Simon Jones

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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Barcelona 2

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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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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