AN ANDOVER pool fitting company has been recognised on a national scale after being awarded two silver industrial certificates.

Hydro-Leisure Plus started around four years ago, after owner Kyle Smith had worked in the industry for another company in Andover.

After it went out of business, Kyle decided to start his own and pick up where he had left off in the area. 

Kyle's wife, Hannah came up with the business name while the couple were sitting around the kitchen table, and since then then business has not looked back, travelling all over the UK, including Newcastle, Ireland and Cornwall, to build and rejuvenate customer's gardens to incorporate swimming pools.

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Hydro-Leisure Plus was recently awarded two silver UK Pool and Spa Awards. Founded in 2010, the awards are open to all companies involved in the delivery of water leisure, regardless of trade association affiliation.

Kyle said the business has a variety of options which cater for a variety of garden types, designs and prices.

The business currently has a team of six to carry out all aspects of the work.

A lot of the pools the business has recently completed have been mobility pools, aimed to help those who need regular hydrotherapy keep fit and healthy without the need of travelling to local leisure centres to help with their particular needs and ailments.

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Kyle, who has lived in the area all his life, said: "Being so young in the trade and getting a silver award, not just one but two, we were pretty shocked. In the wet leisure industry, this is the biggest award we could get in the country, so every pool company in the UK is after these awards, so for us to get two silvers is an absolute dream."

Hannah said: "It instils an incredible amount of pride in me for Kyle, and I am so proud of what he and the guys do every day, in all weathers, be that in the scorching sun or freezing cold. It's hard work and to get that recognition is so well received by us.

"These pools and the opportunity it offers people can seriously make a difference to the quality of their lives, and that is exactly what we are all about."

Kyle continued: "Being awarded these certificates is part of our business journey and serves as a real milestone for us that vindicates all the hard work and preparation, and indicates that we are heading in the right direction and to where we would like to be as a business.

"We're family and customer-orientated, and ensure that what we put in the ground is the best option for each specific customer's needs."

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