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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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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