The value of SPATEX


SPATEX is “By the Industry, for the Industry” …but what does that mean?

SPATEX exists purely for the promotion and lobbying of the industry. 

Twenty six years ago it was created as the trade’s showcase, with the express intention of giving all profits back to the industry. 


SPATEX has raised and distributed over £1.8 million in its 26-year history

At the heart of the leisure Industry

SPATEX is enriched by the backing of a great number of prestigious associations:

  • BISHTA (British & Irish Spa & Hot Tub Association)
  • SPATA (Swimming Pool & Allied Trades Association)
  • STA (Swimming Teachers Association)
  • ISPE (Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers)  
  • PWTAG (Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group).

SPATEX raises vital funds 

With no profits from SPATEX, there would be little chance of funds for PIP (Pool Industry Promotions) to promote the industry to both the trade and the consumer media. There would be restricted opportunities for the BSPF (British Swimming Pool Federation) and other relevant companies to lobby, on the industry’s behalf, both at home and abroad. 


Images courtesy of: Softub UK (left)