The alarming increase in the number of media reports on entrapment accidents, highlights the fear that many pools and spas remain unsafe ticking time bombs for unsuspecting swimmers. The danger is escalated when you realise how poorly management and lifeguards at many holiday resorts and hotels are trained to avoid entrapment risks. There are hundreds […]
East Sussex based Plastipak hosted the latest ISPE Filtration Workshop, which took place in November. The workshop, presented by Chris Carr FISPE with assistance from Phil Barlow, MISPE and Kim Barlow, MISPE, was an excellent day’s training for those new to the trade, and a useful reminder for more experienced fitters. Chris gave a number […]
With the school summer holidays in full swing, a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of some swimming pools is being supported by the distributors of a leading pool safety release system. Every year incidents of so-called ‘entrapment’ – where limbs and other body parts are caught via strong suction from drains at the […]
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 […]
A successful year for many, 2015 got off to a good start with an extended spring season and the early onset of summer, which put a spring in the step of many water treatment suppliers. Service and maintenance businesses in the residential pool sector were also hard pressed to cope with demand as pool owners […]
If there’s one thing that distinguishes Alan Bettin Swimming Pools is that it’s never been afraid to try new things. From the early days in the 1960s when founder Alan Bettin was inspired by a client to build his first swimming pool and to expand his landscaping business to embrace pool building, to being one […]
Customer demand for more environmentally-friendly, cost-efficient, pool maintenance products has led to Jetform Swimming Pools converting half of its 250 residential and commercial maintenance customers to Zeoclere30 filtration media within weeks of stocking it. Based in Essex and working all over the London and the home counties, Jetform is an award winning high-end pool construction […]
Living up to its philosophy of thinking globally and acting locally, the Pollet Pool Group team recently welcomed customers to the first combined BAYROL and PPG customer event since the collaboration of the two companies a year ago.
The UK arm of the international Pollet Pool Group is making Zeoclere-30 filtration media available to commercial and residential pool customers throughout the UK.
It takes all but the most focused pool engineer to resist being lured by the scope and design of some water leisure project – forgetting what lies beneath. As swimming pool designs become more and more elaborate, it is invariably the plant room that is the poor relation when it comes to adequate space not to mention access.