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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LEISLEY BIDS FARWELL

LESLEY BIDS FOND FAREWELL

Pollet Pool Group UK has bid a sad farewell to a key member of its sales team as Lesley Hipkiss said goodbye to the swimming pool industry. Lesley was a valuable asset to Pollet Pool Group having cut her teeth with Bayrol UK prior to joining Pollet back in the winter of 2011. Lesley takes […]

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BUCKETS & SPADES

Norfolk may conjure up images of unspoilt beaches, sleepy seaside resorts and boats lazily navigating abundant water ways. With its proximity to London and the South East, there’s a thriving market for swimming pool companies… if they can keep up with the pace. While Norfolk is most famous for its man-made broads, the same kind […]

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LIGHT FANTASTIC

  Completed in the latter part of 2018, this pool building was an extension to the rear of the property. Given a £90,000 budget, the task facing Origin Leisure was to construct the pool chamber and undertake all the specialist pool work. The client was thrilled with the end product. The pool house has become […]

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BOOST FOR THERAPEUTIC INFRARED SAUNAS

BOOST FOR THERAPEUTIC INFRARED SAUNAS

Studies in America have shown that infra heat offers numerous health benefits and, in this context, can help draw out the harmful toxins that may have been ingested in the course of a fire rescue.  As a result, some fire stations are now installing infrared cabin saunas as a therapy treatment in an effort to […]

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HISTORIC DERBYSHIRE HOTEL LIDO REVITALISED

The closure of Matlock’s New Bath Hotel in 2013 looked like calling time on its feature lido that had survived the Second World War and the massive decline in outdoor pools in the 1960s and 1970s. But on the 85th anniversary of its original launch, swimming personalities, Ross Davenport and Ryan Taylor cut the ribbon […]

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PICTURE PERFECT

Inter Continental London at the O2 commissioned the London Swimming Pool Company to build a large main pool, spa pool, and a steam and sauna room, to complement its gym, massage and therapy rooms. The new facilities would enable the hotel to offer the entire spa experience from swimming and exercise to relaxation and treatments. […]

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GIFT FROM THE GODS

With revenue from refurbishment projects providing the lifeblood for so many pool contractors, ecoFINISH® is a virtual gift from the gods. A high-performance co-polymer material combination, ecoFINISH® is the world’s first, largest, and fastest growing manufacturer of polymer coatings. Ideal for both residential and commercial pool applications, ecoFINISH® is now operating in 42 countries. This […]

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FOUR LEAF CLOVERS

Karen Cotton continues our regional road trip as she meets some key water leisure suppliers in Eire and Northern Ireland… Carmel Kikkers had always dreamed of owning her own pool, but the lack of space, coupled with the high cost, put her off the idea… until December 2016.“Looking at the prospect of a second round […]

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