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Presenting the industry’s first insight into trends influencing the water leisure business in the new decade ahead, you are urged to re-energise your continuous business and personal development with a visit to SPATEX 2020. Many of the participants have taken bigger and better stands to present new products and services at the Ricoh Arena’s Ericsson Hall, in Coventry from Tuesday to Thursday, January 28th to 30th inclusive.

“For me, this year’s fantastic build-up to SPATEX 2020 has been characterised by so many companies returning and requesting larger stands,” says the event co-ordinator Michele Bridle, confirming upgrades for companies like Ardex, Astral, Dryden Aqua, Lighthouse Pools, Ocea, Paramount Pools, and SCP. “This is coupled with a raft of new companies and 32 spa and spa related companies, including some of the sector’s biggest names.” One of the dominating themes this year are green issues and the challenge to business to respond to customer demands in is saving energy and resources.

From inverter heat pumps and variable speed water circulation pumps to environmentally-friendly to an above-ground pool made from recycled plastic bottles and insulating pool covers, SPATEX 2020 will highlight a low energy, low carbon footprint. The SPATEX team is practising what it preaches, from supplying recycled PET environmentally friendly lanyards, compostable containers and cutlery and minimal food packaging to providing recycling bins in the exhibition hall.

SPATEX is well known for being the Industry’s greatest source of free-of-charge education with CPD points and certificates of attendance available to all attendees of the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers (ISPE) seminars in Area 1. This year, there are 22 different sessions running throughout the three days of the show, of which 16 are new titles and six are promoting Green issues like:

• Energy Savings for your Pool Wednesday 29 January (2020)| 13.30 (Seminar Area 1) • Energy Savings via the use of Automatic Valves Wednesday 29 January (2020) | 13.30 (Seminar Area 1) Once again there will be a parallel seminar programme in Arena 2 with a host of diverse topics ranging from how to set up an e-commerce webshop on Tuesday to the special needs of animal hydrotherapy and featuring: • Leak Detection Masterclass Tuesday 28 January (2020) | 13.30 – 14.30 (Seminar Area 1) • Pump Strip-down masterclass Wednesday 29 January (2020) | 13.30 (Seminar Area 1) PWTAG (Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group) will be holding an all-day seminar on the Thursday of the Show.

The STA (Swimming Teachers’ Association) is holding a Pool Plant Conference on the Tuesday in Seminar Area 2 from 10.30 to 12.05. The Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry CV6 6GE is centrally located andeasy to get to – just 500 yards off the M6 and within two hours commuting time of 75 per cent of the population, it offers 2,000 free on-site car parking spaces.

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Registration is FREE and OPEN


Meet and Greet Approach.

The team from AstralPool UK look forward to greeting visitors to their stand to discuss future projects and business development. The team have news of several new supplier relationships for 2020, significantly with Bowman, Cover Pools and Grando automated swimming pool covers. Proudly part of the Fluidra family, that owns a portfolio of some of the industry’s most recognized and trusted brands, including Jandy®, AstralPool®, Polaris®, Cepex®, Zodiac®, CTX Professional® and Gre®. Working closely with key partners, Heatstar, for environmental control solutions, the expert team at AstralPool UK will be on-hand to offer practical advice and support to pool businesses with an expansive range of pool product options including the top-trending one-piece, stainless steel pools, the chic Italian design, ideal for the holiday let market.


Tel. 01329 514000


Playing to Plastica Strengths

Plastica is playing to its strengths in 2020, by concentrating more on production development and manufacturing more top-quality products within their factory based on the South Coast. They hope to see you at SPATEX on their Stand D34, where they will be displaying a few new products, plus their AV Pumps, Covers, Liners and Water Treatment. Look out for the several new additions like the Slidelock Max Reel System, a new Commercial Reduction Gearbox Converter Kit and the new 2020 range of Heat Seeker inverter heat pumps but don’t miss the BWT robotic cleaners. Pick up the 2020 Plastica Price List from the stand, ontaining everything you need to build your pool in one easy-to-use catalogue and the handily re-sized A5 Spares Catalogue making those site visits more manageable.

Tel. 01424 857802