Members of the Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association (SPATA) celebrated at the Ricoh Arena at the end of January, as the winners of the 2017 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards were announced. Some 21 companies were recognised in the awards presentation, which was attended by British Paralympian Swimmer, Ellie Simmonds OBE. Big winners […]
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 […]
As one of Villeroy & Boch’s premier hot tub dealerships, Waterstream is enjoying continued success with its line of luxury spas. After more than six years in partnership, Watersteam was one of Villeroy & Boch’s first dealers in the UK and now has a number of models on display in its showroom in Handcross, West […]
Alex Kemsley, the incoming BSPF President, gives his view on his forthcoming year in office… Taking on the role of BSPF President is a great honour, given the existing work commitments that I already have with my own company and as Chairman of BISHTA and also as a PIP Committee member. It is reassuring to […]
In this very special 20th anniversary year for SPATEX, the BSPF, BISHTA and SPATA have a busy few days planned at the show to showcase the work of the respective associations and the work of its members, alongside the other 100+ exhibitors. Visit stand A1 (just to the right of the main entrance), where the […]
The Compass Pools UK team was recognised at the recent Compass Pools Annual Conference in Vienna, after picking up two coveted awards. The UK branch of the global company won the award for the Best Marketing Initiative for its online video series and the award for the Most Improved Sales. The annual event brings together […]
I once heard one of the most respected pool builders in the UK describe one-piece pools as ‘glorified washing-up bowls in the lawn’.
First introduced in the Sixties and initially scorned by the traditionalists, one-piece pools have still not completely shaken off that Fairy Liquid label.
Alex Kemsley, managing director of the Waterstream Group, based near Gatwick in West Sussex, is so confident of an Indian Summer, that he is guaranteeing the sunshine for anyone who buys a £6k plus pool or a hot tub from them between now and the official end of British Summer Time – and paying them in hard cash if he’s wrong!