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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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Breaking Old Habits

Public pool builds are costing up to 25 per cent more than they should, according to worldwide building experts Natare Pools. In particular major building firms are slow to adopt new ideas such as state-of-the-art filtration, dosing and environmental control technology that negate the need for huge plant rooms. “We are trying to break habits […]

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Wrightfield Pools opted for the Natare system on the three pool
refurbishment project at Pontiprydd Lido.

Pool Partners Are Better By Design

Wrightfield, a specialist engineering company best known in the leisure industry for its work in moving pool floors, has signed a major distribution and manufacturing deal and is now the UK agent for the world-renowned stainless steel pool giant Natare Corporation. This exciting joint venture will focus on the design, manufacturing and installation of stainless […]

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Saltdean Lido Secures Vital New Funding

Brighton’s run-down Saltdean Lido has been awarded a grant of £439,800 towards its renovations. The Saltdean Lido Community Interest Company (CIC) obtained the grant from the Social Investment Business (SIB) which manages funds on behalf of the Department of Communities and Local Government. The lido has been closed for several years and the Grade II […]

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Breathe New Life Into Old Pools

To help its customers profit from this often overlooked market, Golden Coast is offering installers the opportunity to benefit from a free, customised brochure that illustrates the way that customers can improve the look, feel and maintenance of their pool. Entitled Ideas and Inspiration for Improving Your Pool, the glossy, full-colour brochure highlights the ways […]

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State Of The Nation

Passionate petitions to save swimming pools from closure are barely out of the news. So it might be surprising to learn that official statistics from the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) confirm there are 346 more public swimming pools in the UK than there were eight years ago. Although there are less diving pools and leisure […]

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Healthy Outlook

As the £24 billion London Olympics continues to dominate the headlines, UK leisure attention is already refocusing on grass roots sport, where funding concerns remain heightened.

A report by the Local Government Association warns that there will be severe cuts in non-statutory services by 2020 – but it is not all bad news. Sophisticated swimming pool design continues to deliver cost-savings while offering the potential for increased income generation by attracting more visitors – particularly the young – into the water.

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