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SEAFRONT POOL TO CLOSE FOR A YEAR Leisure World, the world famous seafront swimming pool in Bridlington could close for more than a year to undergo a massive revamp. The future of the seafront pool and gym in Bridlington is under investigation by council bosses as part of a scheme to improve leisure facilities in the town. Meetings about the scheme have already been held with groups using the venue, and the venue will close in September 2013 – possibly for up to 18 months – for the work to begin.


Pinelog, the Derbyshire specialist in architecturally designed leisure buildings has launched a new website: to inspire homeowners, architects and potential commercial customers such as hotels, schools, leisure centres and holiday parks, by showcasing its more contemporary indoor swimming pools.

Supplementing Pinelog’s main site, offers content for those considering installing a residential, commercial or hydrotherapy swimming pool. Each type of pool has its own dedicated pages including examples of recent projects.

CASH FOR OPEN AIR POOL Moretonhampstead swimming pool committee has received £50,000 to repair and improve its solar-heated open air pool. The cash comes from a fund which is part of the Places People Play legacy programme marking the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It is the pool’s 30th anniversary year.


A pioneering swimming pool disinfection system used in Birmingham and developed as part of the US space programme has been given a thumbs-up.

The MineralPURE Pool System uses a copper/silver ionisation process to cleanse the water, reducing chlorine required by up to 80%.

It has been brought to the UK by Peter Carter from Clearwater Enviro, and tested at Northfield Leisure Centre where chlorine has been reduced dramatically.

A study showed swimmers and staff found the environment more pleasant than with conventional disinfection by chlorine.

A survey of pool users showed prior to its introduction 89% were affected by the odour of chlorine, a figure which fell to 13% with the copper/silver system.

Peter Carter said the system does away with the fumes caused by chlorine and is cheaper, kinder to the environment and prolongs the life of swimming pools.


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Canadian Spas founder Troy Labelle


Canadian Spa Company is to supply the 2012 Olympic Games with the Therapy Pool for the medical centre in the main games village.

Paul Streeter from Canadian Spas’ UK office organised the bid, putting in months of preparation.

Paul, was instrumental in the success of the bid says the Canadian Spa Company founder Troy Labelle. “The atmosphere here in the company was like we had won a gold medal, we believed we had the product the customer service and the ability to deliver.”

The process was long, so there

was a build-up anticipation every step of the way, we did not want to get over excited or discouraged but it was a great relief to win the bid. The Therapy Spa pool will be used till the end of the games as a treatment option for athletes across many sports disciplines.

The model selected was the St Lawrence 16ft swim spa.


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Essex based swimming pool equipment supplier PTC is set for expansion this year, says Managing Director James Witham.

Following a couple of unremarkable years for the pool industry, plans are underway at Pool Trade Counters to capitalise on a new wave of interest in luxury pools and pool renovation which has all ready driven up sales for January and February.

Additional space has been acquired for increased stock levels and new product ranges such as Pool Trade Counters’ solar heating, demand for which, as General Manager Phil

Howard points out has continued to grow despite the economic downturn. Popular alternatives to leading brands are being added to satisfy demand for better value for money across the range, but top names such as Fi-Clor continue to be the first choice by pool trade and retail customers in over the counter sales. More choice in pumps, filters and a wide range of general pool equipment will be available from stock.

A delivery service has been introduced to further support local pool companies who have all ready become accustomed to relying on PTC to back them up when the pressure is on. Stock items such as permanent shuttering blocks and pool tiles can be fast tracked by ordering through Pool Trade Counters. “We started Pool Trade Counters in 1998,” says James, “because there

was a clear lack of availability of swimming pool products in the south east especially when it was most needed in the pre-season rush. We can now supply pretty much anything you need to build a new pool or carry out renovations very quickly. More importantly for the many smaller pool builders and start ups you can get real support and technical backup from our staff with a wide range of experience from product detail to engineer installation advice. Pool Trade Counters sits within a growing group of companies which includes Aquatrac swimming pool safety covers and Ryam Steels all based in Wickford, Essex.


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