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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ANNUAL PRIZE GIVING FOR INSTITUTE

ANNUAL PRIZE GIVING FOR INSTITUTE

At its annual ISPE Awards, ISPE President Colin Day, FISPE, congratulated four of this year’s successful exam candidates who are now ISPE ‘Certified Technicians’. He presented them each with their Technician certificate and ISPE lapel badge. The Gartside Cup for Student of the Year, the student achieving the highest total mark in their ISPE exams, […]

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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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NEW SWISS FACTORY

DRYDEN AQUA UNVEIL NEW SWISS FACTORY

Due to the rapid growth of AFM sales worldwide and the success of the Dryden Aqua DAISY pool system, Dryden Aqua have announced the opening of their second AFM production facility in Busserach, Switzerland. The factory will be the most sophisticated glass processing plant in the World and will be a worldwide showcase for sustainable […]

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SPATEX 2020 ON TRACK

With over 100 business exhibitors requesting extra exhibition space, SPATEX 2020, the UK’s only dedicated water leisure expo is heading for an early sell-out. With some four months to go before the curtain rises, the show’s organiser, Michele Bridle, is delighted with how much space has been sold: “It’s heartening to see so many companies […]

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WISH YOU WERE HERE

COMMERCIAL POOL MARKET REVIEW PART THREE Christina Connor and Karen Cotton report on commercial pool trends in the UK… Taking the plunge with a holiday park swimming pool can be as daunting as diving off the highest board. Investing in on-site swimming offers many avenues for return on investment from initial visitor appeal to encouraging […]

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SUPPLY AND DEMAND

COMMERCIAL POOL MARKET REVIEW PART TWO Leisure operators are reporting growth in swimming numbers and pool usage across the board… Latest figures have confirmed that the supply of public swimming facilities is no longer keeping pace with demand. According to the 2018 State of the UK Swimming Industry Report, pool numbers have generally remained static […]

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GOLDEN YEAR FOR GOLDEN SERVICE

STATUS QUO

COMMERCIAL POOL MARKET REVIEW PART ONE The 2019 State of the UK Swimming Industry Report reveals that the UK public swimming pool provision has not changed significantly in the last 12 months with 26 sites opening while 27 have closed. Based on figures gathered over the 12 month period to the end of March 2019, […]

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POOL MANUFACTURER RISES FROM THE ASHES

When Poly Advisory Ltd (PAL) suffered a major fire at their Nottingham base, they discovered, through no fault of their own, the insurance was not adequate to cover the cost of re-building. Enough to daunt many but not this enterprising team. With the money from the insurance, Alexander King the Managing Director along with company […]

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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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