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WINDOW ON POOL-BUYING TRENDS

With a huge number of pools being installed every year and 25 years of experience, NIVEKO is in an almost unique position to observe buying patterns. The current trend on the European markets is to combine a wide variety of materials and colours in the garden, the company advise. “Natural granite in the most striking […]

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LUXURY LIVING COMMERCIAL POOL CASE STUDY Aqua Platinum Projects add five star wellness appeal…

Prince of Wales Drive is a brand new collection of beautiful one, two and three-bedroom apartments built by Berkeley Group. Set within two and a half acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the spacious apartments offer a premium specification and distinctive interior design. The Aqua Platinum Projects team was commissioned to create the glamorous basement swimming […]

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NEW STYLE SWIM CENTERS LAUNCHED

A new, state-of-the-art learn to swim centre has welcomed its first wave of swimmers. PaddlePod @ Newcastle, at Silverbirch Drive, near Gosforth Park, is the first of two new swim centres devised by North East entrepreneur and former swimming coach Phil Groom. And along with swimming lessons for babies, toddlers, children and adults, it offers […]

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OCEA UK WELCOME THE ROARING TWENTIES

The UK’s residential swimming pool sector is roaring in to the 2020s with the challenge to meet an ever-more discerning client with bespoke pools and complicated installs. Ocea UK, a main supplier to the UK trade, says demand is at its highest ever level with an ever-evolving market where clients demand a turnkey approach to […]

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QUESTIONS OVER TRIPLE SPANISH HOTEL DROWNINGS

Following the tragic deaths of three family members at a Spanish hotel pool on Christmas Eve, police have halted official investigations declaring the incident was a tragic accident. Gabriel Diya, 52, his daughter, nine year- old, Comfort and son Praise- Emmanuel, 16, drowned in a pool at Club La Costa World in Fuengirola while on […]

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INDEPENDENT INSPECTION CALL FOLLOWING POOL TRAGEDY

MSI has campaigned for years to get the hotel tourism sector to accept the risks posed by swimming pool drain entrapment. A company spokesperson said: “It’s a tragedy that three members of the Diya family died in the same pool incident, and it’s also a travesty the family has not been given access to the […]

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BUCKETS & SPADES

Norfolk may conjure up images of unspoilt beaches, sleepy seaside resorts and boats lazily navigating abundant water ways. With its proximity to London and the South East, there’s a thriving market for swimming pool companies… if they can keep up with the pace. While Norfolk is most famous for its man-made broads, the same kind […]

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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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FLYING THE FLAG

Barr +Wray has built its export market over nearly six decades… Barr + Wray is a UK based company that more than lives up to its main marketing message of ‘everything water’. With a multi-million turnover and sustained profit margin, the company is a champion of British enterprise. From as far back as 1959, B+W […]

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BOLOGNA BECKONS

BOLOGNA BECKONS

Italy’s ForumPiscine attracts over 7,500 visitors to Bologna and 150 exhibitors that showcase components and equipment, furniture and accessories to design, renovate and manage residential pools, commercial swimming pools and, of course, big aquatic centres. Over 20% of exhibitors visit from foreign countries mainly Austria, France, Germany, Israel and The Netherlands and this is a […]

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