ALL CHANGE AT NEW LOOK ISPE

The ISPE Council of Management is pleased to confirmed the appointment of Luke Griffiths as the new ISPE General Manager. Luke began his professional journey at the age of 16 as a lifeguard at a local swimming centre, where he not only honed his swimming skills but also discovered a passion for facility management. Over […]

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SAFETY ALERT ON SINGLE MAIN DRAINS

Swimming pool engineers are being urged to keep vigilant and make sure they alert pool owners and operators to the dangers of single main drains in swimming pools. “Over the past 30 years there have been many cases of entrapment in swimming pools internationally, many of which have caused life changing injuries, and some have […]

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SPATA AND BISHTA WINNERS CONFIRMED

The annual SPATA and BISHTA Trade Association Awards took place in February, presented by the umbrella organisation, the British Swimming Pool Federation during the company’s SPATEX exhibition at Coventry. In all, 13 companies appeared on the SPATA winners list. The prestigious Dick Millward Trophy for SPATA Pool Contractor of the Year was won by Centurion […]

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MAIN DRAIN DANGERS

Chris Carr FISPE urges swimming pool engineers to be single main drain alert… Way before the 1990’s, swimming pools in the UK were fitted with a single main drain and we thought nothing of it. However, over time, it became apparent that there is a serious risk of entrapment on a single main drain. Just […]

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ASSOCIATIONS CONFIRM THEIR LATEST WINNERS

Open exclusively to trade association members, the SPATA (Swimming Pool and Allied Trade Association) and BISHTA (British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association) award ceremony took place in January with the traditional Gala Evening, at the Coventry Building Society Arena in the West Midlands during the SPATEX trade show. A brand new BISHTA award […]

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POOL MEDIA IS ECO CATASTROPHE

  Pool & Spa Scene can exclusively report that an investigation is underway into the quality and environmental calibre of some crushed glass pool filter media being supplied for use in UK swimming pools. Leading commercial, as well as residential pool maintenance specialists, DG Leisure, that supports customers nationwide, is calling on the industry to […]

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INDUSTRY LOSES POPULAR PERSONALITY

We were sad to hear of the death of Rodney Underwood, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Rodney was best known in the pool trade for his shop, Are You Swimming in Park Gate, Southampton. In his early career, Rodney worked in a toy shop in Fareham which sold above ground pools and gave […]

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THE FEEL-GOOD FACTOR

There was something special about the return of the annual SPATEX event that, the organisers say, attracted 1,545 unique visitors. Staged as the country began to loosen the shackles of the on-going pandemic, some companies remained reluctant to send representatives, opting for reduced teams, while others avoided the usual crowded events like the traditional exhibitor […]

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KIT AND CABOODLE

With established pool builders’ order books full for the majority of 2022, demand continues to outstrip the ability to meet the desire for home swimming pools across the UK. Frustrated by that lack of availability and invariably, also by price, the more ambitious would-be swimming pool owners are taking on the installation themselves. Switched on […]

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INDUSTRY REUNITES UNDER ONE ROOF

Crossing fingers that the latest government advice allows the event to go ahead, all SAT NAVs should be set for Coventry this February for the welcome return of the live SPATEX water leisure show. Formerly called the Ricoh, and now known as the Coventry Building Society Arena, the clock is counting down towards the return […]

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