In this blog, SPATA shares association and wet leisure industry news and information. Please scroll down and click on the blog titles to read more.


Let’s talk SPATEX 2018

With anticipation, now counting down the days until the curtain rises on SPATEX 2018 (Tuesday 30th January to Thursday 1st February). The UK’s only dedicated wet leisure show has this week released news of some of the speakers it has lined up for its highly popular double seminar and Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers (ISPE) Workshop programme. It is […]

By |November 21st, 2017|BISHTA Blog|0 Comments|

The First World Alliance Meeting – Swimming Pool and Wellness Associations

Swimming Pool and Wellness Associations from all over the World form an international alliance at Aquanale


On 8 and 9 November 2017, representatives of swimming pool and wellness associations from 16 countries met in Cologne to form an international alliance of associations. The following countries were present at the “kick-off”: Australia, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Canada, Mexico, Austria, Portugal, Romania, […]

By |November 21st, 2017|BISHTA Blog|0 Comments|

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|

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 […]

National Hot Tub Spa Theft Register

Following the recent Hot Tub thefts from Euphoria Lifestyle who had over £50,000 worth of Hot Tubs stolen in five days, BISHTA felt that a national initiative needed to be set in place.

The fast actions from BISHTA helped support BISHTA member, Mike Robinson at Euphoria Lifestyle. When Mike reported the thefts to us, we immediately prepared a press release […]

By |November 10th, 2016|BISHTA Blog|0 Comments|

Thieves caught on CCTV during Hot Tub Showroom burglary

An alert has been issued by BISHTA (The British and Irish Hot Tub Association), following news that thieves broke into the showroom of hot tub company, Euphoria Lifestyle Ltd in Washington, West Sussex on Friday 7th October and stole two Aquavia hot tubs. The hot tubs are quite distinctive, particularly the Aqualife 7! The side panels /cabinets are in […]

By |October 14th, 2016|BISHTA Blog|0 Comments|

BISHTA – AGM & Conference Day 2016

This year’s BISHTA conference took place on Tuesday 4th October at the BSPF Offices in Andover. With an exciting, educational and varied day of content supported by a host of guest speakers.

The day started with the BISHTA and BSPF review presented by BISHTA’s Managing Director, Chris Hayes. Chris outlined the work that has been carried out by BISHTA and […]

By |October 6th, 2016|BISHTA Blog|0 Comments|

BISHTA’s Workforce Qualifications to Promote Safe Hot Tub Standards

The Standards and training set by BISHTA are arguably one of the best in the world. As BISHTA’s logo strapline highlights, the association’s foremost focus is to ‘Promote Safe Hot Tub Standards’ providing consumers with a clear route to buy with confidence from BISHTA members.
To achieve this core focus BISHTA uses a broad range of tasks to meet their […]

By |September 19th, 2016|BISHTA Blog|0 Comments|

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