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HEROIC EFFORT RECOGNISED

At the 123rd ISPE One-Day Seminar in Clevedon, ISPE President Colin Day invited Allen Wilson, FISPE to announce a special award the Institute Council had decided to give to ISPE Member, Yanek Kowal. The Council had heard about an heroic event Yanek was involved with during the summer. It was a calm day at Howtown […]

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ANNUAL PRIZE GIVING FOR INSTITUTE

ANNUAL PRIZE GIVING FOR INSTITUTE

At its annual ISPE Awards, ISPE President Colin Day, FISPE, congratulated four of this year’s successful exam candidates who are now ISPE ‘Certified Technicians’. He presented them each with their Technician certificate and ISPE lapel badge. The Gartside Cup for Student of the Year, the student achieving the highest total mark in their ISPE exams, […]

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GIVING POOLS EXTRA SPARKLE

The most important feature of any swimming pool is that the water must be 100% safe at all times, writes Chris Carr, a former president of the Institute Of Swimming Pool Engineers. In order to ensure that this is the case, satisfactory filtration with correct sanitation, monitored by accurate water testing is absolutely essential. Whilst […]

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RED LETTER DIARY DATES FOR INSTITUTE

The date for the next ISPE OneDay Seminar, the association’s 122nd, has been set for Thursday 10th October. The programme is being finalisedand will be sent to all ISPE members about six weeks before the event aswell as being available as a download from the ISPE website under the heading of Diary Dates. The theme […]

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Commercial Pool & Spa Plant Training

Commercial Pool & Spa Plant Training

Recognising the need for specialist training in the commercial sector, the ISPE has, for a number of years, endorsed the training provided by a small number of companies who offer training in this area. This training is aimed at those swimming pool operators working in hotels, schools, leisure clubs, holiday parks and other commercial facilities. […]

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Cutting Edge

In the first of a regular UK tour of pool companies, we get things off to a strong start in Scotland… With other well-known names north of the border, like Eagle Leisure, Kinniburgh Pools, to name but a few, Scotland is a land rich in culture, history, whisky, haggis and, you guessed it, pools. With […]

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ISPE Celebrates SPATEX Success

SPATEX 2019 saw 22 ISPE-organised workshops, covering a huge range of topics, and of the 22 sessions, a whopping 18 of them were either new titles, new speakers, or both. 2019 also saw the return of the ISPE Mega- Demos. Over two of the three days of SPATEX, Colin Day, FISPE, together with Matthew Smith […]

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Quality But Not Visitors In Quantity

SPATEX appreciates the time and trouble that all 250 exhibitors and visitors took in coming to the show and hope it was a rewarding experience for all, say the organisers. The money raised from the event is used to support services provided under the British Swimming Pool Federation umbrella which includes SPATA, the pool building […]

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Vincent Follows Family’s Winning Habit

Vincent Follows Family’s Winning Habit

Following in the footsteps of mum and dad, and well-known industry personalities, Martin and Delyse Borley, Vincent Borley, was recently presented with the prestigious Jim Johnson Filtration Shield. Vincent, who has joined the family business, the multi award-winning Tanby Pools of Surrey, was awarded the Shield by the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers, following an […]

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POOL PEOPLE: Graham Mander

Cutting his teeth shadowing his dad at GVS Swimming Pools, Graham Mander is now a business development manager, a key member of the Pollet Pool Group’s UK sales team. What was your introduction to the pool trade? I started to learn my trade in the pool industry as a young boy of about seven or […]

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