The Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association

SPATA, the Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association were established in 1961 to ensure that companies involved in building swimming pools and spa pools are working to British and European Standards defined as SPATA Standards and to a Code of Ethics set out by SPATA. Providing consumers and businesses that use these companies with peace of mind and reassurance.

Why Choose a SPATA Member?

 When choosing your new swimming pool;

  • You want it to look right.
  • You want it to be technically well-designed
  • You want a hassle-free installation
  • You want a great investment, at the right price.

At Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association (SPATA) – there are approximately 175 swimming pool companies in the UK, Ireland and overseas that may be able to provide the services that you require. They include Contractors, Designers, Service Engineers, Trade Suppliers, and Retailers of pool equipment and ancillaries. The benefits of using a SPATA member are clear:

  • The association has an internationally-respected reputation for quality
  • Works with other industry bodies to set standards
  • Members work to industry standards abide by a Code of Ethics
  • Customers – whether domestic or commercial – can find the right supplier

The Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association (SPATA) – is a member of BSPF, the British Swimming Pool Federation who are members of EUSA, the European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations.

  • Creating a swimming pool demands a wide range of specialist skills.
  • A well-installed pool provides years of healthy pleasure – and a healthy increase in the value of your property, as well.
  • To have a trouble-free installation, it is essential to select a reputable supplier.
  • SPATA Members have to meet minimum criteria before they are accepted into membership.
  • SPATA sets standards governing the construction and operation of pools, spas, saunas and steam rooms – our members have to follow these.
  • Pool contractor members’ work is inspected before they can join, and periodically re-inspected afterwards. We look at the standards of their work and their trading ethics.
  • SPATA has member companies that design, install, equip and maintain domestic and commercial swimming pools, throughout the UK and Ireland.  Their combined annual turnover exceeds £200 million.

SPATA works for the industry and its customers.  Our services include:

  • Register of Members. Find details of pool contractors in your area.
  • Customer Information Packs. These include a series of free factsheets including a Contract Checklist – questions you should ask any potential supplier – or when to engage a designer to plan and manage the project.
  • Technical advice, for both members and customers.
  • Water Treatment Training Courses:  These are available to members and non-members.  Click here to view the full syllabus.
  • Dispute Resolution, including a Stakeholder facility to safeguard contract money for both parties.
  • SPATEX the leading exhibition for pool trade professionals.
  • SpataShield. This insurance scheme expired on the 31st May 2013 and contracts entered into after this date cannot obtain a valid Bond Certificate.  It is hoped to discuss the possibility of a replacement scheme.