THE 2021 TOP WINNERS were tenth anniversary team, Superior Wellness.

OH WHAT A NIGHT!

The UK spa and hot tub industry came together for an outstanding night of celebration for the presentation of the 2021 UK Pool & Spa Awards. Held in December, in the climate of the continuing global pandemic, an audience of 200 were asked to show a current negative Covid test before being allowed entry to […]

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HOSTING A DAY AT THE RACES were the PPG team from left to right: David Sargentson (General Manager), Kristy Carlisle (Technical Support Manager), Jimmy Lamb (Commercial Manager), Claire Hansberry (Business Development Manager, South), Dave Bretherton (Business Development Manager, North), Hannah Chappel (Business Development Manager, Central).

PPG HOST A DAY AT THE RACES

Pollet Pool Group UK entertained a number of its customers to a day Newbury races recently. The day was put on to thank those customers for their business in what has been a record year of sales for PPG. The gathering started with a short presentation from General Manager, David Sargentson providing an overview of […]

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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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HYPROLYSER

Need Chlorine but don’t want to handle or store hazardous chemicals on-site? Electronic Chlorination Technology assures safe, clean pool water without them! When it comes to water disinfection, safety and reliability are of paramount importance. Gaffey’s Hyprolyser systems are one of the safest, most reliable in-situ generator systems on the market. Manufactured here in the […]

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CERTIKIN’S NEW PREMISES will house over 9,500 product lines for both domestic and commercial markets.

CERTIKIN INVESTS IN NEW PREMISES

Certikin has occupied its current offices and warehouses in the thriving Oxfordshire market town of Witney for 31 years, during which time it has expanded its footprint several times. However, the building no longer meets the requirements of a burgeoning business. Determined to retain the experienced and loyal workforce together with its central location, Certikin […]

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BOYHOOD FRIENDS Peter Adlington (right) and Edward Campbell-Salmon

PLASTICA CELEBRATES HALF CENTURY

In 1972, Edward Heath was prime minister, the average weekly pay for male workers was £34.93 and the best selling car was the Ford Cortina MKlll. While 93% of British households had a television set, only 425 had a telephone. It was also the year that saw the start of manufacturing winter debris covers from […]

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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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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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