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MANUFACTURED IN THE UK their Monaco range of reels for domestic and commercial pools, they were advised to have tools made in China and have some of the smaller items mass produced there too “because it’s much cheaper”. However, Intopool preferred to keep as much as possible made in the UK, and ideally, as locally as possible. For the last 20 years all of Intopool’s tooling has been made by a Kent-based toolmaker who has recently made three new items for the company. All component parts are sourced from UK companies, with just a couple coming from EU countries, with any subcontracted work being done by small, local companies. Intopool take pride in their high quality reel systems which are now in their 11th year of sales and which are fast becoming the reel of choice for both swimming pool engineers and end users alike. When talking about their products, the company take great pride in being able to say that they are “made in the UK”.

PLASTICA CONTINUES TO EXPAND IN-HOUSE MANUFACTURING Manufacturing during such unprecedented times has been a challenge over the last year, but Plastica has risen to the challenge and invested in a new unit to expand its growing Water Treatment department. Above-ground pools continue to be a popular choice with end-users. To keep up with demand, Plastica took the decision to move their Liners department to a unit close to the new Water Treatment building, allowing more space for storage for timber products. In addition, the company is installing a new Optimised Automatic Cross Cutting machine to increase productivity. Whilst these departments have seen a marked increase in demand, other areas of Plastica’s in-house manufacturing have been steadily ticking over. A top seller is the Stainless-Steel Anodised Aluminium Slidelock Telescopic Reel System, widely regarded as one of the best domestic reels on the market. With the export market in mind,

Manufacturing during such unprecedented times has been a challenge over the last year, but Plastica has risen to the challenge and expanded

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” the T-model version has been developed making it easier and more cost-effective to ship, due to its reduced pack size. Following on from the success of this product, Plastica have introduced the new Slidelock Max. A new Commercial Reduction Gearbox converter kit has also been manufactured to fit the Max and can also be retrofitted to all Plastica’s commercial tubes. The Argonaut Pump and smaller counterpart the AG have been a resounding success with all wet end components made in the UK and assembled in Plastica’s factory. The packaging has been greatly improved with all pumps encased in specially moulded foam to guarantee that every pump arrives in perfect condition. Plastica is proud to take control over the

quality and what they produce as they offer a bespoke service to suit their trade customers’ needs – anything from a uniquely shaped liner or designing a one-off handrail.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS: Certikin International 01993 777200 www.certikin.co.uk Dripool Ltd 02380 663131 www.dripool.co.uk Fairlocks Pool Products 01865 988346 www.fairlocks.co.uk Golden Coast 01271 378100 www.goldenc.com Heatstar 01983 521465 www.heatstar.com Intopool 020 8464 6757 www.intopool.co.uk Plastica 01424 857802 www.plasticapools.net

Intopool prefer to keep as much as possible of their products made in the UK, and ideally, as locally as possible too

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The Mosaic Spa Company 01759 321135 www.mosaicspa.co.uk

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