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The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group sets the record straight on peeing in the swimming pool.

Peeing In The Pool: The Facts

‘Is it true that if you pee in a pool on the continent the water turns purple around you?’ That was just one of the questions asked of PWTAG on the radio last month. PWTAG chair Janice Calvert, getting towards the end of her dozen interviews on national and local radio that morning, was able […]

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Tim Bareham

Pool People – Tim Bareham – Managing Director at Cresta Leisure

Tim established Cresta Leisure in 1985, after being given the opportunity to import pool kits in to the UK market from South Africa. By the time the container was empty, towards the end of 1986, Cresta Leisure was a fully operational swimming pool contractor. Tim joined SPATA 25 years ago and has been an active […]

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The UK’s fi rst Ceritifi ed Hot Tub
Technician course took place in February, with
members of the 1 Stop Spas team.

UK’s First Certified Technicians

Five members of the Lincolnshire-based 1 Stop Spas team have become the first APSP Certified Hot Tub Technicians in the UK. The engineers were the first outside of North America to complete the new Certified Hot Tub Technician (CHTT) course, hosted by SpaTech Training. The intensive program covers the essentials of servicing portable and permanently […]

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NIVEKO visited the Certikin offices in February, as part of the 2017
NIVEKO Tour.

NIVEKO Undertakes European Tour

Czech-based one piece pool manufacturer NIVEKO visited its partners across Europe in February as part of the 2017 NIVEKO Tour. The NIVEKO team visited more than ten major European cities during the tour, from Stockholm to Frankfurt and Vienna. The company presented its new product portfolio, showcased its new graphics, logo and re-designed company website […]

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ISPE delivered a comprehensive programme of seminars at SPATEX earlier this year.

Industry Training Takes Centre Stage

The early part of 2017 saw the successful launch of the ISPE Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Scheme at SPATEX. The scheme is open to all ISPE and SPATA members, although individuals do not have to be a member of either organisation to enrol. The scheme is free to all for around 18 months, after which […]

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The team from Complete Spas travelled
to Italy in February to pick up their Gold EUSA award
in the Domestic Hot Tubs category.

European Award Success

The UK dominated the Domestic Hot Tubs category at this year’s European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations (EUSA) Awards, after a clean sweep by three British companies. Complete Spas of Worcestershire took Gold, closely followed by Welsh Hot Tubs and Euphoria Lifestyle in Silver and Bronze position respectively. The fourth EUSA Awards took […]

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unique

Unique Collaboration

Polin Waterparks and WOW Company have collaborated on a brand new waterpark installation – the only one of its kind in Turkey. The Legends of Aqua waterpark is part of the largest leisure and entertainment site in the country, covering 639,000m2. Polin Waterparks and WOW worked together on the design of a 200m2 bespoke pool […]

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Some 1,360 visitors made their way through the doors of the Ericsson Exhibition Hall during the three-day exhibition in January.

Coming Of Age

Marking its 21st anniversary milestone this year, SPATEX returned to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry in January and it didn’t disappoint. More than 100 exhibitors filled the show floor for the 2017 event, which was the first occasion in SPATEX’s history that the show has been held midweek. Some 1,360 visitors made their way through […]

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The new Vita Spa VM8 model has an open barrier-free exercise and
swim area, which is complimented by a comfortable five-seater spa end.

Two Brands Launch New Swim Spa Models

Aqua Warehouse Group has launched two brand new 18ft dual temperature swim spas for the L.A. Spas and Vita Spa brands. The new L.A. Spas F8P and Vita Spa VM8 models have an open barrier-free exercise and swim area, which is complimented by a comfortable five-seater spa end. The swim spas also incorporate the latest […]

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Award Leisure, formerly A5 Spas, has over 80 hot tubs on display
across its three show sites in Warwickshire, Hertfordshire and Lincoln.

Spa Retailer Launches Franchise Model

Warwickshire-based spa retailer A5 Spas has embarked on a brand new business venture by launching a nationwide franchise under the Award Leisure banner. The family-run company has taken the decision to launch the new franchise to give consumers access to premium hot tubs and pedigree garden products on their very own doorstep. Over the coming […]

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The Aqua Warehouse Group and its dealers came together to celebrate recent successes.

