HARRY CARSON-PARKER, one of the Hydropool team, takes a quick break from a hectic Southampton Boat Show event.

RECORD BOAT SHOW SALES

Hydropool displayed a range of Serenity, self-cleaning hot tubs and swimspas at the recent Southampton Boat Show. Long-term exhibitors at the event, Hydropool fielded a five-strong team, reduced from previous years, as it was unclear how attendance would be impacted at the first major show since Covid. “Sales were amazing,” revealed Simon Chaney, Retail Sales […]

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FREEZE SHIELD™

Lay-Z-Spa® introduced the Freeze Shield™ feature, as standard, across the entire range in 2021 as a means for owners to continue enjoying their inflatable hot tub all year round without ever having to worry about freezing and without having to maintain any constant heat in the hot tub. Freeze Shield™ technology intelligently monitors the outside […]

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CONSUMER GIANT SWOOPS FOR OUTDOOR LIVING

Buy it Direct Group, one of the UK’s largest online consumer goods retailers, has acquired hot tub and swim spa specialist, Outdoor Living, one of the UK’s best known and highly admired retailers of hot tubs, swim spas, saunas and gazebos, Already home to a number of leading eCommerce brands, including Appliances Direct, Laptops Direct, […]

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TRADE WAS BRISK for the Elite SW team at this year’s Devon County Show

RETURN OF COUNTY SHOWS CIRCUIT

Following the easing of COVID restrictions, the team from Elite Spas & Leisure SW were able to display at their first major show in two years. The Cornish-based retailers specialises in hot tubs and swim spas as well as cabins, gazebos, saunas, with a huge range of Regency garden building. With a range of seven […]

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MARQUIS RING THE CHANGES

The board of directors at WEXCO Inc., the parent company of employee-owned Marquis Corp., has confirmed two key appointments at its factory headquarters in Independence, Oregon. Senior Vice President Sam Collins has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer for Marquis Corp. Collins is a 35-year company veteran, starting straight from school and rising through […]

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For add-on sales, InSPAration offers a choice of 36 fragrances including spa liquids and crystals

ENHANCING THE HOT TUB EXPERIENCE

Creating a luxury hot tub experience means paying attention to detail and picking the right accessories can make all the difference. The Visionlift hot tub cover lifter from Golden Coast keeps the cover out of sight by positioning it to the back of the spa where it rests on the deck or patio — giving […]

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WINNING COMBINATION

The ideal home wellness package… A customer contacted the team at Caldera Spas Scotland on the lookout for a wellness combination for a purpose-built room as a luxury home swim and spa retreat. With few budget limitations, the customer was looking for a high-end product and look. The client opted for an Endless Pool modular […]

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DUE TO INCREASED OVERHEADS, retailers need to rethink their pricing structures. Pic. Library

ENTRY LEVEL NOT HOLDING WATER

After a year that can only be described as a rollercoaster ride, what can we expect from 2021, writes Rob Carlin, managing director of Superior Wellness. 2020 has seen a huge increase in new start-ups and also established companies, moving into the hot tub market, typically in the entry range of products which are sold […]

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RECORD BREAKERS

Reporting from the UK Pool & Spa Awards… The 2020 UK Pool & Spa Awards recognised investment in the hot tubs and swim spa sector that had soared by an estimated 75%. Believed to be worth some £300 million pounds annually, the residential spa sector saw an unprecedented rise in demand as home-owners, unable to […]

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WATCH THIS SPACE!

MySpa opens second showroom… As events are generally suspended due to the pandemic, MySpa weren’t able to have the fanfare opening event its new Macclesfield showroom deserved. Instead, the team are hoping to host a later event, probably to celebrate the showroom’s one year anniversary next September. “If restrictions relax in the New Year, we […]

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