THE STA SEAL MASCOT led the way to SPATEX 2022.

THE FEEL-GOOD FACTOR

There was something special about the return of the annual SPATEX event that, the organisers say, attracted 1,545 unique visitors. Staged as the country began to loosen the shackles of the on-going pandemic, some companies remained reluctant to send representatives, opting for reduced teams, while others avoided the usual crowded events like the traditional exhibitor […]

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IAN BETTS addresses a full audience as the ISPE live seminars return

ISPE AWARDS MAKE STRONG COMEBACK

After a two-year Covid- impacted break, the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers resumed its popular one-day seminar programmes. The 124th seminar was held in November at the Cobham Hilton, a new venue for Institute that attracted more than 50 attendees. Unfortunately, ISPE President Philip Barlow, FISPE, was unable to be present so ISPE past-President Chris […]

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AGAINST ALL ODDS

An haute couture cover installation by OASE and Tanby Pools… Never giving up on the challenging geometric angled ends of this Tanby Pools project made the installation of an automatic slatted cover possible, against all the odds. After many designs, much testing and several prototypes, the forward thinking of OASE and the pure determination of […]

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SPOTLIGHT SHINES ON WATER LEISURE

Tenth anniversary UK Pool & Spa Awards goes on-line… Showcasing the best examples of swimming pool design from across the country, and around the world, the UK Pool & Spa Awards celebrated its tenth anniversary with a spotlight focused on pool industry people, projects and products. Winners across 30 categories in both commercial and residential […]

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A glittering night to remember for seven time BISHTA winners, North Spas

Magnificent Seven

Winners of the annual British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association awards were revealed in January with Charlie Matthews, from Wasps Rugby Football Club, the VIP guest. The annual Gala Evening highlighted the achievements of BISHTA members by showcasing the best examples of design, construction, installation and innovation. The BISHTA Awards were sponsored by […]

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Golden Celebration

Serving the South West since 1969, and capping a golden 50th anniversary year, the big winners of this year’s SPATA members’ competition were Cannings H20 who bagged four golds and the Dick Millward Trophy for the Pool Contractor of the Year. The Cannings H20 team topped the categories for Residential Outdoor Pools under £50,000, Residential […]

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Vincent Follows Family’s Winning Habit

Vincent Follows Family’s Winning Habit

Following in the footsteps of mum and dad, and well-known industry personalities, Martin and Delyse Borley, Vincent Borley, was recently presented with the prestigious Jim Johnson Filtration Shield. Vincent, who has joined the family business, the multi award-winning Tanby Pools of Surrey, was awarded the Shield by the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers, following an […]

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Best Of British

This year’s biggest SPATA winners, XL Pools, lived up to their name in the recent British Pool & Hot Tub Awards. The Kent-based team scooped three SPATA Gold awards, as well as The Dick Millward Trophy for Pool Contractor of the Year and the Outstanding Pool of the Year Award. Also celebrating were Wensum Pools, […]

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Pool Man Shares Cancer Scare Story

Around 48,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year and in December last year, Martin Borley, 53, from Tanby Pools, in Surrey, was one of them. “I considered myself fit,” says Martin. “I swam a mile every day and cycled 50 miles regularly plus every year I cycle 300 miles in three days for […]

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Gold Rush

Tanby Pools achieved a top Gold standard award in the £75,000 to £125,000 category at this year’s SPATA Awards, with this breath-taking outdoor residential pool. The brief for this project was to create a classical pool with a roman end. The client had previously owned a property with a liner pool and understood the limitations […]

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