Bold Moves Paying Off For Three Counties

At a time when many businesses are cutting back on overheads, Will Welch of Three Counties Pools and Spas has boldly cut the ribbon on a new 5000 ft2 headquarters including a new showroom for its Caldera Spas range.

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Two Dead Following Legionnaires’ Outbreak

An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, linked to a display hot tub in Stoke-on-Trent, has resulted in 21 cases including two deaths, the Health Protection Agency has confirmed. One of the two victims was named as 64-year-old Richard Griffin, a delivery driver who supplied meats to the JTF Warehouse in Fenton, a discount superstore that is being blamed as the source.

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Royal Seal Of Approval For Hydropool Team

The Hydropool UK team is celebrating record-breaking sales at a mammoth Ideal Home Show, topped off by a royal visit to their
prominent hot tub and swim spa stand by HRH Prince Charles – who officially opened this year’s event – officially the UK’s number
one consumer show.
Making his second visit to Ideal Home in concurrent years, the Prince of Wales met Hydropool UK’s managing director Jonathan
Bunn asking about the business; its products and its history as well as Jonathan’s opinion on the economic climate and future
prospects.

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Pollet Welcome Porter And New Pool And Spa Era

The Pollet Pool Group is looking ahead to a new era for its UK pool
division following the appointment of Carl Porter as UK divisional
manager.
A pool industry stalwart with three decades experience, it is a case of poacher turns gamekeeper for Carl who cut his pool building teeth in Aquabuild, the multi-award winning Porter family swimming pool construction business before a spell with Cresta Leisure.

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Cast Off In Hot Tub Boat

Described as the most luxurious method of relaxation available with revolving scenery, an Hot Tub Boat provides a unique, one-of a kind, recreational activity by combining a standard hot tub and a classic boat design.
The idea was conceived by Adam Karpenske of Karpenske Marine Carpentry in Seattle, Washington. After several cold, rainy
winters living aboard a wooden boat, he decided an Hot Tub Boat would make a perfect addition to his live-aboard home and a possible tender.
Still in the ‘soft start’ phase, the goal is to have a rental fleet operational on Lake Union, Seattle, by the end of May this year while bespoke orders for purchase are now being taken.

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Seaside Special

Although attendance figures for this year’s SPATEX show fell for the third year in succession, the consensus of opinion has been that Brighton once again offered a worthwhile showcase for the majority of exhibitors and attendees alike. It was a case of quality over quantity as official visitor figures put attendance at 1,241 – the lowest figures since 2009 and nearly half that of the 2007 total of more than 2,000.

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