ALL-IN-ONE SUITS

OCEA UK are the go-to UK supplier of the highly acclaimed Dutch brand, Starline, the designed with an up-market appeal similar to that of a luxury yacht. The Starline Monoblock series of pools is available in nine different ranges: Nova – minimalistic design with high waterline directly below the coping stones Infinity – a great […]

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POOL HARMONY

Orbro are champions of the Solid Pool build method… The Orbro Pools team were asked to create a family swimming pool that seamlessly integrates with its natural surroundings. Providing serenity and outstanding eco-friendly credentials, they certainly delivered with this project packed with sustainability, aesthetics, yet maintaining a harmonious blend between the pool and its natural […]

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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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A FAST FIT

Cornwall Pools recommend the Starline one-piece-pool approach… When a couple approached Cornwall Pools, the UK Pool Contractors Of The Year, the brief was simple. The family loved to swim and they wanted a family pool that was simple, low maintenance and most of all, quick to install. Over several site visits, Cornwall Pool’s Nigel Brawn […]

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A QUESTION OF TASTE

Miles Hammond presents some latest pool lining styles… All swimming pools will require some kind of repair or renovation at some point in their lives which means a steady flow of crunch cash flow for core builders and restorers. Bag liner and tile-band finishes are probably one of the most subjective areas of pool building […]

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SHOW STOPPERS

Miles Hammond on the role showrooms play in boosting home wellness sales… The sales journey for pool and spa retailers, over the past five years, plots something like a white-knuckle roller coaster ride of highs and lows with a smattering of stomach-churning steep twists and turns. Despite the boom in on-line media channels, like You […]

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DEDICATED HEAT PUMPS FOR SPAS

Studies have shown that owning a hot tub can triple electricity bills. The electric heater, even with optimised placement and installation, is simply energy-intensive. So much so, that some geographic regions have already banned its use. In response to these challenges, Poolex has drawn on all its experience to introduce a series of heat pumps […]

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SCP SHAPES UP ON COMMERCIAL SPAS

Historically, in-ground commercial spas were very basic in both looks and hydrotherapy. Not any longer. With up to 32 hydrotherapy jets, lighting options and simple to operate fitted electronic controls, SCP’s varied range of Roca commercial spas will give you the edge over your competitors. Simply choose one of the 13 models, decide whether you […]

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FIFTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

When their showroom first opened with just five Marquis hot tubs, Carla and Kenny Massey, of Hot Tubs Oxfordshire, quickly realised that their venture was going to succeed. “From the very beginning, our vision was to offer only high-end products and establish a reputation for exceptional customer service,” explains Carla. “While we have faced the […]

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