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.
The respective website features include a search tool, where you can find BISHTA and SPATA approved members from across the British Isles using a postcode or place name search, with the reassurance that all of these companies have signed up to the trade association’s Code of Ethics and are expected to work to the British and European Standards. The trade associations are also recognised by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) and the Health Protection Agencies (such as Public Health England).
As people become more aware of the proven lifestyle and health benefits of exercise and hydrotherapy, the popularity of hot tubs, swim spas and swimming pools in the home have grown. Sadly, as with most growth industries, this success has attracted a few unscrupulous suppliers and contractors, and this became a real concern to the rest of the industry due to poor advice and training, substandard and potentially dangerous products, with no after sales service or support.
Both BISHTA and SPATA work with their respective members and with Trading Standards to seek out these unscrupulous non-member companies and to alert customers to the possible risks of giving these non-member companies their hard earned money.
Both trade association websites are set-up with the customer in mind, providing lots of free information about purchasing, owning and maintaining these products. Along with inspirational images from the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards, where visitors to the two websites can view pictures of award-winning hot tubs, swim spas, swimming pools, and wellness suites.
What’s more, you can also keep up to date with the latest news from the wet leisure industry by visiting the website blogs on both websites and also following the two trade associations on Facebook and Twitter, providing you with wet leisure related, news, facts, information, offers and events.
With the knowledge that BISHTA and SPATA have established a safe route to finding your dream wet leisure product, the next step is to visit their websites to get you to this valuable information and guidance; www.bishta.co.uk / www.spata.co.uk