Alex Clamp

Jacuzzi Brands LLC acquires Hydropool

Industry leader adds leading swim spa company to its portfolio. Jacuzzi Brands LLC today announced the completion of the acquisition of Hydropool Hot Tubs and Swim Spas (Hydropool). Hydropool is a leading, global manufacturer and seller of swim spas and hot tubs. Terms were not disclosed. “We are extremely excited about the addition of Hydropool […]

SMARTOP® Spa Cover now offers ‘Deco Series’ fabric option

Leisure Concepts, makers of state-of- the-art accessories for spas, has announced that it will offer its popular SMARTOP® cover with an option to upgrade the cover with an elegant, high-performance decorative overlay that gives the cover a unique, chic flair. Designed to match the latest in garden patio décor, the Deco Series mesh-vinyl fabrics are durable, […]

Top spa retailers boost margins with savvy FX strategies

Despite a series of record years of UK sales in hot tubs and swim spas, the threat of Sterling weakness looms large for many retailers, who have seen their margins squeezed by worsening currency rates. The pound has fallen again against the dollar and the euro after the way has been cleared for Theresa May […]

Coast Spas host 20th Anniversary international dealer meeting in Vancouver

Coast Spas dealers from around the world met in Vancouver and Hawaii to see the launch of the Canadian manufacturer’s 2017 product line that included four new hot tub models plus upgraded and updated standard features. During their 20th Annual IDM (International Dealer Meeting), from January 9 to 15, Coast Spas dealers had the opportunity to network, discuss industry challenges and […]

Kenneth Jacuzzi, inspiration for in-home hydrotherapy, dies at age 75

Jacuzzi Group Worldwide offers its deepest condolences to the wife and family of Ken Jacuzzi on the occasion of his passing last week. Ken Jacuzzi’s childhood illness in the 1950s was the inspiration for the development of the first in-home hydrotherapy pump by his father, Candido Jacuzzi. Candido and his brothers founded what became Jacuzzi Group Worldwide, to this […]

Economic policies outlined by Labour

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to end austerity measures and pledged to increase corporation tax by 1.5 per cent after his convincing victory to remain at the helm of the opposition party. The promises came during his speech on the final day of the Labour Conference after Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell had previously outlined […]