About Sallie

Sallie Golding BISHTA PR & Marketing Manager

Where else in the UK can you make over a THOUSAND Industry wet leisure contacts?


Answer… nowhere! SPATEX, now entering its 22nd year of being the UK’s ONLY dedicated water leisure Exhibition, is in January coming back BIGGER, BETTER and STRONGER! With well over a hundred exhibitors from all over the world, showcasing spas, pools, saunas, enclosures and much more, the Ricoh Arena is the place to be – Tuesday January 30th to Thursday […]

By |September 14th, 2017|BISHTA Blog|0 Comments|

Local Hot Tub Company fall Victim to Card Fraud Theft

An alert has been issued by BISHTA (The British and Irish Hot Tub Association), following news that thieves have stolen two spas through a fraudulent purchase from hot tub company, Rotospa UK Ltd based in Sutton Coldfield.

On Thursday 24th August thieves’ fraudulently obtained two dark grey Quatrospa Hot Tub’s using a visa debit card in the name Paul Clarke at a total of […]

By |September 11th, 2017|BISHTA Blog|0 Comments|

BISHTA issues a nationwide consumer safety alert

There is a growing trend for some companies supplying hot tubs to claim or imply that the goods they sell are manufactured in the UK or North America when in fact, they come from elsewhere in the world. Misleading customers into thinking they are buying a product made in one country when it is manufactured in another (and potentially […]

Lessons to learn from JTF Warehouse’s display of hot tubs

As the sad news of the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at JTF Warehouse, in Staffordshire five years ago hits the headlines once more, BISHTA again sends its condolences to the families of those people affected.

BISHTA’s primary purpose is to promote safe hot tub standards, and this preventable occurrence highlights the safeguarding responsibilities of all those involved in the industry.

The announcement […]

Setting Standards for the Hot Tub Industry

BISHTA is delighted to announce that the European standard being developed for Domestic Spas and Hot Tubs is now available for public consultation! The number of the standard is prEN 17125 (and the pr in front of the numbers and letters denotes it is a draft)!

The European standard is important, as the hot tub industry is setting the requirements […]

By |May 19th, 2017|BISHTA Blog|0 Comments|

An introduction to the Health & Safety Guidance (HSG) 282

This introduction to the Health & Safety Guidance (HSG) 282 is an attempt to summarise the new online only advice from the Heath & Safety Executive (HSE) which was designed to supersede the old Management of Spa Pools publication from 2006.

Please note that due to some errors that occurred in the first version in January 2017 these have been […]

European Industry Awards Dive into the blue at Forum Piscine!



Each year, EUSA holds an awards event to celebrate the amazing work of the National Association members. The events are usually held at different European pool and spa exhibitions. The EUSA (European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations) 2016 awards are being held at Forum Piscine (Bologna, Italy) on Friday 17th February at 12:30pm, announcing 15 winners across […]

By |February 21st, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments|

Fifty Shades of Blue – 2017 British Pool & Hot Tub Award Winners Revealed!

Winners of the 2017 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards have been revealed at the industry gala evening, held during SPATEX at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry (on 31st January 2017) with a guest appearance from British Paralympian Swimmer, Ellie Simmonds OBE. Who presented a number of awards and received a standing ovation from the crowd in recognition of her […]

By |February 17th, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments|

Are hired hot tubs safe for use?

A hot tub is a wonderful retreat for health and wellbeing and can be a fun and sociable experience and hiring out one for a party should be a fabulous experience.  Before hiring any equipment, check that the company is reputable and know what they are doing, in terms of safety and water treatment advice. 

Using a company in BISHTA […]

By |January 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Cold Weather! Warm Up in a Hot Tub


The winter months can be cold and cruel to our bodies.The British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association (BISHTA) offer advice on the health and wellness benefits of using a hot tub or swim spa during the winter months to ensure the body is kept warm and the mood uplifted, to help people to cope with winter.

Using a […]

By |November 11th, 2016|Press Releases|0 Comments|

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