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The pool and spa industry would be “foolish” to stray from the view
that a chlorineproduct should always be present in water treatments.
Howard Gosling told the UK Pool and Spa conference in
Oxford; “To stray from that line would be foolish in the extreme
and we would need only one cause of death due to the build up
of harmful bacteria in pool or spa water for the doors to be
opened to a law suit. It does not mean we are stick in the muds. I
believe that the manufacturers of such ‘chlorine free products’
must prove the effectiveness against the protocol.“
He was speaking as part of a conference presentation from the
SPATA technical committee.
“The official unqualified advice of PWTAG is that with so called
‘alternative treatments’, a residual oxidising disinfectant should
always be present in the water as well.
The conference included three annual meetings held for the
SOLAR-RIPP solar pool heats
British Pool and Spa Federation, SPATA and BISHTA.
The new President of the BSPF is Stephen Booth. He told the
half a million gallons
conference:“I am very keen to see a lot of progress linked to the
training and qualifications for our industry. We must now take this
If you are planning to have a solar to have solar heating installed to training on to a new level which we plan to achieve through a
system which heats half a million keep the half million gallons of nationally recognised qualification.”
gallons of water all year round water in their Olympic training Jamie Adams, outgoing President of BSPF, is to take on the role
then all year round sunshine is an pool at a constant 25 to 26°C. as Chairman of the industry’s Pool Industry Promotion committee.
important ingredient. The requisite know-how and “The committee is busy working on the development of a new
Fuerteventura is one of the the tailor-made, 5,000 square and robust marketing plan that over the coming year will see a
Canary Islands and has such feet of solar panels were range of initiatives being implemented,” he said.
a thing. supplied by the German Leo Reynolds, chairman of the British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub
The island attracts not only manufacturer, SOLAR-RIPP
, Association said the trade has been given a sharp reminder that
sun-starved holidaymakers from while local management was hot tubs are not immune from the credit crunch.
Central and Northern Europe but taken care of by Solartec “As recently as February we were anticipating UK sales of 7,000
also, more recently, competitive Canarias S.L. portable spas. In the previous 12 months the UK market
swimmers from all over the Now, with the project represented £50m with another £17m in add on value.”
world, who wish to hone their completed, the Spanish He said until this year, sales had stayed around the 7,000 to
swimming techniques in the operators of Grand Resort Las 10,000 sale mark but now sales were being divided out with an
open air at any time of the year. Playitas are very pleased with the estimated 100 brands in the UK compared with 30 five years ago.
The annual sun radiation functionality and heating For a full report of the UK Pool and Spa conference go to
figure for Fuerteventura is performance of the system – and,
2MWh per square metre, of course, totally relaxed about
offering ideal conditions for all- any future energy price hikes.
year use of free solar energy.
Consequently, the owners of the
new Las Playitas hotel in the
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Children at Southampton schools are to get free swimming product availability and updates.
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community pool. for architects and engineers plus password protected for use by
Plans to refurbish the privately-run pool came under threat when news of AstralPool ongoing and AstralPool clients only but there is
Southampton City Council asked the pool to pay £7,500 for nearby past projects. The product data a huge amount of interesting and
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Council planning chiefs threw out the conditions after Mr Perry product name or code number everyoneinvolvedintheswimming
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