Category Archives: Pool News

10 step guide to successfully closing your pool

That time of year is approaching again, that sad, seasonal inevitability when we have to finally say goodbye and close the pool for the season. Closing the pool can be a daunting task as it is not just a case … Continue reading

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Save our swimming pools, urge doctors

DOCTORS yesterday called on councils to stop closing local swimming pools and invest in community sports facilities. The British Medical Association has thrown its weight behind calls for an expansion of community sports provision in a bid to boost activity … Continue reading

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Construction work begins on new 50-metre swimming pool

Leading construction firm Willmott Dixon is undertaking work on a new swimming pool for the University of Surrey. Willmott Dixon began excavating the 50-metre pool last month, which will form the focal point of the university’s new Sports Park complex. The … Continue reading

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New Flexible Pool & Spa Pipe can finally Handle Chlorine!

 The Hi-Fitt® laboratories present Barrierflex CDS®, the first spiral hose for swimming pools and spas able to resist corrosion by chlorinated water. This exclusive product unites two patented technologies in just one hose: a rigid spiral covered by a Spiral … Continue reading

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Heather Mills tries to keep £1 million pool by saying fire brigade can use it

Heather Mills has launched a bid to keep her £1 million swimming pool, which she built without planning permission, by saying the fire brigade can use it to put out blazes in her village.   Sir Paul McCartney’s ex-wife, 40, … Continue reading

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‘Londoners won’t have more public swimming pools by 2012’

Olympics chiefs’ plans for the sporting legacy of the 2012 Games took a blow today as the provision of public swimming pools in London was revealed. An unprecedented audit of facilities by the London Assembly shows that after decades of … Continue reading

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Olympic team to design Plymouth Life Centre

THE Life Centre in Plymouth will be designed by the team that built the iconic “Water Cube” aquatics centre, pictured, for the Beijing Olympics. And top British architect Will Alsop will also have a hand in the project, The Herald … Continue reading

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UK POOL STORE HELPS HEROES

Earlier this year we had a request from a serving member of the Armed forces to enquire if there was the possibility of supplying F.O.C a Swimming Pool for an operational base in Basra, Iraq!   Not our usual enquiry … Continue reading

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Free Swimming for the under 16’s & Over 60’s – Finally!

Pensioners and children in Corby could soon be entitled to free swimming. The international-sized swimming pool at Westcott Way could adopt a scheme of free-entry for under-16s and over-60s after councillors agreed to apply for Government funding from a pot … Continue reading

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Rebecca Who? – Well that’s all changed now!

On Monday she became the first woman to win a British swimming gold for 48 years. On Saturday she became the first British swimmer to win two golds at the same Games for 100 years (the last was Henry Taylor … Continue reading

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