Date: 13 Jan 2015


Anyone considering splashing out on a pool or spa should make a date to attend SPATEX 2015 next month.

Over 100 exhibitors from across the UK and Europe will gather for the UK’s leading exhibition for the domestic and commercial pool and spa industry at the Ricoh Arena between Sunday, February 1 to Tuesday, February 3.

SPATEX 2015 has taken extra space in halls one and two in the Jaguar Exhibition Hall to mark its 19th year, making it the largest display of wet leisure equipment in the UK. Everything is there under one roof – pools, spas, steam rooms, swim spas and saunas.

As well as the public, the show attracts pool and spa builders, installers, retailers, designers, architects, distributors and manufacturers along with staff from local authorities, leisure centres, hotels and holiday complexes.

This year’s high-quality exhibitors include manufacturers and suppliers from throughout the UK as well as France, Germany, Sweden and Austria.

For the first time, a second seminar programme will run alongside the popular Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers workshops.

Michele Bridle, the organiser of SPATEX, said the show is returning to the Ricoh Arena for the second successive year following the success of last year’s exhibition and it looks set to be even bigger and better.

Michele says: “This year, one-in-three exhibitors were not at SPATEX 2014 so there is a lot that is new. I think we continue to be successful because we represent the entire industry – not just swimming pools but spas, swim spas, enclosures, hot tubs and sauna, steam and water features.

“We have the support of all the main associations which means we have a great line-up of speakers ranging from the Swimming Teachers’ Association to the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group.

“An important aspect of SPATEX is the training and education information which we provide free of charge and this year we have doubled that which means there will be 39 workshops and seminars.

“Add in the fact there will be new product launches, offers and competitions and it underlines why we are regarded as the top exhibition in the wet leisure industry.”

Chris Owen, senior events manager at the Ricoh Arena, said SPATEX would showcase energy saving innovations and new products for the coming year all under one roof.

“The organisers found by moving to the Ricoh Arena last year that there was a significant increase in the number of visitors from the north of England as well as attracting a broader cross section from the industry than in previous years, with a higher number of visitors from holiday complexes, health clubs and local authorities,” he said.

Visitor registration is free by booking online at or just by turning up at the Ricoh Arena on the day. The exhibition opens on Sunday, February 1 at 9.30am and closes each day at 5pm apart from 4pm on the final day, Tuesday, February 3).