PWTAG

TIMELY ADVICE FOR COMMERCIAL SPAS

PWTAG has issued re-opening guidance specifically for spa pools and hot tubs run either in a commercial or business setting. It is likely that spa pools and hot tubs will have been shut since the early weeks of Covid-19, but some operators may have kept them full of water. PWTAG advice on temporary closure includes […]

Read More
spatex - 1

2020 VISION – SPATEX REVIEW

A picture special from the SPATEX pool and spa show… The organisers of SPATEX, the UK’s exclusive pool and spa trade show, are already looking ahead to its 25th milestone event to be held in 2021. The team will return to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry to celebrate its silver anniversary from Tuesday to Thursday […]

Read More
sparkle

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 […]

Read More
pwtag

PWTAG PREPARE FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Last November saw the secondof PWTAG’s annual conferences and it was a sell-out success. This year’s event, in a new venue, is stuffed with even more vital, ground breaking presentations. Look out alsofor important news about PWTAG’s Poolmark scheme for validating pools. The details are not finalised butalready these look like the stand-outs. CRYPTO UPDATE […]

Read More
PWTAG Celebrate Book Hat-Trick

PWTAG Celebrate Book Hat-Trick

PWTAG produced two slim booklets in its first ten years, and its first proper book (Pool Water Guide) 24 years ago. Four years later came the first edition of Swimming Pool Water, ten years later the second edition and eight years on, in 2017, the third. The pace has hotted up since: November 2018 saw […]

Read More
Commercial Pool & Spa Plant Training

Commercial Pool & Spa Plant Training

Recognising the need for specialist training in the commercial sector, the ISPE has, for a number of years, endorsed the training provided by a small number of companies who offer training in this area. This training is aimed at those swimming pool operators working in hotels, schools, leisure clubs, holiday parks and other commercial facilities. […]

Read More
Jane Nickerson, Swim England's CEO, is optimistic about the PWTAG move.

Swim England Base For PWTAG

At the end of this month, PWTAG‘s administration will be moving from Tamworth to Swim England in Loughborough. That’s only 30 miles, but PWTAG directors are confident that the move will bring great benefits. PWTAG chair Janice Calvert is confident that this is a progressive move. A key advantage will be the unity of purpose […]

Read More
Quality But Not Visitors In Quantity main pic 1

Quality But Not Visitors In Quantity

SPATEX appreciates the time and trouble that all 250 exhibitors and visitors took in coming to the show and hope it was a rewarding experience for all, say the organisers. The money raised from the event is used to support services provided under the British Swimming Pool Federation umbrella which includes SPATA, the pool building […]

Read More
New Hot Tub Guidance Launched

New Hot Tub Guidance Launched

PWTAG launched Hot Tubs For Business, the first in a series of three booklets at its recent annual conference held at Drayton Manor in December. Janice Calvert, PWTAG chair explained the organisation felt there was a need for guidance on hot tubs tailored quite carefully and specifically to its operation. Follow-up booklets are planned on […]

Read More
On The Frontline 1

On The Frontline

Service and repair call-outs represent one of the biggest marketing opportunities for pool companies. From building customer relationships to advising on new products, equipment, upgrades or refurbishments – today’s pool technicians are on the frontline of the pool business. While some companies are not maximising the full potential of the routine service visit, many switched-on […]

Read More