Safety

Nationwide Hot Tub Safety Warnings

The British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association has warned of a growing trend for some companies supplying hot tubs to claim or imply that the goods they sell are manufactured in the UK or North America when in fact, they come from elsewhere in the world. This misleads customers into thinking they are […]

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Wensum

Family Values

In 1976 Andrea Morrison’s father was a local house builder. His company, R.T Halls Builders, were getting more and more enquiries regarding swimming pools and during the heat wave that year he started building residential pools. Following in his footsteps, Andrea and husband-to-be Syd decided to set up a company to build and maintain swimming […]

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Lido death

Reward Offered In Lido Death Case

A £20,000 reward is being offered by the Metropolitan Police for information regarding the death of a 15-year-old boy in a London lido over 40 years ago. Enrico Sidoli died in hospital in July 1976 after being pulled unconscious from Parliament Hill Lido in Hampstead, 11 days earlier. Detectives are now offering an incentive for […]

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Awards

Calling All Swimming Pool Installers

If you’ve been working on a pool project this year that you’re particularly proud of, then don’t miss your chance to enter the UK Pool & Spa Awards. The 2017 competition will showcase the very best of the companies involved in the provision of water leisure in Great Britain. Project categories include Residential Indoor Pool […]

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Pensioner

Pensioners Solve Lifeguard Shortage

Leisure operator GLL is recruiting older people to help save a national shortage of lifeguards. With up to 20 per cent of its lifeguarding roles unfilled and around 90 current vacancies, GLL also hopes the initiative will counter common misconceptions around lifeguarding and encourage a wider demographic to apply. “You don’t need to be body […]

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Ticking Time Bombs

The alarming increase in the number of media reports on entrapment accidents, highlights the fear that many pools and spas remain unsafe ticking time bombs for unsuspecting swimmers. The danger is escalated when you realise how poorly management and lifeguards at many holiday resorts and hotels are trained to avoid entrapment risks. There are hundreds […]

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Fitness Fanatics

With an estimated 2.5 million Brits working out in water every week, it is no wonder that aquatic fitness is creating big waves in the leisure sector. Technological advancements combined with the heightened awareness of the benefits of exercising in water, has led to a growing demand for aquatic fitness and its associated products. The […]

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Lido

Portishead Lido Hits Headlines

Portishead Open Air Pool is already making headlines following its extensive refurbishments. The Bristol-based pool made national news when a duck and her nine ducklings were found floating in the water after it reopened in April. Following the £250,000 refurbishment which included new pipework, a new liner, cover and pool surrounds – all led by […]

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PnO Slide

Slip ‘N Slide Additions To Cruise Liner

P&O’s Cruise Liner, Pacific Dawn, is undergoing an extensive refurbishment, including two new waterslides, further improving the facilities on the ship. The Southampton-based P&O group, working in partnership with Polin Waterpark’s and Myrtha Pools, installed the two 80m slides to improve their standing in the industry. They are the maiden waterslide additions to the company’s […]

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Comm Oper

Recipe For Success

Managing ten leisure centres across the East Riding of Yorkshire, East Riding Leisure (ERL) delivers services to some 327,400 residents in the namesake county. Customer visits have almost doubled from 2.8million in 2005/06 to over 5million in 2015/16 and that figure is set to grow even more this year. “Being close to our customers by […]

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