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SPATEX 2019 is set to be a sell out- the stage is set for a vibrant and engaging event

With just over three months to go before the curtain rises on the 23rd edition of  SPATEX 2019 – the wet leisure Industry’s spectacular at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena – the stage is set for a vibrant and engaging event bursting with NEW exhibitors, NEW products and NEW seminar topics. It promises to be the SPATEX that we all know and love with a 2019 update.

Seminar Arena 1

Not only is SPATEX the UK’s sparkling showcase, it is also the Industry’s greatest source of FREE knowledge with CPD points and certificates of attendance available to all attendees of the seminars in Arena 1. For 2019, the esteemed Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers (ISPE) has once again come up trumps in designing its own, much-loved technical workshop programme. This year, there are 22 different sessions running throughout the three days of the Show including 18 NEW titles. There’s something for everyone! The talks cover every aspect of water leisure and caters for professionals from every discipline and sector, both domestic and commercial, for example:

Tues January 29th – 11.45 – 12.05 – HSG282 What you and your spa customers need to know by Martin Rigby of Complete Pool Chemicals

Weds January 30th – 10.15 – 10.35 How will BREXIT affect the transport of Dangerous Good Regulations? By Howard Gosling FISPE

Thurs January 31st 12.15 – 12.45 Why We Must Regularly Microbiologically Test by Allen Wilson FISPE

View the impressive list of speakers showing the dates and times of each talk so you can make a date with your 2019 diary.

Piscine Global Europe

The SPATEX team will be out in force at Piscine Global Europe which is taking place Tuesday 13th to Friday 16th November in Lyon, France. It’s a great opportunity to discuss SPATEX 2019 so please give Organiser Michele Bridle (+44 (0)7785 79 33 66) or Helen Mulingani (+44 (0)7899 893 635) a call and discuss your Show requirements over a coffee.

For all professionals looking for inspiration, Piscine Global will be organising the fourth Pool Design Awards. A large number of remarkable pool projects will be presented in the Pool Design Gallery area, showcasing the creativity and technical prowess of the architects concerned. So don’t hesitate: request your badge using the pre-registration code PBPPP on

New faces

Aside from a raft of new products, SPATEX 2019 will also be welcoming a host of new exhibitors to the Ricoh Arena with companies such as Blue Whale Spa, Clearwater Swimming Pools, Contech UK, FITT, Hydro-Flux Aqua Products, Pacific Breeze, Princess Spas Ltd, Recotherm Ltd, Rockford, Spa Solutions, Mosaic Spa Company, Institute of Swimming, MSPA, Guangzhou Taisheng Sanitary Ware, Pool Products Ltd, Water ID and Sunbeach Spas all making their entrance. The floorplan has been ingeniously restructured to provide more space and allow a greater number of larger stands for companies such as Fairlocks, Superior Spas, Aqua Warehouse, Astral, Villeroy & Boch and Certikin. Visit for the impressive list of exhibitors.


Back by popular demand on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes is the ‘Mega-Demo.’ These fun demonstrations run by ISPE will feature various aspects of water testing, allowing delegates to get ‘hands-on’ with equipment, alongside experts demonstrating the dos and don’ts.  In addition, on the Tuesday afternoon there will be a live demonstration of how to install, service and repair, both filters and pumps for domestic pools.  This is a must-attend session for any pool engineers who are concerned with on-site servicing and maintenance.

An Oriental twist on networking

Everyone loves a good get-together and SPATEX has become well known for its annual Networking party. Following the Show closing for the day at 5pm on Wednesday January 30th meet new contacts at SPATEX’s oriental themed party to which all visitors and exhibitors are warmly invited to for free drinks and canapés in the Ricoh Arena’s Clubhouse Bar.

Seminar Arena 2

SPATEX doesn’t do anything in half measures! In addition to the ISPE workshops, SPATEX will once again be offering a parallel programme of seminars featuring a diverse range of topics.

Tuesday January 29th – 10.30 – 12.05 The Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) will be holding an important Pool Plant Conference on Tuesday morning followed by a double animal hydrotherapy session 12.15 -14.00 given by Howard Gosling FISPE and Alison Wills from Hartpury College.

Wednesday January 30th – 11.30 – 12.00 Liz Holmes of Commercial Spa Strategies advises on how to increase the profitability of a spa facility.

Thursday January 31st from 10.15 – 15.30 The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) will be hosting a special day of seminars on Thursday with special reference to the maintenance of spas.

For details of the full workshop and seminar programme visit

SPATEX is FREE to attend. Register now at

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SPATEX 2019: Tuesday January 29th to Thursday January 31st 2019, the Ricoh Arena, Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Coventry. Just 500 yards off the M6 and within two hours commuting time of 75 per cent of the population, it offers 2,000 free on-site car parking spaces. For further information please call Michele or Helen on +44 (0) 1264 358558 or email