THE COOL POOL / 23 May 2021

Certikin’s wooden pools are the only way to go for SPS

When it comes to the selection of an above ground pool the only way for Essex contractor, SPS Swimming Pool and Spa, is Certikin. Longtime fans of the market-leading Certikin wooden pool, SPS found demand soared in 2020 with customers looking for a high-quality product that would have them swimming in their back gardens during […]

THE COOL POOL / 20 February 2021

Pools Plus hit the woodwork!

A family-run business of 39 years standing, Berkshire-based Pools Plus know a thing or two about wet leisure, from design and specification to installation and maintenance. Endorsing the belief that there is nothing more inspiring and enticing than seeing water leisure in action, huge numbers of visitors flock to the vibrant Pools Plus display centre […]

THE COOL POOL / 16 August 2019

Team work makes the dream work

Each pool refurbishment is different, with the occasional one presenting a real challenge, but the Certikin technical team are on hand to give advice and help you work around the problem. This on-site lining case study by David Hillier Pools is a case in point. “The client contacted me towards the end of spring,” explains […]

THE COOL POOL / 7 May 2019

The award-winning pool that’s fully-loaded with Certikin equipment

Essex-based Centurion Leisure were recently awarded a Bronze at the wet leisure industry’s equivalent of the Oscars – the 2019 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards. The purpose-built pool for the SwimMania swimming school in Laindon, Basildon won Bronze in the much-coveted Special Requirement Pool of the Year category. George Clifton, Centurion’s MD says: “We were […]

THE COOL POOL / 18 April 2019

OC-1 makes waves Down Under

Yes, Certikin’s ground-breaking new filtration media OC-1 has reached Australia where, with its high ratio of pools to population, it has received a great reception.   The highly popular Willoughby Leisure Centre, located on the lower North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, is a wonderful example of how OC-1 is revolutionising swimming […]

THE COOL POOL / 9 April 2019

Maintenance and Training Best Practices

Smooth Operator Most would agree that maintenance and operator training are crucial to the smooth running of any wet leisure facility. Limited communication among staff at large facilities, high employee turnover rates – particularly at seasonal facilities – and multiple responsibilities assigned to the same person (i.e. building maintenance, landscaping and pool care) at small […]

THE COOL POOL / 19 July 2018

Short of water? Certikin has the solution

  For those areas of the UK threatened with the imposition of a hosepipe ban, Certikin has a low cost, simple, lasting solution …in the form of the ingenious OC-1 filtration media. Its reduced requirement for backwashing and a more efficient backwash means that water consumption is greatly reduced, along with chemical usage and heating. Introduced two years ago, […]

THE COOL POOL / 14 June 2018

Certikin through and through to the Walu

This beautiful new pool in Chippenham, Wiltshire, was built from scratch by Cambridgeshire pool specialists, Aqualeaf, using Certikin equipment from top to bottom. With two young grandchildren, safety was of paramount importance. Fortunately, the multi-tasking Walu safety cover met all the customer’s requirements, including great value for money and stylish good looks. It was just […]

THE COOL POOL / 7 June 2018

Top marks to Bethany School

Recognising that aside from academic rigor, high quality sports facilities top most parents’ wish list when choosing schools, Bethany School in Goudhurst Kent, recently invested in the installation of an award winning 25m pool. Involving West-Sussex based Fowler Swimming Pools and Reading-based Norwegian Log Buildings, it was no surprise that the impressive £1.35 million project […]

THE COOL POOL / 3 May 2018

Certikin breathes life into Portishead Lido

Opened in 1962, the lido with its stunning views of the Bristol Channel, has afforded families a great day out but, suffering a major water loss in 2016, its operators, the Portishead Pool Community Trust were forced to embark on an emergency refurbishment operation before its life blood seeped away. In a joint project, DG […]

THE COOL POOL / 13 April 2018

Decked out in style and substance

“A Roldeck is like a well-maintained roof – a sound investment” There’s only one way to top off a beautiful pool in style and that is a Roldeck slatted cover…its appearance is as classy as its components are functional. These two installations by Cambridge-based Elm Leisure illustrate that the Roldeck is as much at home […]

THE COOL POOL / 20 November 2017

The New AQBox
overcomes difficult access

  Difficult access prompted Pembrokeshire-based Pegasus Pools to consider installing its first AQBox enclosure for this pool owner in Milford Haven. Impressed by the enclosure’s ease and speed of installation, Pegasus is now recommending the product to other customers looking for an affordable and simple solution to covering their pool. “Looking to extend the swimming […]

THE COOL POOL / 19 September 2017

weather-proofs your pool!

