THE IDEAL BLUEPRINT

Vital tips for successful showroom planning… The ideal blueprint for a successful showroom will focus attention on your main profit-making selling points, displayed in a way that moves the customer around the store. Take time to add-in obvious and clearly separated product areas such as chemicals and water treatment. A designated section on heating and […]

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ASSOCIATIONS CONFIRM THEIR LATEST WINNERS

Open exclusively to trade association members, the SPATA (Swimming Pool and Allied Trade Association) and BISHTA (British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association) award ceremony took place in January with the traditional Gala Evening, at the Coventry Building Society Arena in the West Midlands during the SPATEX trade show. A brand new BISHTA award […]

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ROLL OF HONOUR

Red carpet treatment for UK Pool and Spa Awards winners… Retailers MySpa and spa suppliers Sunbeach Spas were the top winners in one of the biggest and best competitions in the 12-year history of the UK Pool & Spa Awards. MySpa scooped the title of Spa Retailer Of The Year and Sunbeach Spas were crowned […]

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TIDE TURNS FOR HOT TUB SALES

The tide has turned for the UK’s hot tub retailers who have seen sales stall amid growing consumer concerns for the country’s economic fortunes, the escalating cost of living and alarming energy costs that have trebled. After two years of fending off enquiries as the must-have product for home-owners, pro-active retailers are now back on […]

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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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ADDED DIMENSIONS – Panel Pools

Heatform fills a much-needed market gap… Panel pools are not new to the industry and have been around for a long time in plastic or steel form. Few have been insulated and even fewer made in the UK. An eco-innovation by Dan Phillips and the team at Lighthouse Pools, Heatform is the first panel pool […]

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DOUBLE DECKER

If you cannot decide between a hot tub and a swim spa – then choose both! Increasingly, a popular combination for discerning clients, this active family are great swimmers. They opted for a sunken deck level swim spa and a hot tub to match. Featuring a Hydropool 17’FX Aquatrainer and matching Hydropool Self Cleaning 790 […]

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EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS

A challenging installation gives clients a stunning swim spa view.. The challenge to provide a swim spa in a limited size location on a balcony, making the best of a stunning view over the south of Jersey might have daunted many. But the team from Hydropool, based in the Channel Islands, leapt at the opportunity […]

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JACUZZI PLUG ENTRY LEVEL GAP

Jacuzzi has confirmed it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire LMI FLA Holdings, Inc. and Leisure Manufacturing a leader in the affordable hot tub market in North America through their Dream Maker and Sunrise Spas brands. The acquisition will allow Jacuzzi Brands to provide a complete range of price points in its hot […]

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THE DAWN OF THE POWER BRANDS

It all started with a Spaform hot tub in the summer of ‘93. Having bought a Spaform for their home, and having an instinct they would sell, the property developer, father and son partnership, of David and Jonathan Bunn, were joined by their friend Lloyd Burden, at a regional show; a venture to test the […]

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