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Bespoke Tiled Solutions Thanks to offering a combination of unique finishes, installation flexibility and a durability that’s hard to beat, it’s no wonder tiled spas and swim spas are enjoying a lot of success, especially within the commercial sector. Their bespoke nature has also made them a hit for high-end domestic installations and designers also love them thanks to the variety of choices on offer. With options expanding yearon-year, this issue, we take a look at some of the robust solutions that are offering a compact luxury water experience By Jon Wadeson


hanks to a wide range of luxury finishes, materials, styles and sizes on offer, the flexibility of tiled spas and swim spas will often leave off the shelf options trailing in their wake. In many cases, the desire to have a bespoke solution is a strong one and this is where these tiled products tick all the boxes. In other situations, it’s because there is a need for a solution that offers the ultimate in durability or perhaps an issue with access. So for a range of reasons, their flexibility is what truly appeals and sets them apart from more traditional rivals and in this issue, we take a look at some of the bespoke solutions that are on offer.

‘DUAL’ TECHNOLOGY A KEY FOR SPA DE LA MARE Guernsey based Spa De La Mare can confidently claim to be one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fully tiled spas and swim spas, and with over 35 years in the sector, have built in excess of 3,500 products. Their success in the pursuit of excellence has resulted in the company winning seven consecutive SPATA awards for Best Spa Company, providing independent confirmation of the highest standards of quality and service that they offer. Created using the same concept, both the spa pools and the swim spa range offer an Spa De La Mare’s revolutionary ‘Dual’ technology provides a swimming and spa pool combination 51-52_SPN_Oct_17_Tiled+Swim_Spas.indd 51

unmatched quality with a finish of Briare porcelain, which gives them a unique character. They offer the maximum of comfort in the minimum of space. 2016 saw the introduction of five new pools and due to popular demand, the company applied particular focus on their revolutionary ‘Dual’ technology – a swimming and spa pool combination. Designed specifically for the UK climate, Spa De La Mare’s spas and swim spas are easy to maintain and are very energy efficient, both in power output and heat retention and can be adapted to suit the client’s vision, commercially or privately. When it comes to installing a spa or swim spa, Spa De La Mare’s team of dedicated technicians see all projects through from start to finish. Whether inside or outdoors, they work closely with all their clients to create a solution to fit with the ambiance of the surrounding environment, whether contemporary or traditional.

PARTNERSHIP PROVIDES A COMPLETE SERVICE Having had a close relationship for many years, AstralPool UK teamed up with tiled spa and swim spa manufacturer Cheshire Spas & Pools last year to work alongside each other in a mutually beneficial arrangement to supply the trade within this niche sector. There were a number of factors that led to the partnership decision. A family run business first

AstralPool UK teamed up with tiled spa and swim spa manufacturer Cheshire Spas & Pools last year to supply the trade within this niche sector

established in 1965, Cheshire Spas & Pools have since expanded and grown into one of the largest pool and spa manufacturers in Europe. Alongside AstralPool UK they can offer a complete in-house service from initial design in a CAD studio, to model and mould making in a ISO 9001 accredited on-site factory, through to final production and installation. As a leading distributor to the UK trade, AstralPool UK facilitate the route to market through their existing customer base and add value by coordinating pre site surveys, needs assessment and all the sales functions. In this competitive market, one of the key drivers in selecting Cheshire Spas & Pools was their holding of the ISO 9001:2008 quality standard. It guarantees quality control, continuous improvements, accountability, great delivery times and much more. The partnership offers one of the largest ranges of standard moulds in the industry and all spas can be made in sections for ease of transport and access for installation. A highly trained team can then attend site and re-seal the sections to a seamless finish. All spas go through a 75 point quality control process prior to leaving the factory along with a 24 hour wet test, ensuring excellence through the manufacturing process.

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