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The idea behind Tropical Islands was to create a self-contained holiday destination in the heart of Europe, independent of weather.

World’s Largest Indoor Resort Expands

Europe’s largest tropical holiday world has opened a brand new outdoor leisure area, with more than 1,350m2 of water attractions. Tropical Islands, in Halbe Germany, is a former aircraft hangar that has been transformed into an indoor paradise. The new outdoor leisure area, Amazonia, is the latest addition to the resort and covers an area […]

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The Passion Spas Showroom.

The Comeback Kings

Following a serious fire at the Passion Spas headquarters in Holland this summer, the team is pleased to inform the UK trade that they are very much open for business. The fire, which struck at the end of July, affected 65 per cent of the site, damaging millions of pounds worth of display spas, outdoor […]

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Eight-year-old Chase is enjoying his new swim spa courtesy of Make-A-Wish and Marquis Spas.

Fairy Godmother Marquis Grants 700 Wishes

Marquis Spas has granted its 700th spa wish in partnership with the Make-A-Wish foundation, by providing a swim spa for a youngster with disabilities. Eight-year-old Chase, who suffers with Mowat Wilson Syndrome, received his very own 17ft Aquatic Training Vessel (ATV™) courtesy of Make-A-Wish and with the help of Marquis Spas. At 18 months old, […]

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Lovibond’s water testing training is available across the UK.

Water Testing Training

Lovibond Tintometer is continuing its tour of the UK, delivering expert led water analysis training courses for those involved pool and spa water testing. Most recently, specialist training sessions took place for pool companies in Uckfield, East Sussex and Worcester. As experts in the field, Lovibond Tintometer offers bespoke training courses, tailored to the individual […]

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Signature Spas UK took the decision to expand with the launch of a retail showroom, following the success of its online sales.

New Show Site Opens

Signature Spas hosted an open weekend in August to celebrate the opening of its brand new showroom. Customers were welcomed at the new showsite in Worthing, West Sussex, to view the spa models on display from Lay-Z-Boy, Superior Spas and Wellis, and also enjoyed complimentary Champagne and canapes. The Lay-Z-Boy Premier Fantasy is the highlight […]

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Loch Earn Caravan Parks Limited was fined £234,000 for health and safety breaches.

Pool Owners Fined Over Boy’s Death

Inadequate supervision and a lack of health and safety training led to the death of a young boy in a caravan park swimming and investigation has found. Loch Earn Caravan Parks Limited, which owns the Red Lion Holiday Park in Angus, was fined £234,000 for health and safety breaches after the death of the boy […]

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Holiday park operator Butlins says that their swimming pools, like the
one at Butlins Minehead, is the second main reason that guests return each year.

Park Operator Plans For The ‘Best Pool In The Country’

UK holiday operator Butlins has unveiled ambitious plans to build a new state-of-the-art swimming facility at its Bognor Regis resort. If given the go ahead, the new £30 million aquatic complex would include a lido, an indoor wave pool, a toddler pool, two flumes and a brand new outdoor rapid river, as well as new changing […]

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Five people lost their lives in accidental drownings in swimming pools
according to the latest findings by the National Water Safety Forum. Pic: RLSS UK.

Five UK Pool-Related Deaths Recorded in 2015

Latest figures from the National Water Safety Forum (NWSF) revealed that 321 people died in accidental drownings last year in the UK, five of which in swimming pool-related incidents. Of the five people that lost their lives in swimming pools in 2015, three were swimming, one was jumping or diving in and one was taking part […]

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LIW returned to the NEC in September.

Leisure Show Buzzes With Fitness Fanatics

Once again buzzing with fitness fanatics and gym buffs, Leisure Industry Week (LIW) returned to Birmingham in September, and offered visitors the opportunity to view the latest industry trends and product developments all under one roof. Swimming Pool Scene and Hot Tub & Swim Spa Scene was an official media partner of the two-day show, […]

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Work is expected to begin early in 2017
on the restoration of Newcastle City Pool and
Turkish Baths.

Regeneration Project Go-Ahead

A major restoration project to re-open Newcastle City Pool and Turkish Baths has been given the green light by the local council. The £5 million redevelopment by charity Fusion Lifestyle will bring the Grade II listed building back into use in 2018 – along with new health and wellbeing facilities, a new spa facility and […]

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Palintest, a manufacturer of water analysis technologies, is
delighted to have won the North East Exporters’ Award

Regional Export Award

Water analysis equipment specialist Palintest was recently named as the overall winner of the North East Exporters’ Awards 2016. The Gateshead-based manufacturer, which produces water testing equipment for the leisure sector, was praised for its exporting achievements and the contribution its makes to the regional and UK economy. Palintest has invested heavily in the structure […]

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Xmas_PureSpa Amazon photo

Ultimate Relaxation

PureSpa is a great way to start enjoying the benefits of a hot tub lifestyle. Intex’s all new patented Fiber-TechTM construction is designed to provide the ultimate affordable spa experience. PureSpa provides relaxation at the touch of a button. The easy-to-use control panel activates the high performance bubble jets surrounding the interior of the spa […]

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Aqua Warehouse

Lift Off

The new Aqua Lift Two from Aqua Spa Supplies is a new and improved version of the popular Aqua Lift. The new design mounts directly to the under style plate that goes under the spa and is ideal for showroom displays as there are no screws or bolts into the cabinet of the spa. Made […]

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Market Place LED Lights

You’re In Control

A lighting system that can be controlled and adapted to suit your customers’ needs, the WT LED light series offers high lumination set in an elegant flush fitting housing with polished 316 stainless steel face. Choose from conventional on/off control, touch pad, remote control or Wi-Fi operation. Fixing application could not be easier due to […]

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Clever Stuff

The Clever-Pool Pump Inverter from Plastica is a highly efficient and advanced variable speed pump controller saving up to 80% energy consumption in some cases. Compatible with 95% of single speed pumps up to 2.0 hp, and with its easy installation, the pump inverter is really catching on across the UK pool market. Very user-friendly […]

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Tiledf spa Spabath-lowres

Bespoke Spas

AstralPool UK tiled spas are available in a wide choice of finishes, including mosaic, glass and porcelain. The range includes skimmer spas and swim spas for domestic applications and deck level and hydro spas for commercial venues. The variety of additional features, such as water cannons, volcano pads and air loungers allows each spa to […]

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