Ever Wanted a Pool or Hot Tub at Home?

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

Water Saving Advice

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

The Best of British, Showcasing in Europe

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

Enjoying Safe Spa Water in Hot Tubs and Swim Spas during the UK Heatwave and Beyond

The British and Irish Hot Tub Association (BISHTA) offers advice for the healthy enjoyment of spa water

Hot tubs and swim spas are an oasis of enjoyment and relaxation with many therapeutic benefits which will give users many years of excellent service when looked after properly. As with many products, potential risks can arise, mainly if the product is misused or neglected, but there are some simple steps that can be taken to ensure your hot tub or swim spa is kept safe. Read more

British Hot Tub Association issues a Nationwide Consumer Safety Alert

There is a growing trend for some online companies supplying hot tubs to mislead consumer purchases, and this can lead to heartbreak, lengthy or unresolved consumer disputes and sadly sometimes safety dangers. Buying from an online marketplace or social media pages also raise concerns. The British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association (BISHTA) is alerting consumers of the risks, that the products they are considering buying (or hiring) may not be guaranteed to come from a reputable source. Read more

Splash Down at SPATEX as the 2018 British Pool & Hot Tub Award Winners are revealed!

Winners of the 2018 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards have been revealed at the wet leisure industry gala evening, held during SPATEX at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry (on 30th January) and there was a guest appearance from British former track and field athlete, Sally Gunnell OBE DL. Sally received a standing ovation from the audience, as she remains the only woman ever to hold four major track titles concurrently – Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth. Read more