BRITISH MADE QUALITY AND EFFICIENCY

Pool & Spa SCENE meet the Plastica team… As one of the leading independent swimming pool manufacturers and distributors in the UK, Plastica takes its responsibility seriously when it comes to managing its business. This year, the company has achieved ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems and ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety registration for its […]

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STEPHENSON TAKES CERTIKIN REINS

Starting his career in retail management at DIY stores, newly appointed Certikin Managing Director, Neil Stephenson joined Certikin early in 1999 taking roles as varied as stock control, health and safety, service management and buying. Managing the division until January 2017, Neil relocated to Certikin North in Leeds in October 2002 where he had responsibility […]

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UNDER PRESSURE

Jane Herbert reports on the conflicting demands for community water space… Commercial pool operators have rarely been under so much pressure. Swim England’s September 2021 report – A Decade of Decline – highlighted the urgent need for investment to combat ageing pool stock. Months of COVID restrictions have led to some facilities not re-opening at […]

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NEXT GENERATION

Smart Technology offers remote monitoring… In a clear case of what is good for the goose, is good for the gander, the Aqua Warehouse Group has launched a new water testing APP into the hot tub sector, marketed as YourSpa. Developed for their own showroom originally, the purpose-designed APP clearly has huge benefits for hot […]

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Swim Safety Is Top BRIO Priority

Placing swimming pool safety at the top of its priority list, BRIO Group is passionate about providing expert knowledge and training for the water leisure industry. Originally BRIO began as a provider of pool plant courses, fitness and aqua courses, under Byrne LTC. Last January saw a change of name to the BRIO group, offering […]

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Spa Fined Over Health And Safety Breaches

The owner of a Derbyshire beauty salon has been fined £2,500 after six youngsters fell ill after using a bacteria-ridden spa pool. The girls complained of earache and all reported an itchy, painful rash all over their bodies following a birthday pampering party at Kensington Salon and Spa in May 2013. They were later diagnosed […]

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Top Of Aquaterra Class

Aquaterra Leisure has recently employed six youngsters as part of a 12 month apprenticeship scheme. The apprentices aged from 16 – 20 years-old are based at six locations around Islington as they work towards NVQ level 2 qualifications in Sport and Leisure Facility Operations. They will have the opportunity to train in first aid and […]

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NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS: Time Saving Tools

Theo Millward, STA’s Operations Director, jokes that, with hindsight, his personal New Year resolution for 2013 should have been not to do so much.

“It’s been an incredibly busy and successful year for STA,” Theo says. “Business-wise, membership is up, sales are up, and we’ve launched some really exciting programmes across all areas of our leisure, health and safety and digital businesses.

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