Humble Beginnings – Artesian Spas Focus

From humble beginnings as a small family business importing hot tubs 12 years ago, the UK-based Artesian Spas team now supports a network in excess of 100 dealers throughout Western Europe. The majority of Artesian dealers are spread across the UK, Belgium and Sweden but recently the group expanded further into France and also Norway.

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Great Expectations

This indoor concrete tiled pool is the result of a total transformation of an existing garage and storage space into a private wellness complex. The six month project, by Jersey-based Florida Pools and Spas, encompassed the construction of the swimming pool including a slatted automatic cover, plus the installation of a fully tiled Signature Spa, a bespoke steam room, gym and changing room.

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Sundance Pools Steal The Show

Sundance Pools recently made they TV debut on Channel 4’s popular home improvement programme ‘Double Your House for Half the Money’. Presented by property guru Sarah Beeny, the programme helps homeowners achieve the property dreams without breaking the bank.

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All Aboard The Hot Tub Bus

Spotting a gap in the market, Bathing Under the Sky has recently launched the UK’s first and only hot tub double-decker bus. Complete with three wood-fired hot tubs on the top deck, the bus has already made an impact on the country’s festival scene, attracting crowds at numerous events throughout the summer.

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Budget Cuts Hit Leisure Centres Hard

Government cuts are having a huge impact on council-run leisure centres across the country with many cutting staff, reducing opening hours and pricing locals out of sessions, a recent survey has found. Councils have cut £71.5m from leisure centre budgets since 2010 – a 13.9 per cent cut overall. Many leisure facilities were also found […]

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Britain Goes Hot Tub Crazy

The hot tub industry was inundated with press coverage last month, following the screening of the hotly anticipated ITV documentary Hot Tub Britain. Watched by 1.82 million people, the 60 minute programme was aired on September 9, delved into the inner workings of the UK’s bigger hot tub retailer – The Hot Tub Superstore in […]

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Carbon Pool Prints

Findings from this year’s State of the Wet Leisure Industry Survey by Golden Coast revealed energy-saving products as the leading trend in the marketplace – with more than 80 per cent of respondents reporting this as a significant area of growth. Golden Coast’s managing director, Jamie Adams, comments: “The demand for energy-efficient ownership creates a very real opportunity for our industry. “But, while many owners are keen to increase their pool’s energy-efficiency, many are unaware of just what’s possible, so a proactive approach is needed by companies to capitalise on this opportunity.”

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Raising The Roof – Aquavale Focus

Boasting the only retractable commercial pool roof in the UK, Aqua Vale Swimming & Fitness Centre is a popular hotspot for swimmers all year round. Based in the centre of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, the venue combines both indoor and outdoor facilities with a network of swimming pools that together offer a broad span of water activities to attract a large scope of visitors.

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Oldest Public Open-Air Pool To Reopen

The oldest surviving open-air swimming baths in the UK are set to be fully restored and reopened to the public, after years of neglect. Campaigners for the Grade II listed Cleveland Pools, a 200-year old Georgian lido in the historic city of Bath, secured funding of £4.1 million, including a development grant of £366,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

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Hot Property – Hot Tub Market Review

With some dealers reporting sales figures up by as much as 20 per cent; the home hot tub market is enjoying a much welcomed resurgence. Extended spells of warm weather have combined with improved economic stability to kick start sales.

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