Celebrating its 20th anniversary and with the exhibition space sold out some two months early, SPATEX 2016 looks set to be the best ever.
Over one hundred companies from the commercial and domestic pool and spa sectors will be exhibiting their latest products and services, encompassing all aspects of water leisure.
The exhibition returns to the Jaguar Exhibition Hall at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena from Sunday 31 January to Tuesday 2 February inclusive. Left with the enviable task of re-organising the floor plan to accommodate an influx of last minute exhibitors, the show’sorganiser, Michele Bridle has been overwhelmed by the industry’s fantastic response.
“We have a packed show and what better way to mark 20 years of being the industry’s number one exhibition,” says Michele. “I’d like to thank all of our 100+ exhibitors for their fantastic support, including the biggest names in the industry and some never seen before at SPATEX. Together, they represent all sectors under the water leisure umbrella, so it’s lining up to be a good showcase for visitors to get what they need from the event.”
SPATEX 2016 has an impressive line-up of 28 industry experts leading the programme of workshops and seminars during the three-day show. Over 20 new workshops will be offered by the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers (ISPE), including an indepth look at entanglement and entrapment on the Sunday and a special seminar on water quality for animal hydrotherapy pools on the Monday afternoon. Attendees at all ISPE Workshops will be awarded a CPD point on their Certificates of Attendance. In addition to ISPE workshops, the show’s organisers are repeating the success of last year by holding a second seminar programme. This will include marketing and social mediabased presentations on the Sunday and an important seminar for pool and spa plant operators by Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) on Monday afternoon from 2pm. On Tuesday there will be a series of talks by experts from the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) from 10.00 till 14.45 that are of particular importance for spa operators in commercial situations, including the latest guidance on Legionnaires’ disease.
Show organiser Michele urges visitors not to think of SPATEX as being just about swimming pools. This year spa companies are putting the ‘Spa’ into ‘SPATEX’, with names such as, Aqua Spa Supplies, Vita Spas, Aqua Via Spas, Astral, Certikin, Coast Spas UK, Elite Spas, GMT Spas, Superior Spas and Wellis all signed up.
Michele adds: “We are, of course, hoping to see our many loyal visitors who have helped make SPATEX the success it is, but we have also worked hard to attract new commercial visitors and, repeating the success of last year, we are offering a double programme of workshops and seminars on all three days of the show to do just that.”
As an added networking opportunity, all exhibitors and visitors are invited to join the Mexican-themed networking party on Monday February 1, to celebrate SPATEX’s 20th year milestone. Complete with tequila, sombreros and a bucking bronco, the party starts straight after the show from 5pm in the Ricoh Arena’s Bar 87. Presented by SPATA and BISHTA, the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards Gala Evening takes place on Sunday January 31 January at the impressive E-On Lounge, overlooking the Ricoh stadium and will include live entertainment.
SPATEX 2016 runs from Sunday January 31st 10.00 – 17.00, Monday February 1st 09.30 – 17.00 and Tuesday February 2nd 09.30 – 16.00 at the Jaguar Exhibition Hall at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena.
ONES TO WATCH…
Aqua Spa Supplies are looking forward to showcasing their wide array of hot tub accessories at the upcoming SPATEX show. Now offering hundreds of accessory options from End2End swim spa covers, fragrances, cover lifters, steps, cleaning and maintenance products, Aqua Spa Supplies is your one stop shop for all your accessory requirements. Our easy-to-use trade website with its simple ‘add to cart’ system allows dealer to purchase individual items with no minimum order quantities for next working day delivery and what’s more we won’t sting you on delivery costs either and its free delivery on orders over £300.
Aqua Spa Supplies
Tel. +44 (0)1245 477 400
With just one simple weekly treatment AquaFinesse’s patented formula ensures crystal clear water which is gentle on the skin and kind to the environment. It is mainly due to the AquaFinesse products and how they work that our industry now has a better understanding of bioflim and the importance of addressing it. On our tenth year at SPATEX we will be looking to speak to potential new dealers as well as catching up with our loyal existing ones. The benefits of becoming an AquaFinesse dealer are many and varied but for the sake of ‘keeping it short’ customers love it because its simple and it works and dealers love it because it is sells itself and carries a healthy profit margin. AquaFinesse dealers old and new will be given a warm welcome at our stand, or if you do not yet offer AquaFinesse why not drop in and have a chat about the benefits.
Tel. +44 (0)1348 841116
2016 is already shaping up to be a bumper year for Bosta UK in the swimming pool market, with customers taking advantage of pre-season deals. Our product-range has broadened, yet again, to include exclusive products from Hydro-pro, Hayward & Pentair and these will be proudly exhibited at SPATEX 2016. We look forward to meeting our existing customers as well as new faces, ready for the season. We will be presenting our new Hydro-pro Inverter heat pump and Hayward pump and cleaners. Visit us and watch out for the great prizes on offer at the show in our Bosta UK raffle!
