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Race Against Time For Home Spa

It was a race against time for the 1 Stop Spas team recently as they raced to complete a swim spa installation in three days, in time for a client’s 40th birthday party. As the name suggests, Lincolnshire-based 1 Stop Spas provided a one-stop shop for the customer, undertaking the design, planning, supply, coordination and […]

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Roel Fassbender says O-Care is a win, win, water treatment system for retailers and
customers alike.

Double Bubble O-Care Boost

Roel Fassbender does not so much practice what he preaches…more that he preaches what he practices. With 20 years at the retail sales coalface under his belt, Roel is looking to share his expertise and knowledge to enable UK retailers to add to their revenue stream at the same time as enhancing their customers’ hot […]

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A chemical leak in the pool at East Sands Leisure Centre led to 19 people needing hospital treatment last August.

Chemical Leak Investigation

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has found several breaches of health and safety, after five children and 14 adults needed treatment for breathing difficulties at East Sands Leisure Centre in Fife last August. The probe came after an uncontrolled release of the chemical sodium hypochlorite from the pool’s storage tank prompted […]

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Stand-Out Show Dates

This September will see a trio of stand-out exhibitions for the pool and spa sectors. Leisure Industry Week (LIW) returns to the NEC in Birmingham on September 20 – 21. A highlight of the exhibition will be the new Spa and Wet Leisure Education Stream, which in partnership with STA, will deliver seminars on effective […]

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The public swimming pond in London King’s Cross attracted
more than 20,000 visitors in its first year.

One Year Milestone

The UK’s first ever public swimming pond is celebrating its first anniversary, having welcomed more than 20,000 bathers since it opened last year. The King’s Cross Pond Club provides a unique and all-natural swimming experience in the heart of London. Designed by architects Ooze and artist Marjetica Potrč, the pond is entirely chemical-free, purified through […]

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Campaigners are hoping to raise vital funds for Scholes (Elmet) Primary School Pool.

Fundraising Underway For Primary School Pool

Campaigners are working hard to raise vital funds needed to repair the last remaining state primary school swimming pool in Leeds. Fifty years since the first foundations were laid, the pool at Scholes (Elmet) Primary School is in desperate need of almost £50,000 of repairs and is currently out of action. The Save Scholes Pool […]

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Many companies reported record-breaking sales figures and exceeded targets at this summer’s outdoor shows, including Hydropool pictured
above at The Royal Cornwall Show.

Hot Tub Roadshows Boost Industry Spa Sales

This summer’s outdoor show season got off to a flying start as the mild weather heightened interest across the board in hot tubs, pools and the outdoor living lifestyle generally. Many companies reported record-breaking sales figures and exceeded targets, all helping to shape what could be a stonking year for the UK’s hot tub industry. […]

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Hot tubs continue to be a growing area of the business, stemming from the purpose built BOS Leisure showroom which opened 16 years ago

Soaring Spa Sales

Already a formidable name in the delivery of swimming pools, sauna and steam room projects, BOS Leisure has evolved to deliver some of the highest quality and largest commercial spa projects in the UK. The team is also revelling in an outstanding summer season for hot tub and swim spa sales with turnover up by […]

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Aesthetic appeal is a key part of the Splash-Tec design brief for
a super yacht spa.

Hot Tub Life On An Ocean Wave

For over a decade, Splash-Tec Ltd has been integrating bespoke hydromassage systems into luxury super yachts and maintains a close working relationship with one of the South West’s most prominent manufacturers – Princess Yachts International. One of their recent projects was to develop and build a Flybridge Spa bath for Princess Yachts International’s latest model. […]

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Most hot tub purchases are driven by social and relaxation needs but the health and wellness market is growing. Pic: Vita Spa.

A Lotta Bottle

2016 looks to be a boom year for UK hot tub and spa businesses. Increasing demand, improved customer awareness and a favourable economy mean the sector is expanding with new products and a greater than ever customer base. Jane Veysey, co-owner of leading retailer All Swim says the first six months of 2016 were the […]

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UK hot tub suppliers are strongly emphasising that entrapment cases are extremely rare
and the vast majority of UK hot tubs pose no risk

Industry Reassurance on Holiday Hot Tubs

Following an entrapment incident involving a five-year-old British boy while on holiday in South Africa, UK hot tub suppliers are strongly emphasising that such cases are extremely rare and the vast majority of UK hot tubs pose no risk. In April, Sam Leathes was holidaying with his family when he became trapped underwater in the […]

