDEN YEAR FOR GOLDEN SERVICE

STATUS QUO

COMMERCIAL POOL MARKET REVIEW PART ONE The 2019 State of the UK Swimming Industry Report reveals that the UK public swimming pool provision has not changed significantly in the last 12 months with 26 sites opening while 27 have closed. Based on figures gathered over the 12 month period to the end of March 2019, […]

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#MyPerfectPoolExperience online contest

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebrations Fluidra invites EVERYONE to take part in its #MyPerfectPoolExperience online contest. By sharing their perfect pool experience in the form of a photo, video or poem at http://50anniversary.fluidra.com/, entrants can win either an underwater camera, a Go Pro or a waterproof e-Reader. The company encourages all its customers […]

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Modular Pools Hit The Fast Track

Modular Pools Hit The Fast Track

Laghetto’s range of modular pools are seeing a rise in sales – as more customers opt for the quick to install solution. For many customers, modular pools are the first rung on the permanent home pool ownership ladder. AstralPool UK have been selling Laghetto pools for just over 12 months and are already seeing considerable […]

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Rising To The Challenge

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 […]

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Eloi Planes of Fluidra, left, and Bruce Brooks of Zodiac.

BREAKING NEWS: Fluidra And Zodiac Announce Merger

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 […]

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