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INSIDE OF THE BOX

SPATEX offers a virtual world of water leisure… Unprecedented times call for thinking outside of the box except, for SPATEX, that should read inside the box. The industry’s annual exhibition is, for 2021, coming to you via your laptop, computer and tablet. When the virtual curtain is lifted on SPATEX Virtual from Tuesday February 2nd […]

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A LIFE IN THE DAY OF… JOHN LAMB

CPC and the early roots of pool water treatment, as remembered by Jimmy Lamb… After completing a five year engineering apprenticeship, followed by a stint as an engineer in the Merchant Navy, John Lamb came back ashore and home to Edinburgh as he and wife Maggie added to their young family. A move south in […]

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POOL PEOPLE – ALLEN WILSON

With thanks to, Ross Alcock – General Secretary of The Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers, we pay tribute to an irreplaceable industry personality, following the loss of Allen Wilson, FISPE Allen Wilson had an inimitable style of delivery with his presentations and it was true to say nobody fell asleep whilst Allen was talking. His […]

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2020 VISION – SPATEX REVIEW

A picture special from the SPATEX pool and spa show… The organisers of SPATEX, the UK’s exclusive pool and spa trade show, are already looking ahead to its 25th milestone event to be held in 2021. The team will return to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry to celebrate its silver anniversary from Tuesday to Thursday […]

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CHARGE OF THE HOT TUB BRIGADE

Previewing the spa offering at SPATEX 2020… Big brands like the Aqua Warehouse Group, Sunbeach, Superior Spas and Wellis lead the charge of the hot tub and swim spa brigade at this year’s SPATEX exhibition. The event returns to Coventry’s Ricoh exhibition venue with more than 20 exhibitors having a toe dipped in the hot […]

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OCEA UK LAUNCH MONOBLOCK NETWORK

One of the stand-out displays at this year’s SPATEX show is sure to be stand C2, where Ocea UK will officially launch the latest addition to their exclusive stable of products with the Monoblock, one piece swimming pool range from Starline. With six British dealers already established, the Ocea UK team will be looking to […]

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SPATEX GOING GREEN

Presenting the industry’s first insight into trends influencing the water leisure business in the new decade ahead, you are urged to re-energise your continuous business and personal development with a visit to SPATEX 2020. Many of the participants have taken bigger and better stands to present new products and services at the Ricoh Arena’s Ericsson […]

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PICK YOUR SPA NAME AND SELL, SELL, SELL

Tired of price wars with rival hot tub sellers? Well with Sunbeach Spas, you just make a selection of your preferred range of spas, choose your own names, and sidestep any Internet price wars. “We would like to hear from anyone who feels they have the capacity to add Sunbeach Spas, which can be own-labelled […]

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SPATEX 2020 ON TRACK

With over 100 business exhibitors requesting extra exhibition space, SPATEX 2020, the UK’s only dedicated water leisure expo is heading for an early sell-out. With some four months to go before the curtain rises, the show’s organiser, Michele Bridle, is delighted with how much space has been sold: “It’s heartening to see so many companies […]

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BSPF Launches SPATEX Foundation

Using some of the profits raised from its annual water leisure exhibition, SPATEX, part of the British Swimming Pool Foundation umbrella, is launching a Foundation – a major new initiative to provide funding for the benefit of all in the water leisure industry. The directors of SPATEX have identified four categories for which applications are […]

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