Fifty Shades of Blue - 2017 British Pool & Hot Tub Award Winners Revealed

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Consumers looking for swimming pool and hot tub inspiration can find it from the winners of the 2017 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards hosted by BISHTA and SPATA.

Ellie Simmonds OBE presented awards to winners Portrait Pools and Enclosures

Ellie Simmonds OBE, Presented the top awards of the evening and received a standing ovation from the crowd.

Consumers looking for swimming pool and hot tub inspiration can find it this year from the winners of the 2017 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards. The awards ceremony took place at SPATEX, in coventry and guest presenter British Paralympian Swimmer, Ellie Simmonds OBE, took centre stage recieving a standing ovation from the crowd in recognition of her fantastic achievements as a British Olympic Gold Medallist and World Record Holder.

Hosted by the British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association (BISHTA) and the Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association (SPATA) this awards evening brought together the two UK industry trade associations in a joint event, showcasing the wet leisure industry. Rebranded in 2015 and first awarded in 1978, these well-established awards, are the UK’s number one wet leisure industry accolades.

Big winners of the night were Portrait Pools and Enclosures (based in Cheshire) who won eight SPATA awards as well as The Dick Millward Trophy for Pool Contactor of the Year and the Outstanding Pool of the Year Award. Also celebrating were Cannings H20 (from Devon) who picked up two SPATA awards and three BISHTA awards, while Home Counties Pools and Hot Tubs (based in Sussex) were the overall winners of the Peter Geekie Award for Retail Excellence along with a second gold award. Not to be outdone, North Spas (from Durham), Hot Tub Suppliers (Leicestershire) and Hydropool Devon all came away with two BISHTA Gold awards apiece.

About the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards
The mission of British Pool & Hot Tub Awards is to recognise the achievements of the wet leisure industry, by showcasing the best examples of design, construction, installation and innovation. Entries are received nationwide from members of BISHTA and SPATA who set standards governing the installation, construction and operation of hot tubs, swim and exercise spas, pools, spas, saunas and steam rooms. Along with establishing a Code of Ethics by which their members abide, the Trade Association also give a voice to the industry at home and abroad.

With nearly thirty award categories, the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards reflects the types of pools, spas and hot tubs to suit all kinds of budgets and tastes from the serene to the spectacular.

Entering the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards also opens the door to Europe. Award-winning companies are eligible to be shortlisted for the European Pool & Spa Awards hosted by EUSA (European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations). Winning these awards shines a spotlight on the UK winners raising their profiles in the UK and across Europe.

Partners and Sponsors of the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards are; Astralpool UK, Bayrol Spa Time, Calorex Heat Pumps, Certikin International, Compass Pools, Complete Pool Controls, Elite Spas, Fi-Clor, Golden Coast, Heatstar, ISPE, Nsure, OASE, Plastica, Pollet Pool Group, Spa Crest Europe, Sprayed Concrete Solutions, Swimming Pool News and What Pool & Hot Tub Magazine.

The awards evening is held alongside SPATEX, the UK’s largest Pool, Spa and Wellness Show, an event that sees companies from across the UK and overseas exhibiting their products and services, along with opportunities to network with colleagues. SPATEX is not only the UK’s largest but is also the longest running dedicated swimming pool, spa and wellness exhibition, holding its 21st anniversary as an annual trade show. SPATEX is in the Ericcson Exhibition Hall at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry from 31st January to 2nd February 2017.

The 2017 BISHTA award winners:

BISHTA Sponsors:
Complete Pool Controls, Elite Spas, Spa Crest Europe and Bayroll Spa Time.

Residential Hot Tubs Below £7,000
(Joint) Gold: Castle Hot Tubs
(Joint) Gold: Cannings H20
Silver: A5 Spas

Residential Hot Tubs £7,000 to £14,000
Gold: North Spas
Silver: Euphoria Lifestyle
(Joint) Bronze: Falcon Pools
(Joint) Bronze: Welsh Hot Tubs

Residential Hot Tubs £14,000 and Over
Gold: North Spas
Silver: Welsh Hot Tubs
(Joint) Bronze: Euphoria Lifestyle
(Joint) Bronze: Hydropool Devon

