Tag Archive: swimming

Drain down disasters and how to fix them

What do you do if tiles start to pop off when the pool is refilled? Drain it again? No, contact Commercial & Specialised Diving immediately! When pools are re-filled, this often leads to… Continue reading

Do not drain your pool at Christmas!

Christmas is a traditional time for leisure centres to shut down and carry out annual maintenance on their swimming pool. This can involve draining the pool dry, however doing so could cost more… Continue reading

How to deal with broken glass in your pool

It is every pool owners worst nightmare… getting broken glass in a swimming pool. Broken glass is a major cutting hazard in pools as it is extremely difficult to see. It lies on… Continue reading

Anchors away!

Lane swimming is a popular pass time for all levels of swimmer.  Some use it for gentle exercise while others train for competitive sports.  In many pools lane swimming can be occurring at… Continue reading

Health and Safety Topic – Drainage Gullies

‘ Floor gullies, gutters and valleys should not constitute a tripping hazard, and the drainage outlet should have no sharp edges. They should also be easy to maintain and clean.’ Extract from Managing… Continue reading

Are your swimming pool tiles ready to pop?

Swimming pool tiles do not always remain stuck to the screed or swimming pool tank. They can become de-bonded for any number of reasons. Once one tile is affected, the adjacent tiles will… Continue reading

Spas – It is the little things that matter

Spas are a fantastic place to relax and are an indulgent treat for those of us who like to be pampered. Spa services and surroundings are often luxurious and clients demand the best… Continue reading

STOP! Do not drain your pool!

When things go wrong in your swimming pool it can seem like emptying it is the logical thing to do in order to conduct repairs. However this is exactly the wrong thing to… Continue reading

Avoid cut feet & tile failure in your pool!

If you are getting complaints about feet being cut in your swimming pool then chances are this is due to recessed grout exposing sharp tile edges. Recessed grout isn’t just a health and… Continue reading

Hold on tight – is there an accident waiting to happen in your pool?

‘Handrails, steps and ladders providing access to the pool must be of sufficient strength and firmly fixed to the surround and tank walls.’ Extract from Article 87 in the Managing health and safety… Continue reading