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UNDER COVER

A couple from Lincolnshire are enjoying the health and leisure benefits of their new Vita Spa swim spa, which was installed by Lincolnshire-based 1 Stop Spas last summer. The 1 Stop Spas team managed the entire project from beginning to end, including the design, supply and installation. The client wanted a swim spa that would […]

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O C Spas was formed in 2015 by husband and wife team, Jonny and Lucy Bottrell

Making Waves

As a relative newcomer to the UK’s spa and hot tub industry, O C Spas is already making waves. Within its first year of business, the Cornwall-based dealership notched up two industry awards, including the Artesian Spas New Dealer of Excellence Award and a Silver Standard in the Showroom of the Year category at the […]

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Hydropool’s new distribution facility will offer three times the current stock availability,
plus an overnight parts, delivery and installation service.

New Era For Hydropool

Leading spa manufacturer Hydropool has invested in a major new UK warehousing and distribution facility in Oxfordshire. Known as Hydropool House, the extensive new facility will offer Hydropool dealers a quicker and more efficient distribution service, combined with improved technical support and training. “This is a huge step forward for Hydropool UK and one which […]

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HotSpring’s Nik Miles is pictured with TV personality Dave Myers as
part of a new programme ‘Operation People Power’.

Hotspring Lends A Hand With BBC TV Show

Spa retailer HotSpring World lent a helping hand in a new BBC TV series ‘Operation People Power’ in the run up to Christmas. Hosted by well-known Hairy Biker Dave Myers, the show follows a group of celebrities as they carry out community projects to help those in need. HotSpring took part in the first episode […]

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The Hot Tub & Swim Spa Company.

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Switched-on hot tub businesses look to maximise the spending value of every customer contact. While every website click, e-shot, home installation or service visit presents an opportunity for promotion and sales, it’s the showroom visits that are the top tier on the cake when it comes to ‘sealing the deal’. The showroom is the window […]

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Bespoke Swim Spa (1)

Best Of Both Worlds

Earlier this year Bespoke Buildings & Spas were approached by a client who was looking for a swim spa for the garden of his converted barn in Worcestershire. The initial request was for a combined swim spa and hot tub unit, but following a detailed site survey, the Bespoke Buildings & Spas team suggested installing […]

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Spa Star: Gerrod Warner

Gerrod Warner was named Spa Technician of the Year at the 2016 UK Pool & Spa Awards. As Head Technician at Spafix Services, Gerrod was nominated by his colleagues for his hard work, dedication and passion for the job. His outstanding product knowledge and skillset has led to him being known as the ‘hot tub […]

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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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Passion Spas Goes Up In Flames

A devastating fire at the Passion Spas headquarters in The Netherlands has cost the company nearly 75 per cent of its business. The fire, which struck the facility at the end of July, damaged the showroom and the adjacent offices. Reconstruction of the site is already underway and the company is determined to bounce back […]

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Hot Tub Repair

Ticking Clock

No matter how well as spa is looked after by its owner, general wear and tear over time will inevitably lead to the need for repairs to keep it running like clockwork. Internet-led, the spa spares and repairs trade offers a much welcome source of sales to the hot tub market. A growing sector, many […]

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