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Family Values

In 1976 Andrea Morrison’s father was a local house builder. His company, R.T Halls Builders, were getting more and more enquiries regarding swimming pools and during the heat wave that year he started building residential pools. Following in his footsteps, Andrea and husband-to-be Syd decided to set up a company to build and maintain swimming […]

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ISPE’s 115th One-Day Seminar took place in March and welcomed more than 40 delegates

ISPE Spring Seminar Success

Over 40 delegates attended ISPE’s 115th One-Day Seminar in March and many of those present later said what an informative and enjoyable day it was. The Institute was delighted to welcome Steve Baker from Solus, who gave a RIBA-approved CPD presentation on slip-resistant tiles and the grades that should be used in different applications, including […]

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ISPE delivered a comprehensive programme of seminars at SPATEX earlier this year.

Industry Training Takes Centre Stage

The early part of 2017 saw the successful launch of the ISPE Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Scheme at SPATEX. The scheme is open to all ISPE and SPATA members, although individuals do not have to be a member of either organisation to enrol. The scheme is free to all for around 18 months, after which […]

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Some 1,360 visitors made their way through the doors of the Ericsson Exhibition Hall during the three-day exhibition in January.

Coming Of Age

Marking its 21st anniversary milestone this year, SPATEX returned to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry in January and it didn’t disappoint. More than 100 exhibitors filled the show floor for the 2017 event, which was the first occasion in SPATEX’s history that the show has been held midweek. Some 1,360 visitors made their way through […]

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Red Carpet Treatment For Winners

Back in October the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers presented its 113th One-Day Seminar at the Watermill Hotel near Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Just over 40 delegates attended the event which included presentations from Ian Betts FISPE, Allen Wilson FISPE, and ISPE President John Cheek FISPE. Chris Carr also gave an update on the proposed ISPE […]

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Two one-day ISPE seminars are planned for this autumn and winter, offering training and education on key industry topics.

ISPE Launch Seminar Season

The Institute is now at the start of what used to be the quieter season and October also sees the start of the ISPE autumn and winter seminars. The 113th ISPE One-Day Seminar on Tuesday October 18, sees the Institute back at the Watermill Hotel near Hemel Hempstead. It will feature a presentation from Ian […]

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An excellent hands-on day the workshop is ideal for those new to the trade or even more experienced fitters.

Hot Tubs Are The Hot Topic

Recently, a well-known, learned member reported that he had received a complaint that ‘the ISPE wasn’t interested in spas and hot tubs and the ISPE had nothing to do with these products’. “This is not the case,” advises Ross Alcock, ISPE general manager. “Spas and hot tubs have long been an important focus for the […]

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The SPATEX Challenge was hosted by ISPE and was presided over by
members John Asher, Chris Carr and Phil Barlow

Record-Breaking Workshops

Attracting over 450 delegates over the three days, the ISPE Workshops at SPATEX were extremely well-supported once again. Covering over twenty topics there really was something of interest to everyone and delegates packed the ISPE technical arena to take advantage of the information on offer. Whilst ISPE Workshop attendance was around 6 per cent up […]

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Rio’s highly trained service engineers maintain some of the Cotswolds’ most prestigious pools.

Family Affair

Family values are at the heart of Gloucestershire-based Rio Pools’ philosophy, which has proven to be a winning formula. The company specialises in swimming pool installations and refurbishments, commercial and domestic servicing and maintenance, chemicals and accessories. The close-knit Rio Pools team is headed up by managing director Rob Bateman, a larger than life character, […]

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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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