New location but same winning formula for popular competition… What better example of success breeding success than the annual UK Pool & Spa Awards which again hit record levels for 2022, the 12th year of the competition. A significant number of first-time entrants have thrown their hats into the contest ring, knowing that accreditation in the […]
Emily Martin gets the inside track on swimming pool renovations… It may be less glamourous than new-build work, but refurbishment and renovation is the beating heart of the residential UK pool market. For our annual look at the repair and refurbishment market, Swimming Pool Scene set out to compare experiences with an overview of the […]
Awe-inspiring in its authenticity, the elaborate swimming pool that sits within Bayswater’s historic Porchester Centre has been lovingly restored to its former glory. During the difficult times of the pandemic restrictions, the Essex- based Hydrospec team was engaged by SLM (Everyone Active) and Westminster City Council to undertake a comprehensive refurbishment of its 1925 constructed […]
New pools for old with advice from some leading industry suppliers… All swimming pools, no matter how well built, will require some kind of repair or renovation at some point in the future. Taking the time to maintain your customers’ pools will save them money in the long-term and is cheaper than building a new […]
An iconic Newcastle landmark is celebrating reaching the ripe old age of 90 – with a slice of cake and a facelift. Workers at Newcastle City Pool and Turkish Baths joined in the celebrations, taking a well-deserved break from restoring the building to its former glory, to blow out the 90 candles. The pool and […]
Lido lovers looking for an original and timeless Christmas present need look no further than Saltdean Lido’s latest fundraising initiative. The popular Brighton and Hove-based lido launched the ‘Name on a Brick’ fundraiser to raise money for new electricity sub-station, so that renovations at the lido can continue. People are invited to put their name […]
With residential swimming pool building figures having taken a dip in recent years, pool companies have worked hard to build up the servicing side of their business.
Hundreds of schools across the UK are allowing pupils to swim in sub-standard swimming pools unaware of the risks including the dangers of entrapment.
Commercial pool specialists, Alba Pools, has recently completed the refurbishment of the swimming pool at Kimbolton School. Key to the successful transformation was the installation of a new Alkorplan lining system to the pool tank, fitted by a specialist team from Aquaflex. Originally opened in 2000, it took several years to realise there were fundamental […]