Birmingham Beckons

Boasting the biggest range of hot tubs and spas on display under one roof, the fourth edition of the UK Pool & Spa Expo returns to the NEC in Birmingham in November.
Boasting the biggest range of hot tubs and spas on display under one roof, the fourth edition of the UK Pool & Spa Expo returns to the NEC in
Birmingham in November.

Boasting the biggest range of hot tubs and spas on display under one roof, the fourth edition of the UK Pool & Spa Expo returns to the NEC in Birmingham in November.

Taking place from Sunday November 22 to Tuesday 24 inclusive, the 2015 event aims to provide a fresh approach for existing pool and spa businesses as well as information and advice for providers of commercial facilities.

Building on its success last year, a highlight of the 2015 Expo will be the Hot Tub Debate, which will see some of the UK’s leading industry personalities face questions from the audience in a ‘Question Time’ style seminar. Chaired by Pool & Spa Scene’s Christina Connor, the debate is the ideal platform for exhibitors and visitors to discuss current issues facing the hot tub sector.

The Question Time style panel will include Jonathan Bunn and Lloyd Burden of Hydropool, Robert Carlin on Superior Spas and Richard Hart of Aqua Warehouse. The debate will take place at 10am on Monday November 23 in the seminar theatre, near to the Central Hub.

Alongside the panel forum there will also be seminars on safety and energy efficiency as well as the opportunity to gain a Certified Pool Operators certificate at the on-site two day course.

Taking on board comments from the previous show in February, the Expo organisers took the decision to bring the fourth edition forward by four months to fit with new product launches and buying cycles.

The fourth UK Pool & Spa Expo will return to the NEC in Birmingham from 22 to 24 November
The fourth UK Pool & Spa Expo will return to the NEC in Birmingham from 22 to 24 November

“With change comes progress, in order to move forward, stay abreast of what is best for the industry and break new ground, we must adapt,” says event director Claire Saunders.

“The new dates come into line with global events. It allows us to stand apart from any other show in the UK and is therefore perfectly placed for companies to showcase their newest products to the UK marketplace.”

Aside from the date change, the New Events team has been working hard to get the right balance of exhibitors into this year’s show. With rumblings about the event become a ‘spa show’, special attention has been paid to the pool companies to ensure a good pool and spa balance. Among the exhibitors returning to the show this year are Doughboy, ITS Europe, Portrait Pools and Wellis. New faces are a plenty too, with debuts from Crown Pavilions, BRIO Group, Jo Downs and Pool-Dek, to name but a few.

Offering networking opportunities for the UK pool and spa sector, the event also boasts the added attraction of the UK Pool & Spa Awards that are being held at the nearby Vox Centre within Resorts World on the second evening, Monday November 23.

Other highlights include the networking party held within the exhibition hall at the end of the first trading day on Sunday 22. The event is open to end-users as well as business visitors. Entry into the show is free and there is free parking and free Wi- Fi on site.

For more information visit www.ukpoolspa-expo.co.uk

UK POOL & SPA EXPO EXHIBITOR PROFILES

Maximise Pool Space

Pool-dek is supplied by Stage Systems. Our innovative system enables a pool space to be transformed into an amazing event area, creating a bespoke, strong and stylish floor over the water’s surface, converting the space from wet to dry. We offer a bespoke design and installation service worldwide, working together with private residences, pool contractors, architects, project managers and interior designers. Finished to a high specification, Pool-dek complements any pool environment.
To find out more information, visit us on Stand F10 or call our office on 01509 611021.

Pool-dek from Stage Systems
Stand F10
Tel: +44 (0)1509 611 021
www.pooldek.co.uk

Raising H&S Standards

Pool plant room photoWorking to promote Health & Safety in pools across the UK and Eire, BRIO Group is a team of leisure Industry experts dedicated to raising standards in the Leisure Industry.
The BRIO team is made up of experts in fitness, leisure management, health & safety, pool plant, and swim schools. BRIO provides services and training in many aspects of operating leisure facilities and has developed the highest standard of unique accredited training qualifications by such bodies as PWTAG & IOSH specifically for leisure operators.
Make sure you visit the BRIO team to discuss ways in which they can help you to achieve the highest standards for your facility.
BRIO Group
Stand C25
Tel. 028 79300561
www.briogroup.co.uk

