THE DAWN OF POWER BRANDS

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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spastar

SPA STAR – OLLIE WRAPSON

Hydropool’s UK Sales Manager, Ollie Wrapson, is a former semi-professional rugby player but restricts his sport to golf these days…   HOW AND WHEN DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE INDUSTRY? It is 15 years now because I started with Spaform in Portsmouth. PLEASE DESCRIBE YOUR CURRENT INDUSTRY ROLE: UK Sales Manager for Hydropool. DESCRIBE […]

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Sales of hot tubs and swim spas are up by 20 per cent this year across the UK and Europe.

Spa Sales Boom Across Europe This Year

2016 is shaping up to be a record-breaking year for hot tub retailers, with many smashing sales targets across the board. According to Hydropool, a leading manufacturer of premium hot tubs worldwide, sales of hot tubs and swim spas are up by more than 20 per cent in both the UK and across Europe. “It’s […]

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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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UK hot tub suppliers are strongly emphasising that entrapment cases are extremely rare
and the vast majority of UK hot tubs pose no risk

Industry Reassurance on Holiday Hot Tubs

Following an entrapment incident involving a five-year-old British boy while on holiday in South Africa, UK hot tub suppliers are strongly emphasising that such cases are extremely rare and the vast majority of UK hot tubs pose no risk. In April, Sam Leathes was holidaying with his family when he became trapped underwater in the […]

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Fundraiser Molly is pictured with her mum and members of the Hydropool Devon team.

‘Hot Pot’ Dream Comes True For Youngster

Hydropool Devon has helped make a dream come true for an 11-year-old boy who suffers with a muscular condition. Joel A’Court’s best friend, nine-year-old Molly Harris had been trying to raise over £2,000 to buy her friend a hot tub, in the hope that the hydrotherapy would help his condition. Hydropool Devon first became aware […]

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Theo Mantoura and Christina Clarke of The
Hot Tub & Swim Spa Company.

Hydropool Heads To Budapest

Hydropool UK dealers met with fellow retailers from across the continent at the recent 2015- 16 European Hydropool Retailer Conference, held in Budapest. The three-day conference welcomed over 100 representatives of the European Hydropool network, as well as senior management from Hydropool Inc. The event included a busy schedule of seminars and product training for […]

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2015

Boom But Beware Bust

The pool and spa sectors breathed a collective sigh of relief as a combination of warmer and drier weather, together with an improved economic outlook, boosted consumer confidence and corresponding pool and spa sales. Portable hot tubs were the biggest winners of 2014 with across the board reports of sales increases around 20% plus. So […]

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