Come and join us for a ‘BISHTA Breakfast Meeting’ which takes place on Thursday 31st January from 8.30am – 9.30am in Seminar Room 2, during SPATEX 2019. This session is not only open to BISHTA members but anyone else with an interest in the hot tub sector. There will be an update on the new European standard for domestic spas (EN 17125) and also information about training courses that are available to enhance the education of the workforce. The meeting will also be an opportunity to find out how BISHTA can network with other agencies to reduce the chances of poor (or illegal) practice by some companies in the industry. We look forward to seeing you!
Please register your interest by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject: BISHTA Breakfast Meeting – with your name and your company name
Winners Hosted by the European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations (EUSA), the annual European Pool and Spa Awards celebrate the best of the industry, with award winners from across Europe competing for the highest accolades.
Each year, EUSA holds an awards event to celebrate the fantastic work of their Association members. The European Pool & Spa Awards are annually held at a different pool and spa exhibitions across Europe, and the 2018 event is the sixth time the event has been held. Piscine Global in Lyon, France provided the venue on Wednesday 14th November. Twenty-Six winners were announced in seven award categories from across the current thirteen EUSA member countries.Read more →
With the increasing popularity of spas and hot tubs in the UK, there’s been a need to provide specialist training to those working in this sector. This article takes a close look at two dedicated courses being provided to BISHTA members plus others across the industry.
While it may be true that water and electricity do not mix, training courses on these two important subjects have been proving very popular with the industry in terms of training courses to promote continuing (or continuous) professional development (CPD).Read more →
Having a hot tub as part of a holiday accommodation package is becoming more of a requirement, than an optional extra, as holidaymakers have become more aware of the proven lifestyle and health benefits of exercise and hydrotherapy.
The interest in hot tubs has proliferated, and they have become a very popular internet search term, so investing in them should assist you to increase your bookings and therefore your revenue!Read more →
Humans have known the health benefits of water and hydrotherapy for centuries, and although we have made countless medical advances in the western world, many people are returning to the proven treatments of the past for good, non-invasive therapies.
Many members of the British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association (BISHTA) have reported that the popularity of owning a hot tub at home has increased again this year. Hydrotherapy products range from basic inflatable spas to portable hot tubs and even swim spas and exercise pools which can offer hydrotherapy and exercise space, all in one self-contained unit.Read more →
BISHTA issues the following advice regarding wood-fired (Scandinavian-type) hot tubs, as they are not considered suitable for ‘business settings’ (e.g. holiday parks and rentals) unless they are going to be drained and cleaned at least every 3 to 5 hours, depending on the water source used.
Scandinavian-type hot tubs are spas designed for single use of the water, where the water temperature is increased from an external heat source (such as a wood-fired stove) which is sited out of doors. Read more →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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