Made For Measure

UntitledFor companies that pride themselves on offering the best in the business at best value – the Dr A Kuntze team is a must see at this year’s UK Pool & Spa Expo.
Tried and tested extensively for harsh water leisure environments, the Dr A Kuntze team maintains an unrivalled worldwide reputation; suppliers in their own right as well as suppliers to many leading brands within the industry. Utilising reliable German technology, this manufacturer of process control instrumentation, focuses on providing an accurate measuring and control option for the water and wastewater treatment industries.
Dr A Kuntze UK
Stand B12 Tel. +44 (0)788-422050
www.kuntze.co.uk

Hush Quiet Hot Tubs

Villeroy & BochVilleroy & Boch will be returning to the Expo, displaying its range of luxury hot tubs and swim spas on stand E10.
Last year the company launched the successful Just Silence whirlpool, which combines minimalist design with the patented JetPak™ II technology.
There is a choice of 16 different JetPaks™, all of which can be combined with each other and easily exchanged via a simple click system. The silver and white special edition of the Just Silence is the latest innovation from the company and gives its outdoor hot tubs a real glamour factor.
Villeroy & Boch
Stand E10
Tel. +44 (0)7730 667207
www.vibo.info/wellness

New Spa Packs

HydrosparesBe sure to stop by stand H12 to see the latest products from Hydrospares. Following overwhelming success at last year’s show, Hydrospares will once again be showcasing the popular Spa Sled Mover. They will also be launching their new Commercial Spa Equipment packs with touch pad control panels, designed to be easy to install, and user friendly. All packs will be fully customisable and have been developed in collaboration with their sister company Splash-Tec Spa Systems.
If you need help or expert advice, can’t find the product you need or are unsure which part fits your system, then speak to the Hydrospares team.
Hydrospares
Stand H12 Tel. +44 (0)1326 371 488
www.hydrospares.co.uk

One Stop Shop

EXPO (2)A one-stop shop for hot tubs, swim spas, accessories chemicals and parts, the Aqua Warehouse Group will be on hand to discuss all your hot tub and spa related requirements on stand C10 at the Expo.
The team will have L.A. Spas and Vita Spa hot tubs on display, plus an array of must-have accessories from Aqua Spa Supplies.
Sit back, have a coffee and a chat and find out more about the Aqua Warehouse Group.

Vita Spa / Aqua Warehouse
Stand C10
Tel. +44 (0)1245 477 400
www.aquawarehouse.co.uk / www.vitaspa.co.uk

Spa Collection Launch

Untitled.2jpgMaking their debut at the UK Pool & Spa Expo, Crown Pavilions will be ‘wowing’ visitors with their luxury range of garden rooms and gazebos. After many years of providing clients across the world with some of the finest garden rooms available, Crown Pavilion is excited to announce the launch of the ‘Spa Collection’; a range of timber-constructed spa enclosures luxury garden buildings that are available exclusively through a network of trade partners. The Spa Collection will be launching at the Expo, so be sure to make a beeline for Crown Pavilions on stand A10.

Crown Pavilions
Stand A10
Tel. +44 (0)1491 612820
www.crownpavilions.com

A Superior Choice

sUPERIOR sPASSuperior Spas is making a welcome return visit to the UK Pool & Spa Expo on the back of previous successes.
“We secured new dealers as well as retail sales during the last show,” says Robert Carlin, managing director, who says re-booking for this year was never in question. The difference for Superior Spas is that they will be exhibiting this year as the UK distributor for Wellis.
“We will of cause also be exhibiting as Wellis this year with some key sales messages around our new range of five hot tubs manufactured by Wellis.
“For the existing and potentially new dealers, our appointment will mean a better service as all spare parts will be available on a next day delivery basis,” says Rob.
While at the show look out for Superior Spas’ Fiji hot tub and the Dream plug and play hot tub while the wraps come off a brand new Wellis model to be marketed as the Pluto.
Superior Spas
Stand D30
Tel. +44 (0)1246 559071
www.superiorspas.co.uk