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Joint Seminar Success For Aqua Warehouse Group Aqua Warehouse Group held their first ever joint seminar for the L.A. and Vita spa brands at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire recently. “We went for a new style of concept for us with a 24hr seminar spread over two days with both brands,” explained Richard Hart Managing Director of Aqua Warehouse Group. Richard continued: “In the past we have held two seminars, one for each brand and had to

David Steps Up To The Plate After a number of personnel changes at Certikin International, David Steptoe has been promoted to Sales Manager for Caldera Spas, Enclosures and One Piece Pools. David joined Certikin in 2013 and has gained extensive experience working in CertiChem and Portable Spa divisions. Before that he completed a plumbing apprenticeship and worked in the component supply industry giving him a technical and customer focused background. David will be familiar with many Certikin customers as for the last 20 months he has been Certikin’s South East Sales Executive. David is ably supported by Fiona Denley and Eva Dobinson. Certikin International 01993 778855

Eva Dobinson

David Steptoe

Fiona Denley

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duplicate a lot of the material as a lot of factory information is generic and not necessarily brand specific, so combining the two just made sense.” The event was fast paced, due to the amount of information need to communicate, but was also kept light hearted with good open forums on numerous subjects. Aqua Warehouse Group was very pleased to welcome back MAAX Spa Corporation’s Director of Business Development, Jim McClure who started the seminar with an interesting industry appraisal, along with the news that the parent company MAAX had new owners. The first day saw brand specific updates for each brand and the LA Spas dealers got the first airing of their fantastic new UK promotional video, 2016 sales analysis (which gave a great insight into the continued development and market share of both brands), and a nostalgic Blockbusters Quiz that seemed to entertain the majority of the audience (only the younger attendees were baffled), The day was nicely rounded off

The new 7ft Element

with an Awards dinner in the evening. Day two saw topics such as Covana, shows and holiday park spas along with the much anticipated launch of the brand new 18ft dual temperature swim spa. The busy seminar finished on a high with a great dealer incentive to visit the US factory in Phoenix, Arizona for an informative ‘jolly’.   “I feel our trial concept worked and having a joint brand seminar brought more positivity to the agenda than we ever thought it would,” concluded Richard. Aqua Warehouse Group 01245 477 400

The new 8ft Apex

New Hot Tub Models Released By Coast Spas At their recent IDM (International Dealer Meeting) held in Vancouver, Canada, Coast Spas released four new models: The Element (a new 7 foot lounge spa), the Apex (a new 8 foot lounge spa), the Wellness II Party Spa (a swim spa with bench seating running down both sides) and the Wellness Infinity Ultra (a 17’ Infinity Edge Swim Spa). When it comes to the new hot tubs, the 7ft Element seats six adults and features a newly developed non-float lounger with integrated internal steps for entry and exit. It is the perfect hot tub to fit the whole family, with a small footprint for those pushed for space. It comes as standard with Coast Spas’ Commercial-Grade Hydro Cyclonic Filtration System and several variations of

jet quantities and standard features. The new Apex, is a beautifully designed 8ft model. It seats seven adults and also features the newly developed non-float lounger. Large LED lit entry and exit steps are creatively integrated making for easy and confident entry and exit from the spa without sacrificing seating area. The Apex comes standard with Coast Spas’ Commercial-Grade Hydro Cyclonic Filtration System and several variations of jet quantities and standard features including an 80 Jet Anniversary Edition – which was displayed at the event. Coast Spas Manufacturing Inc. +1 604 514 8111 27/03/2017 23:59

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