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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Grand Designs

When a successful interior design company decided to dip a toe into the hot tub and spa sector last spring, they could hardly have imagined the success, the business divergence would bring. Over the past decade, Pitville, has helped clients design and install bathrooms, kitchens and living spaces. Choosing Hydropool, as its spa and swim […]

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The UK hot tub industry acknowledge the climax of its best performing year with a record-breaking celebration at the 2017UK Pool & Spa Awards ceremony. Held at the prestigious Vox Conference Centre, at Birmingham’s NEC, buoyant celebrations marked a general15 per cent across the board increase. Overall sales reached an estimated £140 million, strengthened by […]

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Imagine a world where you can monitor your clients’ spas, diagnose problems and source parts before you even step out of the store to make a service call. Five years ago this would have been unheard of. But it is a brave new world for the hot tub industry and it is available now. Exciting […]

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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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Black Friday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales Boom

Pool suppliers experienced a surge in sales at the end of November thanks to the increasingly popular special sales days. The American tradition sees prices plummet on the day after Thanksgiving, with the British market adopting the tradition in recent years. For suppliers to the residential pool market these savings are a huge draw from […]

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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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