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HOT TUB, SWIM SPA & WELLNESS NEWS

Jacuzzi Brands LLC Acquires Hydropool Jacuzzi Brands LLC have announced the completion of the acquisition of Hydropool Hot Tubs and Swim Spas (Hydropool), a leading global manufacturer and seller of swim spas and hot tubs. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. “We are extremely excited about the addition of Hydropool to our existing spa business,” said Bob Rowan, CEO of Jacuzzi Brands LLC. “The company is complementary to our core business and is led by an exceptional management team, which will remain in place as the business will continue to operate independently.”

Established in 1970, Hydropool originally started as a commercial swimming pool company in 1970 and in 1978 became one of the first hot tub retailers in North America. The company is regarded as a leading supplier of hot tubs and swim spas around the world, with headquarters and manufacturing in Mississauga, Ontario. David Jackson, a 22-year veteran with Hydropool, will continue in his role as President of Hydropool. “We are pleased to become part of the Jacuzzi family,” he said. “By combining forces with Jacuzzi, we will be able to move even faster to further unlock our significant growth potential. Jacuzzi and

Hot Tubs Are A Hit At Secret Garden Party The Secret Garden Party took place at the end of July in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire and the three-day event was the latest festival to include a selection of saunas and hot tubs and that could be rented by festivalgoers. Supplied and installed by specialist company Bathing Under The Sky, a limited number of two-hour tickets could be purchased in advance to enjoy the use of luxurious wood-heated hot tubs and Finnish barrel saunas made from the finest western red cedar, followed by a complete pampering session. Guests could choose between standard land-based hot tubs or enjoy VIP status and stunning views over the festival’s fields from one of the three wood-fired hot tub based on the top of the UK’s only double-decker bus with woodfired hot tubs on the roof! Always seeking new and unusual, Bathing Under The Sky entered the corporate market in 2011 which proved itself to be a great field to explore. The company now serve team-buildings events,

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Hydropool have much in common, especially our passion for building products consumers love and our strong commitment to the success of our retailers. We are very grateful for our dedicated employees and valued customers who will continue to be vital to our success.” “This transaction provides excellent opportunities to leverage growth from the combined strengths of Jacuzzi and Hydropool,” stated Rowan. “Further, none of this would be possible without the continued support of our employees, customers and suppliers, who continue to believe in the strength of our brands and our tremendous growth potential.” Jacuzzi Spa & Bath Ltd 0113 272 7430 www.jacuzzi.co.uk

New Hot Tub Steps Feature Clever Storage

product launches, festivals and flamboyant staff-parties and offer their handmade products for both hire and sale.

Aqua Spa Supplies supply a range of steps for hot tubs and spas and have recently expanded their offering with the addition of these Leisure Accents Spa Steps, which cleverly double as a useful storage compartment. Featuring top step tread which a flips up to reveal a handy and generous removable storage tray, the steps allow hot tub owners to stow essential accessories right next to the tub. Providing easy and stable entry into spas, the 36-inch wide steps are made of maintenance free resin that simply snaps together – no hardware is required. Once correctly built, they are capable of supporting over 300lbs and will last for years.

Bathing Under The Sky 01763 268 551 www.bathingunderthesky.com

Aqua Spa Supplies 01245 477 400 www.aquaspasupplies.co.uk

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) August 2017  

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