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First Anniversary Waltz

First Anniversary Waltz

Celebrating the first anniversary of their move to new offices and warehouse, PPG UK Ltd, will host their annual customer event at their Newbury headquarters next month. The open day kicks off from 12.30pm Thursday November 1 at Blissard House in Abbey Road. Light snacks and refreshments will be served on arrival in the training […]

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Engineers Boost UK Coverage

Engineers Boost UK Coverage

Even top quality, reliable products like Heatstar benefit from planned, regular maintenance. By providing maintenance contracts Heatstar can ensure that the equipment is properly maintained and serviced by fully qualified Heatstar engineers with an in-depth knowledge and experience of the products. This in turn offers complete peace of mind to the end user and demonstrates […]

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Rio Celebrate Landmark Anniversary

Rio Celebrate Landmark Anniversary

A fresh-faced 21-year-old Rob Bateman had just finished his electrical apprenticeship back in 1973. Armed with ambition, ideas and a desire to learn, he tells his young wife, Sue the words that would shape the course of their lives: “I know how I’m going to make my money – building swimming pools.” Fast forward 45 […]

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Fresh Strokes

Fresh Strokes

First opened by members of the TV Gladiators in 1997, the pool at Ribby Hall Village holiday park, Wrea Green, Lancashire, is used by members and visitors alike. With a staff team of 25, the annual operation bather load is somewhere between 280,000 and 300,000. The pool underwent a major upgrade as part of a […]

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Winter Wonder

Winter Wonder

A Waterstream client was looking for an indoor pool of high quality but with a quick install option to reduce the build time. So the customer opted for a Compass One Piece pool which enables the pool shell to be installed within ten days during the winter months – even with snow falling. Specialising in […]

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Compass Casts Eye Over Love Island

Compass Casts Eye Over Love Island

Compass Pools UK Technical Director Alex Kemsley has been taking a closer look at the leisure facilities the contestants in this year’s Love Island reality tv series were enjoying. As the largest swimming pool designer and installer in the UK, Compass Pools UK’s attention was immediately drawn to the pool and hot tub facilities of […]

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Sad Loss - Bernd Rothfuss

Sad Loss Is Deeply Felt Around The World

Management and staff of the BAYROL Group have been deeply affected by the unexpected death of Bernd Rothfuss after a short and fatal illness. Bernd, 69, who is survived by his wife Ingrid and four children, had been a popular managing director of the BAYROL group from 1994 to 2010. “We owe everything to Bernd […]

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Industry Mourns - Derek Harrigan

Industry Mourns Loss Of Beloved Poolies

Members of the National Leisure group of companies were joined by many representatives from the pool industry, as they attended the recent funeral of Pools and Garden’s Derek Harrigan, 88. A much-loved father and grandfather, Derek founded and ran Pools and Gardens from the family’s Worcestershire farm since 1973, moulding the company into one of […]

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Water Savings For Hotel Group

Water Savings For Hotel Group

World Leisure (UK) Ltd is set to reduce water consumption at four pools in the Village Hotel group by an estimated 1.4 km3 (1,388m3) per year, providing significant water bill savings annually across the sites. The use of regenerative media systems, fitted in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Portsmouth, still meet PWTAG (Pool Water Treatment Advisory […]

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calls for joined up industry

Calls For Joined-Up Industry

Within the swimming pool industry, there is no governance or authority to legislate or maintain the standards that should be applied to swimming facilities, writes Stephen Ellix, managing director of Prominent Fluid Controls and vice chair of PWTAG’s Industry Forum. For sure, there is the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), the only public authority to […]

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for the love of lidos

For the Love of Lidos

It’s official; the nation has declared its love of lidos and it looks like it’s a relationship that’s set to last, with a real renaissance taking place for the joy of outdoor swimming. The hot summer has also played its part with record-breaking numbers of people visiting lidos across the country, there’s been lots of […]

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Marketplace

Unmissable Glide

Unmissable Glide

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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Bright Lights

Bright Lights

LED technology has made great advances in the past few years and electronic components that run on DC have taken over, as they are far more efficient and cheaper to run. The new LumiPlus DC PAR56 V1 & V2 range bring a reduction in potential failures as lights are less affected by voltage drops and […]

