THE 2021 TOP WINNERS were tenth anniversary team, Superior Wellness.

OH WHAT A NIGHT!

The UK spa and hot tub industry came together for an outstanding night of celebration for the presentation of the 2021 UK Pool & Spa Awards. Held in December, in the climate of the continuing global pandemic, an audience of 200 were asked to show a current negative Covid test before being allowed entry to […]

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MORE THAN 70 COMPANIES were celebrating at the 2021 UK Pool & Spa Awards

GLITTERING CELEBRATIONS

More than 70 companies will be kicking of the new year with a timely marketing boost following their success in the recent UK Pool & Spa Awards competition. Open to all water leisure business across commercial, residential and wellness sectors, regardless of trade affiliation, the popular contest attracted more than 200 entries and the widest […]

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING for all ages is an important new focus. Picture – Good Boost

UNDER PRESSURE

Jane Herbert reports on the conflicting demands for community water space… Commercial pool operators have rarely been under so much pressure. Swim England’s September 2021 report – A Decade of Decline – highlighted the urgent need for investment to combat ageing pool stock. Months of COVID restrictions have led to some facilities not re-opening at […]

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FAMILY AND FRIENDS will mourn the passing of Cresta Leisure’s Tim Bareham.

CRESTA LOSES FOUNDING FATHER

As this issue of Swimming Pool Scene went to print, we learned of the sad death of Tim Bareham, of Cresta Leisure, shortly before his 73rd birthday. A big personality in his business, the industry and through the National Leisure group, Tim will be fondly remembered. Due to the continuing COVID implications, only a close […]

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SPATEX is all set for its return to Coventry in February.

INDUSTRY REUNITES UNDER ONE ROOF

Crossing fingers that the latest government advice allows the event to go ahead, all SAT NAVs should be set for Coventry this February for the welcome return of the live SPATEX water leisure show. Formerly called the Ricoh, and now known as the Coventry Building Society Arena, the clock is counting down towards the return […]

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IAN BETTS addresses a full audience as the ISPE live seminars return

ISPE AWARDS MAKE STRONG COMEBACK

After a two-year Covid- impacted break, the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers resumed its popular one-day seminar programmes. The 124th seminar was held in November at the Cobham Hilton, a new venue for Institute that attracted more than 50 attendees. Unfortunately, ISPE President Philip Barlow, FISPE, was unable to be present so ISPE past-President Chris […]

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POOL PEOPLE – PAUL WALTON-COLLETT

Buckingham Pools Managing Director, Paul Walton-Collett began his swimming pool building career in 1998 and now heads one of the most successful pool companies in the country. Quite a journey from his original music career when he ran his own recording studios… WHAT WAS YOUR INTRODUCTION TO THE POOL INDUSTRY? Joined Oxford Pools in 1998 […]

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AQUA PLATINUM are going into their biggest year to date

DESIGN AND BUILD MASTERS

Aqua Platinum Projects celebrates its first decade in business with the title Pool Contractors Of The Year… Cutting his pool-building teeth with the family business, ten years ago Ryan Fronda took the giant leap of going independent; forming his own company, Aqua Platinum Projects. It has been a journey that has seen APP record sustained […]

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POOL COP IS A GAME CHANGER

Modern pool management is all about making processes as efficient and easy as possible. With this in mind, one of the most innovative products on the market is the GC PoolCop – a smart pool management system that remotely monitors every aspect of a pool. It consists of a Valve Data Unit that is installed […]

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WHAT IS LURKING IN POOL WATER?

Lovibond® Tintometer has many testing options available to meet the needs of today’s pool water professional. With modern pool or spa water quality and safety essential, having a good testing protocol and an accurate testing system is equally essential. If you are not testing the levels of key parameters regularly using a recognised professional system […]

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