Wood-fired (Scandinavian-type) hot tubs used in holiday parks (Business Settings)

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

The Best of British, Showcasing in Europe

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

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