Tel. +44 (0)1284 716580
Certikin is pulling out all the stops for the special anniversary edition of SPATEX with a spectacular stand bursting with new products and innovations. On display will be an electronic version of the Roldeck EasyCover to sit alongside the existing and highly popular solar powered model, as well as the Walu Deck – a timber decking system which extends over and retracts from the pool acting as a safety cover and a usable deck area and the Walu Air – a winter debris cover and a safety cover. On the CertiDos stand, the focus will be on the connectivity between its systems and iPads and smartphones, which is nothing short of life changing for pool operators!
Stands D10 & D14
Tel. +44 (0)1993 778855
Coast Spas UK, already a world leader in hot tub innovation, is showcasing its Regency Collection at SPATEX. Loaded with features and built with durable Canadian handcrafted quality, the Regency Collection is poised to make some serious waves with consumers this year by providing amazing value without the high price tag. The Regency collection by Coast Spas comes in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and seating configurations. Ranging from compact models, perfect for a small patio, to full sized swim spas with powerful resistance jets. Come and see Coast Spas UK on stand H15 at SPATEX.
Coast Spas UK
Tel. +44 (0)1827 897000
Cyrano Limited will be displaying a selection of their range of home and commercial sunbeds from Dutch manufacturer VDL Hapro. These sunbeds compliment any swimming pool complex and are an ideal add on sale. A professional supplier to tanning & beauty salons, gyms, health clubs and other leisure businesses for over 17 years, the wealth of experience gained has lead Cyrano Ltd to understand the needs of our customers and we constantly strive to offer the best products and levels of customer service. For commercial business come and talk to us about our cost effective rental schemes on stand F4.
Tel. +44 (0)1376 329833
Now you can control and monitor your pool systems remotely from any location. See Heatstar’s new Lynx Energy Management System at SPATEX. The Lynx offers a state-of-the-art touch-screen interface, enabling users to access and interact directly with their Heatstar system, all from a clear single-screen display. The full colour touch-screen display gives users fingertip control of all control and monitoring functions. It also has the ability for users to alter temperature and humidity levels, and adjust set points to suit both application and other requirements. The new Lynx System comes with full training and support from Heatstar’s technical team.
Tel. +44 (0)1983 521465
The creators of some of the most innovative water quality testing solutions, ITS Europe, have added automatic calculations to their smart device application. Using a smart device as the brains of the eXact iDip® Photometer System™ allows for limitless upgrade possibilities. The most recent upgrade of the eXact iDip® application will provide users with the ability to determine Langelier Saturation Index and Magnesium Hardness without doing any written calculations. The device will seamlessly interpret data collected by the user, calculate the desired values, and display the values both on the device and in the application. Prior to this technology those using LSI as an indicator for water safety had to conduct each test and manually perform a series of calculations in order to determine their LSI value.
Tel. +44 (0)1722 717911
Lighthouse Pools are pleased to be exhibiting our exciting product ranges, from Zodiac Pool Care at SPATEX 2016. We will be showcasing the ZS500 heat pump, which has been a great success in 2015, being the first truly variable speed heat pump on the market. We are also expanding our automatic cleaner range to incorporate the full array of Zodiac suction cleaners, in particular the MX8 PRO. Available exclusively through Lighthouse Pools, the MX8 PRO comes with a free Cyclonic Leaf Catcher which gives it extra cleaning capacity over standard suction cleaners. To see for yourself the unique products we have available come and see Dan and the team on stand E40 who will be happy to demonstrate all we have to offer.
Tel. +44 (0)1752 253525
Pool-dek is a pool covering system designed to convert your pool (indoor or outdoor), from a wet environment to a dry area. Pool-dek comprises a stylish floor finish over the water’s surface. The system utilises the existing space of a swimming pool, covering it and producing a floor surface to create a unique additional event space. With installations worldwide, we will work with you, your architect, interior designer, pool contractor or project manager to create your perfect pool covering solution. With simple transformation there is no need to drain the pool, the average install time is two to four hours, an initial site survey and installation included (UK only) and we supply worldwide where a survey and installation are available.
Tel. +44 (0)1509 611 021
Suntrap Systems specialise in equipment for swimming pools with particular emphasis on helping those with limited mobility. We sell a range of lifts and hoists to suit all types of pools and spas, suitable for residential and commercial applications including local authorities, hotels, leisure clubs, holiday parks, etc. We operate nationally to provide recommendation, specification, installation, maintenance and servicing of all equipment supplied. The high quality of all our products, which are suitable for both new-build and retro-fit projects, ensures reliable and trouble-free operation for many years to come. If you want a cost-effective solution without compromising quality, visit Suntrap Systems on Stand E14 at SPATEX.
Tel. +44 (0)121 428 1155
Total Pool Filtration has teamed up with the Danish Company Provital to market their ceramic microfiltration system in UK. They have already successfully used it on many pools in Scandinavia including the largest public leisure pool centre in Norway. Offering lower construction costs, as well as water chemicals and energy savings, the system is easy to retrofit and is also computer controlled, so no on site operator input is required. It constantly monitors the water quality and all other components in your system – should any problem occur the system will send an alarm by SMS or e-mail. Back wash of the system is also fully automatic.
Total Pool Filtration
Tel. +44 (0)1829 740290