Self Help Scheme Pays Off

A former rugby league player future-proofed his business and secured vital swimming lessons for some 250 children by installing his own swimming pool at home. Richard Gay, a former Hull rugby star, and his wife Kathleen, have taught more than 5,000 children across East Yorkshire through their Waterworld swim school. When closure of Sydney Smith […]

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The UK swimming pool and spa sectors celebrated one of its best years in a decade at its annual UK Pool & Spa Awards with an *eight per cent increase in business. More hostages to fortune with the unpredictable British weather,  rather than the economy; two months of sustained summer temperatures in July and August […]

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Hi De Hi

Butlin’s has been a part of the British holiday scene for more than 70 years and its pools are a central feature of each resort. But what have they to offer the 21st century holidaymaker? Jan Hurst reports…

Transforming the British holiday experience, the vision of Butlin’s founder, Billy Butlin’s, back in the 1930s, was to provide affordable, fun holidays for British families. The mission statement stays the same but today’s facilities, with multi-million water leisure investments are a world away from the chalet-style accommodation of the original Butlins’ camps.

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