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FOUR LEAF CLOVERS

Karen Cotton continues our regional road trip as she meets some key water leisure suppliers in Eire and Northern Ireland… Carmel Kikkers had always dreamed of owning her own pool, but the lack of space, coupled with the high cost, put her off the idea… until December 2016.“Looking at the prospect of a second round […]

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SUPPLY AND DEMAND

COMMERCIAL POOL MARKET REVIEW PART TWO Leisure operators are reporting growth in swimming numbers and pool usage across the board… Latest figures have confirmed that the supply of public swimming facilities is no longer keeping pace with demand. According to the 2018 State of the UK Swimming Industry Report, pool numbers have generally remained static […]

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COMPREHENSIVE COLOGNE SHOWCASE PROMISED

Aquanale promises a comprehensive showcase of innovations and products from all segments of the swimming pool and wellness industry from November 5 to 8. Around 320 exhibiting companies from more than 25 countries are expected in Cologne for the trade fair highlight of the year. By presenting the private and public pool segments together under […]

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#MyPerfectPoolExperience online contest

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebrations Fluidra invites EVERYONE to take part in its #MyPerfectPoolExperience online contest. By sharing their perfect pool experience in the form of a photo, video or poem at http://50anniversary.fluidra.com/, entrants can win either an underwater camera, a Go Pro or a waterproof e-Reader. The company encourages all its customers […]

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Lighthouse Host Work And Play Trip

Lighthouse Host Work And Play Trip

Automatic slatted cover specialists, Rollo Solar opened their doors recently to show a few Lighthouse UK customers what can be achieved when a little bit of imagination is put into developing a slatted cover business. The Rollo Solar factory is based in the small town of Bad-Tolz on the outskirts of Munich and was founded […]

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Countdown To Coventry Underway

Countdown To Coventry Underway

As the countdown continues to February’s SPATEX 2019, the stage is being set for a vibrant event with a host of new exhibitors and seminar topics. The industry’s one-stop shop source of information and education, CPD points and certificates of attendance are available to all attendees of the 22 sessions, organised over the three days […]

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Icing On Newcastle Pool Cake

Icing On Newcastle Pool Cake

An iconic Newcastle landmark is celebrating reaching the ripe old age of 90 – with a slice of cake and a facelift. Workers at Newcastle City Pool and Turkish Baths joined in the celebrations, taking a well-deserved break from restoring the building to its former glory, to blow out the 90 candles. The pool and […]

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Swimming Benefits Mental Health

Swimming Benefits Britain’s Mental Health

Swimming has significantly reduced the symptoms of anxiety or depression for 1.4 million adults in Britain, according to new research. Almost half a million (492,000) British adults with mental health conditions, who swim, say that they have reduced the number of visits to a medical professional regarding their mental health as a result of swimming. […]

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Praise For Teachers' Academy

Praise For Teachers’ Academy

Leisure operators have praised the innovative Institute of Swimming’s Teachers’ Academy for helping them to recruit teachers of the highest calibre. More than 130 people have applied to join the pilot scheme of the Academy in London and Manchester since it was launched by the Institute of Swimming recently. It’s been created as almost 400,000 […]

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New Supply Partnership Confirmed

New Supply Partnership Confirmed

APG Leisure has agreed a new partnership with BECO Beermann, the global swimming accessories, aquafitness and swimwear manufacturer, that will see the Cheshire-based company become the official distributor in the UK and Republic of Ireland. “Our new partnership with BECO Beermann marks the start of a new journey for APG Leisure and our customers, which […]

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