The aspiration for hot tub ownership saw a surge in demand last year, with home, lifestyle and health at the forefront of people’s minds. Other factors, such as travel restrictions and the great British weather which blessed the UK in 2020, ensured that many holiday budgets were re-purposed to create an everydaycation experience at home.
Leading the way for the hot tub industry, the UK trade association BISHTA (British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association) annually invite their members to enter the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards. These awards bring together BISHTA and SPATA (Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association) members. The combined swimming pool, spa, hot tub and wellness industry awards attract entries from companies across the UK, celebrating the best of construction, design, installation, retail, hire, service and innovation.
Local company, UK Leisure Living Group, based in Mochdre, was awarded by BISHTA two national awards in the Hot Tubs in a Holiday Setting category and the Showroom of the year category. Gareth Jones at UK Leisure Living Group: “We have won numerous industry accolades over the years and pride ourselves as a multi-award-winning company. We always strive for excellence in our installations and service every step of our customer journey, and this starts in our showrooms, with our dedicated team at UK Leisure Living. With our superior range of products, we can provide both residential and commercial hot tubs and exercise spas to our clientele, and we look forward to creating more award-winning installations for our customers during 2021 and beyond”.
With a total of 29 categories to be contested, this year’s winning and highly commended entries to the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards demonstrated the breadth of talent and commitment to quality and service in the industry, even when in the restrictions of a pandemic.
Both BISHTA and SPATA work on behalf of the industry, but with the consumer in mind. Setting Standards and producing a Code of Ethics by which their members are expected to abide. Providing a route for consumers to purchase water leisure products and services with the peace of mind that companies displaying the trade association logos that are listed on the association’s respective websites, are all reputable and trusted businesses working to appropriate standards.