WATER FEATURES UPDATED

PWTAG has revised an existing technical note, and produced a new one, to recognise the increasing range and popularity – not to mention technical challenges – of water features. TN13 Interactive water features has been around for years. It included some material on fountains and ground-based jets. That has been moved to form the basis […]

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RIGHT ON THE MONEY

The theme for the recent PWTAG annual conference was The Sustainable Pool and the opening presentations, in front of over 100 delegates, were right on the money. St Sidwell’s Point in Exeter is the world first leisure centre to be built to Passivhaus standards – in real terms, as economical in terms of energy use […]

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PWTAG TACKLES SUSTAINABILITY

This year’s annual conference is PWTAG’s sixth – but the first since the pandemic to be face-to- face. The theme, very relevant to these challenging times in the industry, is The Sustainable Pool. There are three issues that should drive delegates to Nottingham in November: saving energy, reducing carbon and saving cost. How pool operators […]

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EXCITING CHANGES AT THE TOP

At its recent agm, PWTAG elected a new chair and vice-chair, decided to look for a chief executive and set out on a path they hope will increase their effectiveness and influence. The new chair is Colin Day who represents the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers, the vice chair Ian Ogilvie of the Institute of […]

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SWITCHING TO AUTOMATIC PILOT

Pool plant room operations are becoming increasingly automated, driven by the idea that measuring things reliably and automatically means you can identify key performance indicators for benchmarking a pool’s performance. This could be for compliance (eg free chlorine values’ deviation from the set-point), cost management or energy use. It is important, however, that the remote […]

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PULLING THE PUBLIC POOL PLUG

It’s pretty unusual for swimming pools to be so thoroughly in the news. They were in the headlines over covid of course, which finished off about 200 pools. Then last autumn there were warnings from Swim England that up to 2,000 more might close in the next ten years, starved of the funds necessary for […]

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AT YOUR SERVICE

Maximise the potential of your site service visits… The lifeblood of the majority of specialist UK and Ireland swimming pool companies, service calls offer a steady income stream that is manageable, profitable, both most crucially, predictable. While emergency call outs can carry a premium for unpredicted works, planned service contracts can be scheduled and completed […]

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POOL MEDIA IS ECO CATASTROPHE

  Pool & Spa Scene can exclusively report that an investigation is underway into the quality and environmental calibre of some crushed glass pool filter media being supplied for use in UK swimming pools. Leading commercial, as well as residential pool maintenance specialists, DG Leisure, that supports customers nationwide, is calling on the industry to […]

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POOL PEOPLE – LEWIS ROOKE

Lewis Rooke of Aqua Platinum Projects was delighted, after 11 years in the industry, to have his pool engineering work recognised when he shared the title of Pool Technician Of The Year in the recent UK Pool & Spa Awards … LOCATION Lives in his hometown, Southampton in Hampshire, with his beloved pet dog, Dora….. […]

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