The Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association

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.