With three decades in the industry under his belt, when he is not at work, you will no doubt find Paramount managing director, Steve Martin on the golf course… WHAT WAS YOUR INTRODUCTION TO THE POOL INDUSTRY? My father, Keith Martin, initially set up Paramount at home in 1979 so I was introduced to the […]
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 […]
Paramount celebrated its 35th trading year by holding a mini exhibition of its comprehensive product range at its 10,000 sq ft headquarters in Hook, Hampshire. The two-day event set out to show new and existing dealers how Paramount provides unrivalled support for its products, including two flagship areas – the safety pool cover and heat […]
2014 was a milestone year for BTU (Installation and Maintenance) and BTU (Poolservices) as the family owned business celebrated 50 and 40 years respectively. To mark the anniversaries, BTU partnered with a local charity – Oakleaf Enterprise, the only charity in Surrey working as a social Enterprise to provide vocational training for those suffering from […]
Multi-use pool rooms, specifically pools with moving floors, are now an established solution to optimise space. New from Heatstar, the Hydrus AC is especially conceived to meet the markedly opposing environmental control demands of the room in both wet and dry modes. The Hydrus AC has the capability to tackle the strenuous demands of a […]
As the benchmark event in the international pool and spa industry calendar, 2014 Piscine Global once again proved itself to be an unmissable exhibition. Some 35 years after its creation, swimming pool and spa professionals from across the globe flocked to the biennial show in November, further reinforcing its appeal and reputation. Traditionally, the first […]
Ocea has confirmed it is entering an ‘exciting new phase of development’ with a new UK headquarters and an increased role in the delivery of the premier Ocea swimming pool system.
Spafix Direct has launched a rebrand of its e-commerce website to Vortex Distribution. This follows the announcement that the company will close its online retail facility to accommodate trade sales only.
When Roy Howard, of Howard’s Hydrocare in Essex, heard what his customer really thought about his new DEL Moon automatic slatted cover kit, he nearly choked on his tea…
No-one can doubt the way the water leisure industry is changing with more corporate enterprises and more global players. But the backbone of the UK trade business remains husband and wife teams and family businesses that continue to be handed down through the generations. It was back in the famously scorching summer of 1977 that David Adams, the founder of Golden Coast, decided to build a pool for his sons.