There’s something universally calming and cooling about colours such as aquas, turquoises, and twinkling dappled mosaic tiles. In our fast-paced, switched-on world, swimming pool blue invites us to slow down. It’s a soothing shade that creates a serene oasis, evoking wide-open expanses of crystal clear water and cloudless skies. Swimming Pools are known for their health properties, but now they have given inspiration to designers to create art and decor for home interiors, in this feature from Living Etc. Magazine.
It just got easier to find hot tub and swimming pool retailers and installers in the UK!
The two UK trade associations, BISHTA (the British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association) and SPATA (the Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association), have relaunched their consumer websites with some great new features. To help put hot tub and pool owners and purchasers in direct contact with companies who are approved by the two trade associations, which can bring peace of mind when purchasing these ‘high ticket’ items. Read more
Revealing the British entries shortlisted for the 2018 European Pool and Spa Awards
Since 2013, the European Pool & Spa Awards has been putting a spotlight on the most innovative domestic pools, spas and hot tubs on the continent. The sixth European Awards, hosted by EUSA (European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations) are set to be announced in November at Piscine Global in Lyon, France. Read more
It is a current requirement for pool owners to notify their relevant Water Authority that they have a swimming pool. If the water is drawn from the main supply supplied by a Water Authority, then a meter is expected to be installed. Therefore, pool owners are paying for their water use and will be careful about the consumption. Read more
BISHTA & SPATA offer helpful tips to maximise water fun at home for fitness and good health.
Summer is here, and it’s, therefore, the perfect time to get body fit and improve general wellbeing by taking up some form of regular exercise, and what better way to get fit than having a splash around in the water! Read more
As more people choose to spend their leisure time in the UK and Ireland, there has been a growth in the popularity for installing hot tubs in holiday accommodation, to enhance the visitor experience at these venues. As a guest, it is expected that the room and sheets have been cleaned and changed between guests and the same goes for the water in the hot tub! Read more
The latest industry guidance document was recently released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) at the CIMSPA conference in February 2018. The guidance is ‘Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools’, and it is more commonly referred to as ‘HSG 179’. Read more
Creating harmony in our lives is every person’s desire, and with our ever increasing busy lifestyles, adding the pleasure of water at home can provide the dream lifestyle and that ultimate feeling of paradise! With so many options on offer, making the right choice can be a tricky decision. Read more
Winners of the 2018 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards have been revealed at the wet leisure industry gala evening, held during SPATEX at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry (on 30th January) and there was a guest appearance from British former track and field athlete, Sally Gunnell OBE DL. Sally received a standing ovation from the audience, as she remains the only woman ever to hold four major track titles concurrently – Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth. Read more
PWTAG’s much-anticipated new book was launched on 22 November. The Drayton Manor Hotel in Tamworth was the venue for pool operators to be introduced to the third edition of Swimming Pool Water treatment and quality standards for pools and spas. Over 160 delegates (a sell out) to an all-day launch seminar heard expert speakers – from PWTAG itself and from its industry forum – talk about the importance of the new edition. Read more