Awards

Calling All Swimming Pool Installers

If you’ve been working on a pool project this year that you’re particularly proud of, then don’t miss your chance to enter the UK Pool & Spa Awards. The 2017 competition will showcase the very best of the companies involved in the provision of water leisure in Great Britain. Project categories include Residential Indoor Pool […]

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Pensioner

Pensioners Solve Lifeguard Shortage

Leisure operator GLL is recruiting older people to help save a national shortage of lifeguards. With up to 20 per cent of its lifeguarding roles unfilled and around 90 current vacancies, GLL also hopes the initiative will counter common misconceptions around lifeguarding and encourage a wider demographic to apply. “You don’t need to be body […]

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Heatwave

Heatwave Sends Brits Racing To The Pool

Sizzling summer temperatures provided a welcome boost for the country’s water leisure sector. The high temperatures sent young and old alike flocking to open air swimming pools and lidos in an attempt to cool off. In fact, searches for water parks, lidos and beaches increased by an average of 277 per cent between June 19 […]

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Habits

Breaking Old Habits

Public pool builds are costing up to 25 per cent more than they should, according to worldwide building experts Natare Pools. In particular major building firms are slow to adopt new ideas such as state-of-the-art filtration, dosing and environmental control technology that negate the need for huge plant rooms. “We are trying to break habits […]

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Fitness Fanatics

With an estimated 2.5 million Brits working out in water every week, it is no wonder that aquatic fitness is creating big waves in the leisure sector. Technological advancements combined with the heightened awareness of the benefits of exercising in water, has led to a growing demand for aquatic fitness and its associated products. The […]

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Over 110 swimmers attended the Christmas Day Swim at Brockwell Lido last year, where the water
temperature was around 7°C.

Ideal Swimming Temperatures

How warm does the water have to be for outdoor swimming? The short answer is that there are no authoritative guidelines, as there are for indoor pools and spas. And of course, outdoor swimming can mean ponds, rivers, the sea… It can include wet suits. But here are some rough guidelines. Swimming in water that […]

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Engineers from Wensum Pools were put through their paces as part of the latest Electrical Awareness
Workshop.

Behind The Scenes Work Continues

To support their members and the wider water leisure industry, BISHTA and SPATA work together to ensure that they are represented across Europe, both for networking with other national pool and spa associations in EUSA and also in the development of European Standards. Through these contacts, it is easier to be aware of and share […]

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The pool at Campsie Glen Holiday Park has been upgraded for the
summer season by Eagle Leisure.

Park Pool Upgrades

Campsie Glen Holiday Park in Stirlingshire has invested £80,000 into upgrading its outdoor swimming pool facilities. The new development, which launched in April, features an enclosure over the existing outdoor pool, plus the installation of a brand new children’s pool and new changing and toilet facilities. The new Perspex enclosure, model Endless Summer in Moss […]

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The heritage swim event at Victoria Baths was organised to help
raise vital funds for the Baths.

Splash Back In Time

For one day only, Victoria Baths in Manchester gave people the chance to enjoy the first public swim in the Grade II* listed building in 24 years. The heritage swim event in May was organised to increase awareness and help raise vital funds for the Baths as it continues to make its journey towards restoration. […]

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Double Olympic champion, Rebecca Adlington offi cially opened
the new Hart Leisure Centre in April.

New Centre Opens In Hampshire

More than 5,000 people turned out to join double Olympic champion, Rebecca Adlington, and local Rio golden girl, Alex Danson, to help Hart District Council and Everyone Active open the doors to the new Hart Leisure Centre in Hampshire. Hart District Council has invested more than £23million in the new centre, which boasts top-of-the-range equipment […]

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