SOME 200 PUBLIC
POOLS have still not
reopened following
the first lockdown in
March 2020.

UNITED VOICES IN PUBLIC POOLS CALL

A special report from the Pool & Spa Scene team… Combined voices are calling for commercial swimming pools to be recognised as essential services as leisure operators reel under the third enforced closure since the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis. The national closure of swimming pools through the third compulsory lockdown has resulted in a […]

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INSIDE OF THE BOX

SPATEX offers a virtual world of water leisure… Unprecedented times call for thinking outside of the box except, for SPATEX, that should read inside the box. The industry’s annual exhibition is, for 2021, coming to you via your laptop, computer and tablet. When the virtual curtain is lifted on SPATEX Virtual from Tuesday February 2nd […]

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FLOCCULANT FUNDAMENTALS

It was once said that you can have the most beautifully design award winning pool with top of the range equipment …but if the water is dull, that’s all you will remember. Swimming pool engineers don’t need telling the most important feature of a pool is that the water must be 100% safe and clear […]

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PWTAG MOURNS SIGNIFICANT LOSS

In what has already proved one of the most challenging years in living memory, PWTAG lost two founder members in the space of weeks. Phil Penny and Andy Elphick both died during the summer. Through more than 30 years of PWTAG membership, both made huge and uniquely valuable contributions to pool water standards. Phil’s involvement […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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