Best Of British

This year’s biggest SPATA winners, XL Pools, lived up to their name in the recent British Pool & Hot Tub Awards. The Kent-based team scooped three SPATA Gold awards, as well as The Dick Millward Trophy for Pool Contractor of the Year and the Outstanding Pool of the Year Award. Also celebrating were Wensum Pools, […]

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Portrait Pools scooped Gold in the Refurbishment Pool of the Year category, taking the company’s total to eight awards

SPATA Members On Top Form At Awards

Members of the Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association (SPATA) celebrated at the Ricoh Arena at the end of January, as the winners of the 2017 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards were announced. Some 21 companies were recognised in the awards presentation, which was attended by British Paralympian Swimmer, Ellie Simmonds OBE. Big winners […]

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Modern Masterpiece

Modern Masterpiece

This unique dual-aspect swimming pool was named Outstanding Pool of the Year at the recent SPATA awards and earned Portrait Pools a top level Gold award. The Macclesfield-based pool company was approached by the contractor of a new private gated community to design and build a bespoke swimming pool for each of the five properties […]

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This award-winning luxury 16m x 4.2m pool by Portrait Pools features a custom manufactured Heatstar Phoenix climate control system with a special
‘quadruple’ stage air heating battery and up-rated air fan system.

Pool Quest

Heating a large body of water to a usually high temperature, and then dealing with the environment that it creates, makes a swimming pool one of the largest consumers of energy. However, in pursuit of the perfect energy efficient pool, there are ways of reducing energy consumption by using advancements in technology. Commercial pool operators […]

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The Wow Factor

This luxurious indoor pool recently took the title of Residential Indoor Pool of the Year at the prestigious UK Pool & Spa Awards. The 13m x 5m concrete skimmer pool was designed and built, by Portrait Pools & Enclosures, for a private client in Wilmslow. The installation also included a spa pool and a bespoke […]

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Award 2015 Room

All That Glitters

The UK’s multiple water leisure sectors celebrated their biggest night of the year at the hotly-contested UK Pool & Spa Awards. This year’s awards entries smashed through the 140 mark from over 60 companies, including some from as far afield as the United States and Africa. Continually evolving and improving, the 2015 UK Pool & […]

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Top Marks

Springfield School in Cheshire provides outstanding educational care for children and young people with complex learning difficulties. A vital ingredient is the recent addition of a modern, purpose-built sports barn that includes a large energy saving pool, to complement the existing hydrotherapy pool. Portrait Pools created and installed a contemporary deck level 10m x 5m […]

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pools

Winning Pools To Be Proud Of

Swimming pool companies are being urged to flaunt their best assets this season, as the organisers of the UK Pool & Spa Awards seek to find the very best examples of residential pools that the industry has to offer. Whether it’s a stylish subterranean new build, an outdoor pond conversion, or a luxury rooftop installation […]

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Super-efficient Heatstar environmental control units play a major
role in pool sustainability and energy efficiency.

The Heart Of Ideal Pool Sustainability

Everyone knows that super-efficient Heatstar environmental control units play a major role in pool sustainability and energy saving efficiency. But, just in case proof was needed, did you know that, out of the last three years gold award winners for sustainability, Heatstar was the manufacturer of choice for environmental control. Every year during the SPATA […]

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Premier league

Premier League

There are generally three types of pool customers; those that want a pool to swim in for exercise, those that want it for socialising and those who are just looking to show off. Then there’s the fourth group – the luxury pool customers who want all of the above. In recent years, there has been […]

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