Aqua Warehouse Group Celebrates

During a recent world seminar held in Mexico, hosted by Maax Spas Corporation, Richard Hart, owner of the UK’s Aqua Warehouse Group, received two huge International Awards as UK distributor of both L.A. and Vita spas. He was first awarded a Double Platinum Award for the outstanding sales achieve during 2016, this was then royally […]

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Marketplace

Water Care

Water Care Partners

Aqua Spa Supplies are proud to have teamed up with water care specialists O-Care to become a UK distributor of their products. O-Care is designed to remove and prevents biofilm, reduces chemical usage, provides soft odourless water and reduces wear and tear on hot tub components. The treatment helps maintain clear, soft and hygienically clean […]

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Bespoke Spas

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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Jolly Good

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 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 has been specifically […]

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Step Up

Step Up

The new Aqua Step from Aqua Spa Supplies is a stylish, yet simple four piece snap together step. Designed to accompany both square and round hot tubs, the two tier step is made from maintenance free plastic which includes UV inhibitors to ensure years of reliable service. Available in two colours, brown or light grey, […]

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Bromine Testing

Now For Bromine Testing

Listening to the user base and specifically hot tub users, the Lovibond® team has now redesigned the Scuba II to include a direct test for Bromine (0.2-13.5mg/l). Concurrently, the team has also introduced new, enhanced housing for this popular domestic photometer. Easy, immediate and accurate readings can be taken by scooping water into the unit’s […]

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Display Offer

Display Offer

The Relax Spa Water Treatment range has been given a new look with eye catching, contemporary branding and point-of-sale display stands. Why not enhance your showroom and take advantage of our Relax Spa Display offer? You can present core water treatment products and optimise also optimise exposure of ‘impulse sales’ such as Aromatherapy Fragrances and […]

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True Colours

True Colours

Three new colours have been added to the Ocea automatic pool cover colour palette to meet recent demand. Exclusive to Ocea, they include a fresh green Meadow Haze, available as transparent or solar finish that gives you a bright summer feel, all year long. The high gloss Onyx Black finish offers a 2% transparency to […]

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New Kit on the Block

New Kit On The Block

The new 5-in-1 MULTI POOLTESTER combines all the tests required for accurate water analysis in a compact, handheld, single kit with easy-to-use instructions and handy tips on how to adjust alkalinity and calcium hardness levels. The tests include free, active and total chlorine (0.1 – 3.0 mg/l), pH value (6.8 – 8.2), cyanuric acid, alkalinity-m/carbonate […]

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Unmissable Glide System

Unmissable Glide System

An irresistible addition to your swimming pool cover portfolio, the Glide is a high-quality pool cover that puts safety and security first without compromising on quality, design or reliability. Fast and easy to open and close, the Glide is an essential part of any home pool to give added peace of mind. The Glide is […]

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Next generation

Next Generation

The new Hyprolyser® iSEC range of electrochlorination systems from Gaffey is aimed at the swimming pool and industrial water treatment markets. The iSEC™ range now brings exactly the same health and safety and low operating cost benefits of the larger Hyprolyser® systems to operators with smaller chlorine demands. Safe, economical chlorination using salt, water and […]

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Complete Control

Complete Control

The Chlorydos 10 Complete is a dosing station for calcium hypochlorite, acid and flocculant, complete with automatic control system measuring free chlorine, pH-value, redox and temperature. Available through Pollet Pool Group, the Chlorydos 10 is the ultimate combined control and feeder system ideal for pools up to 1,100m3. The user-friendly touchscreen display indicates current data […]

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Optimum Performance

Optimum Performance

The Relax Pool Dehumidifier absorbs humid air in your pool building and transforms it to warm, dry air. Your clients will no longer suffer with condensation on the ceiling, walls and glass of their pool building. The dehumidification volume of Relax Pool Dehumidifiers reaches up to 4.3 litres per hour (30°C ambient temperature and 80% […]

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New Catalogue

New Catalogue – Out Now!

Available from April, the BTU Pools Trade Catalogue 2017 is packed full of carefully selected spare parts, swimming pool and spa products, supplies, equipment and accessories – at really competitive prices. Paul Bass, Director of BTU Pools says: “We have been really ambitious with our 2017 catalogue and have put together an offer that combines […]

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Super Suction

Super Suction

Combining the unique filtration properties of the MultiCyclone Plus MC12 and Supastream self-priming pump, the Ultravac is an ideal maintenance tool for commercial or large domestic pools. Vacuuming through the MultiCyclone unit enables you to remove debris out of the pool or water feature without losing water. The cart is made from strong powder coated […]

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Hot Stuff

Hot Stuff

The Compact In Line Electric Heater from AstralPool UK is a quick and safe water heating system that will heat your spa or small pool all year round. Easy to install, the heater provides immediate output by using electric resistances, offering superior performance over other models. The variable capacity of its three resistors means that […]

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solar

Optimum Temperature

Elecro’s Thermecro Solar Heater available from Plastica uses uniquely adapted evacuated tube technology rendering it the most effective solar collector available. Thermecro tubes will collect solar radiation and convert into hot water no matter what the ambient air temperature. Beneficially the Solar Rack is not reliant on outside temperatures or direct sunlight so, unlike other […]

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