spa star

SPA STAR – NEIL VAUGHN JONES

King of the gym with artistic talents, Neil joined the Welsh-based team of UK Leisure Living as the group’s solar business was about to go through a big boom. At the time the hot tub company was being set up. The industry seemed like an exciting place to be and so Neil’s hot tub journey […]

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DEVONSHIRE DELIGHTS

Continuing out tour of the UK’s thriving hot tub market, Ashleigh Bissett visits the picturesque county of Devon… Spa retailers in Devon are anticipating a record-breaking sales season, with many already reporting a rise in sales figures compared to this time last year. Hydropool Devon are on track to double their turnover this year, while […]

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wish list

WISH LIST

A Luxury Spas Direct customer was looking for high quality spa that would offer generous space inside and would complement the design and ambience of their garden. Health benefits were very high on this this Luxury Spas Direct customers’ wish list. They wanted a deep hydrotherapy massage so LSD recommended the Helix jets, exclusive to […]

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Sea view

SEA VIEW

When a pool was ruled out for their seaside home location on the Isle of Wight, a couple instead turned to the idea of a swim spa. Elite Spas Isle of Wight Ltd is a small family business based on the island specialising in selling spas, swim spas and saunas and gaining valuable industry experience […]

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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Sarah Mabey, Financial Director AWG, Richard Hart Managing Director AWG, Sebastien Madore, General Manager of Covana and Steven O’Shea Director of Sales Covana.

AWG COVANA LIFTER SALES ON THE RISE

Aqua Warehouse Group hosted a visit from representatives of the Covana lift system recently, cementing the blossoming relationship between the two companies that has been further enhanced with sales up by 170% in the first six months of 2019. Sebastien Madore, General Manager for Covana was full of praise for the growing achievements of Aqua […]

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UP TO 50 PEOPLE
fell ill after visiting
the Healax Salt
Caves and Spa near
Bournemouth.

SUSPECTED LEGIONNAIRES OUTBREAK

Authorities were quick to close down a wellness shop near Bournemouth after nine people were hospitalised due to an unconfirmed outbreak of the potentially fatal Legionella infection. Of the 14 people taken ill, following a visit to the Healax Salt Caves and Spa in Kindon, Doreset, nine had been treated in hospital and responded well. […]

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1 stop

ON LOCATION – SHOWROOM CLOSE UP

The One Stop Spas team perform cartwheels to open their new Sleaford showroom.. Taking their sons to their regular gym club in Sleaford, Melissa and Chris Brady, of 1 Stop Spas, in Lincolnshire, had often cast an envious eye over the building, agreeing it would make an ideal showroom. So when they heard a whisper […]

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BOLOGNA BECKONS

BOLOGNA BECKONS

Italy’s ForumPiscine attracts over 7,500 visitors to Bologna and 150 exhibitors that showcase components and equipment, furniture and accessories to design, renovate and manage residential pools, commercial swimming pools and, of course, big aquatic centres. Over 20% of exhibitors visit from foreign countries mainly Austria, France, Germany, Israel and The Netherlands and this is a […]

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stage

ALL THE WORLD IS A STAGE

Hot tub retailers across the country have been taking part in shows and putting on their own events to help support 2019 sales. Norfolk-based Wensum Pools were celebrating an outstanding Royal Norfolk Show appearance with revenue up 100 per cent on the previous year and more high-end tubs sold than normal. “For us, the Royal […]

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THE NEW SALON FROM VITA SPA

Vita Spa have introduced their first ever Dual lounger spa into their range. The new Salon is a 234cm x 234cm spa that fits into the largest selling 500 series range. Designed with two different styled and sized loungers, both incorporating 17 jets from head to toe the Salon giving great hydrotherapy to 2 bathers, […]

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