for the love of lidos

For the Love of Lidos

It’s official; the nation has declared its love of lidos and it looks like it’s a relationship that’s set to last, with a real renaissance taking place for the joy of outdoor swimming. The hot summer has also played its part with record-breaking numbers of people visiting lidos across the country, there’s been lots of […]

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ISPE Hits CPD Memp

ISPE Hits CPD Membership Century

To further enhance training opportunities, the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers launched its Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Scheme in 2017. So far, more than 100 individuals have enrolled and the scheme is open to all (ISPE members or nonmembers) and is, for now, free of charge. CPD is the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of […]

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Italy Host Annual Pool And Spa Expo

Italy Host Annual Pool And Spa Expo

The Bologna Exhibition Centre is the venue for Italy’s ForumPiscine, the 11th event of the only professional expo in Italy showcasing public and residential pools, spas and wellness. Taking place from Wednesday to Friday, February 13th to 15th, year on year, the event becomes more and more international with 15% of 7,500 visitors and 20% […]

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driving innovation

Driving Innovation

We often drool over residential pools built with millionaires’ budgets and almost limitless constraints on design. But there’s a bigger dose of reality in the commercial public pool world, with the goal of maximining usage and revenue is paramount. Meeting this goal is largely being driven by innovation from specialist manufacturers and installers. The availability […]

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short changed

Short-Changed

Well-meaning local authorities are ticking the public pool provision box with a lack of imagination that is short-changing the British swimming public. A lack of joined-up thinking is resulting in minimal facilities while completely side-stepping the entertainment potential. “When families go to the swimming pool they are looking for the fun factor,” urges Stephen Ellix, […]

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Treading Water

Treading Water

There is genuine interest in all areas of water-based activities and the fitness it can bring, confirms David Minton, Director of Leisuredb on the publication of its 2018 State of the UK Swimming Industry Report. Operators constantly report growth in swimming numbers, lessons and the usage of outdoor pools. The latter is particularly due to […]

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Back Of The Net

Back Of The Net

The £18.6million state-of-the-art facility Bert Williams Leisure Centre, named after the legendary Wolves and England goalkeeper, replaced the existing Bilston Leisure Centre, in the West Midlands, which dates from the 1960s. The main pool is a 25m, eight lane competition pool built to ASA standards. The separate 16.67m x 8m studio pool contains a full […]

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unmissable glide

Unmissable Glide

An irresistible addition to your swimming pool cover portfolio, the Glide is a high-quality pool cover that puts safety and security first without compromising on quality, design or reliability. Fast and easy to open and close, the Glide is an essential part of any home pool to give added peace of mind. The Glide is […]

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welsh team first past bpr

Welsh Team First Past BPR Post

Now a compulsory requirement in the supply of water treatment products, The Health and Safety Executive has issued its first Biocidal Product Regulations authorisation for a swimming pool algaecide. Water Treatment Products (WTP) has announced the successful authorisation of its premier range of swimming pool algaecides. At the time of going to print, WTP is […]

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sightless swimming triumph

Sightless Swimming Triumph

Simon Wilkes was just one of 26 swimmers who took part in The Big Shiver to raise funds for the Arthur Rank Hospice at Jesus Green Lido in Cambridge. The 39 year old, who was born with no eyes, joined 25 other Team Arthur heroes to swim up and down Europe’s longest unheated outdoor pool […]

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