World Leisure

World Leisure Expands Nationwide Operations

Leyland-based water leisure company World Leisure (UK) Ltd has opened three new operational bases in Birmingham, Kent and London. World Leisure provides a complete range of design, technical and installation services for the water leisure industry, operating throughout the UK, and has won multiple industry awards for its installations. Adding to existing head offices in […]

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Winners and losers

Winners And Losers At Welsh Pool

A new school swimming initiative has been slammed by adults who have been banned from using the facilities at the same time. Conwy County Borough Councils leisure service school has introduced the initiative, aiming to ensure that every child leaving primary school by 2020 can swim. However, the pilot scheme at Llandudno Swimming Centre means […]

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Broomhill

Broomhill Set For Makeover

Ipswich-based Broomhill Lido is hoping for a lifeline after applying for planning permission for a multi-million-pound makeover. Broomhill opened in 1938 but has been closed since 2002. Recent reports show the £5.3m project would include the installation of heaters for the water and the restoration of diving boards. Architect Alan Wilkinson said the revamped Grade […]

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Fresh strokes

Fresh Strokes

As winter approaches the number of new-build pools will inevitably decrease. Traditionally this opens a window of opportunity for refurbishment and renovation projects, both in the commercial and residential sectors. With all aspects of modern living constantly evolving, customers also want their pools to follow suit. They are always keen to hear about how they […]

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Thrills And Spills

There’s no better place for enjoying the thrills and spills that a play facility brings than in a swimming pool. For families with children, a pool that can offer a unique and exhilarating swimming experience is sure to be at the top of their visitor lists. Through smart design and a good selection of features, […]

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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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