EVERY POOL requires filtering and disinfection to kill harmful bacteria and control the spread of algae and other organisms.

SAFE WATER FOR EVERY POOL

What’s the smart, scalable answer for pool water disinfection? The many pool types in this magazine have one vital thing in common. They all require filtering and disinfection to kill harmful bacteria and control the spread of algae. Chlorination is the well-proven way to keep bathers safe, so the real question for pool operators is: […]

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SCS WERE CHOSEN to provide the pool shell on this natural swimming pool.

SOLID GROUND

We meet the UK’s leading swimming pool concrete specialists… Being in the building trade from leaving school, David Bland fell into constructing swimming pools immediately after finishing his apprenticeship. Within three years, he had started a swimming pool construction company, with a colleague, that went on to become a prolific pool building team that was […]

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MORE THAN 70 COMPANIES were celebrating at the 2021 UK Pool & Spa Awards

GLITTERING CELEBRATIONS

More than 70 companies will be kicking of the new year with a timely marketing boost following their success in the recent UK Pool & Spa Awards competition. Open to all water leisure business across commercial, residential and wellness sectors, regardless of trade affiliation, the popular contest attracted more than 200 entries and the widest […]

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FAMILY AND FRIENDS will mourn the passing of Cresta Leisure’s Tim Bareham.

CRESTA LOSES FOUNDING FATHER

As this issue of Swimming Pool Scene went to print, we learned of the sad death of Tim Bareham, of Cresta Leisure, shortly before his 73rd birthday. A big personality in his business, the industry and through the National Leisure group, Tim will be fondly remembered. Due to the continuing COVID implications, only a close […]

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SPATEX is all set for its return to Coventry in February.

INDUSTRY REUNITES UNDER ONE ROOF

Crossing fingers that the latest government advice allows the event to go ahead, all SAT NAVs should be set for Coventry this February for the welcome return of the live SPATEX water leisure show. Formerly called the Ricoh, and now known as the Coventry Building Society Arena, the clock is counting down towards the return […]

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save our pools

SAVE OUR SWIMMING POOLS PLEA

Despite opposition from key organisations like Swim England, swimming pools have been closed again in Manchester, Merseyside, Wales and in other parts of the UK, as part of the measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The Government has stressed that discussions will be held with those areas moving into ‘tier three’ in the […]

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Including Kitchen Sink

INCLUDING THE KITCHEN SINK

Reluctant to gloat, at a time when so many other sectors, and the country as a whole, face unprecedented challenges, the UK’s residential swimming pool sector is nevertheless quietly celebrating a record year. Covid-19 has not just created a wave of ‘holiday at home’ investment but triggered a tsunami of domestic interest in health and […]

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AUTOMATIC POOL
CLEANERS like the
Maytronics from Certikin is a must-have pool accessory.

CLEAN SWEEP

Maximising the potential of swimming pool cleaner sales… Switched-on swimming pool businesses will look to maximise the spend value of every customer contact. Strategically timed e-shots and newsletters present ideal marketing windows but equally, every home installation or service visit is a platform to promote. Current thinking is there has never been a better time […]

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THE DAWN OF POWER BRANDS

THE DAWN OF THE POWER BRANDS

It all started with a Spaform hot tub in the summer of ‘93. Having bought a Spaform for their home, and having an instinct they would sell, the property developer, father and son partnership, of David and Jonathan Bunn, were joined by their friend Lloyd Burden, at a regional show; a venture to test the […]

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ANNUAL PRIZE GIVING FOR INSTITUTE

ANNUAL PRIZE GIVING FOR INSTITUTE

At its annual ISPE Awards, ISPE President Colin Day, FISPE, congratulated four of this year’s successful exam candidates who are now ISPE ‘Certified Technicians’. He presented them each with their Technician certificate and ISPE lapel badge. The Gartside Cup for Student of the Year, the student achieving the highest total mark in their ISPE exams, […]

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