spa star

SPA STAR – NEIL VAUGHN JONES

King of the gym with artistic talents, Neil joined the Welsh-based team of UK Leisure Living as the group’s solar business was about to go through a big boom. At the time the hot tub company was being set up. The industry seemed like an exciting place to be and so Neil’s hot tub journey […]

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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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wish list

WISH LIST

A Luxury Spas Direct customer was looking for high quality spa that would offer generous space inside and would complement the design and ambience of their garden. Health benefits were very high on this this Luxury Spas Direct customers’ wish list. They wanted a deep hydrotherapy massage so LSD recommended the Helix jets, exclusive to […]

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Sea view

SEA VIEW

When a pool was ruled out for their seaside home location on the Isle of Wight, a couple instead turned to the idea of a swim spa. Elite Spas Isle of Wight Ltd is a small family business based on the island specialising in selling spas, swim spas and saunas and gaining valuable industry experience […]

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UP TO 50 PEOPLE
fell ill after visiting
the Healax Salt
Caves and Spa near
Bournemouth.

SUSPECTED LEGIONNAIRES OUTBREAK

Authorities were quick to close down a wellness shop near Bournemouth after nine people were hospitalised due to an unconfirmed outbreak of the potentially fatal Legionella infection. Of the 14 people taken ill, following a visit to the Healax Salt Caves and Spa in Kindon, Doreset, nine had been treated in hospital and responded well. […]

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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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GOLDEN YEAR FOR GOLDEN SERVICE

STATUS QUO

COMMERCIAL POOL MARKET REVIEW PART ONE The 2019 State of the UK Swimming Industry Report reveals that the UK public swimming pool provision has not changed significantly in the last 12 months with 26 sites opening while 27 have closed. Based on figures gathered over the 12 month period to the end of March 2019, […]

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POOL MANUFACTURER RISES FROM THE ASHES

When Poly Advisory Ltd (PAL) suffered a major fire at their Nottingham base, they discovered, through no fault of their own, the insurance was not adequate to cover the cost of re-building. Enough to daunt many but not this enterprising team. With the money from the insurance, Alexander King the Managing Director along with company […]

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COMPREHENSIVE COLOGNE SHOWCASE PROMISED

Aquanale promises a comprehensive showcase of innovations and products from all segments of the swimming pool and wellness industry from November 5 to 8. Around 320 exhibiting companies from more than 25 countries are expected in Cologne for the trade fair highlight of the year. By presenting the private and public pool segments together under […]

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BOLOGNA BECKONS

BOLOGNA BECKONS

Italy’s ForumPiscine attracts over 7,500 visitors to Bologna and 150 exhibitors that showcase components and equipment, furniture and accessories to design, renovate and manage residential pools, commercial swimming pools and, of course, big aquatic centres. Over 20% of exhibitors visit from foreign countries mainly Austria, France, Germany, Israel and The Netherlands and this is a […]

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