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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Lido death

Reward Offered In Lido Death Case

A £20,000 reward is being offered by the Metropolitan Police for information regarding the death of a 15-year-old boy in a London lido over 40 years ago. Enrico Sidoli died in hospital in July 1976 after being pulled unconscious from Parliament Hill Lido in Hampstead, 11 days earlier. Detectives are now offering an incentive for […]

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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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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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Over 110 swimmers attended the Christmas Day Swim at Brockwell Lido last year, where the water
temperature was around 7°C.

Ideal Swimming Temperatures

How warm does the water have to be for outdoor swimming? The short answer is that there are no authoritative guidelines, as there are for indoor pools and spas. And of course, outdoor swimming can mean ponds, rivers, the sea… It can include wet suits. But here are some rough guidelines. Swimming in water that […]

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squeeze

Tight Squeeze

OC Spas recently undertook the challenging installation of an Artesian Spas swim spa and hot tub for a client in Cornwall. Following a visit to the OC Spas showroom in Goonhavern, the client ordered a TidalFit EP16 swim spa and a Platinum Elite Dove Canyon hot tub, which were both to be positioned in a […]

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Asia Piscine

Asian Aqua Event

Singapore hosted the fourth edition of the Piscine Global Asia show last month, with almost 100 exhibitors taking part in the two-day event. 96 brands from 18 countries met at the Marina Bay Sands from the 5-6th April and attracted 919 attendees ranging from architects and landscapers to installation, construction and installation professionals. Throughout the […]

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Engineers from Wensum Pools were put through their paces as part of the latest Electrical Awareness
Workshop.

Behind The Scenes Work Continues

To support their members and the wider water leisure industry, BISHTA and SPATA work together to ensure that they are represented across Europe, both for networking with other national pool and spa associations in EUSA and also in the development of European Standards. Through these contacts, it is easier to be aware of and share […]

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The pool at Campsie Glen Holiday Park has been upgraded for the
summer season by Eagle Leisure.

Park Pool Upgrades

Campsie Glen Holiday Park in Stirlingshire has invested £80,000 into upgrading its outdoor swimming pool facilities. The new development, which launched in April, features an enclosure over the existing outdoor pool, plus the installation of a brand new children’s pool and new changing and toilet facilities. The new Perspex enclosure, model Endless Summer in Moss […]

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The heritage swim event at Victoria Baths was organised to help
raise vital funds for the Baths.

Splash Back In Time

For one day only, Victoria Baths in Manchester gave people the chance to enjoy the first public swim in the Grade II* listed building in 24 years. The heritage swim event in May was organised to increase awareness and help raise vital funds for the Baths as it continues to make its journey towards restoration. […]

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