MORE THAN 70 COMPANIES were celebrating at the 2021 UK Pool & Spa Awards

GLITTERING CELEBRATIONS

More than 70 companies will be kicking of the new year with a timely marketing boost following their success in the recent UK Pool & Spa Awards competition. Open to all water leisure business across commercial, residential and wellness sectors, regardless of trade affiliation, the popular contest attracted more than 200 entries and the widest […]

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SWIMMING TRAILBLAZERS

The Mildenhall Hub has been described as a trailblazing project – bold, exciting and visionary with residents at its heart. The concept behind the community complex was to bring together a range of public services on one site, making access easier and cutting costs including high school, library, citizens advice, emergency service as well as […]

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CERTIKIN’S NEW PREMISES will house over 9,500 product lines for both domestic and commercial markets.

CERTIKIN INVESTS IN NEW PREMISES

Certikin has occupied its current offices and warehouses in the thriving Oxfordshire market town of Witney for 31 years, during which time it has expanded its footprint several times. However, the building no longer meets the requirements of a burgeoning business. Determined to retain the experienced and loyal workforce together with its central location, Certikin […]

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FAMILY AND FRIENDS will mourn the passing of Cresta Leisure’s Tim Bareham.

CRESTA LOSES FOUNDING FATHER

As this issue of Swimming Pool Scene went to print, we learned of the sad death of Tim Bareham, of Cresta Leisure, shortly before his 73rd birthday. A big personality in his business, the industry and through the National Leisure group, Tim will be fondly remembered. Due to the continuing COVID implications, only a close […]

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SPATEX is all set for its return to Coventry in February.

INDUSTRY REUNITES UNDER ONE ROOF

Crossing fingers that the latest government advice allows the event to go ahead, all SAT NAVs should be set for Coventry this February for the welcome return of the live SPATEX water leisure show. Formerly called the Ricoh, and now known as the Coventry Building Society Arena, the clock is counting down towards the return […]

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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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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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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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THE DAWN OF POWER BRANDS

THE DAWN OF THE POWER BRANDS

It all started with a Spaform hot tub in the summer of ‘93. Having bought a Spaform for their home, and having an instinct they would sell, the property developer, father and son partnership, of David and Jonathan Bunn, were joined by their friend Lloyd Burden, at a regional show; a venture to test the […]

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LIGHTHOUSE HIT THE ROAD

As part of a continuing drive to provide outstanding service and support to its retailers, Lighthouse holds three workshops every year, around November time, at convenient locations around the UK. This gives the company the opportunity to keep our expert partners updated on new products and developments as well as to nurture new talent within […]

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