1 stop

ON LOCATION – SHOWROOM CLOSE UP

The One Stop Spas team perform cartwheels to open their new Sleaford showroom.. Taking their sons to their regular gym club in Sleaford, Melissa and Chris Brady, of 1 Stop Spas, in Lincolnshire, had often cast an envious eye over the building, agreeing it would make an ideal showroom. So when they heard a whisper […]

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THERE ARE NOW
nearly 100 pages
in the BISHTA
Standards, including
useful appendices.
Pic. Hot Tub and
Swim Spa Company

BISHTA UPDATE INDUSTRY STANDARDS

Allowing members ‘24-7’ access to the information they need, the 2019 BISHTA Standards are now available to their members in a paper format, and also available online via the members’ area of the BISHTA website. Replacing the 2010 version, there are now nearly 100 pages in the BISHTA Standards, including useful appendices. It is envisaged […]

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A glittering night to remember for seven time BISHTA winners, North Spas

Magnificent Seven

Winners of the annual British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association awards were revealed in January with Charlie Matthews, from Wasps Rugby Football Club, the VIP guest. The annual Gala Evening highlighted the achievements of BISHTA members by showcasing the best examples of design, construction, installation and innovation. The BISHTA Awards were sponsored by […]

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Quality But Not Visitors In Quantity

SPATEX appreciates the time and trouble that all 250 exhibitors and visitors took in coming to the show and hope it was a rewarding experience for all, say the organisers. The money raised from the event is used to support services provided under the British Swimming Pool Federation umbrella which includes SPATA, the pool building […]

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Display Spas Are Biological Soups

Display Spas Are Biological Soups

Hot tub retailers around the UK care are risking prosecution and could be harming customers and staff, one of the founding fathers on the UK industry has warned. Simon Hallett, who founded the British and Irish Hot Tub Association, now part of the BSPF umbrella organisation, believes less than 30% of the industry are following […]

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Praise For Teachers' Academy

Praise For Teachers’ Academy

Leisure operators have praised the innovative Institute of Swimming’s Teachers’ Academy for helping them to recruit teachers of the highest calibre. More than 130 people have applied to join the pilot scheme of the Academy in London and Manchester since it was launched by the Institute of Swimming recently. It’s been created as almost 400,000 […]

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Engineers Boost UK Coverage

Engineers Boost UK Coverage

Even top quality, reliable products like Heatstar benefit from planned, regular maintenance. By providing maintenance contracts Heatstar can ensure that the equipment is properly maintained and serviced by fully qualified Heatstar engineers with an in-depth knowledge and experience of the products. This in turn offers complete peace of mind to the end user and demonstrates […]

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Rio Celebrate Landmark Anniversary

Rio Celebrate Landmark Anniversary

A fresh-faced 21-year-old Rob Bateman had just finished his electrical apprenticeship back in 1973. Armed with ambition, ideas and a desire to learn, he tells his young wife, Sue the words that would shape the course of their lives: “I know how I’m going to make my money – building swimming pools.” Fast forward 45 […]

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Winter Wonder

Winter Wonder

A Waterstream client was looking for an indoor pool of high quality but with a quick install option to reduce the build time. So the customer opted for a Compass One Piece pool which enables the pool shell to be installed within ten days during the winter months – even with snow falling. Specialising in […]

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Industry Mourns - Derek Harrigan

Industry Mourns Loss Of Beloved Poolies

Members of the National Leisure group of companies were joined by many representatives from the pool industry, as they attended the recent funeral of Pools and Garden’s Derek Harrigan, 88. A much-loved father and grandfather, Derek founded and ran Pools and Gardens from the family’s Worcestershire farm since 1973, moulding the company into one of […]

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