The new Selby Leisure Centre is due for completion in 2015, with
all water leisure work being carried out by Barr + Wray.

All Systems Go At Yorkshire Leisure Centre

Yorkshire residents are set to dive into new waters as work gets well underway on the new Selby Leisure Centre. The new facility will replace the former Abbey Leisure Centre, which was destroyed by fire in February 2013. The main contractor on the project, Wates Construction, awarded aqua-leisure specialist Barr + Wray a £500,000 contract to install the water features for the centre.

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Record Season For Lymington Baths

Lymington Sea Water Baths had its busiest month on record this summer, attracting more than 10,000 visitors during July alone. The hot temperatures, combined with a new schedule of events and activities at the Hampshire-based baths led to the three-fold increase in visitor numbers, with over 1,100 people visiting in just one day.

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Humble Beginnings – Artesian Spas Focus

From humble beginnings as a small family business importing hot tubs 12 years ago, the UK-based Artesian Spas team now supports a network in excess of 100 dealers throughout Western Europe. The majority of Artesian dealers are spread across the UK, Belgium and Sweden but recently the group expanded further into France and also Norway.

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Great Expectations

This indoor concrete tiled pool is the result of a total transformation of an existing garage and storage space into a private wellness complex. The six month project, by Jersey-based Florida Pools and Spas, encompassed the construction of the swimming pool including a slatted automatic cover, plus the installation of a fully tiled Signature Spa, a bespoke steam room, gym and changing room.

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Sundance Pools Steal The Show

Sundance Pools recently made they TV debut on Channel 4’s popular home improvement programme ‘Double Your House for Half the Money’. Presented by property guru Sarah Beeny, the programme helps homeowners achieve the property dreams without breaking the bank.

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All Aboard The Hot Tub Bus

Spotting a gap in the market, Bathing Under the Sky has recently launched the UK’s first and only hot tub double-decker bus. Complete with three wood-fired hot tubs on the top deck, the bus has already made an impact on the country’s festival scene, attracting crowds at numerous events throughout the summer.

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Budget Cuts Hit Leisure Centres Hard

Government cuts are having a huge impact on council-run leisure centres across the country with many cutting staff, reducing opening hours and pricing locals out of sessions, a recent survey has found. Councils have cut £71.5m from leisure centre budgets since 2010 – a 13.9 per cent cut overall. Many leisure facilities were also found […]

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Britain Goes Hot Tub Crazy

The hot tub industry was inundated with press coverage last month, following the screening of the hotly anticipated ITV documentary Hot Tub Britain. Watched by 1.82 million people, the 60 minute programme was aired on September 9, delved into the inner workings of the UK’s bigger hot tub retailer – The Hot Tub Superstore in […]

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Carbon Pool Prints

Findings from this year’s State of the Wet Leisure Industry Survey by Golden Coast revealed energy-saving products as the leading trend in the marketplace – with more than 80 per cent of respondents reporting this as a significant area of growth. Golden Coast’s managing director, Jamie Adams, comments: “The demand for energy-efficient ownership creates a very real opportunity for our industry. “But, while many owners are keen to increase their pool’s energy-efficiency, many are unaware of just what’s possible, so a proactive approach is needed by companies to capitalise on this opportunity.”

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Raising The Roof – Aquavale Focus

Boasting the only retractable commercial pool roof in the UK, Aqua Vale Swimming & Fitness Centre is a popular hotspot for swimmers all year round. Based in the centre of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, the venue combines both indoor and outdoor facilities with a network of swimming pools that together offer a broad span of water activities to attract a large scope of visitors.

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