ABOVE: Steve Baxter and his Welsh Hot Tubs team were celebrating as top UK Marquis dealers.

Marquis Riding Tsunami Sales Wave

Marquis Spas dealers from the UK, Scandinavian regions, and mainland Europe, gathered recently for their annual dealer training event, followed by an awards ceremony held at the Heart of England Events & Conference facility in the Midlands. Members of the Marquis Spas team joined dealers in a celebration of record breaking sales while hearing about […]

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COMBINED APPROACH

Based in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, Chiswell Leisure are well known for swimming pools but are also experts on hot tubs offering options from the Catalina, Garden Leisure and Sundance ranges. Says Chiswell’s Sales Manager, Glynn Pope: “I believe that when purchasing such an expensive and luxury item the customer should feel at ease, they must […]

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POOL PEOPLE: David Bland

At the helm of one of the UK’s top multi award winning pool building teams, David Bland of Portrait Pools, would love to sit down to dinner with Mohammed Ali and Norman Wisdom, and, is a world record holder for the biggest jelly ever made! Where and when was your introduction to the pool business? […]

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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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Jane Nickerson, Swim England's CEO, is optimistic about the PWTAG move.

Swim England Base For PWTAG

At the end of this month, PWTAG‘s administration will be moving from Tamworth to Swim England in Loughborough. That’s only 30 miles, but PWTAG directors are confident that the move will bring great benefits. PWTAG chair Janice Calvert is confident that this is a progressive move. A key advantage will be the unity of purpose […]

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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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Golden Celebration

Serving the South West since 1969, and capping a golden 50th anniversary year, the big winners of this year’s SPATA members’ competition were Cannings H20 who bagged four golds and the Dick Millward Trophy for the Pool Contractor of the Year. The Cannings H20 team topped the categories for Residential Outdoor Pools under £50,000, Residential […]

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Industry Feels The Heat

According to findings from the Wet Leisure Industry Survey, released earlier this year, the industry is planning on another strong year despite political and economic uncertainty.If we ever doubted we were like an industry of ice-cream sellers, 62.9 per cent said the weather would be the biggest influence on their business year on year. Businesses […]

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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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Innovation Funding An Untapped Windfall

Innovation Funding: An Untapped Windfall

More than 90 per cent of the pool and spa sector could be missing out on HMRC tax refunding for their research and development, claim industry specialists. Designed to increase both the quality and quantity of UK research and development, the Government’s R&D Tax Credit Scheme rewards companies for carrying out technically challenging work. Companies […]

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