Swimming pool consumer magazine WhatSwimmingPool? has been launched this summer to provide specialist independent advice on a wide range of topics and products for current and prospective pool owners.
Packed full of expert guidance, the inaugural issue of WhatSwimmingPool? has dedicated features for prospective pool owners to gain an insight into the health benefits of swimming and the types of pools and related products currently available in the market. Similar to its established WhatSpa? and WhatSwimSpa? wet leisure stable mates, the debut edition of the magazine also provides comprehensive information in the ‘Buyers Guide’ and ‘Masterclass’ sections to help readers become a knowledgeable pool buyer and owner.
As part of the magazine’s strategy to further enhance the promotion of the pool industry, a ‘Grand Designs’ section also highlights stunning examples of award-winning projects. The ten-page feature puts the spotlight on Gold Award installations by SPATA (Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association) members, who have been reporting strong order books this year, and provides inspiration to those who are currently in the process of planning their own pool designs.
The Grand Designs feature includes the SPATA 2015 Pool of the Year, pictured, by Letts Swimming Pools, which incorporates a hidden underground plant room and perfectly sewn York edging stones. The SPATA judges were looking for something different, when comparing to previous winners of the prestigious accolade, and were very impressed with the pool project by the Ipswich-based company that specialises in tiled and vinyl lined swimming pools.
Multi-award-winning pool specialist XL Pools, which supplies the Watkins Manufacturing range of Caldera Spas from exclusive UK distributor Certikin, achieved the prestigious Dick Millward Trophy for Swimming Pool Constructor of the Year status at the 2015 SPATA Awards ceremony and has a number of installations featured in the Grand Designs section of WhatSwimmingPool?. These include the Gold Award-winning entries in the Residential Outdoor Pools £40,000 to £60,000 category; Residential Pools up to £40,000; and Residential Pools between £60,000 and under £80,000 categories.
Leading wet leisure product company Deep End Pools, which distributes the Saratoga Spas range of hot tubs and has several showrooms including sites in Devon and Henley-On-Thames, is also among the industry’s top representatives showcased in the debut Grand Designs section of the new consumer magazine for its 2014 Gold Award pool project in the Liner Pools upto £45,000 category.
High-profile hot tub and pool specialist Home Counties Pools & Hot Tubs, which supplies Beachcomber and Elite Spas hot tubs and Endless Pools at the Hillier Garden Centre in Horsham, is also featured for its 2015 Above Ground Pools Gold Award-winning entry.
WhatSwimmingPool? Editor-in-Chief Nick Clamp believes the latest addition to join the WhatSpa?, and WhatSwimSpa? consumer magazine stable will provide a boost for both prospective pool owners and the dedicated band of professional pool company and product specialists in the UK.
“The launch of WhatSwimmingPool? is perfectly timed with SPATA members reporting that they’ve been achieving strong order books this year,” said Nick.
“It ensures we now have a trio of high-quality wet leisure consumer magazines to encapsulate information for the respective swimming pool, hot tub, and swim spa audiences with specific advice that is now dedicated to these three sectors of the wet leisure market within our respective three publications.
“Our intention with all of our wet leisure consumer magazines is to provide our readers with an independent and comprehensive guide to enable them to make an informed and stress-free choice while selecting their respective products and services from trusted companies.
“As is the case with WhatSpa? and WhatSwimSpa?, we want to help prospective pool owners to understand the various elements of the market and gain invaluable knowledge from our Buyers Guide and Masterclass sections in our inaugural issue of WhatSwimmingPool?
“They will then hopefully gain inspiration from our Grand Designs section ahead of making the final decision to purchase the pool of their dreams and help to further boost order books of the many thriving pool companies and product supply specialists in the UK.”