Hot Tub People Inc. worked with Czech-based, one piece pool manufacturer, Niveko, to create this one-piece outdoor training pool in Bristol. A family of keen swimmers, the client requested a swimming pool that would provide an adequate training facility, allowing users to tumble-turn and achieve adequate swimming lengths that could be timed and assessed for […]
Butlin’s has been a part of the British holiday scene for more than 70 years and its pools are a central feature of each resort. But what have they to offer the 21st century holidaymaker? Jan Hurst reports…
Transforming the British holiday experience, the vision of Butlin’s founder, Billy Butlin’s, back in the 1930s, was to provide affordable, fun holidays for British families. The mission statement stays the same but today’s facilities, with multi-million water leisure investments are a world away from the chalet-style accommodation of the original Butlins’ camps.
Lidos have a special meaning for those of us of a certain age. They evoke childhood memories of style and glamour with outdoor swimming, ice creams by the pool and art deco buildings, often gleaming white. But the development of modern indoor pools saw a great number of these outdoor pleasure palaces disappear as they fell into disrepair and failed to compete with modern local sports facilities.
Swimming hero Ellie Simmonds was guest of honour at a swimming gala to celebrate the £16.5 million transformation of Islington’s much-loved Ironmonger Row Baths.