Swim and Exercise Spas
Gold: Hydropool Devon
Silver: Silver
Bronze: A5 Spas

Hot Tubs Change Lives
Gold: Hot Tub Suppliers

Hot Tubs in a Holiday Setting
Gold: Cannings H20
Silver: North Spas
(Joint) Bronze: Cannings H20
(Joint) Bronze: Hot Tub Suppliers

Hot Tub Happiness
Gold: Hot Tub Suppliers
Silver: A5 Spas

Showroom of the Year
Gold: Hydropool Devon
Silver: A5 Spas
Bronze: Euphoria Lifestyle

Best Use of Digital Media
Gold: Euphoria Lifestyle
Silver: North Spas
Bronze: Hot Tub Suppliers

The 2017 SPATA award winners:

Residential Outdoor Pools £20,000 to under £40,000 (sponsored by Plastica)
Gold: Rockingham Swimming Pools

Residential Outdoor Pools over £40,000 to under £75,000 (sponsored by OASE)
Gold: New Dawn Pools
Silver: Asher Swimpool Centre
(Joint) Bronze: Tanby Pools
(Joint) Bronze: Mermaid Swimming Pools
(Joint) Bronze: XL Pools

Residential Outdoor Pools £75,000 to under £125,000
(sponsored by Pollet Pool Group)
Gold: Tanby Pools
Silver: XL Pools
Bronze: Westcountry Leisure Pools

Residential Outdoor Pools Over £125,000 (sponsored by Fi-Clor)
Gold: Westcountry Leisure Pools
Silver: Gillingham Pools
Bronze: Rio Pool Constructionn Co

Residential Outdoor Pools With and Enclosure (No Sponsor)
Gold: New Dawn Pools

Residential Indoor Pools Under £100,000 (sponsored by Sprayed Concrete Solutions)
Gold: Origin Leisure
Silver: Grayfox Swimming Pools
(Joint) Bronze: XL Pools
(Joint) Bronze: Tanby Pools

Residential Indoor Pools £100,000 to under £150,000
(No Sponsor)
Gold: A19 Pools and Spas
(Joint) Silver: Portrait Pools and Enclosures
(Joint) Silver: Portrait Pools and Enclosures
Bronze: Origin Leisure

Residential Indoor Pools £150,000 to under £200,000
(sponsored by Astralpool UK)
Gold: Portrait Pools and Enclosures
Silver: Portrait Pools and Enclosures
(Joint) Silver: Portrait Pools and Enclosures
(Joint) Bronze: Origin Leisure
(Joint) Bronze: Origin Leisure

Residential Indoor Pools over £200,000 (sponsored by Golden Coast)
Gold: Portrait Pools and Enclosures
Silver: Cheshire Wellness
(Joint) Bronze: London Swimming Pool Company
(Joint) Bronze: Rio Pool Construction Co

Special Requirements Pool of the Year (sponsored by Heatstar)
Gold: Whitewaters
Silver: Oyster Pools & Leisure
Bronze: Cheshire Wellness

Commercial Pool of the Year (sponsored by Astralpool UK)
Gold: Grayfox Swimming Pools
Silver: Portrait Pools and Enclosures
(Joint) Bronze: Portrait Pools and Enclosures
(Joint) Bronze: Cheshire Wellness

Refurbishment Pool of the Year (No Sponsor)
Gold: Portrait Pools and Enclosures
Silver: Tanby Pools
(Joint) Bronze: M Clark Swimming Pools
(Joint) Bronze: XL Pools

Inground Residential Spas (sponsored by Fi-Clor)
Gold: Home Counties Pools and Hot Tubs

Inground Commercial Spas and Wellness (no sponsor)
Gold: Centurion Leisure
Silver: Cannings H20
Bronze: Grayfox Swimming Pools

Sustainability Award (sponsored by Calorex Heat Pumps)
Gold: Cannings H20

The Peter Geekie Award for Retail Excellence (sponsored by Certikin International)
Winner: Home Counties Pools and Hot Tubs

Paul Kite Award for the Pool Star of the Year (sponsored by Nsure)
Winner: Jason Beirne (London Swimming Pool Company)

The Dick Millward Trophy for Pool Contractor of the Year
Winner: Portrait Pools and Enclosures

Outstanding Pool of the Year
Winner: Portrait Pools and Enclosures

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
High resolution photos of the winning projects and awards evening available on request.
Media Information:
Sallie Golding
PR & Marketing Manager
BISHTA / SPATA
T: 01264 356210/1
E: sallie(at)bspf.org(dot)uk

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