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2020 VISION – SPATEX REVIEW

A picture special from the SPATEX pool and spa show… The organisers of SPATEX, the UK’s exclusive pool and spa trade show, are already looking ahead to its 25th milestone event to be held in 2021. The team will return to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry to celebrate its silver anniversary from Tuesday to Thursday […]

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GIFT FROM THE WATER GODS

As the Norse God of inland waters and wealth, Njord is the inspiration behind specialist swimming pool team, Njord Design and Build. Formed three years ago, Njord offers architectural, construction and climate control expertise across residential and commercial markets specialising in high-end water leisure facilities. Njord’s Managing Director and Architect, Steve Jones benefits from 24 […]

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LEISURE FOR LATER LIVING

The office for national statistics confirms that more than 18% of the UK population is aged 65 and over. This equates to around one person in five and this is projected to reach around one in every four people (24.2%) in the next 20 years, writes Tom Devin, of Devin Consulting. Our population of seniors […]

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JUST ONE CLICK – Smart Technology

Smart technology in the pool industry… With smart phones and devices at its very core, technology is now inherent within all aspects of everyday modern life, relied upon to make tasks faster and easier with the combined effect of increased convenience. In parallel, every industry from travel to property to finance are embracing technology to […]

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TEAM EFFORT

A luxury hotel pool needed a makeover.. Hampshire’s Four Seasons Hotel boasts an 18th-century stable block which houses the luxurious Spa and a focal feature of a conservatory pool that was badly in need of a makeover having last been updated 16 years ago. The Four Seasons wanted to refurbish the popular pool to create […]

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PICTURE PERFECT

The multi award-winning Portrait Pools team, based in the North West of England, was called in to install this swimming pool, spa and sauna. The client wanted a pool hall in an existing barn at the property to create the perfect home wellness environment. The project had to be modern and had to have the […]

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GOOD FORTUNE

The Bristol-based team of Ursell Pools & Wellness felt fortunate to be appointed to deliver this adventurous compact indoor pool and wellness area in an immaculate Regency house in Cheltenham. The team worked closely with the client, a renowned architect, designer and entrepreneur, to create the most perfect extension to this property. They incorporated a […]

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SPA PEOPLE – JOHN MABEY

‘Am dram’ enthusiast John runs Aqua Spa Supplies, an accessories business supplying hot tub cover lifters and steps (pun intended) to trade and retail customers, with the odd rubber duck thrown in for good measure… HOW AND WHEN DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE INDUSTRY? I got involved in 2008 when I was about four […]

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BUILDING BLOCKS

Why specialist investment in training pays off… For the majority of hot tub and swim spa retailers, investment in specialist business training demands the commitment of both precious time and sometimes stretched staff resources. The payback results in more knowledgeable and confident business owners and staff. Undoubtedly, a company’s reputation will reap the rewards of […]

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NEXT GENERATION

Smart Technology offers remote monitoring… In a clear case of what is good for the goose, is good for the gander, the Aqua Warehouse Group has launched a new water testing APP into the hot tub sector, marketed as YourSpa. Developed for their own showroom originally, the purpose-designed APP clearly has huge benefits for hot […]

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