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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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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Pensioner

Pensioners Solve Lifeguard Shortage

Leisure operator GLL is recruiting older people to help save a national shortage of lifeguards. With up to 20 per cent of its lifeguarding roles unfilled and around 90 current vacancies, GLL also hopes the initiative will counter common misconceptions around lifeguarding and encourage a wider demographic to apply. “You don’t need to be body […]

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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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Trap 1

Ticking Time Bombs

The alarming increase in the number of media reports on entrapment accidents, highlights the fear that many pools and spas remain unsafe ticking time bombs for unsuspecting swimmers. The danger is escalated when you realise how poorly management and lifeguards at many holiday resorts and hotels are trained to avoid entrapment risks. There are hundreds […]

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SunDance

New Venture For Sundance UK

Sundance Pools UK have announced the launch of their own exclusive trade range of pools. The subsidiary brand, Sunquest Pools, has been launched with trade distributors in mind and the company hopes to use their latest business addition to deal with the rising demands for UK-based manufacturing. “The upsurge in customers over last 20 years […]

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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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Dip Toe

Dipping A Toe

A catalyst for not just added income but also for potential sales, the hot tub hire market has been providing a useful first stepping stone for would-be spa retailers for many years. Now a growing trend, more established water leisure businesses are looking to diversify in order to bring in much sought-after cash flow are […]

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