The south coast of England undeniably gets more hours of sunshine than the rest of the British Isles but it is still subject to the vicissitude of an unpredictable climate. So for Brighton pool owner, Mark Jackman who wants to get the most out of his new swimming pool, installing a Certikin Aquacomet enclosure, with […]

THE COOL POOL / 11 September 2017

Great grating:
the best a pool can get

Just as well-cut edges maketh a mown lawn, so all smart self-respecting swimming pools cry out to be trimmed with Certikin’s beautiful high density polyethylene grating (HDPE)… as this beautiful new swimming pool at the Old Swan & Minster Mill Hotel in Oxfordshire so graphically illustrates. Located just 15 miles from Oxford, the Old Swan & […]

THE COOL POOL / 6 July 2017

How To Turn Your
Pool Green

  So you want your pool to be GREEN?  Are you sure?  Well that is fairly easily achieved by forgetting to check the water or add chlorine and algicide and letting the green algae grow – and it’s even easier to achieve this after a rainstorm! OK, so by ‘GREEN’ what we really mean is […]

THE COOL POOL / 9 June 2017

Pool maintenance:
Choose the easy life!

When the sun shows its face this summer, if you’re like us, you will want to be out there enjoying your pool rather than wondering how to get it all nice and clean and the water safe to swim in before it starts to rain (again). You have two main options for maintenance.  The first […]

THE COOL POOL / 12 May 2017

Using swimming pools
during a hosepipe ban

What is a Hosepipe ban? A Temporary Use Ban (TUB) – also widely known as a Hosepipe Ban – is designed to restrict the use of water to manage demand during times of drought in the UK.   One of the categories of water use that may be prohibited during a TUB is ‘filling or maintaining […]

THE COOL POOL / 9 May 2017

Relax and enjoy your pool:
Use an Autopilot

If you prefer to relax and enjoy your pool rather than to maintain it then Autopilot is for you!  Autopilot’s industry leading salt water pool systems turn ordinary salt into a self-regenerating supply of pure chlorine for pool and spa water that’s clean, clear and luxuriously soft. Why a salt chlorine generator? Salt is a […]

THE COOL POOL / 14 March 2017

Calorex FX
is a breath of fresh air!

The Calorex FX System is a fresh air ventilation system that uses outdoor air to provide dehumidification and a double pass heat exchanger that delivers up to an amazing 95% heat recovery! Complementing Calorex’s industry leading range of swimming pool hall environmental control systems, the FX System offers customers a further choice of equipment specification […]

THE COOL POOL / 8 March 2017

AQBox: the easiest way
to extend the British summer

The vagaries of the British climate can wreck the plans of many pool owners but now there is a simple, quick fix solution in the shape of the AQBox. As its name suggests, the enclosure arrives in a box and is easily erected by any self-build enthusiast using basic tools. Manufactured by leading enclosure specialists, […]

THE COOL POOL / 15 December 2016

Variable speed pumps:
an explanation

  With energy and cost savings on offer, Patrick Thorpe takes a closer look at variable speed pumps and uncovers the benefits behind their use. When asked about variable speed pumps, I often start by saying I think the name is misleading! It gives the impression that the speed is constantly changing day in and […]

THE COOL POOL / 30 November 2016

Six reasons to
choose UV

  1   UV light is effective against all micro-organisms Water purification by UV-C light is the most effective sanitising method available today. UV light destroys micro-organisms in domestic pools up to 99.9%. 2   UV pool sanitisers contribute to crystal clear water The most important culprit of cloudy water, micro-organisms such as algae, will […]

THE COOL POOL / 10 November 2016

OC-1 makes waves
in Dartmouth

The opening of the new Dartmouth Indoor Swimming Pool next month comes after many years of hard fund raising by the local community. For installers, Westcountry Leisure the new OC-1 filtration system, with its promise of reduced energy consumption and much-increased efficiency,  was a natural choice. Speaking at the “topping out” stage of the new […]

THE COOL POOL / 7 October 2016

The stylish Coverstar
keeps pools safe

Add a family of children and a handful of pets to a brand new swimming pool and what’s the essential ingredient?  It is, of course, the Coverstar – the market leading automatic safety cover that is as stylish as it is safe. Equally stunning by night and day, this beautiful new pool was designed and […]

THE COOL POOL / 6 October 2016

From a simple brief
to a Grand Design

  The brief was simple: a large, luxurious in ground tiled pool that is cost effective to operate. Executing it was not quite so simple but as the pictures reveal, Hampshire pool dealer, Neptune Swimming Pools, with a little help from Certikin, achieved a fantastic result and a very satisfied customer!  Neptune’s MD, Lee Campbell […]

THE COOL POOL / 23 September 2016

Makeover Magic:
Infinite Onsite Lining

When it comes to the fast and effective refurbishment of an old pool, Infinite on-site lining is the preferred option for Staffordshire pool dealer, West Midlands Swimming Pools, as this pool in Edgbaston, Birmingham demonstrates. The old leaking concrete pool with a roman end had definitely seen better days and was in dire need of refurbishment. […]

THE COOL POOL / 10 May 2016

Five reasons for
having a pool

With the good weather just around the corner, many people are asking themselves if the time has come to make their dream come true of building a pool in their homes. Whether for fun, well-being or even for financial reasons… You will find five good reasons why this is the year for you to take the […]


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