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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BUBBLING OVER

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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ABOVE: Now in its eighth year, the UK Pool & Spa Awards gives water leisure companies a valuable marketing boost.

Red Carpet Treatment

Some of the biggest names in water leisure walked the red carpet at the recent annual UK Pool & Spa Awards. The equivalent of the pool industry Oscars, more than 100 companies entered the recent UK Pool & Spa Awards setting a new competition record of nearly 250 entries. Big winners included Portrait Pools & […]

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The new Glide system is now available from the Ocea cover specialist team.

Everyday Essential

Once considered a luxury accessory for pool owners, safety covers are now considered a must-have item for today’s safety-conscious consumers. The increase in demand has prompted manufacturers to up their game in terms of aesthetics, design and efficiency, and there are now more competitively-priced options available on the market. “Safety covers are now seen as […]

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BISHTA members celebrated their annual awards night at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry in January.

Making A Difference

A hot tub installation for a youngster with cerebral palsy was the stand out project at this year’s BISHTA awards ceremony. Dayton Smith’s parents Jamie and Elaine were advised that a hot tub would benefit their son and, after fundraising, they ordered one from Leicester-based Hot Tub Suppliers. Dayton uses his new hot tub three […]

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A Cut Above

Surrey-based Falcon Pools was named overall winner in the Residential Outdoor Pool of the Year category at this year’s UK Pool & Spa Awards, with this outstanding concrete tiled pool. Falcon Pools’ brief was to create a natural looking swimming pool that would blend well within the traditional surroundings of the property. A safety cover […]

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The heatwave we experienced at the beginning of May put a spring in the step of many pool companies who are enjoying a busy start to the season.

Weather Won’t Dampen Summer Spirits

It may have been the warmest winter since records began, but pool companies should be prepared for a wet and windy summer season ahead if scientists are to be believed. AccuWeather reports bouts of rain will suppress heat in the UK and Ireland this summer, with the heaviest falls expected in Northern Ireland, western Scotland […]

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Crème De La Crème

Representing the crème de la crème of UK pool design, this outdoor pool was recently named the Residential Outdoor Pool of the Year at the recent UK Pool & Spa Awards. The pool was designed and built by Surrey-based Falcon Pools for a private client. The client had very exact requirements relating to the look […]

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All That Glitters

The UK’s multiple water leisure sectors celebrated their biggest night of the year at the hotly-contested UK Pool & Spa Awards. This year’s awards entries smashed through the 140 mark from over 60 companies, including some from as far afield as the United States and Africa. Continually evolving and improving, the 2015 UK Pool & […]

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Finishing Touches

Falcon Pools worked closely with a prestigious property developer and client to achieve the look and particular style of this pool, from design through to choosing all the finishing touches. The brief for the outdoor pool was to build a water feature that could be used as a swimming pool. A sprayed concrete 15m x […]

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