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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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|

Hot tubs reported as the “MUST HAVE” home feature

The British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association reveal the news that the market for hot tubs is booming. Results from their 2015 Wet Leisure Survey in conjunction with Golden Coast Limited report sales in the Spa category have far exceeded the six other wet leisure categories which are a 20% improvement on the 2014 figures.
The trend seems […]

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Are Hot Tubs Safe? BISHTA offer advice to help make a safe hot tub purchase.

Hot tubs have become an extremely popular choice for people looking to create the dream garden. With an estimated 200,000 hot tubs currently in the UK and the annual number sold close to 10,000.

Of that 10,000 part of this growth is due to sales to the holiday lettings market. But it seems that once people have opted for a […]

Are you ready to dive into swimming pool ownership? Or is a Hot Tub more your thing?

For those ready to purchase a hot tub, swim spa or swimming pool and confused by the amount of choice, the UK Wet Leisure Trade Associations SPATA and BISHTA can offer helpful advice for adding some healthy water fun to homes or gardens.

The summer months are the time to get out into the gardens of Britain, and this is […]

Get body fit for summer with Water Wellness

BISHTA & SPATA offer helpful tips to maximise water fun at home for fitness and good health


Days are getting longer and brighter here in the UK, which can mean only one thing – summer is on its way! It’s, therefore, the perfect time to get body fit and improve general wellbeing by taking up some form of regular exercise, […]

Britain’s 2016 Award Winning Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs are Revealed

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.

Inspiration from the ‘Best of British’ pool and spa companies is […]

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