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DEVONSHIRE DELIGHTS

Continuing out tour of the UK’s thriving hot tub market, Ashleigh Bissett visits the picturesque county of Devon… Spa retailers in Devon are anticipating a record-breaking sales season, with many already reporting a rise in sales figures compared to this time last year. Hydropool Devon are on track to double their turnover this year, while […]

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FOUR LEAF CLOVERS

Karen Cotton continues our regional road trip as she meets some key water leisure suppliers in Eire and Northern Ireland… Carmel Kikkers had always dreamed of owning her own pool, but the lack of space, coupled with the high cost, put her off the idea… until December 2016.“Looking at the prospect of a second round […]

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JEWEL IN THE CROWN

Sumptuous, glittering, opulent – adjectives in abundance still fail to do justice to the luxurious treasure chest that is The Langley Spa. The jewel in the crown of the luxurious Buckinghamshire Langley hotel, The Langley Spa is simply the luxurious underground facility that features an indoor and outdoor pool, thermal area and five expansive treatment […]

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SAVING ENERGY WITH EVA OPTIC

Available exclusively through Golden Coast, EVA Optic underwater LED lighting is economic and robust, using 8 times less power than halogen equivalents. EVA Optic lights are protected against heat damage, and under average commercial use have a lifespan of 6–7 years. With a water resistance of IPX8, the lights can be installed up to 25 […]

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Kit Bags – DIY Pool Kits

New research from Post Office Money has shown that, over the past five years, renovations and improvements have added £40,000, on average, to our home values. It’s quite a return, when you consider that, we typically spend £14,015 each. With house market growth slowing down, the study shows that homeowners are actively looking for smart […]

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Award-winning retailers such as Wensum Pool, maximise the potential of add-on sales with attractive showroom displays.

Summer Sizzle

Think about your last big investment, say, a new car. While you may not have been thinking about accessories such as floor mats or mud guards at the time of purchase, the mention of it during the process can trigger valuable add-on sales income. It’s very much the same in the hot tub industry, where, […]

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Golden Celebration

Serving the South West since 1969, and capping a golden 50th anniversary year, the big winners of this year’s SPATA members’ competition were Cannings H20 who bagged four golds and the Dick Millward Trophy for the Pool Contractor of the Year. The Cannings H20 team topped the categories for Residential Outdoor Pools under £50,000, Residential […]

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Industry Feels The Heat

According to findings from the Wet Leisure Industry Survey, released earlier this year, the industry is planning on another strong year despite political and economic uncertainty.If we ever doubted we were like an industry of ice-cream sellers, 62.9 per cent said the weather would be the biggest influence on their business year on year. Businesses […]

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Sauna Sales Continue To Warm Up

Sales of saunas and steam rooms significantly increased compared to last year’s figures, with saunas being a particular area of growth. Erik Soderlund, Technical Sales and Account Manager at Golden Coast, attributes this in part to changing public trends. “There is a growing market for saunas as people are becoming more aware of the health […]

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Smarter Working Technology

Customers are always on the lookout for ways to save time and money. But, unless they know about these innovative products and services, that opportunity could be lost. “Whether you’re working on a new pool or one in good need of refurbishment, it’s important to make your customers aware of what’s possible,” says Golden Coast […]

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