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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Heatwave

Heatwave Sends Brits Racing To The Pool

Sizzling summer temperatures provided a welcome boost for the country’s water leisure sector. The high temperatures sent young and old alike flocking to open air swimming pools and lidos in an attempt to cool off. In fact, searches for water parks, lidos and beaches increased by an average of 277 per cent between June 19 […]

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Trap 1

Ticking Time Bombs

The alarming increase in the number of media reports on entrapment accidents, highlights the fear that many pools and spas remain unsafe ticking time bombs for unsuspecting swimmers. The danger is escalated when you realise how poorly management and lifeguards at many holiday resorts and hotels are trained to avoid entrapment risks. There are hundreds […]

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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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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 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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ISPE’s 115th One-Day Seminar took place in March and welcomed more than 40 delegates

ISPE Spring Seminar Success

Over 40 delegates attended ISPE’s 115th One-Day Seminar in March and many of those present later said what an informative and enjoyable day it was. The Institute was delighted to welcome Steve Baker from Solus, who gave a RIBA-approved CPD presentation on slip-resistant tiles and the grades that should be used in different applications, including […]

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Conservative MP, John Glen took time to meet with staff and
learn more about the business and its products.

MP Promises A Protected Future

The Tintometer, a global exporter of water analysis products, was given the opportunity to test a local MP at a recent factory tour. John Glen, the Conservative MP for Salisbury and South Wiltshire, made the important visit to one of the area’s largest employers in March, and took the chance to assure staff at The […]

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