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World Leisure Expands With Three New Bases Leyland-based water leisure company World Leisure (UK) Ltd has expanded with the opening of three new operational bases in Birmingham, Kent and London. World Leisure provides a complete range of design, technical and installation services for the water leisure industry, operating throughout the UK, and has won multiple industry awards for its installations. Adding to existing head offices in Leyland, the three new offices have been opened to strengthen the company’s geographic reach, servicing expanding client bases in the Midlands, London and the South East. Simon Smith, Managing Director of World Leisure (UK) Ltd anticipates further growth for the business over the coming year

World Leisure has more than doubled in size in terms of both staff and turnover in the last financial year. It currently employs 17 full-time staff, with a turnover of £3.3m, and is forecasting further turnover growth to over £6m for the next financial year, based on recent contract wins. Managing Director Simon Smith said: “The past few years have been great for World Leisure and we are excited to be anticipating further growth in the coming year. “Our success is based on our ability to provide a complete range of design, technical and installation services in the water leisure industry to a wide variety of customers, from construction professionals to pool owners or operators of any type. “With expertise in pool and plant design and installation, we can undertake everything from an exclusive domestic development, through to large international projects with energy conservation at the forefront of the design. “As a group we are associated with the best manufacturers in the world for specialist equipment supplies. As well as pool finishes, other core areas of expertise include water treatment plants, wave machines, water features, water slides, moveable floors,

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World Leisure (UK) Ltd 01772 284883 www.worldleisurepools.com

The Pool Bible Gets A Refresh

participant said: “We have found that the pool side of our business has diminished hugely over the last eight years. This started to take effect during the recession and has never recovered. We used to sell a huge amount of packaged in-ground pools (outdoor) where we financed the whole build through personal loans with our finance houses. This market has all but disappeared.” Jamie continued: “With the market moving in this direction, it’s crucial that pool companies are communicating the benefits of breathing life into existing pools. Our glossy, full-colour retrofit catalogue has been designed to help you do just that. “It spells out the advantages of upgrading and tells customers about the many ways they can improve their pool experience: from automatic dosing to automatic covers.”

A new edition of PWTAG’s authoritative book, ‘Swimming Pool Water’, is due to be published next month plus there’s a launch event scheduled too! The first edition of Swimming Pool Water sold 9,000 copies and was an authoritative, reassuring companion for all whose work involves designing, operating or scrutinising swimming pools. 2009s second edition sold a further 10,000 copies. Its guidance has been codified in PWTAG’s online Code of practice and PWTAG’s Poolmark accreditation scheme draws on both. So why a third edition? Well it’s not because a lot of the basics have changed in eight years. Core and essential principles are re-stated in the new edition, along with the necessary updating and broadening of scope to include swimming ponds as well as spas, hydrotherapy and other pools. This edition also attempts to incorporate the latest innovations within the industry. For the first time, it also includes direct input from the pool industry via PWTAG’s Industry Forum and has been partfunded by sponsors, Nuffield Health and Prominent Fluid Controls. Throughout this latest edition, the text has been reviewed, revised and added to. The ‘Management and training’ section has required new detail, to bring it in line with current pressures and responsibilities whilst ‘Filtration’ reflects the introduction of new methods. ‘Disinfection’ is still central, and new material on UV reflects its overtaking of ozone as the chosen form of secondary disinfection. The book is some 80 pages longer than the previous edition, and at £65 its price has gone up proportionately. To be among the first to get a copy, a launch conference is taking place on Wednesday 22 November at Drayton Manor in Staffordshire and attendees will have the opportunity to hear key speakers discuss its significance. The delegate price of £135 includes a free copy of the book.

Golden Coast 01271 378100 www.goldenc.com

PWTAG 01827 219 648 www.pwtag.org.uk

Will Refurbishment Transform Your Business? With technology constantly evolving, shouldn’t your customers’ pools be doing the same, too? Customers are always keen to hear about how they can make their pools more energy efficient, eco-friendlier, lower-maintenance, or simply more fun. With everything from counter-current units to covers, LED lighting and automatic dosing — there’s always something to improve your customers’ pool experience. And not telling your customers about it could be costing you. The 2016 State of the Wet Leisure Industry Survey found that refurbishment and renovation are consistently a stronger market than new builds. Golden Coast Managing Director Jamie Adams said: “We’ve passed the initial heyday of pool building in the 70s and 80s. Back then, holidays abroad were rarer – making pool ownership attractive. And the boom has passed for subterranean pools as councils have become less and less likely to grant permits for excavating basements.” The latest survey results indicate that even entry-level packaged above-ground kits are in decline, too. One survey

wellbeing controlled environments, and all other aspects of swimming pools that most developments require.”

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