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Coming soon! Canine pool for exercise, fun or therapy

Coming soon! Canine pool for exercise, fun or therapy. We are in the process of installing a full-size hydrotherapy pool in Charfield, Wotton-under-Edge. Here is a sneak picture of the prototype and our newest member of the team, Max. We plan to offer the local community a chance to use the pool for post-operative recovery, joint & hip conditions, general fitness and overall good fun with their pet! If you’d …Read More

Celebrating 45 years of building swimming pools

The year is 1973. A fresh-faced 21-year-old Rob Bateman has just finished his electrical apprenticeship at R.A. Lister Company in Dursley. Armed with ambition, ideas and a desire to learn, he tells his young wife Sue the words that would shape the course of their lives in a way that neither could have imagined at the time: ‘I know how I’m going to make my money – building swimming pools.’   …Read More

Swimming Pool Maintenance Courses

We were pleased to host another successful Pool Plant Operators course this month at Rio Pools HQ in Gloucestershire as part of our swimming pool maintenance courses.  The class were a great bunch of people who all work at Hotel and Leisure Centre pools across Gloucestershire. They all came together to learn how to successfully operate commercial swimming pools and everyone did really well! If you are interested in future commercial …Read More

Temporary Swimming Pool in Yate.

Here at Rio we have been hitting the local headlines this week! We can confirm that the rumours are true – we’re behind the new pop-up pool at Yate Leisure Centre. Their indoor swimming pool is out of action for essential maintenance until October, so the management at the leisure facility called upon Rio Pools to come up with a temporary option to ensure there is no loss of service to …Read More

5ooft high swimming pool? It’s enough to make your head swim!

  We’ve seen our fair share of swimming pools over the years at Rio Pools, the basic, the ornate, the infinity, fashions change and people are always asking for new things, but have you ever seen anything quite like this? In downtown Houston, Texas, a block of luxury flats named Market Square Tower offer their residents something that we definitely haven’t seen in Gloucestershire yet– a sky pool. It is …Read More

New Saturday Summer Opening Times – Rio Pools

Rio Pools will be open on Saturdays, 9am to 1pm from 22nd April to 16th September 2017. Chemicals and Accessories Pop in to pick up chemicals and accessories for your pools and hot tubs. Take advantage of: 15% off a seasons supply of pool chemicals and equipment (purchases over £200.00) 10% off Solar Covers for orders placed before 31st May 2017. For more information please contact Rio Pools by clicking here.  

Rio Pools – British Pool & Hot Tub Award Winners 2017.

We are thrilled to announce we have have picked up 2 Awards at the prestigious British Pool & Hot Tub Awards event, hosted by SPATA and BISHTA. The British Pool & Hot Tub Awards is an annual event which highlights the achievements of the wet leisure industry, by showcasing the best examples of design, construction, installation and innovation. Our Birdlip Project Birdlip won the Bronze Award for Residential Outdoor Pools over £125,000.00 This beautiful …Read More

Spring Cleaning – Swimming Pool Cover

It’s almost time to think about Spring cleaning – here is an example of a swimming pool cover clean carried out by Dave, our trusted Rio engineer. “The cover was looking old and tired, a simple spring clean and the results are there for all to see!” Does your pool need a freshen up? Call 01453 521101 or email swim@riopools.co.uk for a quote.

Happy Holidays from the girls at Rio Pools!

In the final part of our Christmas dance off, we see the Rio Pools office girls getting into the Christmas spirit. The girls have been training all year for this! Complete blood, sweat and tears in their quest to become the #RioPoolsChristmasDanceOff champions. Will this routine be enough? Vote by clicking “like” on the Facebook post for this video.. DISCO, DISCO, DISCO, DISCO