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PULLING THE PUBLIC POOL PLUG

It’s pretty unusual for swimming pools to be so thoroughly in the news. They were in the headlines over covid of course, which finished off about 200 pools. Then last autumn there were warnings from Swim England that up to 2,000 more might close in the next ten years, starved of the funds necessary for […]

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DUNCAN SCOTT, centre, helps promote Scotland’s Learn To Swim programme.

A BIGGER SPLASH

A look at swimming performance in Scotland… As early as 2017, in Scottish Swimming’s Good Practice Facilities Strategy, pool operators were commenting on the growing cost of heating bills and subsidies required to operate their pools. At the same time the demand and cost of water space were both increasing. Yet everyone is agreed, quality […]

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EVERY POOL requires filtering and disinfection to kill harmful bacteria and control the spread of algae and other organisms.

SAFE WATER FOR EVERY POOL

What’s the smart, scalable answer for pool water disinfection? The many pool types in this magazine have one vital thing in common. They all require filtering and disinfection to kill harmful bacteria and control the spread of algae. Chlorination is the well-proven way to keep bathers safe, so the real question for pool operators is: […]

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MILLIONS TO GO SWIMMING AGAIN

It has been more than a year since the government announced public swimming pools would close as part of the efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus. The long wait is over. Pools across the UK will be reopening from Monday 12th April with millions able to go swimming again. A whopping 3,794 facilities with […]

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POOL PEOPLE – ALLEN WILSON

With thanks to, Ross Alcock – General Secretary of The Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers, we pay tribute to an irreplaceable industry personality, following the loss of Allen Wilson, FISPE Allen Wilson had an inimitable style of delivery with his presentations and it was true to say nobody fell asleep whilst Allen was talking. His […]

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