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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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SERVICE CALLS OFFER a steady income stream for specialist companies based in the UK and Eire.

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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THE INDUSTRY has been put on alert to contaminated pool filter debris like this being seen by DG Leisure.

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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HOT TUBS FOR HOME OFFERS comprehensive but down-to-earth guidance.

HOT TUB HOME GUIDE LAUNCHED

PWTAG has just published the second in a series of three important books about spas and hot tubs. Hot Tubs for Home follows 2018’s Hot Tubs for Business. A book on commercial spas will also follow to complete the triple series. These books, like the mother volume, Swimming Pool Water, do take a while to […]

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THE STA SEAL MASCOT led the way to SPATEX 2022.

THE FEEL-GOOD FACTOR

There was something special about the return of the annual SPATEX event that, the organisers say, attracted 1,545 unique visitors. Staged as the country began to loosen the shackles of the on-going pandemic, some companies remained reluctant to send representatives, opting for reduced teams, while others avoided the usual crowded events like the traditional exhibitor […]

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SPATEX is all set for its return to Coventry in February.

INDUSTRY REUNITES UNDER ONE ROOF

Crossing fingers that the latest government advice allows the event to go ahead, all SAT NAVs should be set for Coventry this February for the welcome return of the live SPATEX water leisure show. Formerly called the Ricoh, and now known as the Coventry Building Society Arena, the clock is counting down towards the return […]

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THE NECESSARY ELEMENTS for the training of swimming pool technical staff are defined in PWTAG’s code of practice.

PWTAG TAKE TRAINING STRAIN

Swimming pool operators must comply with the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and the associated regulations. That means a proper risk assessment of risks to workers and users. These risks will be particular to the pool but should certainly involve observing the detailed guidance from the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group, which […]

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SWIM WALES are still counting the cost of Covid impact. Pic. Library

WELSH TAKE WATER LEISURE STOCK

About 30 swimming pools could be forced to remain closed in Wales as a result of the pandemic, the sport’s governing body has warned. Swim Wales’ own research suggests many of Wales’ 307 pools have struggled financially since being shut during most of the pandemic. Covid-19 restrictions allow 30 people to use an indoor swimming […]

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82 PER CENT OF public pools closed due to Covid, have still not re-opened.

TRUE COST OF RECOVERY

The last 18 months have been tough on pools, writes Brian Guthrie for PWTAG. The cost of having pools closed and then reopening them safely – twice – has been immense. Running public pools is expensive anyway and keeping them ticking over ,with no revenue, has cost millions. So where do we stand, and what […]

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