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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DISTRIBUTORS ENJOY LOYAL FOLLOWING

DISTRIBUTORS ENJOY LOYAL FOLLOWING

Wet leisure industry supplier Golden Coast has achieved a remarkable Net Promoter Score of 63 — considered excellent — after surveying customers earlier in the year. The Net Promoter Score is a widely recognised way of measuring customer loyalty. Customers were asked a single question: “How likely would you be to recommend Golden Coast?” where […]

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HEATSTAR

HEATSTAR INVESTS IN SERVICE SOFTWARE

Heatstar has a well-earned reputation for after-sales service embodied by their fleet of dedicated service engineers, based throughout the UK, offering nationwide after-sales and preventative maintenance for Heatstar’s environmental control systems. In the pursuit of ever greater efficiency and faster response times the company has rolled-out a new field service management software system. This software, […]

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light2

LIGHT FANTASTIC

  Completed in the latter part of 2018, this pool building was an extension to the rear of the property. Given a £90,000 budget, the task facing Origin Leisure was to construct the pool chamber and undertake all the specialist pool work. The client was thrilled with the end product. The pool house has become […]

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BOOST FOR THERAPEUTIC INFRARED SAUNAS

BOOST FOR THERAPEUTIC INFRARED SAUNAS

Studies in America have shown that infra heat offers numerous health benefits and, in this context, can help draw out the harmful toxins that may have been ingested in the course of a fire rescue.  As a result, some fire stations are now installing infrared cabin saunas as a therapy treatment in an effort to […]

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New leisure 2

NEW LEISURE FLAGSHIP UNVEILED

Slough’s new flagship leisure facility, The Centre, opened last summer.  The major construction project included a £1.5 million involvement for swimming pool specialists, Barr + Wray. Barr + Wray supplied two x Myrtha pools which consisted of an eight-lane main pool of 25m x 17m, complete with access platform. They also delivered a 15m x […]

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