Simon Jones

POOL PEOPLE – Simon Jones

Helping his father and a family friend on a swimming pool stand at the Royal Welsh Show proved to be a landmark holiday treat for a young Simon Jones, of AstralPool UK, now one of the UK’s leading experts in pool provision… WHAT WAS YOUR INTRODUCTION TO THE POOL INDUSTRY? As a lad, I spent […]

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JEWEL IN THE CROWN

Sumptuous, glittering, opulent – adjectives in abundance still fail to do justice to the luxurious treasure chest that is The Langley Spa. The jewel in the crown of the luxurious Buckinghamshire Langley hotel, The Langley Spa is simply the luxurious underground facility that features an indoor and outdoor pool, thermal area and five expansive treatment […]

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COMPREHENSIVE COLOGNE SHOWCASE PROMISED

Aquanale promises a comprehensive showcase of innovations and products from all segments of the swimming pool and wellness industry from November 5 to 8. Around 320 exhibiting companies from more than 25 countries are expected in Cologne for the trade fair highlight of the year. By presenting the private and public pool segments together under […]

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BELLS AND WHISTLES

The hot tub selling journey continues on its evolutionary journey with growth in the high-end, luxury spa market on a steep, upward trajectory. Existing home hot tub owners are trading their initial purchases in and are choosing to make the move up to the next rung of hot tub ownership ladder. Having already owned a […]

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Cutting Edge

In the first of a regular UK tour of pool companies, we get things off to a strong start in Scotland… With other well-known names north of the border, like Eagle Leisure, Kinniburgh Pools, to name but a few, Scotland is a land rich in culture, history, whisky, haggis and, you guessed it, pools. With […]

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Sauna Sales Continue To Warm Up

Sauna Sales Continue To Warm Up

Sales of saunas and steam rooms significantly increased compared to last year’s figures, with saunas being a particular area of growth. Erik Soderlund, Technical Sales and Account Manager at Golden Coast, attributes this in part to changing public trends. “There is a growing market for saunas as people are becoming more aware of the health […]

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Course Combats Fear Of Water

Course Combats Fear Of Water

Millions of frustrated aquaphobics are being given the chance to take back control of their lives and overcome their fear of the water with the launch of a pioneering new course. The UK Academy of Swimming and drowning prevention charity The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) have joined forces to launch the specialised […]

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RAF Support Mum's Swim Teaching

RAF Support Mum’s Swim Teaching

When struggling to find suitable swimming lessons for her child, Gaynor Duffy was inspired to train as a teacher, beginning a career with the help of the RAF. “My eldest son was diagnosed with Hemiplegia when he was three years old. The consultant didn’t expect him to achieve much, sports-wise.” Said Gaynor. “We went to […]

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Mike Genova

Flexing UK Muscle

Leisure Concepts, the world’s leading supplier of accessories to the spa and hot tub market has trebled its warehousing presence in the UK with the unveiling of a 20,000 sq. ft. facility in Tewkesbury, Gloucester. A major investment in its British and mainland European dealers, the new base will include a trade showroom with several […]

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Lightbulb Moment

Lightbulb Moment

What Trevor Baylis was to the wind-up radio, so is Climacube creator, Stuart Mulcahy, for the holiday hot tub sector. Having over 20 years’ experience in the hot tub industry, Stuart dipped a toe into the holiday park market some five years ago and began searching for a product that would both solve problems and […]

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