Best Of British

This year’s biggest SPATA winners, XL Pools, lived up to their name in the recent British Pool & Hot Tub Awards. The Kent-based team scooped three SPATA Gold awards, as well as The Dick Millward Trophy for Pool Contractor of the Year and the Outstanding Pool of the Year Award. Also celebrating were Wensum Pools, […]

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The UK hot tub industry acknowledge the climax of its best performing year with a record-breaking celebration at the 2017UK Pool & Spa Awards ceremony. Held at the prestigious Vox Conference Centre, at Birmingham’s NEC, buoyant celebrations marked a general15 per cent across the board increase. Overall sales reached an estimated £140 million, strengthened by […]

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Special Measures

This swim spa project was a special project for the Cheshire Wellness team. The 7 x 3m spa is the largest in the company’s standard range of swim spas and was installed in the garden of a residential property in the English countryside. Designed and manufactured in the Cheshire Wellness ISO 9001 factory, the swim […]

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Come rain or shine, pool and spa companies must to be prepared
to be flexible in their approach to reap maximum rewards.

Summer Sales Sustained

2015 may not have produced a sizzling summer in terms of sustained sunshine, but the season undoubtedly provided a welcome boost for Britain’s pool and spa businesses. The early onset of this summer put a spring in the step of many water treatment suppliers who enjoyed a busy start to the season. Service and maintenance […]

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Spoilt For Choice on Tiling & Mosaic

A bit like the original Ford motor cars that were only available in black, swimming pool customers used to be able to choose any colour of pool finish they liked – as long as it was blue. Fast forward to today’s technicolour dreamcoat era and we have a customer that is truly spoilt for choice. A rainbow of colour options, materials, textures, patterns and images.

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Cheshire Wellness In The Driving Seat

Pool and spa specialists Cheshire Wellness took to the road this summer to raise money for children’s charities. As part of the Sporting Bears dream cars event held at the Royal Albert Dock in London, the Cheshire Wellness team wrapped the company director’s sports car to look like the cartoon character from Cars the movie. […]

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Pride Of The Industry

The UK swimming pool and spa sector celebrated one of its best years in a decade at its annual UK Pool & Spa Awards with the industry reporting an eight per cent increase in business.

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New Faces Make A Splash

It was a case of the old guard making way for the new as a number of first-time recipients stood up to accept awards at the recent Swimming Pool and Allied Trade Association presentations. With no less than 16 companies all taking home golds; the celebrations were more evenly spread than in living memory. The SPATA organisation represents 178 pool building and retail companies, the majority based in the UK. It announced this year’s winning projects at a ceremony held at the De Vere Grand Hotel in Brighton, in February. The competition was fierce with 133 projects vying for victory in 21 categories compared with 85 entries in 22 categories last year.

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