FreshApproach

A Fresh Approach

A ripple of reaction reverberated around spa showrooms in response to the Riptide Pools promotion in the April issue of Hot Tub & Swim Spa Scene. The full page advert, proclaiming US-made hot tubs were overpriced, oversold and over here was a direct reference to the war time era when American soldiers were accused of […]

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SadFarewell

A Very Sad Farewell

One of the brightest smiles in the industry, Sean Blake from Romerils, Jersey, died recently, losing a brave battle with liver cancer. Instrumental in the development of the spa market in the Channel Islands, Sean was an outstanding professional who could always be relied upon. “For the past 15 years, Sean has been the life […]

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BusyStart

Busy Start To Season

The Malvern Spring show launched a busy season for popular Midlands spa dealers, Complete Spas. The multi-award winning team has just expanded its showroom to include a swim spa area with two swim spas and space for two additional large spas, so they can better promote their swim spa ranges. Based at the Blackminster Business […]

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PrimeTimeTV

Prime Time TV Promotion

Kent-based, The Hot Tub & Spa Company, scored a major publicity coup for itself and the industry as a whole, with its recent appearance on the popular This Morning television showAttracting audiences of up to two million This Morning broadcasts live on weekdays from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm featuring news, home and garden, food […]

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Retailer Of The Year Set To Expand

The reigning Hot Tub Retailer Of The Year, UK Leisure Living, was launched less than three years ago but expects to more than double revenues this year – from £750,000 to over £2million. The winner of the prestigious UK Pool & Spa Awards title in 1917, is planning to open new showrooms and increase the […]

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Safety

Nationwide Hot Tub Safety Warnings

The British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association has warned of a growing trend for some companies supplying hot tubs to claim or imply that the goods they sell are manufactured in the UK or North America when in fact, they come from elsewhere in the world. This misleads customers into thinking they are […]

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Wensum

Family Values

In 1976 Andrea Morrison’s father was a local house builder. His company, R.T Halls Builders, were getting more and more enquiries regarding swimming pools and during the heat wave that year he started building residential pools. Following in his footsteps, Andrea and husband-to-be Syd decided to set up a company to build and maintain swimming […]

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Engineers from Wensum Pools were put through their paces as part of the latest Electrical Awareness
Workshop.

Behind The Scenes Work Continues

To support their members and the wider water leisure industry, BISHTA and SPATA work together to ensure that they are represented across Europe, both for networking with other national pool and spa associations in EUSA and also in the development of European Standards. Through these contacts, it is easier to be aware of and share […]

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National Leisure’s Grayfox Swimming Pools of
Lincoln collected Silver, a Bronze and a top Gold accolade
in the Commercial Pool of the Year award.

NL Excels At Industry Awards

National Leisure members were the big winners at the 2017 SPATA and BISHTA awards with six NL member companies picking up a combined 17 top accolades. “The vast number of accolades achieved that this year’s SPATA and BISHTA awards are a feather in the cap for National Leisure and clearly show the high calibre of […]

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Portrait Pools scooped Gold in the Refurbishment Pool of the Year category, taking the company’s total to eight awards

SPATA Members On Top Form At Awards

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 […]

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