New pool and hot tub business opens in Westgate – The Isle Of Thanet News

Premier Pools in Westgate

A Westgate dad-of-two has taken the plunge to open his own hot tub and swimming pool business in the town.

Chris Stocken has opened Premier Pools in Station Road after returning to his hometown from Essex.

The 36-year-old has worked in the trade for around 12 years but his move home was the perfect opportunity to become his own boss.

He said: “I sold my house so had a bit of money and so thought I would go self-employed and open the swimming pool shop. I think I am probably the only pool business with a shop in Thanet.

“It was nerve-wracking going self-employed as you do not know if it is going to work but I opened Saturday and that went ok. The season for pools and hot tubs doesn’t really start until April but things seem to be going ok.”

Chris also works on-site with pool repairs and cleaning and will be covered in the shop by his brother Liam who was among the 800 P&O Ferry workers to be shamelessly laid off in the controversial fire and rehire move last week.

Premier Pools offers installations, refurbishment, general care, chemicals and repairs.

Opening hours Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm and Saturday 9am to 2pm

Find the business at 40 Station Road, Westgate, or on facebook here

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Mike Hunter

Mike is the owner of the local pool shop. He's been in the business for over 20 years and knows everything there is to know about pools. He's always happy to help his customers with whatever they need, whether it's advice on pool maintenance or choosing the right chemicals. He's also a bit of a pool expert, and is always happy to share his knowledge with anyone who's interested.

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