save our pools

SAVE OUR SWIMMING POOLS PLEA

Despite opposition from key organisations like Swim England, swimming pools have been closed again in Manchester, Merseyside, Wales and in other parts of the UK, as part of the measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The Government has stressed that discussions will be held with those areas moving into ‘tier three’ in the […]

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Including Kitchen Sink

INCLUDING THE KITCHEN SINK

Reluctant to gloat, at a time when so many other sectors, and the country as a whole, face unprecedented challenges, the UK’s residential swimming pool sector is nevertheless quietly celebrating a record year. Covid-19 has not just created a wave of ‘holiday at home’ investment but triggered a tsunami of domestic interest in health and […]

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AUTOMATIC POOL
CLEANERS like the
Maytronics from Certikin is a must-have pool accessory.

CLEAN SWEEP

Maximising the potential of swimming pool cleaner sales… Switched-on swimming pool businesses will look to maximise the spend value of every customer contact. Strategically timed e-shots and newsletters present ideal marketing windows but equally, every home installation or service visit is a platform to promote. Current thinking is there has never been a better time […]

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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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THE DAWN OF POWER BRANDS

THE DAWN OF THE POWER BRANDS

It all started with a Spaform hot tub in the summer of ‘93. Having bought a Spaform for their home, and having an instinct they would sell, the property developer, father and son partnership, of David and Jonathan Bunn, were joined by their friend Lloyd Burden, at a regional show; a venture to test the […]

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RIGO TAKE THE DIRECT WELLNESS ROUTE

RIGO TAKE THE DIRECT WELLNESS ROUTE

After 9 years of manufacturing and supplying tiled pools and spas to the leisure sector, through a third party, you can now by direct from Rigo Spa. Responding to long-standing demands from the water leisure sector, Rigo Spa will be selling products direct to the pool trade – including tiled pools, swim spas and spas. […]

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LEISLEY BIDS FARWELL

LESLEY BIDS FOND FAREWELL

Pollet Pool Group UK has bid a sad farewell to a key member of its sales team as Lesley Hipkiss said goodbye to the swimming pool industry. Lesley was a valuable asset to Pollet Pool Group having cut her teeth with Bayrol UK prior to joining Pollet back in the winter of 2011. Lesley takes […]

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NEW SWISS FACTORY

DRYDEN AQUA UNVEIL NEW SWISS FACTORY

Due to the rapid growth of AFM sales worldwide and the success of the Dryden Aqua DAISY pool system, Dryden Aqua have announced the opening of their second AFM production facility in Busserach, Switzerland. The factory will be the most sophisticated glass processing plant in the World and will be a worldwide showcase for sustainable […]

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HEATSTAR

HEATSTAR INVESTS IN SERVICE SOFTWARE

Heatstar has a well-earned reputation for after-sales service embodied by their fleet of dedicated service engineers, based throughout the UK, offering nationwide after-sales and preventative maintenance for Heatstar’s environmental control systems. In the pursuit of ever greater efficiency and faster response times the company has rolled-out a new field service management software system. This software, […]

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BUCKETS & SPADES

Norfolk may conjure up images of unspoilt beaches, sleepy seaside resorts and boats lazily navigating abundant water ways. With its proximity to London and the South East, there’s a thriving market for swimming pool companies… if they can keep up with the pace. While Norfolk is most famous for its man-made broads, the same kind […]

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