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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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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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The UK’s fi rst Ceritifi ed Hot Tub
Technician course took place in February, with
members of the 1 Stop Spas team.

UK’s First Certified Technicians

Five members of the Lincolnshire-based 1 Stop Spas team have become the first APSP Certified Hot Tub Technicians in the UK. The engineers were the first outside of North America to complete the new Certified Hot Tub Technician (CHTT) course, hosted by SpaTech Training. The intensive program covers the essentials of servicing portable and permanently […]

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Pictured outside their Havant HQ, the Spafix engineering team operates nationwide throughout the UK.

Time Bombs

In the rapidly evolving hot tub industry, it is impossible to over emphasise the vital issue of training. With an estimated 200,000 units currently installed in the UK, and with some putting the figure as high as 300,000, poorly maintained hot tubs are a potential ticking time bomb. Even more surprising then that there is no […]

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Cor! What a Scorcher!

Sustained hot weather provided a boost for the UK water leisure sectors last year as consumers lapped up the good weather and a seemingly unquenchable thirst for outdoor living. In July, the Pool & Spa Scene team carried out a snapshot analysis of some 137 pool and spa businesses with 54 per cent of businesses […]

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Buy Now, Pay Later

Today, most retailers see finance as a service they offer to customers, helping them to buy what they want, when they want it. In the last year top selling hot tub retailer, Blue Wave Spas has sold over £3 million in finance-only sales. In uncertain economic times offering no hassle, soft-sell finance means Blue Wave’s customers can buy what they want, when they want it, without having to sacrifice savings or negotiate with unwilling lenders such as banks and building societies.

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