Awards

Calling All Swimming Pool Installers

If you’ve been working on a pool project this year that you’re particularly proud of, then don’t miss your chance to enter the UK Pool & Spa Awards. The 2017 competition will showcase the very best of the companies involved in the provision of water leisure in Great Britain. Project categories include Residential Indoor Pool […]

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Second Chance

Refurbishments in both residential and commercial pool sectors continue to provide steady revenue for many of the UK’s core pool and spa businesses. Whether it’s cosmetic upgrades, improving energy efficiency or to meet current industry standards, repair and refurbishment has always provided a major lifeline for many pool and spa companies. “Refurbishment is very much […]

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Built in 1869, Cirencester Open Air Pool has undergone a major refurbishment.

New Look Lido

Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool has undergone a £750,000 refurbishment and investment in new facilities. The works, which include new changing facilities, meeting rooms, an office and housing for the pool’s pump and heating machinery represent phase one of redevelopment works at the 147 year old public swimming pool. The heated pool is fed by […]

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Operated by Freedom Leisure and comprising of four swimming pools, Guildford Spectrum is a unique
leisure complex that provides sport and leisure facilities for the local community.

Happy Days

Building water confidence in young swimmers is at the heart of the water leisure offering at Guildford Spectrum Leisure Complex. The extensive renovation of the children’s pool and facilities at centre in Surrey has not only boosted the venue’s appeal, but also led to a two-fold increase in visitors. The £217,000 project was completed just […]

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Fusion Lifestyle Chief Executive Peter Kay says people are walking
up to historic leisure centres as a valuable community asset.

Fusion Lifestyle Saves Historic Baths

FUSION Lifestyle is to open its first operation in the North of England as it takes over the running of the historic Newcastle City Hall, Pools and Turkish Baths complex. The Grade II listed complex, built in 1928, was shut in 2013 and a campaign group ‘Reopen Newcastle Turkish Baths and Pool’ established. Fusion will […]

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UK Pool & Spa Awards Set New Records

There were celebrations all round at the recent UK Pool & Spa Awards evening where over 100 Gold Standard awards and 40 Silver Standard awards were presented to some of the industry’s leading water leisure companies. Showcasing the very best examples of pool and spa design from across the country, the annual UK Pool & […]

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Play For Keeps

Leisure centres, resorts and commercial facilities across the country are reaping the benefits of dedicated water play areas. With the fun factor at the top of visitor wish lists, it is vital for commercial pool operators to continuously not just meet but exceed demands for safe and fun aquatic play. “Commercial facilities are always looking […]

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The spa facilities at Pennyhill Park Hotel recently underwent a
facelift as part of a wider rejuvenation project

Race Against Time For Spa Refurbishment

As they rushed to get the facilities ready for the impending arrival of the England rugby team, it was a race against time for the teams behind the refurbishment of the spa at Pennyhill Park Hotel in Surrey. The spa facilities underwent a facelift as part of a rejuvenation programme, carefully planned for completion by […]

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Swimming Pool Heartbeat

The heartbeat of any pool system, the pump is responsible for circulating the pool water, ensuring the water treatment chemicals are evenly distributed and preventing stagnation. Having the correct pool pumps running the filtration element of the pool, combined with correct swimming pool filters and water treatment, will ensure that the pool water stays crystal […]

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Pool manager Lynne Richardson (pictured) is assisted in the
running of Fenham Pool by a 12-strong team, plus six volunteers.

People Power Pays Off

  Twelve years ago, Fenham Swimming Pool in Newcastle-upon-Tyne closed its doors for what should have been the final time. Operated at the time by Newcastle City Council, the pool had been under threat of closure for six years and was eventually closed in July 2003, after the local authority was forced to cut £8 […]

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