Whale of a time

Whale Of A Time

Blue Whale Spas began in 2011, when the company launched with one simple aim, to help remove the stresses of modern life and provide rest and relaxation for clients. The company has gone from strength to strength over the last six years. This summer they moved to their new huge 26,000 sq. ft. showroom and […]

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Wensum

Family Values

In 1976 Andrea Morrison’s father was a local house builder. His company, R.T Halls Builders, were getting more and more enquiries regarding swimming pools and during the heat wave that year he started building residential pools. Following in his footsteps, Andrea and husband-to-be Syd decided to set up a company to build and maintain swimming […]

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Engineers from Wensum Pools were put through their paces as part of the latest Electrical Awareness
Workshop.

Behind The Scenes Work Continues

To support their members and the wider water leisure industry, BISHTA and SPATA work together to ensure that they are represented across Europe, both for networking with other national pool and spa associations in EUSA and also in the development of European Standards. Through these contacts, it is easier to be aware of and share […]

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Gold Rush

Gold Rush

Tanby Pools achieved a top Gold standard award in the £75,000 to £125,000 category at this year’s SPATA Awards, with this breath-taking outdoor residential pool. The brief for this project was to create a classical pool with a roman end. The client had previously owned a property with a liner pool and understood the limitations […]

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Tim Bareham

Pool People – Tim Bareham – Managing Director at Cresta Leisure

Tim established Cresta Leisure in 1985, after being given the opportunity to import pool kits in to the UK market from South Africa. By the time the container was empty, towards the end of 1986, Cresta Leisure was a fully operational swimming pool contractor. Tim joined SPATA 25 years ago and has been an active […]

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ISPE delivered a comprehensive programme of seminars at SPATEX earlier this year.

Industry Training Takes Centre Stage

The early part of 2017 saw the successful launch of the ISPE Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Scheme at SPATEX. The scheme is open to all ISPE and SPATA members, although individuals do not have to be a member of either organisation to enrol. The scheme is free to all for around 18 months, after which […]

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National Leisure’s Grayfox Swimming Pools of
Lincoln collected Silver, a Bronze and a top Gold accolade
in the Commercial Pool of the Year award.

NL Excels At Industry Awards

National Leisure members were the big winners at the 2017 SPATA and BISHTA awards with six NL member companies picking up a combined 17 top accolades. “The vast number of accolades achieved that this year’s SPATA and BISHTA awards are a feather in the cap for National Leisure and clearly show the high calibre of […]

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15 winners from 14 EUSA member countries received either a Gold, Silver or Bronze award across five pool and spa categories

UK Success In European Competition

Rockingham Swimming Pools flew the flag for the UK at the recent European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations (EUSA) Awards, picking up a well-deserved Silver accolade in the Domestic Indoor Pools category. The West Midlands-based company joined three winning UK spa companies, who were all recognised in the hot tub categories of this […]

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BISHTA members celebrated their annual awards night at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry in January.

Making A Difference

A hot tub installation for a youngster with cerebral palsy was the stand out project at this year’s BISHTA awards ceremony. Dayton Smith’s parents Jamie and Elaine were advised that a hot tub would benefit their son and, after fundraising, they ordered one from Leicester-based Hot Tub Suppliers. Dayton uses his new hot tub three […]

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Come along and visit the BISHTA and SPATA team on stand A1 at SPATEX 2017.

All Systems Go For Associations

The revision of the Management of Spa Pools publication is nearing completion, and this document is likely to be referred to as ‘HSG 282’. The official title of the publication is due to be ‘The control of legionella and other infectious agents in spa pool systems’. Once the document is finalised, further news about the […]

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