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.
BISHTA awarded local company, Hot Tub Suppliers based in Leicester, Gold in the Hot Tub Change Lives category, a Merit in the Hot Tubs in Holiday Settings category, a Gold in the Best Use of Digital Media category and Gold and Bronze awards in the Hot Tub Happiness category which promotes the 'everydaycation' lifestyle.
Arun Sarna of Hot Tub Suppliers commented: "We are a multi-award-winning Hot Tub company based in Leicester. Having joined BISHTA in 2015, we recognise the importance of working to the highest industry standards and all of our engineers are trained in water hygiene management. This year we are taking home five awards, and we are extremely pleased with this result. We have a great passion at Hot Tub Suppliers to achieve the best, and we look forward to creating more dream hot tub 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.