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New Range Of Week End Spas From SCP SCP used SPATEX as the ideal setting to launch their 2018 Week End Spa collection, which features brand new cabinets that really enhances the look of each of the hot tubs. With seating which accommodates between three and six occupants, there are currently three models in the range and each includes a lounger with the smallest model – the 330L – featuring two. All Week End Spas have the capability of having an optional Bluetooth music system installed so that consumers can stream their music without the need for a physical connection to the spa. The LED lighting on each model creates various moods as it can cycle through a range of colours or be set on a specific one. Comfort has been paramount in the design of the Week End Spas, so great care was taken in the mould creation to ensure every seat, including the loungers, gives the best spa experience possible. Technology is provided by a Gecko topside control and management system and for further peace of mind, the spas come with

a 5-year warranty on the structure and shell plus a 2-year warranty on equipment. A full colour 16 page sales brochure is available covering all aspects of the spas as well as other marketing material for showroom displays. SCP UK 01293 546126


AWG Dealers Enjoy Some ‘Fun in the Sun’ Phoenix Visit

February saw a large group of top selling American Whirlpool and Vita Spa dealers visit Phoenix, Arizona where the factory for the two brands distributed by Aqua Warehouse Group (AWG) is based. The group spent four days at the Hilton Phoenix Chandler hotel and in between visits to the pool, also attended a seminar for the hot tub brands. The trip also included a very informative factory tour along with brand specific updates and plans for 2018. The group were also able to view some exciting new models that are arriving soon. “However this wasn’t just work, work, work,” said AWG Managing Director Richard Hart. “We as a group like to enjoy ourselves so we scheduled plenty of fun during our visit.” The group travelled to the nearby Goldfield Ghost Town where

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everyone participated in various activities including zip wires, panning for gold and a gold mine tour to name just few. Then after plenty of refreshments in the ‘saloon’, the group ventured out into real John Wayne cowboy country on a jeep safari in the cacti filled desert. The visit was rounded off with an awards dinner where the CEO of MAAX Spas Corporation, John Johnson, was on hand to present awards to numerous deserved recipients. The evening was a double celebration as both Richard Hart of AWG and Carolyn Hall of Superior Hot Tubs were celebrating their birthdays and this group need no excuse for some cake and a party! “Sadly this fantastic visit had to come to an end but none of us wanted to leave the desert and land back in the freezing snow like we did, and I know some had very hazardous onward journeys,” said Graham Message of AWG. Aqua Warehouse Group 01245 477400


Plaskolite Acquires Lucite® SPA Brand Plaskolite, LLC, North America’s largest manufacturer of acrylic sheet products, announced in February that it is acquiring Lucite International, Inc.’s (Lucite) continuous cast acrylic sheet business, which includes general-purpose sheet and sanitary ware spa and bath sheet. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed but Lucite signed an agreement with Plaskolite in 2016 to explore the possibility of a mutually acceptable purchase agreement. As a part of the transaction, Plaskolite is acquiring Lucite’s 93,375 square foot sheet manufacturing facility in Memphis, Tennessee where Plaskolite will continue to produce Lucite® SPA products which are used by a number of well-known spa, hot tub and wet leisure brands. Founded in 1950 in Columbus, Ohio, Plaskolite, LLC. is the largest privately-owned North American manufacturer of acrylic sheet products which are in a wide variety of applications. Plaskolite and Lucite have had a significant ongoing relationship for 40 years, with Plaskolite being the largest North American purchaser of acrylic monomers from Lucite, a part of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation. “Our goal is to be the industry leader while strengthening our marketplace position for the benefit of our customers,” said Mitchell Grindley, Plaskolite’s President and CEO. “With this acquisition we have taken another step forward in our leadership position while building on our long-term commitment to our American workforce and facilities.” 26/03/2018 16:14

SPN (Swimming Pool News) April 2018  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...

SPN (Swimming Pool News) April 2018  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...