ABOVE: International automatic pool cover specialists, the Oase team is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Golden Celebration For Oase Team

When Belgian entrepreneur, Bertrand Claeys, began talking about automatic swimming pool covers some 50 years ago, the swimming pool market thought his ideas were at the very least eccentric, responding with disbelief at such a preposterous notion. Some 50 years on and Oase automated pool covers are installed on an estimated 10,000 pools in 25 […]

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ABOVE: Birmingham’s Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre boasts a six-lane, 25m pool with viewing areas

On Location – Community Matters

Opened to the public last summer, Birmingham’s Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre boasts a six-lane, 25m pool with viewing areas, along with a learner pool, sauna and steam facilities. The water leisure features share the prestigious premises with an 80-station fitness suite, dance studios, café and community room. Together the combined facility welcomed more than […]

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ABOVE: Now in its eighth year, the UK Pool & Spa Awards gives water leisure companies a valuable marketing boost.

Red Carpet Treatment

Some of the biggest names in water leisure walked the red carpet at the recent annual UK Pool & Spa Awards. The equivalent of the pool industry Oscars, more than 100 companies entered the recent UK Pool & Spa Awards setting a new competition record of nearly 250 entries. Big winners included Portrait Pools & […]

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turbine driven

Turbine Driven

You want to work out like a professional swimmer even though the size of your pool does not allow it and all you are busy with is taking laps. Then try the unique counter-flow system HydroStar from BINDER. The current is wide, smooth and powerful and can individually be regulated at any time. HydroStar is […]

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one piece suits

One-Piece Suits

The new range of exercise pools from Sunquest Pools offers a great entry point to the one-piece pool market for pool installers. Available in a range of colours and designed to accommodate all the leading counter-current systems, these new models come with options on length and width to fit the requirements of most small pool […]

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Dartmouth

Cost Efficient Dartmouth

The opening of the new Fusion Lifestyle run Dartmouth Indoor Swimming Pool in December came about after many years of hard fundraising by the local community. Devonshire pool specialists, Westcountry Leisure installed the 25m swimming pool embracing the recent advances in pump technology and maximising the benefits of variable speed pumps, and opting for the […]

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Hotel

New Hotel Spa Complex Unveiled

Ye Olde Bell Hotel in Nottinghamshire, has unveiled a new multimillion pound spa. The new development, located in Barnby Moor, offers ten different spa experiences as well as a Herb Garden Brasserie, outdoor relaxation areas with alpine lodges and a beauty salon. The heated indoor and outdoor vitality pool is at the heart of the […]

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Nationwide

Nationwide Delivery

Delivering on its promise of creating active places and healthy people, Places for People Leisure has designed and built 15 new leisure centres across the UK in the last decade. The social enterprise now runs an extensive 118 leisure facilities across the UK on behalf of 36 local councils, and manages 72 swimming pools within […]

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Pop up

Pop-Up Pool

Visitors to Yate Leisure Centre in Bristol may be surprised to find a new addition at the venue – an 18 x 10m temporary outdoor swimming pool. While the indoor swimming pool is out of action for essential maintenance until October, management at the leisure facility called upon Rio Pools to come up with a […]

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Drowning

Drowning Prevention

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) will once again mark Drowning Prevention Week in June. The initiative is the national campaign from the RLSS and will run between 16th – 26th June, aiming to spread water safety across the country. RLSS UK statistics show that one person drowns every 20 hours in the […]

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