Pool manager Lynne Richardson (pictured) is assisted in the
running of Fenham Pool by a 12-strong team, plus six volunteers.

People Power Pays Off

  Twelve years ago, Fenham Swimming Pool in Newcastle-upon-Tyne closed its doors for what should have been the final time. Operated at the time by Newcastle City Council, the pool had been under threat of closure for six years and was eventually closed in July 2003, after the local authority was forced to cut £8 […]

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UK To Host World’s Deepest Pool

The UK will soon be home to the world’s deepest diving pool, following proposals for a brand new 50m deep diving facility in Essex. Although still in the planning stages, the new pool named Blue Abyss will be the most comprehensive underwater research, diving and neutral buoyancy facility in the world and will cater for […]

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The XL Pools team notched up three gold and two silver accolades, plus the Dick Millward Trophy for Pool Contractor of the Year at the SPATA and BISHTA awards in February.

Winning Streak

The Swimming Pool and Allied Trade Association (SPATA) and the British and Irish Hot Tub Association (BISHTA) joined together for the newly named British Pool & Hot Tub Awards in February, to celebrate the achievements of their member companies. Held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry and timed to coincide with the SPATEX swimming pool […]

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Sweeping Views

Aqua Platinum Projects worked alongside a prestigious housing developer to create this spectacular infinity edge pool overlooking the stunning Surrey downs. The independent swimming pool contracting company designed this technically challenging pool pioneering the use of an automatic safety cover without compromising the aesthetics of the infinity edge. The Aqua Platinum Projects team explains: “The […]

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Florida Delivers Wow Factor

Jersey-based Florida Pools & Spas have proved that liner pools can have the ‘wow’ factor, with the recent installation of a stylish outdoor liner pool for a private residential client. Florida Pools & Spas was contacted by the client who was undertaking a substantial refurbishment to their property. The client wanted to install a liner […]

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Strictly Spas For Louis Smith In Landmark Deal

Peterborough-based Posh Spas Leisure has been appointed as Cal Spas distributor for the UK and Northern Ireland. They will help promote their new role with the help of an endorsement deal with Olympic gymnast and star of Strictly Come Dancing, Louis Smith MBE. The Posh team will be working with Cal Spas and Louis to […]

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Swimming Nature Leads In Innovation

Leading independent swimming tuition provider Swimming Nature, has been recognised for its smart learning programs and tracking systems at the Active Training Awards 2014. The company scooped the ‘Innovative Concept of the Year’ award for its swimming lesson system, which is currently being implemented across 36 venues in Greater London and Edinburgh by over 80 […]

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Pride Of The Industry

The UK swimming pool and spa sector celebrated one of its best years in a decade at its annual UK Pool & Spa Awards with the industry reporting an eight per cent increase in business.

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Tenth Anniversary For Celtic Haven

It has been ten years since The Spa at Celtic Haven in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, first opened. The Spa at Celtic Haven forms part of a charming, cliff-top cottage resort on the outskirts of Tenby. Celtic Haven’s collection of 12th Century Cottages along with The Spa, Waves cliff-top bar and restaurant and their Golf & Leisure Club make it an ideal destination for spa breaks in Wales.

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Vale Resort Tops Recruitment Charts

The Vale Resort in Hensol, south Wales, has scooped a top industry award for its leisure division at the annual 59 Club Service Excellence Awards. The Vale’s leisure offering includes a full range of gym facilities, squash and tennis courts, a 20m swimming pool as well as more than 50 led fitness classes per week

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