COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR, Beth Connor, of Swimming Pool Scene, joined Peter Turnbull, left, and Jimmy Lamb, centre, at the opening of Dryden Aqua’s Swiss manufacturing base.


Dryden Aqua invited some 120 pool customers for the official launch of its new factory in Büsserach, Switzerland, recently. Dryden Aqua is one of the largest manufacturer of glass filtration media. As marine biologists, they have a unique knowledge combination and detailed understanding of the biological as well as the physiochemical reactions in water. This […]

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PWTAG is inviting companies in the swimming pool industry who support their standards and guidelines to apply to join the forum, with 16 signed up so far.

Support For Industry Forum

The rationale behind PWTAG’s Industry Forum is simple. We wanted to enhance our work through technical input from the pool industry – also to encourage the industry to feel is it has an active role in our work, and thus an investment in its outcomes. That’s why, two years ago, PWTAG invited about 20 key […]

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Good Housekeeping

Routine checks and regular servicing not only ensure the safe and efficient running of the pool, but will also prevent problems arising in the future. “The service and maintenance of a swimming pool is an important issue and should be taken very seriously,” advises John Cheek FISPE, Managing Director at Hydrospec. “It should be the […]

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A change in management presented a unique opportunity for Dartford Borough Council to breathe new life into its ageing Fairfield Leisure Centre. After 40 years, the facility had come to the end of its useful life and when the centre operator’s contract expired at the end of March 2014, the doors closed to the public. […]

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Institute Reflects On Busy Quarter

Now entering its 38th year, the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers enjoyed a busy last quarter of 2015, with technical seminars, filtration workshops and the AGM. John Cheek, FISPE, was inaugurated as the new ISPE President as Allen Wilson, FISPE completed his two year term of office. October also saw the retirement from the Institute […]

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Call For Industry-Wide Entrapment Approach

THE INSTITUTE of Swimming Pool Engineers is calling for industry-wide action to raise awareness of the risk of entrapment in swimming pools following the latest in a series of incidents including deaths. Newly elected ISPE President John Cheek is looking to work with the Pool Water Advisory Group (PWTAG) and The Swimming Pool and Allied […]

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A landmark year for Colin Day as he is made a Fellow of the
Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers.

All In A Day’s Work For Colin

The Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers recently awarded its highest honour of a Fellowship to Lovibond Tintometer’s Colin Day. John Cheek, the new president of ISPE told members at the recent Hemel Hempstead seminar: “Fellowships are within the gift of the council and may be awarded to individuals for their contribution to the industry. “Colin […]

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Hydrospec Sail Away For Silver Jubilee

With the UK under the stewardship of newly-elected Conservative leader, Margaret Thatcher, 1989 was a landmark year for a number of reasons including the felling of the Berlin Wall, golfer Nick Faldo becoming the first Brit to win the Masters, Arsenal winning the then first division while Band Aid were asking Do They Know It […]

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ISPE Celebrates Stand Out Members

The Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers (ISPE) paid a special thanks to one of its longest-serving members at the recent annual general meeting, by presenting John Asher with an award in recognition of his commitment to the Institute. John Asher of Asher Pools in Lincolnshire retired from the Institute Council earlier this year after nearly […]

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Pride Of The Industry

The UK swimming pool and spa sector celebrated one of its best years in a decade at its annual UK Pool & Spa Awards with the industry reporting an eight per cent increase in business.

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