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Grand Designs

When a successful interior design company decided to dip a toe into the hot tub and spa sector last spring, they could hardly have imagined the success, the business divergence would bring. Over the past decade, Pitville, has helped clients design and install bathrooms, kitchens and living spaces. Choosing Hydropool, as its spa and swim […]

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Colin Dougall

Pool People : Colin Dougall Operations Director, Devin Consulting Limited

After serving an apprenticeship as an engineering draughtsman, Colin I spent several years in the Royal Navy before undertaking a Master of mechanical and manufacturing engineering degree at Newcastle University. Colin’s pool industry career started in 2002 when he joined Devin Consulting. What are your pool market credentials? I have been in the pool industry […]

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ABOVE: Pwtag advises on ph correctants for swimming pools.

Acid Test Recommendations

When deciding on a pH correctant for your pool it is important to do a risk assessment in accordance with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations (COSHH). You need to think about the possible harms, how they can be reduced and whether avoided by using something else, or a safer version. If you […]

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ABOVE: Stuart Melville, Business Development Manager for Barr + Wray’s Aftersales Division.

Barr + Wray Strengthens Aftersales Staff Team

Pool and wellness global specialists, Barr + Wray has confirmed the appointment of Stuart Melville as Business Development Manager for their Aftersales division. Stuart Melville joins after six years with Brenntag, working across Scotland and North of England as Account Manager – Water. Stuart’s role will be customer facing and looking to further cement his […]

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ABOVE: UK Pool Store’s Dane Wilson, pictured right, receives the Jim Johnson Filtration Shield from ISPE Vice-Present, Colin Day.

New Year Honours for ISPE Members

ISPE Vice-President Colin Day, who was chairing the meeting in the absence of ISPE President John Cheek, announced two special presentations at the 117th ISPE One-Day Seminar in Clevedon, North Somerset. The first was the presentation of the Jim Johnson Filtration Shield to Dane Wilson from the UK Pool Store in Kent. This trophy is […]

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ABOVE: The Daisy disinfection system results in a safer, more pleasant environment for bathers.

Moving Water Is Safe Water!

All too often, chemicals are blamed for poor water quality when in fact the root cause is, more often than not, insufficient filtration. If a domestic pool owner only runs their pool pump for a few hours a day, they are relying far too much on the disinfectant (e.g. chlorine) in the water to keep […]

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ABOVE: Make a date to visit the Heatstar team at the forthcoming SPATEX trade show.

Unprecedented Success For Heatstar

Heatstar, the British owned manufacturer of swimming pool environmental control units, has enjoyed unprecedented success during 2017.In response to this increased demand for their renowned, superior quality products, Heatstar has actioned two significant investments. Firstly, they have invested in a premises expansion enabling the offices and stores to be relocated. This has released more than […]

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ABOVE: Now in its eighth year, the UK Pool & Spa Awards gives water leisure companies a valuable marketing boost.

Red Carpet Treatment

Some of the biggest names in water leisure walked the red carpet at the recent annual UK Pool & Spa Awards. The equivalent of the pool industry Oscars, more than 100 companies entered the recent UK Pool & Spa Awards setting a new competition record of nearly 250 entries. Big winners included Portrait Pools & […]

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Beautifully Crafted

Beautifully Crafted

With an award-winning history going back to the 1950s, Aegean Spas are a third generation owned and operated business whose spa and hot tub division was incorporated as a separate company in 1987. Aegean work with swimming pool contractors and architects to design and produce bespoke mosaic hot tubs. Any size and shape is achievable […]

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Winning Work And Play Recipes

Bosta UK recently gathered customers, from all over Europe, for a grand tour of its state-of-the art European distribution centre near Veghel, in Holland. The 11,000m2 surface area ‘smart’ warehouse is packed with €20m stock at any one time representing a staggering 19,000 product lines. The mammoth building boasts 18,000 pallet stations, ten loading docks […]

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