DIPPING A ONE-PIECE TOE

Hot Tub retailers eye all-in-one pool potential… The hot tub market’s loss is the pool market’s gain as we see increasingly more home spa retailers dip a toe into swimming pool provision through an ever-evolving selection of top drawer, one-piece pool offerings. Switched-on businesses are increasingly seeing the booming sector of one-piece pools, with their […]

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OPEN DOOR POLICY

The Ocea UK team has been overwhelmed with the response to the opening of its new Trade, Learning and Distribution centre on the Windrush Business Park in Witney, Oxfordshire. Boasting a compact product display area, the building also includes a trade counter, dedicated training and presentation areas and office space. There is also warehousing that […]

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CERTIKIN HAVE SERVICE COVERED

As well as being the exclusive distributor in the UK, Certikin has a team of factory trained engineers for the installation of both Roldeck and Coverstar automatic pool covers. This is a huge benefit to the pool trade, which means, alongside Certikin’s technical support and expertise, they are also able to offer a complete end-to-end […]

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POOL PEOPLE – NEIL HASTINGS

Buckingham Pools’ Neil Hastings shared the title of Pool Technician Of The Year at the 2021 UK Pool & Spa Awards. He started his working life as a jeweller. He is surely a diamond geezer… POOL PEOPLE CAREER PATH I originally started life as a jeweller, then a lifeguard/personal trainer, followed by setting up a […]

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INDUSTRY LOSES POPULAR PERSONALITY

We were sad to hear of the death of Rodney Underwood, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Rodney was best known in the pool trade for his shop, Are You Swimming in Park Gate, Southampton. In his early career, Rodney worked in a toy shop in Fareham which sold above ground pools and gave […]

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Industry eagerly awaiting Elevate 2022

Elevate is the UK’s largest trade show dedicated to physical activity, fitness, elite sport and physical therapy and it returns this15-16 June to Excel London. This year’s event is set to truly bring the industry back together and will attract over 8,000 decision makers from swimming pools, gyms, studios, sport clubs, universities, personal training, schools and […]

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ONE DAY SEMINARS TO RETURN

Since the very first one in 1981 at Battle, East Sussex, the ISPE has presented 123 of its popular one-day seminars on the subject of filtration. The tried and trusted format has provided a platform for learning, an opportunity to network with other ISPE members and their colleagues and to have a very enjoyable day. […]

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ADDED DIMENSIONS – Panel Pools

Heatform fills a much-needed market gap… Panel pools are not new to the industry and have been around for a long time in plastic or steel form. Few have been insulated and even fewer made in the UK. An eco-innovation by Dan Phillips and the team at Lighthouse Pools, Heatform is the first panel pool […]

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INDUSTRY HEARTBEAT – Repair & Refurbishment

Emily Martin gets the inside track on swimming pool renovations… It may be less glamourous than new-build work, but refurbishment and renovation is the beating heart of the residential UK pool market. For our annual look at the repair and refurbishment market, Swimming Pool Scene set out to compare experiences with an overview of the […]

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JOB VACANCY – Service Engineer

Buckingham Swimming Pools Ltd is looking to recruit experienced and self-motivated Pool Engineers to join our existing service and maintenance team. The ideal candidates should be enthusiastic, conscientious and have a good knowledge of pool plant operation, both residential and commercial. Must be able to work proactively, demonstrating knowledge in pool and spa operating procedures […]

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