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The value of swimming

The value of swimming

Swimming remains one of the most popular activities across the country, in fact 4.7 million people swim regularly every month. Swimming is an incredible form of exercise with a long list of health benefits, both mental and physical. Just by swimming regularly, we can contribute to saving the NHS millions of pounds every year as the most recent studies have shown that swimming twice a week can help reduce long-term health conditions such as; diabetes, heart disease, depression and even dementia.

SPATA Awards

To infinity pool and beyond - Origin wins gold this awards season

Origin has won multiple awards over the years and 2020 has proved to be no different! Origin kicked off the year winning an amazing two gold awards at the UK Pool & Spa Awards, and the good news doesn’t end there. After joining SPATA (Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association) in 1985, Origin were elated to come away from this years ceremony with another two awards.

Stop paddling around - make time to swim

Stop paddling around - make time to swim

The months of January and February can be described as dreary and a mentally tough time of year, it takes a few long weeks to bounce back from the high of Christmas. With that in mind as we move through the rest of the year, it becomes important to get back into the habit of making time for yourself, especially when life gets busy with work, school runs and errands as we tend to shift our priorities and exercise falls by the wayside.

Hydrotherapy pools - what are the benefits?

Hydrotherapy pools - what are the benefits?

Warm water has been used as an effective natural treatment for pain and illness for thousands of years. However, many of us are still unfamiliar with the healing effects of a hydrotherapy pool and the hugely positive impact it has on our mental and physical wellbeing.

Diving in to the new year

Diving in to the new year

January, named after Janus, the Roman god of all beginnings or in other words… the month of resolution and change. At our core we are creatures of habit, in fact over half of our behaviour is habitual which may explain why a lot of us find it impossible to keep our new year’s resolutions!

Keep calm it’s only Christmas!

Keep calm it’s only Christmas!

Christmas, it’s the most wonderful time of the year or is it? For a lot of us the festive season brings joy, family and hopefully a visit from Santa, it’s a great excuse to throw caution to the wind and overindulge in all that the season has to offer.

Do I need to employ an architect?

Do I need to employ an architect?

The difference between Origin and other swimming pool companies is that we manage the whole process for you, eliminating the need for you to employ and manage separate companies/professionals and deal with the headache of liaising between them and yes… that includes architects!

10 Reasons to Love Swimming

10 Reasons to Love Swimming

Here at Origin we love all things swimming and why wouldn’t we? It’s an amazing activity that does great things for our physical and mental health but more than that… it’s fun! We help other people fall in love with swimming every day, for some it’s instant and for others it’s a journey but one thing’s for sure, when you own an Origin pool it’s impossible not to love swimming.

Questions to ask when planning an indoor pool

Questions to ask when planning an indoor pool

The length of time it takes to complete a swimming pool installation really does vary from project to project as it’s completely dependant on the size of your pool, choice of design and internal and external finishes. To get a good idea of the project length, it’s best to book a free on-site consultation with one of Origin’s experienced advisers so they can walk you through the process and give you their best estimate.

Sink or Swim

Sink or Swim

When looking for inspiration for this months article, Origin stumbled across this staggering statistic: 25% of British adults struggle to swim. Upon further thought this statistic isn’t that shocking, many people don’t have access to a swimming pool, public or private and unless you were lucky enough to have swimming lessons at school, when else would you learn?

Swimming through September

Swimming through September

September, you either love it or you hate it, the kids are back or just starting school, traffic returns to normal, the tan starts to fade and just like that… summer is over. The next few months host the lead up to the most indulgent time of the year and as we prepare ourselves for the chaos ahead, now is as good a time as any to remind you of the health advantages you can get out of your Origin swimming pool.

How much does an indoor swimming pool cost?

How much does an indoor swimming pool cost?

Just how much does an indoor swimming pool cost? This is often one of the first questions we are asked when speaking to our clients and the truth is, it depends entirely on the size and style of your project, and whether you choose from our range of popular models or are considering a bespoke design.

Origin’s Great British Summer

Origin’s Great British Summer

When our long (sometimes) hot summer finally ends, the fun doesn’t need to stop as you can use your Origin pool all year round!

Top 5 Ways to Keep Running Costs Down

Top 5 Ways to Keep Running Costs Down

At Origin, we’ve got you covered… just like your pool should be to keep running costs down!

Make a Splash Every Day

Make a Splash Every Day

Summer is finally here and you know what that means… it’s pool time! Swimming is the perfect summer activity; as well as being really fun, the pool is also the best spot to cool off.

Origin Pools - We do it all

Origin Pools - We do it all

At Origin, we specialise in the design, construction and maintenance of swimming pools thorough out the south east and home counties.

Origin: The Tide is High

Origin: The Tide is High

By now, we all know how amazing swimming can be for our health, not just in the physical sense, but mentally too. Swimming reduces the risk of heart disease and strokes, as well as lowering blood pressure and strengthening muscles.

Origin Pools - We do it all

Origin Pools - We do it all

At Origin, we want to make the building process as stress free as possible and make sure we are communicating with you every step of the way to ensure the end result matches the expectations of your dream swimming pool.

Helping you find your best self

Helping you find your best self

One of the biggest trends of 2019 is wellness, simply meaning the pursuit of continued growth and balance in the seven dimensions that make up wellness; physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, environmental and occupational.

Origin Pools - We do it all

Origin Pools - We do it all

At Origin, we work closely with you to create a swimming pool design to suit your home, lifestyle and budget. We offer a holistic approach to each project to ensure that every individual element works seamlessly together.

Contact Us

Origin Leisure
Summerhouse
Business Park
Harefield, Middlesex
UB9 6TH
info@originpools.co.uk
+44 (0)1895 823366