Set within a valley of 32 acres of outstanding North Devon countryside with lakes, wild flower meadows, mature woodland not forgetting a mixture of friendly animals, Millbrook Estate is holiday resort specialises in small intimate and runaway weddings Among the five star facilities offered is the Treetop Escape, a stunning building hanging over a beautiful […]

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Colin Dougall

Pool People : Colin Dougall Operations Director, Devin Consulting Limited

After serving an apprenticeship as an engineering draughtsman, Colin I spent several years in the Royal Navy before undertaking a Master of mechanical and manufacturing engineering degree at Newcastle University. Colin’s pool industry career started in 2002 when he joined Devin Consulting. What are your pool market credentials? I have been in the pool industry […]

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Heatstar Technical Seminar

Free Technical Training Seminars

The pool trade can boost their knowledge and expertise in the vital area of energy efficient climate control system by attending free training seminars being organised by market leading Heatstar. Throughout 2017, Heatstar have been piloting free technical training seminars for pool installers at AstralPool’s head office in Fareham in the south of England. The […]

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Record Turn Out For Institute

At the recent 116th ISPE One-Day seminar, held near Hemel Hempstead, ISPE Vice President Colin Day announced that the day’s attendance of over 50 delegates was the highest attendance at an ISPE Seminar since November 2008. The morning’s sessions looked at various aspects of water treatment and water problems and there were seven, 15-minute presentations. […]

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Ocea Web Window

Ocea Unveils New Web Window

Ocea automatic swimming pool covers has unveiled its new, industry-leading website designed to work as an on-line interactive brochure allowing visitors, including trade specialists and architects, as well as end users, to see all the aspects and benefits of the Ocea automatic swimming pool cover system. Most importantly, it will serve as an enhanced sales […]

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Winning Formula For Pollet

The team from Pollet Pool Group welcomed delegates to its annual UK seminar, held in Cheltenham last month, confident they would find the event both informative and enjoyable. Delegates were introduced to the technicalities of a range of new and upgraded products with a slick programme of seminars featuring flagship brands. “At Pollet Pool Group […]

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Winning Work And Play Recipes

Bosta UK recently gathered customers, from all over Europe, for a grand tour of its state-of-the art European distribution centre near Veghel, in Holland. The 11,000m2 surface area ‘smart’ warehouse is packed with €20m stock at any one time representing a staggering 19,000 product lines. The mammoth building boasts 18,000 pallet stations, ten loading docks […]

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Wave Of Success For Aquanale

Sustainable, energy-efficient solutions along with ‘smart’ operating systems were the stand-out themes at this year’s Aquanale exhibition, held in Cologne in November. Held in conjunction with the International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities (FSB), Aquanale attracted around 26,600 visitors, who were able to see 282 exhibitors from 30 countries.“Aquanale continues to […]

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Leisure Operator: Fitness Champions

Working with almost 50 councils and Trusts nationwide, Everyone Active boasts an impressive pool portfolio of nearly 100 pools. Marking their 30th anniversary this year, the leisure team has gone from managing a single site in the Midlands to operating 158 leisure centres countrywide. The longest-established leisure provider in the UK, has built on strong […]

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Skys The Limit

The Sky’s The Limit

Commercial pool specialists Devin Consulting hit a landmark figure last month after being appointed to design its 500th project. The Newcastle-based business have been responsible for some of the worlds’ most prestigious projects since 2000 including; the London Aquatic Centre for 2012 Olympics, Manchester Aquatic Centre and projects from Azerbaijan to Delhi and Qatar. Established […]

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