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DEVONSHIRE DELIGHTS

Continuing out tour of the UK’s thriving hot tub market, Ashleigh Bissett visits the picturesque county of Devon… Spa retailers in Devon are anticipating a record-breaking sales season, with many already reporting a rise in sales figures compared to this time last year. Hydropool Devon are on track to double their turnover this year, while […]

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JEWEL IN THE CROWN

Sumptuous, glittering, opulent – adjectives in abundance still fail to do justice to the luxurious treasure chest that is The Langley Spa. The jewel in the crown of the luxurious Buckinghamshire Langley hotel, The Langley Spa is simply the luxurious underground facility that features an indoor and outdoor pool, thermal area and five expansive treatment […]

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GOLDEN YEAR FOR GOLDEN SERVICE

STATUS QUO

COMMERCIAL POOL MARKET REVIEW PART ONE The 2019 State of the UK Swimming Industry Report reveals that the UK public swimming pool provision has not changed significantly in the last 12 months with 26 sites opening while 27 have closed. Based on figures gathered over the 12 month period to the end of March 2019, […]

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ALL THE WORLD IS A STAGE

Hot tub retailers across the country have been taking part in shows and putting on their own events to help support 2019 sales. Norfolk-based Wensum Pools were celebrating an outstanding Royal Norfolk Show appearance with revenue up 100 per cent on the previous year and more high-end tubs sold than normal. “For us, the Royal […]

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BELLS AND WHISTLES

The hot tub selling journey continues on its evolutionary journey with growth in the high-end, luxury spa market on a steep, upward trajectory. Existing home hot tub owners are trading their initial purchases in and are choosing to make the move up to the next rung of hot tub ownership ladder. Having already owned a […]

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Top Of The Class – Swim Schools

Boasting unrivalled commercial pool building credentials, Cresta Leisure has been closely involved with the phenomenal growth of swim schools in the UK. The marriage of convenience began some six years ago when Cresta exhibited at a commercial leisure exhibition. “We were positioned next to the demo pool at LIW where hundreds of children and aspiring […]

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Kit Bags – DIY Pool Kits

New research from Post Office Money has shown that, over the past five years, renovations and improvements have added £40,000, on average, to our home values. It’s quite a return, when you consider that, we typically spend £14,015 each. With house market growth slowing down, the study shows that homeowners are actively looking for smart […]

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Cornish Cream

Cornwall is famed for its world-renowned beaches, which make one of the UK’s leading holiday hotspots. In fact, it is estimated that the population of Cornwall trebles in some areas during the peak season. With a vast amount of holiday parks and accommodation lets across the county, and with hot tubs increasingly becoming a must-have […]

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Breaking The Mould

The breakaway from traditional acrylic moulded hot tub design is being led by companies like the southern hemisphere’s Vortex team. Designed by a car designer and an architect, Vortex Spa’s revolutionary new IKON spa is now being sold by spa distributors in the UK, Spain, Canada, Russia, United States, Australia and New Zealand. Vortex Leisure […]

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Award-winning retailers such as Wensum Pool, maximise the potential of add-on sales with attractive showroom displays.

Summer Sizzle

Think about your last big investment, say, a new car. While you may not have been thinking about accessories such as floor mats or mud guards at the time of purchase, the mention of it during the process can trigger valuable add-on sales income. It’s very much the same in the hot tub industry, where, […]

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