Dip Toe

Dipping A Toe

A catalyst for not just added income but also for potential sales, the hot tub hire market has been providing a useful first stepping stone for would-be spa retailers for many years. Now a growing trend, more established water leisure businesses are looking to diversify in order to bring in much sought-after cash flow are […]

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This award-winning luxury 16m x 4.2m pool by Portrait Pools features a custom manufactured Heatstar Phoenix climate control system with a special
‘quadruple’ stage air heating battery and up-rated air fan system.

Pool Quest

Heating a large body of water to a usually high temperature, and then dealing with the environment that it creates, makes a swimming pool one of the largest consumers of energy. However, in pursuit of the perfect energy efficient pool, there are ways of reducing energy consumption by using advancements in technology. Commercial pool operators […]

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Wellis have recently developed new side panels, corner panels and new LED light logos to further enhance the visual appeal of their high end models.

The Lap Of Luxury

Forget stack ‘em high and sell them cheap. It is the high end sales that is leading the hot tub drive as consumers continue to demand more, more and even more. The calibre of hot tubs on the market today is increasing each year, with an abundance of exquisite features now available, either as standard […]

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SPATEX 2017 welcomed spa manufacturers and retailers from across the country

Best Foot Forward

SPATEX returned to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry in January, bringing together some of the leading spa manufacturers and retailers from across the continent. Exhibitors went to great lengths to showcase a wide range of spa products and services at the three-day event. Among the stand-out exhibitors were Wellis, Villeroy & Boch, Passion Spas, GMT […]

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LSPC Servicing Engineer testing pool water chemistry 2016_3

Call Of Duty

When residential swimming pool building figures took a dip during the recession, UK pool companies worked hard to build up the servicing side of their businesses – and it’s still proving to be a lucrative area for many. In some cases, servicing accounts for as much as 40 per cent of their turnover. Pool servicing […]

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The Hot Tub & Swim Spa Company.

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Switched-on hot tub businesses look to maximise the spending value of every customer contact. While every website click, e-shot, home installation or service visit presents an opportunity for promotion and sales, it’s the showroom visits that are the top tier on the cake when it comes to ‘sealing the deal’. The showroom is the window […]

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Grayfox Swimming Pools

Driving Force

Across the world we are seeing some outstanding and sometimes outlandish projects popping up. Take, for instance, Sky Habit apartment complex in Singapore with a pool suspended between two buildings 100m from the ground. Here in London a developer is seeking planning permission to build a huge transparent pool between two blocks at Embassy Gardens. […]

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SPATEX (3)

Curtain Raiser

Spa and hot tub manufacturers and retailers from across the country will be flocking to Coventry at the end of the month, to the UK’s largest water leisure exhibition – SPATEX. The three-day exhibition returns to the Ricoh Arena from Tuesday January 31 to Thursday February 2. Over 90 exhibitors from across all areas of […]

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Crowd shot

Ready To Roll

With over 90 confirmed exhibitors, SPATEX 2017 will welcome leading water leisure suppliers and loyal followers to the show. Marking its 21st anniversary milestone SPATEX returns to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena from Tuesday January 31 to Thursday February 2 inclusive, and promises to re-invigorate and re-energise the industry for the year ahead. As usual, SPATEX offers […]

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Local retailer Three Counties Pools & Spas recommended Caldera
for Holt Farm because the hot tubs are robust and economical to run.

Package Holidays

Hot tubs are the must-have ingredient in the recipe to holiday booking success. According to self-catering specialists Hoseasons, a private hot tub is the number one searched for item on the website, accounting for more than 100,000 searches each month. “Hot tubs really are the golden goose of the holiday market,” comments Jon Moxon, business […]

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