Safety

Nationwide Hot Tub Safety Warnings

The British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association has warned of a growing trend for some companies supplying hot tubs to claim or imply that the goods they sell are manufactured in the UK or North America when in fact, they come from elsewhere in the world. This misleads customers into thinking they are […]

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Wensum

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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Lido death

Reward Offered In Lido Death Case

A £20,000 reward is being offered by the Metropolitan Police for information regarding the death of a 15-year-old boy in a London lido over 40 years ago. Enrico Sidoli died in hospital in July 1976 after being pulled unconscious from Parliament Hill Lido in Hampstead, 11 days earlier. Detectives are now offering an incentive for […]

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Awards

Calling All Swimming Pool Installers

If you’ve been working on a pool project this year that you’re particularly proud of, then don’t miss your chance to enter the UK Pool & Spa Awards. The 2017 competition will showcase the very best of the companies involved in the provision of water leisure in Great Britain. Project categories include Residential Indoor Pool […]

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Heatwave

Heatwave Sends Brits Racing To The Pool

Sizzling summer temperatures provided a welcome boost for the country’s water leisure sector. The high temperatures sent young and old alike flocking to open air swimming pools and lidos in an attempt to cool off. In fact, searches for water parks, lidos and beaches increased by an average of 277 per cent between June 19 […]

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Habits

Breaking Old Habits

Public pool builds are costing up to 25 per cent more than they should, according to worldwide building experts Natare Pools. In particular major building firms are slow to adopt new ideas such as state-of-the-art filtration, dosing and environmental control technology that negate the need for huge plant rooms. “We are trying to break habits […]

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Hydropool Lifestyle (1)

Hydropool Joins The Jacuzzi Family

Jacuzzi Brands has announced the acquisition of Hydropool Hot Tubs and Swim Spas. Joining forces, the Hydropool team will lead the global swim spa program for Jacuzzi Brands and will have access to Jacuzzi’s global resources. David Jackson, Stephane Barralis and the Hydropool management team will remain in place and continue to run and expand […]

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Pool Spa Awards

Entries Open for 2017 UK Pool & Spa Awards

Returning for the ninth consecutive competition, the UK Pool & Spa Awards showcase the very best of the companies in the British hot tub and spa industry and is still accepting entries until September 2017. Building on continued success, the event is set to be bigger and better with over 30 award-winning opportunities. We have […]

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This pool by Piscinelle took Gold in the One-Piece Pools category

Crème De La Crème

The French Federation of Swimming Pool Professionals (FPP) revealed the winners of its 2016 pool awards earlier this year. Now in its 11th year, the competition welcomed 350 entries across 13 categories and showcased the very best example of French pool design. The competition was judged by an expert panel in conjunction with an online […]

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The UK’s fi rst Ceritifi ed Hot Tub
Technician course took place in February, with
members of the 1 Stop Spas team.

UK’s First Certified Technicians

Five members of the Lincolnshire-based 1 Stop Spas team have become the first APSP Certified Hot Tub Technicians in the UK. The engineers were the first outside of North America to complete the new Certified Hot Tub Technician (CHTT) course, hosted by SpaTech Training. The intensive program covers the essentials of servicing portable and permanently […]

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