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Retro-Fit Lights

New from Water-tec, the WT2 and WT5 series are ideal for replacing most threaded type existing lights. Designed to fi t into 1.5” BSP thread they are suitable for liner and concrete pools. They will replace Savi or Adagio type lights too. Available in RGB or white, they offer 100% controllability, near zero heat projection […]

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Bubble Technology

Independent scientific testing by the Brighton and London Metropolitan Universities conclude that a Sol+Guard™ GeoBubble™ pool cover is significantly more effective than conventional pool solar covers. The vast majority of heat lost from pool water is through evaporation. This can be dramatically reduced with a Sol+Guard™ cover. It also acts as a heat retention blanket […]

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Got it Covered

The End2End is a simple and effective one piece design swim spa cover. It is easy to use, easy to remove, easy to install and most importantly extremely effective heat retention, saving on energy costs. Unlike conventional swim spa covers the E2E cover just rolls off and stores at one end in seconds, either from […]

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Bespoke Spas

AstralPool UK tiled spas are available in a wide choice of finishes, including mosaic, glass and porcelain. The range includes skimmer spas and swim spas for domestic applications and deck level and hydro spas for commercial venues. The variety of additional features, such as water cannons, volcano pads and air loungers allows each spa to […]

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Dual Purpose

The Wellis Olympus swim spa provides a great number of uses for bathers. It is ideal for winding down after strenuous exercise or for completing light muscle stretching and home workouts. Most Wellis models are also equipped with separate sections for relaxation and gentle massage to provide the ultimate spa experience. The Olympus swim spa […]

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Jolly Good News

  Leading water treatment supplier Mineral Supplies International (MSI) has ventured in to the UK’s spa market with the launch of its brand new Jolly Gel Spa range. Jolly Gel Spa (JGS) follows the huge success of Jolly Gel flocculent for residential and commercial pools, both in the UK and worldwide. The formulation of JGS […]

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Buyer Beware

A Tablet is a tablet is a tablet – correct? No! Did you know there are different tablets available depending on your water testing method? Tablet Count and Visual Tests often use different “rapid dissolving” tablets compared to those used in photometric testing. Be sure to always advise your supplier of your system before making […]

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Cover Protection

The Poolsaver™ is a high quality, low priced manual safety cover that offers great protection for children and animals and against leaves and other debris. Its tough construction ensures it will safely support up to 100kg as per the latest French safety laws. The 12v electric Rolltrot can assist winding the cover off the pool […]

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New Filtration

An innovation in swimming pool filtration, Ceramiflo from Total Pool Filtration utilises ceramic microfiltration technology to provide unprecedented water quality filtering as low as 1 micron and removing up to 100% of Cryptosporidium oocysts in a single pass. As well as saving on water, chemicals and energy, the Ceramiflo has a fully automated backwash, reducing […]

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Winter Wonder

At the centre of Pollet Pool Group’s range of winter debris covers, the Skin Freeze provides a perfect tension once it is installed. The central drain grill allows for a quick evacuation of rainwater. As well as being strong and robust, the Skin Freeze offers good value for money and is of premium quality. Available […]

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Wellness Alert

Saline Blue manufactures an extremely reliable, technologically advanced, salt water chlorinator which keeps a swimming pool at a constant chlorine level,a level which can be lower than that of normal ‘chlorine added’ pools. Besides being far healthier, with less maintenance, the water is silky soft on one’s skin, red eyes are a thing of the […]

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Optimum Efficiency

Heat pumps have been well-established for many years as the preferred low-cost heating system for pools, but now customers can enjoy even greater levels of cost-efficiency by opting for a Hydro-pro Inverter heat pump. This unit controls speed variations in both the compressor and the fan motor allowing for heating up to 7.6 times more […]

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Simple & Reliable

Offering superior water filtration quality, the self-cleaning NanoFiber filter is now available from AstralPool UK. The NanoFiber filter for pools is not a traditional cartridge filter; the difference lies in the material used to make the filter. The innovative material used to make the filter is of a higher quality than other filters thanks to […]

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Complete Control

The new intelligent nPooL control system from NIVEKO provides maximum comfort and minimal maintenance for the pool owner. Developed for NIVEKO pools, the nPooL controls most of the pool technology components and external equipment around the pool. Easily controlled through a tablet or smart phone, the owner has a continuous online overview of the pool […]

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Sure Underfoot

SureSet resin bound paving is a smooth, foot friendly, attractive pool surround that, with just a little maintenance, will last you for more than 25 years. Treat your feet to a beautiful SureSet surface, free of loose stone making it perfect for swimming pools, hot tubs, Jacuzzis and saunas. SureSet is a stylish and practical […]

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