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Insulated Safety Covers

Insulated Safety Covers

Pioneered by Paramount Pools, we are the first company to manufacture a thermal safety cover for the Aquamatic Safety Cover System. Working in close connection with Therma-Float® and independently tested by HSTTS laboratories we are able to offer two types of thermal blanket; THERMO-FOIL for domestic pools and THERMO-SPA for hydrotherapy pools or swim spas. […]

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Product Of The Year

Product Of The Year

The new FlexLine series of steam generators by HygroMatik has won the prestigious Plus X Award for Product of the Year 2018. The Plus X Award’s has seven seals of approval by which products are judged. FlexLine was awarded three seals for high quality, ease of use and functionality, making it the most awarded product […]

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Convenient Flat Pack

Convenient Flat Pack

The next brand development of Jolly Gel Pool Flocculent will be launched in 2019 when Mineral Supplies International (MSI) introduces a flat pack version of the product. The well-established Jolly Gel carton design does not change. The new flat pack means it will be cheaper to post individual packs to customers. The attractive dark blue […]

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Reliable Results

Reliable Results

Keeping your photometer calibrated and in good condition is essential to ensure that it is testing accurately and your results are correct. Even the greatest accuracy and all best practices in water analysis are null and void if the instrument is not functioning correctly. Keeping the photometer clean and well serviced will also ensure its […]

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Vital Filter Choice

Vital Filter Choice

The Endurance bobbin-wound sand filter’s fibreglass reinforced tank is still the most popular standard in the industry. With UV-resistant surface finish, it is able to operate under prolonged sunlight for years of reliability. The transparent lid is designed for easy inspection of the sand bed – without using any tool – which makes the maintenance […]

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At Your Fingertips

At Your Fingertips

The leading manufacturer of steam generators, HygroMatik, has extended its spa product offering with spa touch control. An optional upgrade for electrode and heater type steam generators, the fixed 5” display makes it easy to adjust the temperature, fragrance and lighting of a steam bath. Ideal for private and suite spas, the control layout can […]

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Shower Drainage

Shower Drainage

The DallFlex shower drainage system from Dallmer offers a great amount of choice and flexibility for swimming pool areas. It can accommodate a wide range of shower channels so that options can be tailored to individual taste and budget. The stainless steel shower channels are available in traditional matte or polished surfaces, as well as […]

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Maximum Savings

Maximum Savings

This inverter-driven heat pump offers 15% more energy efficiency than standard heat pumps, at minimal additional cost. Ideal for pools up to 65m³ in volume it offers all-season pool heating as it can operate down to -5 degrees. It also benefits from extremely quiet operation thanks to the inverter compressor. As part of the successful […]

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Maximise Aftersales

Maximising After Sales

The Relax Spa Water Treatment range has received some great responses from our dealers, for its eye catching and contemporary branding. Why not enhance your showroom and take advantage of our Relax Spa Display offer. You can present core water treatment products and also optimise exposure of ‘impulse sales’ such as Aromatherapy Fragrances and Spa […]

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Strength To Strength

Strength To Strength

Having a great product and being a progressive distributor has proved dividends for Aqua Warehouse Group as the relationship with Canadian manufacturer Covana goes from strength to strength. “In a mere two years, we have gone from a couple of dealers with a display Covana to over forty across the UK, with more coming on […]

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Cover Lifter Solutions

Cover Lifter Solutions

Most hot tubs are installed with some sort of mechanism to help remove and store the cover. A lot of companies have their own preference on the sort of lifter they use but quite often the customer has a requirement where a different lifter is needed. For this reason Aqua Spa Supplies offer 11 different […]

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Heating Costs Slashed

Heating Costs Slashed

Park Leisure Solutions launched their brand new Climacube Hot Tub Heat System earlier this year. Climacube offers the very latest energy saving heat technology, dramatically reducing running costs, increasing year round Hot Tub usage while reducing your carbon footprint. Customers are already benefiting with installations producing significant reductions in their energy bills. Unlike conventional heat […]

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Jolly Gel Spa

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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Jolly Goo

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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ConvientWay2StoreTowels

Convenient Way To Store Towels

Aqua Towel Rail is one of those simple products that enhances your spa experience by storing your towel close and in easy reach. When not in use the rail simply fold down against the spa. At only £13 + vat trade the Aqua Towel Rail is one good way to dress a showroom spa and […]

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NowForBromineTesting

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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