Mathew Smith, of Lovibond Tintometer, one of the Mega-Demo team

ISPE Celebrates SPATEX Success

SPATEX 2019 saw 22 ISPE-organised workshops, covering a huge range of topics, and of the 22 sessions, a whopping 18 of them were either new titles, new speakers, or both. 2019 also saw the return of the ISPE Mega- Demos. Over two of the three days of SPATEX, Colin Day, FISPE, together with Matthew Smith […]

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Quality But Not Visitors In Quantity

SPATEX appreciates the time and trouble that all 250 exhibitors and visitors took in coming to the show and hope it was a rewarding experience for all, say the organisers. The money raised from the event is used to support services provided under the British Swimming Pool Federation umbrella which includes SPATA, the pool building […]

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One And Only – One Piece Pools

The demand for one-piece pools is growing year on year in the UK as the concept becomes more widely understood. Today’s portfolio of one-piece pool options is as broad as it is long. Production enhancements combined with high quality materials, customisable options, luxury finishes and extended warranties have led to a swell in the one-piece […]

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Countdown To Coventry Underway

Countdown To Coventry Underway

As the countdown continues to February’s SPATEX 2019, the stage is being set for a vibrant event with a host of new exhibitors and seminar topics. The industry’s one-stop shop source of information and education, CPD points and certificates of attendance are available to all attendees of the 22 sessions, organised over the three days […]

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Packing A Punch – Counter Current

Never have counter current systems enjoyed a bigger following.Their capacity to add the key element to help re-energise tired old pools while offering huge plus points for building smaller new pools – there is no doubt that counter currents packs a pretty impressive sales punch.Golden Coast Managing Director, Jamie Adams. thinks he knows why: “In […]

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ABOVE: UK Pool Store’s Dane Wilson, pictured right, receives the Jim Johnson Filtration Shield from ISPE Vice-Present, Colin Day.

New Year Honours for ISPE Members

ISPE Vice-President Colin Day, who was chairing the meeting in the absence of ISPE President John Cheek, announced two special presentations at the 117th ISPE One-Day Seminar in Clevedon, North Somerset. The first was the presentation of the Jim Johnson Filtration Shield to Dane Wilson from the UK Pool Store in Kent. This trophy is […]

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ABOVE: Make a date to visit the Heatstar team at the forthcoming SPATEX trade show.

Unprecedented Success For Heatstar

Heatstar, the British owned manufacturer of swimming pool environmental control units, has enjoyed unprecedented success during 2017.In response to this increased demand for their renowned, superior quality products, Heatstar has actioned two significant investments. Firstly, they have invested in a premises expansion enabling the offices and stores to be relocated. This has released more than […]

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ISPE delivered a comprehensive programme of seminars at SPATEX earlier this year.

Industry Training Takes Centre Stage

The early part of 2017 saw the successful launch of the ISPE Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Scheme at SPATEX. The scheme is open to all ISPE and SPATA members, although individuals do not have to be a member of either organisation to enrol. The scheme is free to all for around 18 months, after which […]

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Some 1,360 visitors made their way through the doors of the Ericsson Exhibition Hall during the three-day exhibition in January.

Coming Of Age

Marking its 21st anniversary milestone this year, SPATEX returned to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry in January and it didn’t disappoint. More than 100 exhibitors filled the show floor for the 2017 event, which was the first occasion in SPATEX’s history that the show has been held midweek. Some 1,360 visitors made their way through […]

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BISHTA members celebrated their annual awards night at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry in January.

Making A Difference

A hot tub installation for a youngster with cerebral palsy was the stand out project at this year’s BISHTA awards ceremony. Dayton Smith’s parents Jamie and Elaine were advised that a hot tub would benefit their son and, after fundraising, they ordered one from Leicester-based Hot Tub Suppliers. Dayton uses his new hot tub three […]

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