Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Leisure Industry Week (LIW) returns to Birmingham’s NEC from September 30 to October 2, promising to be bigger and better than ever before.
Up to 7,000 leisure industry professionals are expected to visit the three day show, spanning across six core sectors including Pool & Spa, Play, Health & Fitness, Eat & Drink, Leisure Facilities and Sport.
The compact Pool & Spa section will once again provide a hub for the UK’s commercial pool and spa professionals to network, exchange ideas and share the latest innovations. Every aspect is covered from digital ‘Learn to Swim’ schemes, pool based alternative therapy techniques and filtration systems through to swimwear, pool platforms and towels, textiles and accessories.
New for this year and co-ordinated by the Pool & Spa Scene magazine team is the Pool & Spa Advice Clinic. Providing a onestop pool and spa information centre at stand W440, alongside the show pool, representatives from four of the industry’s leading companies Bayrol, Anapos, DG Pool & Leisure and Pollet Pool Group will be on hand to offer advice on all aspects of pool and spa maintenance. From planning a new pool to refurbishing an old one, or deciding which wellness options will generate the most revenue, the panel of industry experts have got it covered.
Jimmy Lamb, product manager at Bayrol and part of the expert panel comments: “Getting the right advice is crucial when it comes to pool and spa queries, and sometimes the best solution is to have a face-to-face conversation with someone that knows the subject inside out.
“The advice clinic is the perfect opportunity for people to ask those burning questions they may have been afraid to ask, and we’re delighted to be offering this service to visitors at the show.”
The popular STA Swim Zone returns this year, providing a focal point for visitors to the Pool & Spa area. The STA will also be launching and demonstrating their brand new Photometer, a digital technology allowing real time analysis, alerts and reporting, live in the swimming pool. Visitors will also be able to see a number of live swimming, lifesaving, fitness classes and pool plant demonstrations, as well as hearing from some of the UK’s leading suppliers of aquatic services and products.
Theo Millward, operations director at STA, says: “We are committed to providing the industry with ever more efficient and effective resources that will help to ease the burden of pool plant managers. The launch of our Photometer is just the latest example of how the STA is proactively seeking new and exciting solutions that meet the demands of today’s pool operators.”
James Samuel, LIW event director, says: “LIW has maintained its position as the UK’s leading leisure exhibition because we take on board feedback from exhibitors and visitors with the aim of growing and improving the show year on year. The Pool & Spa sector of the show is shaping up to be a really exciting element of the show highlighting what’s new, progressing or essential within the aquatic industry.
He adds: “Our aim is always to maximise the return on investment for exhibitors in terms of sales generation and to create an enjoyable, educational and worthwhile experience for visitors.”
To register your interest in exhibiting, being part of the education programme or attending the show, visit www.liw.co.uk
ONES TO WATCH
Calorex Heat Pumps STAND: W614
Tel. +44 (0)1621 856611
Holiday parks, hotels, restaurants and health clubs, in fact anyone with a kitchen or beer cellar for example, could dramatically cut their annual energy bills by switching to a Calorex heat cool heat recovery heat pump. Their range of heat pumps cool down steamy locations by removing moisture from the air and then cleverly recycle that energy to heat the water supply. Typically, for every one kW of energy used to run the machine a further three or four free kWs are gained to heat hot water.
Calorex flagship models also include a full range of award winning air handling units especially designed for swimming pools, with similar savings to be made. In fact Calorex can help everyone in the leisure industry to save running costs. Low cost finance is available, with repayments tailored to the savings made. A win win situation. Talk to the Calorex team at LIW on stand W614. – You can’t afford not to!
Tel. +44 (0)1993 777200
Certikin is the UK’s largest manufacturer and distributor of wet leisure equipment, including hydrotherapy equipment, commercial filtration, and pool hall environmental control systems.
Among the products on display at LIW will be Certikin’s new overflow grating which combines super smart looks and high impact strength. Certikin’s commercial division will also be on hand to offer free advice to architects and specifiers involved in the development of wet leisure facilities.
Hippo Leisure STAND: W210
Tel. +(0)1752 771740
Replacing tired old play features with Hippo’s play products can create a play zone that can be expanded over time to promote family play and encourage water confidence in all ages and abilities. Increase kid appeal, revenue and customer throughput with Hippo’s vibrant water features, tailored to suit most pool shapes, sizes and budgets.
Hippo will be promoting their fantastic range of water play equipment at Leisure Industry Week. Speak to the Hippo team on stand W210 who can advise you on how to re-energise and re-launch your wet play facility.
Majestic Towels Ltd STAND: W550
Tel. +44 (0)121 773 9091
From luxury towels and towelling products such as robes and sarongs to disposable footwear and accessories – Majestic manufacture and supply an extensive range of products to more than satisfy the demands of spas, leisure centres and health & fitness centres.
The company also supply bespoke towels for individual requirements and also offer a quality embroidery service for company logos. Visit stand W550 for more information and your free quotation.
Pool & Spa Scene and Holiday Park Scene Magazines
Tel. +44 (0)1353 666663
Head over to the stand to pick up your free copy of Pool & Spa Scene – the biggest and brightest business to business magazine for the UK water leisure sectors. And don’t miss your chance to catch up on the latest holiday park news and updates in the most recent issue of Holiday Park Scene magazine. We’re dedicated to keeping you abreast of what’s trending in both the pool and holiday park sectors, so visit the team to ensure you’re not missing out!
Appointments for the Pool & Spa Advice Clinic can be pre-booked by calling us on (01353) 666663 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or alternatively just call to see us on stand W440.
Pool Maintenance Ltd STAND: W625
Tel. +44 (0)1457 765533
Pool Maintenance does exactly what is says on the tin. Specialising in water treatment, pool maintenance and balance tank cleaning, the company has a strong reputation for quality, practicality and reliability of pool maintenance, water treatment and management systems.
STA Stand: W526
Tel. +44 (0)1922 645097
STA has launched a new digital Photometer that uniquely requires minimal calibration and links via Bluetooth to STAadmin.co.uk’s pool plant management programme, for real time analysis, instant email alerts and reporting.
Developed in partnership with Pool ID, STA’s new Photometer uses patented technologies to provide a superior and faster solution for any pool plant operator who is required to control and proactively maintain the correct water chemistry levels in their pool or spa.
At LIW 2014, see how STA’s Photometer is revolutionising the leisure sector; there will be live pool demonstrations at STA SwimZone.
RWH Construction STAND: L171
Tel. +44 (0)1543 362214
Visit RWH Construction stand L171 for exhibition only offers. Using Waterplay Solution Corporation’s products which have been installed in over 3,000 parks globally backed by a 25 year warranty makes us the partner of choice for many local authorities and park owners. Do you have a project in mind, then come along and let us create a conceptual ‘mock up’ using our unique ‘design centre’ software to design and cost your dream park. RWH – the only company who can provide a full in-house turnkey solution from concept to after sales maintenance.
Suntrap Systems STAND: W621
Tel. +44 (0)121 428 1155
If you need a solution for pool access look no further than Suntrap Systems. Known within the industry for supplying good quality, robust pool hoists to aid disabled users into all types of pools, Suntrap Systems will again be exhibiting at LIW to give help and advice on pool access.
At show this year will be the fully automatic Portable Pro Pool Lift – increasingly popular because it requires no installation, can be wheeled to wherever it is required on the poolside and is ideal for those with more than one pool. On top of that it has a high lifting capacity, is sturdy and robust and looks good by the pool!