Tuesday 29th January – Thursday 31st January 2019
Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE

The value of SPATEX

Why support SPATEX?

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

Before SPATA and its forerunner, the Association of Swimming Pool Contractors (ASPC), started in the 1960′s, the Industry had no central core, no common purpose. Then along came SPATA and later BISHTA, creating the standards by which pools and spas should be built and providing a Code of Ethics for ethical trading. Twenty two years ago, SPATEX was created as the trade’s showcase, with the express intention of giving all profits back to the Industry. Hence the phrase, “By the Industry, For the Industry” was born and has since become synonymous with the Exhibition.  SPATEX existed and continues to exist purely for the promotion and lobbying of the Industry.

Why is a successful SPATEX important for the UK Industry?

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

SPATEX has heritage and the Industry's support

SPATEX represents a large swathe of the water leisure Industry and, as such, it is enriched by the backing of a great number of prestigious associations for example, the Swimming Teachers Association (STA), the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA), Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers (ISPE)  and the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG).



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SPATEX has raised and distributed over a staggering £1.4 million in its 23-year history


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