A fresh-faced 21-year-old Rob Bateman had just finished his electrical apprenticeship back in 1973. Armed with ambition, ideas and a desire to learn, he tells his young wife, Sue the words that would shape the course of their lives: “I know how I’m going to make my money – building swimming pools.” Fast forward 45 […]
Visitors to Yate Leisure Centre in Bristol may be surprised to ﬁnd a new addition at the venue – an 18 x 10m temporary outdoor swimming pool. While the indoor swimming pool is out of action for essential maintenance until October, management at the leisure facility called upon Rio Pools to come up with a […]
Representatives from some of the UK’s leading pool companies were welcomed at the Dryden Aqua HQ in February, in the first of a three part technical training academy to become fully-fledged members of the new and exclusive DAISY Club. The members-only club is made up of pool companies that are dedicated to offering and installing […]
The multi-award winning team at Rio Pools is the latest company to test the waters of Dryden Aqua’s Integrated System, reporting outstanding results. Rio Pools have been so impressed with the DA-GEN, DAISY+ system that they now plan to specify it as standard practice on all future projects. The Rio Pools team was asked to […]
Family values are at the heart of Gloucestershire-based Rio Pools’ philosophy, which has proven to be a winning formula. The company specialises in swimming pool installations and refurbishments, commercial and domestic servicing and maintenance, chemicals and accessories. The close-knit Rio Pools team is headed up by managing director Rob Bateman, a larger than life character, […]
December was a record-breaking month; not only was it the wettest calendar month on record, but it was also unusually warm, with temperatures 4.1°C above the long term average. The uncharacteristic weather impacted on the UK’s pool and spa sector – with many companies reporting a busier than average spell in the lead up to […]
With an excavation depth of over four metres incorporating a full underground bunker-style plant room and storage area, to free up space upstairs, this complex leisure project by Rio Pools was no mean feat and described by Rio as a ‘monster’ of a pool. “When embarking on this pool design for a client in Wiltshire, […]
When it comes to the challenging sector of swimming pool design, it pays to bring in the services of a specialist builder from the outset, preferably at the drawing board.
A swimming pool service engineer from Rio Pools in Gloucestershire has been selected to undertake a ‘once in a lifetime’ endurance car rally from Peru to Argentina. Lee Townsend, is one of 31 crew members in the Race2Recovery Dakar event that will undertake the 9,000 mile journey in 15 days. Lee will leave the UK […]
Some of the stand-out projects and performances from 2011 are recognised in the Pool and Spa Scene Annual Awards.