ISPE Hits CPD Memp

ISPE Hits CPD Membership Century

To further enhance training opportunities, the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers launched its Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Scheme in 2017. So far, more than 100 individuals have enrolled and the scheme is open to all (ISPE members or nonmembers) and is, for now, free of charge. CPD is the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of […]

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Italy Host Annual Pool And Spa Expo

Italy Host Annual Pool And Spa Expo

The Bologna Exhibition Centre is the venue for Italy’s ForumPiscine, the 11th event of the only professional expo in Italy showcasing public and residential pools, spas and wellness. Taking place from Wednesday to Friday, February 13th to 15th, year on year, the event becomes more and more international with 15% of 7,500 visitors and 20% […]

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Tailor-Made

Tailor-Made Environmental Control

Having new equipment installed during a pool refurbishment can be a time-consuming process but Heatstar offer the option of tailor-making any of their new state of the art climate control systems to fit existing pipes and ductwork. The same process can apply to new build pools for the system to fit specific design configurations. Heatstar’s […]

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short changed

Short-Changed

Well-meaning local authorities are ticking the public pool provision box with a lack of imagination that is short-changing the British swimming public. A lack of joined-up thinking is resulting in minimal facilities while completely side-stepping the entertainment potential. “When families go to the swimming pool they are looking for the fun factor,” urges Stephen Ellix, […]

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Back Of The Net

Back Of The Net

The £18.6million state-of-the-art facility Bert Williams Leisure Centre, named after the legendary Wolves and England goalkeeper, replaced the existing Bilston Leisure Centre, in the West Midlands, which dates from the 1960s. The main pool is a 25m, eight lane competition pool built to ASA standards. The separate 16.67m x 8m studio pool contains a full […]

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Top Of The Class – School Pools

School pools across the country, provide the key ingredient to a joined-up approach to community sports provision. For example, the London borough of Edmonton, clubbed together to raise an outstanding £4.5 million, in just 18 months, to be able to invest in what has turned out to be an award-winning swimming pool and sports centre. […]

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Return on investment

Return On Investment

Active Centres operate five leisure centres and two dual-use sports centres across South Gloucestershire. Since 2005 they have worked with Circadian Trust, the charitable company working in partnership with the local authority, to improve the health, cultural and social wellbeing of the local community. Any profit made is reinvested back into local facilities and services, […]

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Annual Awards

Annual UK Pool and Spa Awards Set New Record

Entrepreneur, television celebrity and former winner of The Apprentice, Michelle Dewberry, will be the VIP guest at December’s UK Pool & Spa Awards presentations. Michelle will be attending the event to hear about the industry’s most successful companies and share ideas for industry growth. Celebrating its tenth anniversary in style, this year’s UK Pool & […]

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Winners and losers

Winners And Losers At Welsh Pool

A new school swimming initiative has been slammed by adults who have been banned from using the facilities at the same time. Conwy County Borough Councils leisure service school has introduced the initiative, aiming to ensure that every child leaving primary school by 2020 can swim. However, the pilot scheme at Llandudno Swimming Centre means […]

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Broomhill

Broomhill Set For Makeover

Ipswich-based Broomhill Lido is hoping for a lifeline after applying for planning permission for a multi-million-pound makeover. Broomhill opened in 1938 but has been closed since 2002. Recent reports show the £5.3m project would include the installation of heaters for the water and the restoration of diving boards. Architect Alan Wilkinson said the revamped Grade […]

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