MP_2

NEW COLOURS

The design and quality of the Plastica winter debris cover is the result of over four decades of Plastica’s experience in manufacturing covers, and this year we have a new colourway too! Our winter debris cover is tailored for your pool, making it an excellent barrier against leaves and debris whilst allowing rainwater through. The […]

Read More
DEVON1

DEVONSHIRE DELIGHTS

Continuing out tour of the UK’s thriving hot tub market, Ashleigh Bissett visits the picturesque county of Devon… Spa retailers in Devon are anticipating a record-breaking sales season, with many already reporting a rise in sales figures compared to this time last year. Hydropool Devon are on track to double their turnover this year, while […]

Read More
GOLDEN YEAR FOR GOLDEN SERVICE

STATUS QUO

COMMERCIAL POOL MARKET REVIEW PART ONE The 2019 State of the UK Swimming Industry Report reveals that the UK public swimming pool provision has not changed significantly in the last 12 months with 26 sites opening while 27 have closed. Based on figures gathered over the 12 month period to the end of March 2019, […]

Read More
packing a punch 1

Packing A Punch – Counter Current

Never have counter current systems enjoyed a bigger following.Their capacity to add the key element to help re-energise tired old pools while offering huge plus points for building smaller new pools – there is no doubt that counter currents packs a pretty impressive sales punch.Golden Coast Managing Director, Jamie Adams. thinks he knows why: “In […]

Read More
Barn

Barn Bathing

When Gerry and Rachel Mee purchased the disused barns on Charity Farm near Shrewsbury seven years ago, they started an ongoing renovation programme to turn the barns into self-catering holiday cottages, which opened in 2014. The site, now known as Burlton Cottages, has since undergone further renovation, with the addition of an indoor pool and […]

Read More
Fitness 1

Fitness Fanatics

With an estimated 2.5 million Brits working out in water every week, it is no wonder that aquatic fitness is creating big waves in the leisure sector. Technological advancements combined with the heightened awareness of the benefits of exercising in water, has led to a growing demand for aquatic fitness and its associated products. The […]

Read More
The new Glide system is now available from the Ocea cover specialist team.

Everyday Essential

Once considered a luxury accessory for pool owners, safety covers are now considered a must-have item for today’s safety-conscious consumers. The increase in demand has prompted manufacturers to up their game in terms of aesthetics, design and efficiency, and there are now more competitively-priced options available on the market. “Safety covers are now seen as […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
Chris Carr, Peter Adlington, Andy Pattenden
and Phil Barlow are pictured at the ISPE Filtration
Workshop in November.

Time To Reflect And Move Forward

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 […]

Read More
Crowd shot

Ready To Roll

With over 90 confirmed exhibitors, SPATEX 2017 will welcome leading water leisure suppliers and loyal followers to the show. Marking its 21st anniversary milestone SPATEX returns to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena from Tuesday January 31 to Thursday February 2 inclusive, and promises to re-invigorate and re-energise the industry for the year ahead. As usual, SPATEX offers […]

Read More