Retailer

Hot Tub Retailers Set For Record Year

2017 is set to follow in the footsteps of 2016 with another record breaking year for hot tub retailers predicted. Following steady growth in the market in 2016 and early 2017, targets are set be smashed across the board, and some of the industry’s biggest brands are reporting increases up to 30 per cent. Graham […]

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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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Awards

Calling All Swimming Pool Installers

If you’ve been working on a pool project this year that you’re particularly proud of, then don’t miss your chance to enter the UK Pool & Spa Awards. The 2017 competition will showcase the very best of the companies involved in the provision of water leisure in Great Britain. Project categories include Residential Indoor Pool […]

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Pensioner

Pensioners Solve Lifeguard Shortage

Leisure operator GLL is recruiting older people to help save a national shortage of lifeguards. With up to 20 per cent of its lifeguarding roles unfilled and around 90 current vacancies, GLL also hopes the initiative will counter common misconceptions around lifeguarding and encourage a wider demographic to apply. “You don’t need to be body […]

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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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Habits

Breaking Old Habits

Public pool builds are costing up to 25 per cent more than they should, according to worldwide building experts Natare Pools. In particular major building firms are slow to adopt new ideas such as state-of-the-art filtration, dosing and environmental control technology that negate the need for huge plant rooms. “We are trying to break habits […]

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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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Hydropool Lifestyle (1)

Hydropool Joins The Jacuzzi Family

Jacuzzi Brands has announced the acquisition of Hydropool Hot Tubs and Swim Spas. Joining forces, the Hydropool team will lead the global swim spa program for Jacuzzi Brands and will have access to Jacuzzi’s global resources. David Jackson, Stephane Barralis and the Hydropool management team will remain in place and continue to run and expand […]

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Hosepipe

Parched Britain Sparks Hose Pipe Ban Fears

Parts of Britain could be braced for a summer of hosepipe bans after experts warned residents in Southern England to use their water wisely. Despite heavy downpours in May, water levels across the UK have slumped to below average, as fears over a drought hitting parts of southern England grow, following unseasonably warm weather this […]

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Dip Toe

Dipping A Toe

A catalyst for not just added income but also for potential sales, the hot tub hire market has been providing a useful first stepping stone for would-be spa retailers for many years. Now a growing trend, more established water leisure businesses are looking to diversify in order to bring in much sought-after cash flow are […]

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