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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Automatic dosing is essential for efficient pool management…. The equivalent of switching to cruise control in your car, or even driver-free for the most advanced systems, automatic dosing is not a new phenomenon but never has it made more sense. Not only does automatic dosing offer more economic pool management, it is safer for staff, […]

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Water Savings For Hotel Group

Water Savings For Hotel Group

World Leisure (UK) Ltd is set to reduce water consumption at four pools in the Village Hotel group by an estimated 1.4 km3 (1,388m3) per year, providing significant water bill savings annually across the sites. The use of regenerative media systems, fitted in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Portsmouth, still meet PWTAG (Pool Water Treatment Advisory […]

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Over 110 swimmers attended the Christmas Day Swim at Brockwell Lido last year, where the water
temperature was around 7°C.

Ideal Swimming Temperatures

How warm does the water have to be for outdoor swimming? The short answer is that there are no authoritative guidelines, as there are for indoor pools and spas. And of course, outdoor swimming can mean ponds, rivers, the sea… It can include wet suits. But here are some rough guidelines. Swimming in water that […]

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The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group sets the record straight on peeing in the swimming pool.

Peeing In The Pool: The Facts

‘Is it true that if you pee in a pool on the continent the water turns purple around you?’ That was just one of the questions asked of PWTAG on the radio last month. PWTAG chair Janice Calvert, getting towards the end of her dozen interviews on national and local radio that morning, was able […]

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The inside of a balance tank that has just been constructed, showing inlet pipes for pool water supply
and the drop pipes from the transfer channel. Pic: Devin Consulting.

Maintaining Deck Level Balance

Balance tanks are a necessary element in decklevel pools. They ensure that the pool water remains at the optimum level for effective surface water removal under all operating conditions. Their design and maintenance are critical. There are three operating levels that must be considered in balance tank design. Firstly the maximum water level in the […]

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PWTAG’s members and technical advisers include most specialist organisations with an interest in pool water treatment and pool users.

Change Prompts PWTAG Drive

Three decades on from its inception, Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) is making some important organisational changes. The election of Janice Calvert as Chair and Ralph Riley as Vice Chair at the recent AGM signalled a new emphasis on boosting membership and increasing the independent organisation’s influence in the pool sector. One key to […]

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