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Italian Dishes

With kind permission of our Italian colleagues at Piscine Oggi, part of the International Pool & Spa Press Alliance, we bring you an exclusive view of the winning pools…

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Standing Out From Crowd

Entries for the 2015 UK Pool & Spa Awards are now open with some outstanding entries already looking set to raise the UK pool and spa industry bar. Building on their continued success, the 2015 awards are back to celebrate the industry’s most impressive achievements.

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Dream Makers

Transforming lacklustre swimming pools into intricate works of art is an area of pool design in which Craig Bragdy Design is a master. With a reputation spanning four decades, the Welsh-based company’s name is linked with some of the world’s most spectacular swimming pools.

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Plastica Hits The Big Time

Leading pool cover manufacturer Plastica has undertaken its biggest challenge yet, with the installation of a whopping single piece thermal cover at a pool in Devon. Plastica routinely manufacture pool cover systems for 25m pools, but the project at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines in Lympstone proved to be the largest single piece cover […]

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Self Help Scheme Pays Off

A former rugby league player future-proofed his business and secured vital swimming lessons for some 250 children by installing his own swimming pool at home. Richard Gay, a former Hull rugby star, and his wife Kathleen, have taught more than 5,000 children across East Yorkshire through their Waterworld swim school. When closure of Sydney Smith […]

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Spaeuro Playing To Their Spa Strengths

Spaeuro has undertaken a strategic overhaul of its UK and European business, a move that coincides with new ownership of the British spa parts suppliers. From now on, the South Wales based distributors will be playing to its strengths, focusing on two main product specialisms; filter cartridges and replacement spa covers. The new owner of Spaeuro is Peter Hogg of New Zealand- based Magnum Filters.

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New Appointment Marks SCP UK Modernisation

SCP UK is embarking on a new chapter in the history of the company with the appointment of Dash Ganeson as Managing Director. Dash, originally, from Kuala Lumpur, came to the UK as a teenager to pursue his studies and completed his professional exams to qualify as a Chartered Accountant in 1987. His subsequent career has spanned a global framework and includes postings in London as well as abroad in Asia and the Middle East.

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Natural Strokes

Imagine a swimming pool, and what do you see? A slab of sterile blue water, surrounded by tiles? It doesn’t have to be like that: imagine instead a pool of fresh, clear water, fringed by native plants and visited by dragonflies. The upsurge of interest in natural swimming pools, which I introduced to this country in 2000, has convinced many owners of conventional pools to aspire to a natural one.

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Buy Now, Pay Later

Today, most retailers see finance as a service they offer to customers, helping them to buy what they want, when they want it. In the last year top selling hot tub retailer, Blue Wave Spas has sold over £3 million in finance-only sales. In uncertain economic times offering no hassle, soft-sell finance means Blue Wave’s customers can buy what they want, when they want it, without having to sacrifice savings or negotiate with unwilling lenders such as banks and building societies.

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