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MANUFACTURED IN THE UK

Proudly Flying The Flag For UK-made Pool Products While a lot of products used in the wet leisure sector are produced abroad, there are numerous quality solutions that are made in the UK too – and in addition to helping the wider economy and providing jobs, there are a number of additional benefits to buying British-made goods. In this issue, we take a closer look at those benefits and some of the products within the swimming pool sector that are flying the flag for UK manufacturing By Jon Wadeson

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ith the pandemic combined with Brexit causing delays and supply issues for many sectors, it’s no surprise that the UK pool market hasn’t escaped untouched with both lead times and shipping costs increasing. But one way to minimise the challenges and manage client expectations is to buy British. So what exactly are the benefits of buying locally produced products? As already mentioned, there’s a reduction in lead times and reduced shipping costs for starters. That neatly leads on to eco-friendly reasons too. With local manufacturing there should be a much lower impact on the environment as products are supplied to the immediate market – and that’s something which is becoming increasingly important to many buyers. Keeping UK people employed is another and that provides the added benefit of wages then being spent within the UK economy too. Another reason is that British manufacturing genuinely is amongst the best in the world, resulting in quality products, time after time. Companies who manufacture in the UK can usually often accommodate special requests and be more flexible than companies who import products. Should something go wrong with a UK made product, it’s likely it can be repaired or replaced much more easily too. Finally, currency exchange rate fluctuations have a much lower impact on products manufactured in the UK. It’s not just a case of national pride or flag waving – there are genuine and persuasive arguments to source items manufactured in the UK and we take a look at just some of those products within the pool trade.

From its UK base, Heatstar has pioneered the innovation, design and manufacture of environmental control systems such as this Andromeda unit

swimming pools. During this time the brand has become a market leader in this field with an enviable reputation for quality. Heatstar units contain some of the very best specialist components from the USA and Europe but the complete product, its design and construction, is only produced in Heatstar’s own manufacturing facility on the Isle of Wight in the South of England. Following the UK’s exit from the EU,

Heatstar products now display new UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) the new UK product marking that is used for goods being placed in the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). Because ‘quality’ is at the heart of every Heatstar product the company’s philosophy is simple – the best place to build their products is in their own UK factory by the people who have the company’s values in their DNA and who can deliver the company’s exacting standards in build quality and reliability. The brand is proud of its heritage as a British manufacturer. It is one of the reasons why Heatstar, in addition to its UK success, exports to customers all around the world including Europe, Russia, China and a multitude of other prominent territories. Although Heatstar products are designed, developed and manufactured in the UK they are still very much specified worldwide and can be found in leading hotels and leisure facilities around the globe. With innovation, performance and energy efficiency at their heart, you know what you are getting and where it is originating from. If it’s Heatstar, then it’s British!

TILED ONE-PIECE POOLS MANUFACTURED IN YORKSHIRE The Mosaic Spa Company have developed a revolutionary range of UK factory built, onepiece tiled swimming pools. ‘The One Pool’ is available with various tile styles as standard and comes in a range of sizes from 5m x 3m up to an impressive 12m x 4.5m.

LEADING THE WAY WITH UKCA MARKING FOR BRITISH-MADE PRODUCTS Many UK manufacturers, particularly in the swimming pool industry, have opted to manufacture their products in other countries outside the UK. Heatstar, from its UK base has, for over 40 years, pioneered the innovation, design and manufacture of modern, highly energy efficient, environmental control systems for

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The Mosaic Spa Company have developed a revolutionary range of UK factory built, one-piece tiled swimming pools

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