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.
This year the awards have increased from five to seven categories to represent a greater spectrum of the work undertaken by the members of each of the 13 European National Pool and Spa Associations. The award categories are: ‘Domestic Outdoor Pools’, ‘Domestic Indoor Pools’, ‘Domestic Spas’, ‘Domestic Hot Tubs’, ‘Domestic Pools with an Enclosure’, ‘Domestic Pools with an Automatic Cover’, ‘Pools by Night’.
Leading the way for Britain, the following companies have all been previous winners in the British Pool & Hot Tub awards (hosted by BISHTA and SPATA), which makes them eligible to be nominated for the EUSA European Pool and Spa Awards.
The primary purpose of EUSA is to support the development of a stronger and more prosperous business community throughout Europe. Firstly, to lobby on behalf of the industry, on topics such as the development of European standards (thus promoting safety). Secondly, EUSA has a significant role to play in promoting the industry. Success in the EUSA Awards is recognition from the industry for the quality of the work being entered and also celebrates the excellence within the wet leisure industry across Europe.
The EUSA Awards are open to all National Associations that are EUSA Members, to send in their entries. Each entry submitted by an EUSA member must comply with the relevant National Association Standards, where applicable, and with European standards and they may be disqualified if this is not the case.
Judges for the EUSA Awards will assess the entries on their visual impact, innovation and aesthetic appeal. The identity of each entry will not be given to the judges; this means that judges can vote for any entry, based on which they believe to be the best. The EUSA judges will aim to have a Gold, Silver and Bronze award winner in each category, subject to their being sufficient entries, of suitable quality.
The BSPF wish the shortlisted entries from BISHTA and SPATA members ‘the best of luck’ in this year’s competition. Chris Hayes (BSPF Managing Director) comments; “Having had the privilege of hosting the last EUSA Awards, the BSPF is proud to nominate BISHTA and SPATA members for the EUSA awards to be held in France later this year, and this is an opportunity for companies to raise their profile at home and abroad. The standard of shortlisted entries across Europe in 2018 is very high; we look forward to finding out whether any companies from the British Isles will be amongst the winners”.