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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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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LEISLEY BIDS FARWELL

LESLEY BIDS FOND FAREWELL

Pollet Pool Group UK has bid a sad farewell to a key member of its sales team as Lesley Hipkiss said goodbye to the swimming pool industry. Lesley was a valuable asset to Pollet Pool Group having cut her teeth with Bayrol UK prior to joining Pollet back in the winter of 2011. Lesley takes […]

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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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HISTORIC DERBYSHIRE HOTEL LIDO REVITALISED

The closure of Matlock’s New Bath Hotel in 2013 looked like calling time on its feature lido that had survived the Second World War and the massive decline in outdoor pools in the 1960s and 1970s. But on the 85th anniversary of its original launch, swimming personalities, Ross Davenport and Ryan Taylor cut the ribbon […]

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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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MORE THAN 300
companies will display
product at the forthcoming
aquanale event.

AQUANALE OFFERS ONE BRAND UMBRELLA

Around 320 companies from 25 countries are heading to Cologne this month for the 2019 Aquanale event that promises to showcase a swimming pool load of innovations and latest product updates. For the first time, aquanale is bringing together the full range of products and services for the pool, sauna and wellness sectors under one […]

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OVER THE MOON

Falcon Pools revamped the sixteen metre swimming pool is the focal point of a leading Hampshire health club… Falcon Pools took on the complete refurbishment of Beechdown Health Club in Basingstoke, Hampshire. Beechdown stands on a three and a half acre site between Basingstoke town centre and the M3 motorway. The Health and Fitness Club […]

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five star

HOTEL POOL GETS FIVE STAR TREATMENT

Experts in pool refurbishment, and giving pools a new lease of life, the Somerset based team of Purepools, was commissioned to completely transform the 35 year old indoor pool at the Northfield Hotel in Minehead. With an innovative design confirmed, Cranbourne Stone, leaders in swimming pool surrounds, landscape and interiors, was called in to provide […]

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