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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Asia Piscine

Asian Aqua Event

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 […]

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AstralPool UK recently hosted its seminar on the them of The Next Level.

Taking Customers To The Next Level

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 […]

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Sales and marketing manager, Dyfed Thompson-Smith, outlines
the changes at AstralPool UK.

Fresh Approach Paying Off For Astralpool UK

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 […]

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AstralPool UK Raises Pool Contract Bar

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 […]

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Thorpe Steps Down As Certikin Chairman

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.

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custom designed

Custom Designed

Global water and wellness giants, Fluidra, custom-designed the new integral wellness centre attached to the Caldea spa complex in Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra.

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