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SPATEX, RICOH ARENA, COVENTRY

SHOW REVIEW

A Bigger SPATEX Ticks All The Boxes The water leisure community from the UK and further afield recently converged on the UK’s Ricoh Arena in Coventry for the 22nd edition of SPATEX. Taking place for the fifth time at the Midlands venue, the three-day Show was larger than ever and once again proved a worthwhile trip for all who attended By Jon Wadeson

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ell known throughout Europe and increasingly further afield as the go-to Show for water leisure in the UK, SPATEX attracts all involved in the provision or operation of water leisure facilities including leisure operators, local authorities, leisure centres, hoteliers, health clubs, spa owners, architects, animal hydrotherapists, schools

and many more. Last year, the three-day event switched to running midweek – and the successful format was retained and built upon this year with a steady flow of visitors attending the Midlands venue, a fact noticed by many exhibitors including Complete Pool Controls’ Mark Ramsden who said: “The Show layout was excellent and the seminar

programme was compelling, covering many ‘hot’ pertinent topics of the day. Visitor numbers were spread evenly across all three days, and it was good to meet ‘old’ friends alongside some new first-time visitors. As ever, the Show provides a good platform to unveil new initiatives and products quickly and effectively to a large audience.” One hundred and twenty seven top

SPATEX covered the whole wet leisure industry and included companies serving the wellness sector such as Alpha Industries

There were plenty of hot tub brands on display in Coventry including BeWell – a new entrant to the UK distributed by Superior Spas

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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...

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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...