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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 […]

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FOUR LEAF CLOVERS

Karen Cotton continues our regional road trip as she meets some key water leisure suppliers in Eire and Northern Ireland… Carmel Kikkers had always dreamed of owning her own pool, but the lack of space, coupled with the high cost, put her off the idea… until December 2016.“Looking at the prospect of a second round […]

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JEWEL IN THE CROWN

Sumptuous, glittering, opulent – adjectives in abundance still fail to do justice to the luxurious treasure chest that is The Langley Spa. The jewel in the crown of the luxurious Buckinghamshire Langley hotel, The Langley Spa is simply the luxurious underground facility that features an indoor and outdoor pool, thermal area and five expansive treatment […]

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QUERY SURCHARGES POOL COMPANIES URGED

QUERY SURCHARGES, POOL COMPANIES URGED

Veteran UK pool builder, John Green of J W Green Swimming Pools is urging fellow UK businesses to query environmental charges that he says are appearing as a surcharge on bills. “These additional charges seem to be placed on all chemical orders,” explains John. “I have asked lots of reps and never had a straight […]

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THERE ARE NOW
nearly 100 pages
in the BISHTA
Standards, including
useful appendices.
Pic. Hot Tub and
Swim Spa Company

BISHTA UPDATE INDUSTRY STANDARDS

Allowing members ‘24-7’ access to the information they need, the 2019 BISHTA Standards are now available to their members in a paper format, and also available online via the members’ area of the BISHTA website. Replacing the 2010 version, there are now nearly 100 pages in the BISHTA Standards, including useful appendices. It is envisaged […]

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PPG Invests In Home Grown Training

Pollet Pool Group UK has pinned its main 2019 marketing colours to the mast with three main goals of training, training and yes, more training. The company hosted several topic-specific education days this spring at its dedicated training room at the company’s new Newbury headquarters. The training is linked with the Institute of Swimming Pool […]

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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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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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Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Automatic dosing is essential for efficient pool management…. The equivalent of switching to cruise control in your car, or even driver-free for the most advanced systems, automatic dosing is not a new phenomenon but never has it made more sense. Not only does automatic dosing offer more economic pool management, it is safer for staff, […]

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First Anniversary Waltz

First Anniversary Waltz

Celebrating the first anniversary of their move to new offices and warehouse, PPG UK Ltd, will host their annual customer event at their Newbury headquarters next month. The open day kicks off from 12.30pm Thursday November 1 at Blissard House in Abbey Road. Light snacks and refreshments will be served on arrival in the training […]

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