Safety

Nationwide Hot Tub Safety Warnings

The British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association has warned of a growing trend for some companies supplying hot tubs to claim or imply that the goods they sell are manufactured in the UK or North America when in fact, they come from elsewhere in the world. This misleads customers into thinking they are […]

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Wensum

Family Values

In 1976 Andrea Morrison’s father was a local house builder. His company, R.T Halls Builders, were getting more and more enquiries regarding swimming pools and during the heat wave that year he started building residential pools. Following in his footsteps, Andrea and husband-to-be Syd decided to set up a company to build and maintain swimming […]

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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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Over 110 swimmers attended the Christmas Day Swim at Brockwell Lido last year, where the water
temperature was around 7°C.

Ideal Swimming Temperatures

How warm does the water have to be for outdoor swimming? The short answer is that there are no authoritative guidelines, as there are for indoor pools and spas. And of course, outdoor swimming can mean ponds, rivers, the sea… It can include wet suits. But here are some rough guidelines. Swimming in water that […]

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Asia Piscine

Asian Aqua Event

Singapore hosted the fourth edition of the Piscine Global Asia show last month, with almost 100 exhibitors taking part in the two-day event. 96 brands from 18 countries met at the Marina Bay Sands from the 5-6th April and attracted 919 attendees ranging from architects and landscapers to installation, construction and installation professionals. Throughout the […]

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