Including Kitchen Sink

INCLUDING THE KITCHEN SINK

Reluctant to gloat, at a time when so many other sectors, and the country as a whole, face unprecedented challenges, the UK’s residential swimming pool sector is nevertheless quietly celebrating a record year. Covid-19 has not just created a wave of ‘holiday at home’ investment but triggered a tsunami of domestic interest in health and […]

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AUTOMATIC POOL
CLEANERS like the
Maytronics from Certikin is a must-have pool accessory.

CLEAN SWEEP

Maximising the potential of swimming pool cleaner sales… Switched-on swimming pool businesses will look to maximise the spend value of every customer contact. Strategically timed e-shots and newsletters present ideal marketing windows but equally, every home installation or service visit is a platform to promote. Current thinking is there has never been a better time […]

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Bangor Aurora 1

WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS

We visit the reigning UK Pool & Spa Awards’ Commercial Venue Of The Year… 2019 was a red letter year for Serco Leisure and the 128-strong team that welcomes over one million visitors most years to its outstanding Bangor Aurora swimming complex in Northern Ireland. As well as lifting the title of Commercial Leisure Venue […]

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Adam Clark

POOL PEOPLE – Adam Clark

Adam Clark, Sales Director, went straight in at the deep end (pun intended) when he joined  in March 2012, and says he has been living the dream ever since… WHAT HAS CHANGED IN YOUR EIGHT YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY? I’ve seen a quite a lot of change in a short time, but the one thing […]

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John Maybe

SPA PEOPLE – JOHN MABEY

‘Am dram’ enthusiast John runs Aqua Spa Supplies, an accessories business supplying hot tub cover lifters and steps (pun intended) to trade and retail customers, with the odd rubber duck thrown in for good measure… HOW AND WHEN DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE INDUSTRY? I got involved in 2008 when I was about four […]

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Training 2

BUILDING BLOCKS

Why specialist investment in training pays off… For the majority of hot tub and swim spa retailers, investment in specialist business training demands the commitment of both precious time and sometimes stretched staff resources. The payback results in more knowledgeable and confident business owners and staff. Undoubtedly, a company’s reputation will reap the rewards of […]

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Smart Tech houttubs 2

NEXT GENERATION

Smart Technology offers remote monitoring… In a clear case of what is good for the goose, is good for the gander, the Aqua Warehouse Group has launched a new water testing APP into the hot tub sector, marketed as YourSpa. Developed for their own showroom originally, the purpose-designed APP clearly has huge benefits for hot […]

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SPA DOC3

DOUBLE DECKER

If you cannot decide between a hot tub and a swim spa – then choose both! Increasingly, a popular combination for discerning clients, this active family are great swimmers. They opted for a sunken deck level swim spa and a hot tub to match. Featuring a Hydropool 17’FX Aquatrainer and matching Hydropool Self Cleaning 790 […]

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grass roots

GRASS ROOTS

This MySpa project went viral – in the best way possible.. An outstanding installation, when posted on social media and modestly boosted for three days, this project went viral, amassing nearly 40,000 views over one weekend. It is a set-up that would never fail to impress, is very easy-to-use for the client and has created […]

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KENNY AND CARLA MASSEY, centre, pictured with Chris Brady, left, and Dan Johnson right, at the opening of their new Hot Tubs Oxfordshire showroom.

DREAMS DO REALLY COME TRUE

Marquis hot tub dealers, Kenny and Carla Massey celebrated their first anniversary in business by opening a bigger and better showroom. The husband and wife team launched Hot Tubs Oxfordshire in April last year. Co-directors, Carla takes a leading role in the overall operation of the showroom while Kenny takes charge over the engineering side […]

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