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WISH LIST

A Luxury Spas Direct customer was looking for high quality spa that would offer generous space inside and would complement the design and ambience of their garden. Health benefits were very high on this this Luxury Spas Direct customers’ wish list. They wanted a deep hydrotherapy massage so LSD recommended the Helix jets, exclusive to […]

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Sarah Mabey, Financial Director AWG, Richard Hart Managing Director AWG, Sebastien Madore, General Manager of Covana and Steven O’Shea Director of Sales Covana.

AWG COVANA LIFTER SALES ON THE RISE

Aqua Warehouse Group hosted a visit from representatives of the Covana lift system recently, cementing the blossoming relationship between the two companies that has been further enhanced with sales up by 170% in the first six months of 2019. Sebastien Madore, General Manager for Covana was full of praise for the growing achievements of Aqua […]

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POOL PEOPLE – Simon Jones

Helping his father and a family friend on a swimming pool stand at the Royal Welsh Show proved to be a landmark holiday treat for a young Simon Jones, of AstralPool UK, now one of the UK’s leading experts in pool provision… WHAT WAS YOUR INTRODUCTION TO THE POOL INDUSTRY? As a lad, I spent […]

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ON LOCATION – SHOWROOM CLOSE UP

The One Stop Spas team perform cartwheels to open their new Sleaford showroom.. Taking their sons to their regular gym club in Sleaford, Melissa and Chris Brady, of 1 Stop Spas, in Lincolnshire, had often cast an envious eye over the building, agreeing it would make an ideal showroom. So when they heard a whisper […]

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PWTAG PREPARE FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Last November saw the secondof PWTAG’s annual conferences and it was a sell-out success. This year’s event, in a new venue, is stuffed with even more vital, ground breaking presentations. Look out alsofor important news about PWTAG’s Poolmark scheme for validating pools. The details are not finalised butalready these look like the stand-outs. CRYPTO UPDATE […]

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SUPPLY AND DEMAND

COMMERCIAL POOL MARKET REVIEW PART TWO Leisure operators are reporting growth in swimming numbers and pool usage across the board… Latest figures have confirmed that the supply of public swimming facilities is no longer keeping pace with demand. According to the 2018 State of the UK Swimming Industry Report, pool numbers have generally remained static […]

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GOLDEN YEAR FOR GOLDEN SERVICE

STATUS QUO

COMMERCIAL POOL MARKET REVIEW PART ONE The 2019 State of the UK Swimming Industry Report reveals that the UK public swimming pool provision has not changed significantly in the last 12 months with 26 sites opening while 27 have closed. Based on figures gathered over the 12 month period to the end of March 2019, […]

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POOL MANUFACTURER RISES FROM THE ASHES

When Poly Advisory Ltd (PAL) suffered a major fire at their Nottingham base, they discovered, through no fault of their own, the insurance was not adequate to cover the cost of re-building. Enough to daunt many but not this enterprising team. With the money from the insurance, Alexander King the Managing Director along with company […]

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COMPREHENSIVE COLOGNE SHOWCASE PROMISED

Aquanale promises a comprehensive showcase of innovations and products from all segments of the swimming pool and wellness industry from November 5 to 8. Around 320 exhibiting companies from more than 25 countries are expected in Cologne for the trade fair highlight of the year. By presenting the private and public pool segments together under […]

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BUCKINGHAM BUY OUT

BUCKINGHAM BUY-OUT COMPLETED

Buckingham Swimming Pools owner managers Paul Mason and Dennis Ledbrooke have completed a management buy-out that has seen director Paul Walton- Collett take over as new ultimate majority shareholder and managing director of the group. The pair carried out a management buyout themselves back in 2009 to take control of the Kenilworth company that started […]

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