AWARDS BOOST FOR INDUSTRY

The recent UK Pool & Spa Awards presentations were the biggest and best ever… With a surprise appearance from legendary social media giant The Pool Guy and with a whopping 22 companies winning an overall category award, the recent UK Pool & Spa Awards presentations were not only the biggest but the best in the […]

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FRENCH CONFIRMED WORLD LEADERS

Stalled for four years by Covid, Piscine Global Europe, the undisputed leading global event in the pool and spa sector, was back at its Lyon home in November and did not disappoint. The 1,272 exhibiting brands and companies and the 24,903 trade visitors who attended were finally able to gather again in the familiar show […]

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SWIMMING POOL LEGACY

Judith Wojtowicz reports on efforts to protect and preserve iconic pool buildings… When people talk about buildings of cultural and architectural importance, swimming pools rarely feature very highly on the list… perhaps they should, according to Historic Pools of Britain (HPB). This membership organisation, run by a voluntary board of trustees, was set up in […]

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ALL THAT GLITTERS

A stand-out refurbishment project wows the UK Pool & Spa Awards judges… This dazzling refurbished indoor swimming pool, was finished with shimmering gold mosaic tiles proving that all that glitters is gold for the award-winning team at Progressive Pools. Based near Coventry, Progressive Pools has been designing, installing, refurbishment and servicing swimming pools in both […]

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CHAMPION TEAM OFFERS UNIQUE POOL APPROACH

Offering a unique approach and first-class service to clients throughout Southern England, London and Cheshire, Aqua Platinum Projects were crowned Pool Contractors Of The Year for 2022 in the recent UK Pool & Spa Awards, repeating their success of 2020. Intrinsically linked with some of the most prestigious swimming pool projects, and with around 35 […]

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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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RECOTHERM UNITS ARE BUILT TO LAST

Specialist supplier, Recotherm, was approached by an existing customer who already owned a Recotherm air handling unit that’s been going strong for 15 years. The customer was carrying out various refurbishments to his pool hall and wanted to discuss improvements in fan technology and controls that could be accessed over the internet for his AHU, […]

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HEY! GOOD LOOKING! – A Falcon Pools project that is very easy on the eye…

Time spent talking through their aims and objectives paid of for their clients and the team from Falcon Pools with this multi award-winning outdoor swimming and spa project. The pool has a modern contemporary design with some stunning pearlescent glass mosaic tiles. At night, the white LED lights highlight the tiles and the beautiful colour […]

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INDUSTRY HEARTBEAT – Repair & Refurbishment

Emily Martin gets the inside track on swimming pool renovations… It may be less glamourous than new-build work, but refurbishment and renovation is the beating heart of the residential UK pool market. For our annual look at the repair and refurbishment market, Swimming Pool Scene set out to compare experiences with an overview of the […]

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ANNUAL PRIZE GIVING FOR INSTITUTE

At its annual ISPE Awards, ISPE President Colin Day, FISPE, congratulated four of this year’s successful exam candidates who are now ISPE ‘Certified Technicians’. He presented them each with their Technician certificate and ISPE lapel badge. The Gartside Cup for Student of the Year, the student achieving the highest total mark in their ISPE exams, […]

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