A Marlowe critical services group company providing water treatment and water hygiene safety, testing and regulatory compliance

Kingfisher has joined Marlowe plc's critical services group providing specialist water treatment, safety, testing and regulatory compliance services across the UK. The group provides water treatment, fire, security and air quality services nationally.

Kingfisher Environmental Services specialises in the management of water quality in commercial and industrial buildings throughout the UK . KES is a member of the Legionella Control Association and our head office address is approved to the ISO 9001 quality standard with the standard applied in our regional offices. KES advises and assists customers on all types of water management issues whether it is on an individual project basis or as part of a continual management programme. In the last 15 years KES has also become one of the UK 's leading testers of swimming pools and spas helping both private and public swimming pool operators achieve good water quality within their sites.

The strength and depth of technical expertise within the company is a reflection of the emphasis on staff training and as such our customers have access to advice whenever they need it whether we are on site or in the office. Wherever there are regulations or guidelines KES will advise on how best to achieve compliance whilst bearing in mind commercial issues.

Some of our areas of expertise include the following:

  • Legionella risk assessment and Preventative maintenance programmes
  • Water sampling and analysis
  • Disinfection of domestic water systems
  • Cooling tower management
  • Swimming pool and spa sampling
  • Pool plant maintenance and servicing

If you would like to discuss any of the services we provide please contact us on 01920 871700 or email us at info@kingfisher-es.co.uk

Pool & Spa Sampling

Kingfisher Environmental Services Ltd is the market leader in the testing of commercial swimming pools and spas, visiting over 1000 pool sites every month UK wide.

Our UK wide service has been developed to assist councils, health club chains, stand alone clubs, hotels, schools and health service sites to achieve compliance with the national guidelines set out by BSI & The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG). These guidelines recommend that pools and spas used by the public be tested for bacteria on a monthly basis.

Apart from achieving compliance with the guidelines regular monthly sampling of a pool or spa demonstrates to your customers your commitment towards their health and safety and the enjoyment of their visit to your facility. In addition it can also help to prevent costly shut downs to carry out maintenance work.

The service we provide includes:

  • Taking water samples for bacterial analysis - general bacteria, E. coli , coliforms and Pseudomonas aeruginosa from pools and spas and Legionella from spas
  • Detailed chemical analysis of the water - water balance, total dissolved solids, alkalinity, pH, disinfectant residuals (typically free chlorine, combined chlorine and total chlorine)
  • Transportation of the sample within 24 hours to a UKAS accredited laboratory under refrigerated conditions
  • Notification to site of results that are outside the recommended specification
  • Comprehensive advice on remedial action
  • A certificate of results for each sample
  • Monthly management report from all of your sites (group customers)
  • Secure web access to results

Our engineers are all trained to at least Pool Plant Operator level and use high quality, calibrated testing kits. A range of additional tests are carried to allow investigation of specific problems with pool water quality.

As part of our commitment to improving pool water quality across the country, we are proud to sponsor the CIMSPA NPPO manual.

If you would like to know more about our pool and spa sampling service please contact our Sales Team on 01920 871700 or email info@kingfisher-es.co.uk


The Legionella pneumophila bacteria is a commonly found bacteria in water systems and is the cause of Legionnaires' disease, a form of pneumonia that is caused by inhaling legionella bacteria and which can be fatal. There are a number of strains of pneumonia related to the legionella bacteria and these are referred to collectively under the term legionellosis . The HSE has set out detailed guidelines to prevent exposure to the legionella bacteria in the document L8 - ' Approved Code of Practice and Guidance'.

KES is fully equipped to provide all levels of service relating to the control of legionella and is approved by the Legionella Control Association. The scope of these services includes:

  • Legionella risk assessment
  • Recommendation and implementation of legionella management programmes
  • Water sampling
  • Disinfection of water systems
  • Supply of chemicals

Interpretation of the L8 guidelines can sometimes be difficult so KES will advise on how best to achieve compliance without imposing an unnecessary burden on a customer both from a practical point of view and also a financial one.

KES is registered under the Legionella Control Association. To access our certificate of registration, click here. To access the LCA Code of Conduct click here.

Additional Services

Cooling and boiler water treatment

  • Microbiocides for legionella and general microbiological fouling control
  • Corrosion and scale inhibitors for recirculating water systems
  • Water treatment programmes, service and consultancy to aid compliance with L8
  • Risk assessments and site audits
  • Cleaning and disinfection to L8 requirements
  • Corrosion inhibitors for protection of the complete boiler system
  • Scale conditioners
  • Water treatment programmes, service and consultancy to aid compliance with BS2486
  • Boiler inspections

Analytical services

  • Independent analysis for legionella and potable water quality at UKAS accredited laboratory
  • General chemical testing and analysis

Closed heating and chilled water systems

  • Supply and dosing of closed system corrosion, scale and bacterial inhibitors
  • Service and consultancy to ensure optimum control
  • Chemical cleaning and remedial treatment of fouled systems
  • Pre-commission cleaning of new systems
  • Founder members of the Closed System Control Association

Pool plant maintenance and servicing

  • Service of pool dosing controllers
  • Service of pool chemical dosing pumps
  • Inspection of all pool plant
  • Service of UV and ozone units
  • Pool filter inspection and refurbishment
  • Pool pipework inspection and repair

Supply and installation of dosing and control equipment

  • Cooling and boiler water control systems
  • Dosage pots and sample coolers
  • pH correction systems
  • Chlorine and chlorine dioxide dosing systems for domestic systems
  • Bespoke systems, subject to survey and suitability
  • Water softeners, UV disinfection, filtration

Effluent treatment

  • Flocculants, coagulants and disinfectants
  • Laboratory and on-site analysis

Contact Us

Head Office

Kingfisher Environmental Services Ltd
Raynham Road
Bishops Stortford
CM23 5PB

Northern Office

Kingfisher Environmental Services Ltd
38 Melford Ct

Scotland Office

Kingfisher Environmental Services Ltd
Suite 3/6 Park Lane House
47 Broad Street
G40 2QW

Western Office

Kingfisher Environmental Services Ltd
Unit 7 Lancaster Place
Copse Farm
South Marston Park

Ireland Office

Kingfisher Environmental Services Ltd
Unit 4, Newbridge Industrial Estate
Co. Kildare

North East Office

Kingfisher Environmental Services Ltd
Unit 13C
Queensway House

South West Office

Kingfisher Environmental Services Ltd
First Floor
91 Fore Street
PL12 6AE

South London Office

Kingfisher Environmental Services Ltd
Office 9
The Innovation Centre
Kent Science Park

Midlands Office

Kingfisher Environmental Services Ltd
Unit 1
8 Bessel Lane


Our aim is to grow our business: both in terms of customer numbers and also geographical expansion. The key to this growth is the capacity and quality of our Engineers. They are the public face of our business and they directly control the quality of the services we deliver.

Kingfisher is the UK leader in leisure industry water hygiene. We are looking for committed field engineers to look after our customers across the UK. If you are looking for a change, or established in the field, why not contact us to see how you can make a difference to our company?

If you feel you could play a part in the future success of our business please visit our recruitment page on: https://www.wcs-group.co.uk/careers Please note candidates must have a full UK driving license