OCEA’S NEW ECLIPSE
range is offered with
improved algae prevention.

ECLIPSE SLATS REACH ANOTHER LEVEL

Leading automatic slatted cover manufacturer, Ocea, believe their new Eclipse profile design is taking slatted solar heating covers to another level. Crucially, the Eclipse connection protects each profile joint, giving greater benefits over other slatted covers, so dirt or algae between the slats is a thing of the past. All polycarbonate Eclipse slats are improved […]

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INVERTER HEAT
pump technology
allows for efficient
control of the pool
temperature.

NEW INVERTER HEAT PUMPS UNVEILED

Calorex has unveiled the I-PAC and V-PAC, their first range of inverter heat pumps, designed in the UK and available with a three-year on-site parts and labour warranty. The new inverter heat pumps replace the PRO-PAC and come in a side and top outlet with the I-PAC and V-PAC air temperature range from -5°C – […]

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GIVING POOLS EXTRA SPARKLE

The most important feature of any swimming pool is that the water must be 100% safe at all times, writes Chris Carr, a former president of the Institute Of Swimming Pool Engineers. In order to ensure that this is the case, satisfactory filtration with correct sanitation, monitored by accurate water testing is absolutely essential. Whilst […]

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MORE THAN 300
companies will display
product at the forthcoming
aquanale event.

AQUANALE OFFERS ONE BRAND UMBRELLA

Around 320 companies from 25 countries are heading to Cologne this month for the 2019 Aquanale event that promises to showcase a swimming pool load of innovations and latest product updates. For the first time, aquanale is bringing together the full range of products and services for the pool, sauna and wellness sectors under one […]

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POOL PEOPLE – STEVE MARTIN

With three decades in the industry under his belt, when he is not at work, you will no doubt find Paramount managing director, Steve Martin on the golf course… WHAT WAS YOUR INTRODUCTION TO THE POOL INDUSTRY? My father, Keith Martin, initially set up Paramount at home in 1979 so I was introduced to the […]

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BOLOGNA BECKONS GLOBAL MARKET

ForumClub-ForumPiscine, the three-day event that is the Italian go-to place for fitness, wellness, pool and spa professionals, makes a welcome annual return from February 19 to 21, 2020. Well worth a combined city and event visit, the Bologna event typically attracts 150 exhibitors, and puts on 70 educational events in addition to its popular Italian […]

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SPATEX 2020 ON TRACK

With over 100 business exhibitors requesting extra exhibition space, SPATEX 2020, the UK’s only dedicated water leisure expo is heading for an early sell-out. With some four months to go before the curtain rises, the show’s organiser, Michele Bridle, is delighted with how much space has been sold: “It’s heartening to see so many companies […]

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NEW COLOURS

The design and quality of the Plastica winter debris cover is the result of over four decades of Plastica’s experience in manufacturing covers, and this year we have a new colourway too! Our winter debris cover is tailored for your pool, making it an excellent barrier against leaves and debris whilst allowing rainwater through. The […]

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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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