True colours

True Colours

Three new colours have been added to the Ocea automatic pool cover colour palette to meet recent demand. Exclusive to Ocea, they include a fresh green Meadow Haze, available as transparent or solar finish that gives you a bright summer feel, all year long. The high gloss Onyx Black finish offers a two per cent […]

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Heat Is On

Plastica’s recently launched range of Relax pool hall dehumidifiers have generated much interest from the UK pool trade. The slim, sleek glass-fronted units resemble a giant smart phone, so require minimum space and make an attractive addition to the pool area. The aesthetically pleasing units can remove over 100 litres of water per day, converting […]

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Not your average filter

Not Your Average Filter

The self-cleaning NanoFiber Auto filter for pools is not a traditional cartridge filter. The difference lies in the material used to make the filter. The innovative material used to make the filter is of a higher quality than other filters thanks to the nanofibre network, which filters particles as small as 5 to 8 microns. […]

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Super suction

Super Suction

Combining the unique filtration properties of the MultiCyclone Plus MC12 and Supastream self-priming pump, the Ultravac is an ideal maintenance tool for commercial or large domestic pools. Vacuuming through the MultiCyclone unit enables you to remove debris out of the pool or water feature without losing water. The cart is made from strong powder coated […]

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Ladder treads

Ladder Treads

Plastica’s 43mm ladders are made from grade 316 stainless steel and are suitable for use in salt water pools. They are supplied with our own custom designed treads and fixtures, also all moulded in-house to Plastica’s normal high standards. The company offer all the same designs as we previously have including: all normal ladders, undercover […]

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Water analysis

Water Analysis

Listening to the user base and specifically hot tub users, the Lovibond® team has now redesigned the Scuba II to include a direct test for bromine (0.2-13.5mg/l). Concurrently, the team has also introduced new, enhanced housing for this popular domestic photometer. Easy, immediate and accurate readings can be taken by immersing the unit’s sample chamber […]

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Community Spirit

Boasting one of the largest attendances in the South West for any one leisure centre, Bristol-based Horfield Leisure Centre is celebrating a record-breaking year with more than 850,000 visitors to the long-serving community venue. The centre was originally constructed in the 1980’s as a standalone facility that only catered to dry-side leisure, such as racket […]

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Return on investment

Return On Investment

Active Centres operate five leisure centres and two dual-use sports centres across South Gloucestershire. Since 2005 they have worked with Circadian Trust, the charitable company working in partnership with the local authority, to improve the health, cultural and social wellbeing of the local community. Any profit made is reinvested back into local facilities and services, […]

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Pool Man

Pool Man Shares Cancer Scare Story

Around 48,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year and in December last year, Martin Borley, 53, from Tanby Pools, in Surrey, was one of them. “I considered myself fit,” says Martin. “I swam a mile every day and cycled 50 miles regularly plus every year I cycle 300 miles in three days for […]

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Winners and losers

Winners And Losers At Welsh Pool

A new school swimming initiative has been slammed by adults who have been banned from using the facilities at the same time. Conwy County Borough Councils leisure service school has introduced the initiative, aiming to ensure that every child leaving primary school by 2020 can swim. However, the pilot scheme at Llandudno Swimming Centre means […]

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