PERFECT FIT FOR GOLDEN COAST AND PPG

After 45 years as an independent distributor to the wet leisure industry in the UK, Golden Coast is to become part of the Pollet Pool Group. Golden Coast’s strength in the industry combined with its commitment to innovation, knowledge and customer service make an ideal fit for PPG. There is also a remarkable similarity in […]

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INDUSTRY HEARTBEAT – Repair & Refurbishment

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 […]

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GROWING GAP SEPARATES POOL SECTOR

The impact of coronavirus has been very different for the commercial and residential markets. More used to hearing of a north vs south divide, a different kind of gap is emerging in the UK pool market, with the residential and commercial pool water leisure sectors experiencing completely diverse issues. Covid-19 fortunes have favoured the home […]

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PRESSING THE REFRESH BUTTON

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 […]

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POOL PEOPLE – Simon Jones

Helping his father and a family friend on a swimming pool stand at the Royal Welsh Show proved to be a landmark holiday treat for a young Simon Jones, of AstralPool UK, now one of the UK’s leading experts in pool provision… WHAT WAS YOUR INTRODUCTION TO THE POOL INDUSTRY? As a lad, I spent […]

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Early Summer Highs For Home Pools

They call it the feel good factor. A run of mild weather coinciding with not one but three Bank Holiday weekends led to home pool owners sprinting to remove their winter debris covers this spring. Figures released by the Met Office UK revealed that April was the sunniest on record since 1929. It was also […]

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Spaeuro Playing To Their Spa Strengths

Spaeuro has undertaken a strategic overhaul of its UK and European business, a move that coincides with new ownership of the British spa parts suppliers. From now on, the South Wales based distributors will be playing to its strengths, focusing on two main product specialisms; filter cartridges and replacement spa covers. The new owner of Spaeuro is Peter Hogg of New Zealand- based Magnum Filters.

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New Appointment Marks SCP UK Modernisation

SCP UK is embarking on a new chapter in the history of the company with the appointment of Dash Ganeson as Managing Director. Dash, originally, from Kuala Lumpur, came to the UK as a teenager to pursue his studies and completed his professional exams to qualify as a Chartered Accountant in 1987. His subsequent career has spanned a global framework and includes postings in London as well as abroad in Asia and the Middle East.

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Natural Strokes

Imagine a swimming pool, and what do you see? A slab of sterile blue water, surrounded by tiles? It doesn’t have to be like that: imagine instead a pool of fresh, clear water, fringed by native plants and visited by dragonflies. The upsurge of interest in natural swimming pools, which I introduced to this country in 2000, has convinced many owners of conventional pools to aspire to a natural one.

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