Returning for the ninth consecutive competition, the UK Pool & Spa Awards showcase the very best of the companies in the British hot tub and spa industry and is still accepting entries until September 2017. Building on continued success, the event is set to be bigger and better with over 30 award-winning opportunities. We have […]
Today, most retailers see finance as a service they offer to customers, helping them to buy what they want, when they want it. In the last year top selling hot tub retailer, Blue Wave Spas has sold over £3 million in finance-only sales. In uncertain economic times offering no hassle, soft-sell finance means Blue Wave’s customers can buy what they want, when they want it, without having to sacrifice savings or negotiate with unwilling lenders such as banks and building societies.
It takes all but the most focused pool engineer to resist being lured by the scope and design of some water leisure project – forgetting what lies beneath. As swimming pool designs become more and more elaborate, it is invariably the plant room that is the poor relation when it comes to adequate space not to mention access.
The much-anticipated UK Pool & Spa Expo got off to a flying start at the NEC Birmingham opening a new chapter on a book that looks set to be a best seller for the UK water leisure sectors.
More than ever, traditional pool and spa businesses are questioning the wisdom of maintaining a shop or showroom location. With increased competition from on-line retail sales, for some, the burden of rent, rates, display stock and staffing costs is becoming more and more difficult to justify. But other retailers are turning a negative into a positive by honing in on the Internet as a crucial marketing tool that can drive visitors to their shop sites and vitally, once there, maximising the potential of that visit.
One of the most fired up water leisure teams gearing up for 2013, is the newly formed line up of Interhiva UK. Initially focusing on spas but also steadily building the swimming pool portfolio side of the business, the Interhiva UK team offers a wealth of industry knowledge and experience.
No-one can doubt the way the water leisure industry is changing with more corporate enterprises and more global players. But the backbone of the UK trade business remains husband and wife teams and family businesses that continue to be handed down through the generations. It was back in the famously scorching summer of 1977 that David Adams, the founder of Golden Coast, decided to build a pool for his sons.
LaMotte Europe is the new European office for LaMotte USA, bringing LaMotte’s unrivalled range of water analysis equipment firmly into the European pool and spa market. The LaMotte Europe office aims to consolidate LaMotte’s growth in Europe over the past six years, through expanding dealer and distribution networks, as well as supporting the existing ones. The office and warehouse, based in Warwick in the UK, has the advantage of providing a European stock centre resulting in significantly shorter lead times for European customers, as well as local technical expertise and support.
From its roots amongst the elite horse racing fraternity, the business of animal hydrotherapy has grown year on year as Jan Hurst reports…
Now a widely accepted practice, exercise for animals in water was once considered an eccentric indulgence reserved for top flight horse racing bloodstock, nurtured by the world’s elite training stables and stud farms. Racehorse trainers, awash with oil-rich owners, invested in specially-adapted swimming pools, transforming the healing process for over-worked or injured, priceless horses.
SPATEX, the annual swimming pool and hot tub business exhibition has launched a promotional campaign to attract visitors to the Brighton event at the Hilton Metropole Hotel from Sunday to Tuesday, February 3rd to 5th next year.