OH WHAT A NIGHT!

Reports and pictures from another record-breaking UK Pool & Spa Awards… A record-breaking turn-out gathered for the 2023 UK Pool & Spa Awards held at Birmingham’s prestigious National Conference Centre venue in December. Celebrating its 13th year, the 2023 UK Pool & Spa Awards saw 97 companies submit 242 entries attracting nearly 5,000 on-line contest […]

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NO HALF MEASURES

Stay-at-home holidays a refurbishment catalyst, reports Steve Merrell… One of the very few benefits of the pandemic, and particularly the lockdown in 2020, was an upturn in the demand for residential swimming pool restoration. With blanket instructions not to travel, owners of home swimming pools began to think about how they could invest in what […]

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Nuffield Client Care

Nuffield Health holds a unique place among operators of swimming pools, as Judith Wojtowicz discovers… Client care understandably comes first at Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity. At the same time, commercial demands can’t be ignored, not least when it comes to running the swimming pools within its 114 fitness and wellbeing centres across […]

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THE BIGGEST SPLASH!

Another record-breaking year for the industry’s top-ranking competition… Tickets for the UK Pool & Spa Awards on Thursday December 7th are on sale now in what promises to be the biggest night in the event’s 13-year history. The event returns to the National Conference Centre in Birmingham with a unique blend of networking and business […]

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THE PERFECT ESCAPE

A stress-free visit to Scotland’s Si! Spa The Gailes Hotel & Spa in Ayrshire fought off strong competition to be crowned the winner of Scotland’s Best Spa and Leisure Hotel at the 2022 Prestige Hotel Awards. Having recently undergone a ÂŁ2 million extension and refurbishment, visitors can now enjoy use of the thermal suite with […]

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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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