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UP ON THE ROOF

This former bank building, situated on the outskirts of Manchester City Centre, has a stunning contemporary interior so the brief for the team from Hydropool Manchester was to create an outside living and entertaining space with the same quality and style for its new owners. It just happens to be on the roof. Evening entertaining […]

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FOCAL POINT

Lincolnshire based, Hydro-active Pool & Spas took on this turnkey project for the supply and installation of a Vita XL4 swim spa, in ground with bespoke cedar enclosure, paving and turfing last summer. The customer wanted a focal point for their grandchildren to enjoy the benefits of swimming, whilst under the supervision of the grandparents, […]

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New Hot Tub Guidance Launched

New Hot Tub Guidance Launched

PWTAG launched Hot Tubs For Business, the first in a series of three booklets at its recent annual conference held at Drayton Manor in December. Janice Calvert, PWTAG chair explained the organisation felt there was a need for guidance on hot tubs tailored quite carefully and specifically to its operation. Follow-up booklets are planned on […]

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New Trade Route Via 1 Stop Spas Group

New Trade Route Via 1 Stop Spas Group

Following on from the successful launch of its training division, SpaTech Training, the 1 Stop Spas Group is launching its tradeonly distribution arm – 1 Stop Spas Trade. Rather than entering into an already cluttered market distributing common products like steps and lifters, 1 Stop Spas Trade will be specialising in niche, problem-solving or innovative […]

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Luxury Yacht Inspiration Is A Crowd-Pleaser

Luxury Yacht Inspiration Is A Crowd-Pleaser

  Design-led, the IKON spa is a total rethink of how spa technology and modern living come together. Offering architectural cabinetry with flush, screw-less surfaces and contemporary negative detailing, the Flexiteek finish pays homage to decks seen on super yachts for a luxury look. Floating steps lead up to a deck surround that offers space […]

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New Owners For Jacuzzi Brands

New Owners For Jacuzzi Brands

The most recognised spa brand in the world, Jacuzzi, and its stable of multiple hot tub brands, are under new ownership. An investment subsidiary of Investindustrial has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Jupiter Holding Corporation, owner of the spa and bath products brands, among them Jacuzzi. Terms of the transaction have not been […]

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POOL PEOPLE: Graham Mander

Cutting his teeth shadowing his dad at GVS Swimming Pools, Graham Mander is now a business development manager, a key member of the Pollet Pool Group’s UK sales team. What was your introduction to the pool trade? I started to learn my trade in the pool industry as a young boy of about seven or […]

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Book Early For Revision Seminar

Book Early For Revision Seminar

The Back-to-Basics seminar, which is free for all ISPE students (but open to all members and nonmembers for £25 and £30 respectively), is primarily aimed at those students about to sit their ISPE exams . It will cover the basics of filtration, chemicals, heating and construction and will look at where marks may be won […]

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Tributes To ISPE Stalwart John Dawes

Tributes To ISPE Stalwart John Dawes

The ISPE celebrated its 40th birthday in December, however, the celebrations were muted somewhat as we heard that John Dawes, Hon.FISPE, had passed away in late-November. John had served as the Technical Editor for the ISPE for many years and had spoken at numerous ISPE Seminars and ISPE Workshops at SPATEX. He was a familiar […]

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More, More More!

More, More More! – UK Pool & Spa Awards!

Open to all, regardless of trade-affiliation, the UK Pool & Spa Awards has earned itself a not-to-be-missed reputation as one of the water leisure industry’s most valuable marketing tools. Spanning both the residential and commercial pool sector, this year’s competition entrants reads like a who’s who of the industry elite, many of whom took time […]

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