Mathew Smith, of Lovibond Tintometer, one of the Mega-Demo team

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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Book Early For Revision Seminar

Book Early For Revision Seminar

The Back-to-Basics seminar, which is free for all ISPE students (but open to all members and nonmembers for £25 and £30 respectively), is primarily aimed at those students about to sit their ISPE exams . It will cover the basics of filtration, chemicals, heating and construction and will look at where marks may be won […]

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More, More More!

More, More More! – UK Pool & Spa Awards!

Open to all, regardless of trade-affiliation, the UK Pool & Spa Awards has earned itself a not-to-be-missed reputation as one of the water leisure industry’s most valuable marketing tools. Spanning both the residential and commercial pool sector, this year’s competition entrants reads like a who’s who of the industry elite, many of whom took time […]

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On The Frontline

Service and repair call-outs represent one of the biggest marketing opportunities for pool companies. From building customer relationships to advising on new products, equipment, upgrades or refurbishments – today’s pool technicians are on the frontline of the pool business. While some companies are not maximising the full potential of the routine service visit, many switched-on […]

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Countdown To Coventry Underway

Countdown To Coventry Underway

As the countdown continues to February’s SPATEX 2019, the stage is being set for a vibrant event with a host of new exhibitors and seminar topics. The industry’s one-stop shop source of information and education, CPD points and certificates of attendance are available to all attendees of the 22 sessions, organised over the three days […]

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ISPE Hits CPD Membership Century

To further enhance training opportunities, the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers launched its Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Scheme in 2017. So far, more than 100 individuals have enrolled and the scheme is open to all (ISPE members or nonmembers) and is, for now, free of charge. CPD is the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of […]

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ABOVE: UK Pool Store’s Dane Wilson, pictured right, receives the Jim Johnson Filtration Shield from ISPE Vice-Present, Colin Day.

New Year Honours for ISPE Members

ISPE Vice-President Colin Day, who was chairing the meeting in the absence of ISPE President John Cheek, announced two special presentations at the 117th ISPE One-Day Seminar in Clevedon, North Somerset. The first was the presentation of the Jim Johnson Filtration Shield to Dane Wilson from the UK Pool Store in Kent. This trophy is […]

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