Jacuzzi specialist joins golden SPATA wave

Jacuzzi specialist Tanby Pools joined the golden wave of Whitewaters to land a top trade accolade in the SPATA Awards of the 2021 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards ceremony hosted during SPATEX Virtual.

Tanby Pools has been renovating and refurbishing pools since 1966 and struck gold in the 2021 SPATA Awards in the ‘Refurbishment Pool of the Year’ category.

This latest project, pictured, to achieve a Gold accolade from SPATA follows on from the family-run company based at its Pool & Hot Tub Centre headquarters in Warlingham, Surrey, recently being bestowed with a prestigious European trade Bronze Award from the 2020 EUSA Awards in the ‘Domestic Pools by Night’ category to add to its Bronze Award in the Domestic Hot Tubs category of the 2019 edition of the European trade ceremony.

VIP Guest presenter during the SPATA Awards and BISHTA Awards presentations as part of the 2021 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards ceremony was Gold medal-winning Paralympian in archery and five-time World Champion Danielle Brown MBE who announced that the ‘Outstanding Pool of the Year’ Award winner was Whitewaters.

The North East-based pool, spa and swim spa specialist company that supplies and installs the dedicated Whitewaters W1 swim spa bespoke concept for lavish indoor installations and boasts it can provide customers with an ‘infinite’ number of options of features for this product. The company, which is building up to its 20th anniversary next year, also gained The Dick Millward Trophy for ‘Pool Contractor of the Year’ to add to a Gold Award in the ‘Inground Residential Spas and Wellness’ category  and a trio of Gold Awards in the ‘Residential Indoor Pool’ categories.

During the SPATA presentation ceremony wet leisure product specialist Dan Johnson, who serves the thriving UK dealer network for Marquis, sent a ‘live’ message congratulating David Short from Asher Swimpool Centre for being bestowed with the 2021 ‘Paul Kite Award for Pool Star of the Year’ title and joining him as being one of an illustrious group of ‘Pool Stars’ winners.

SPATA’s Peter Geekie Award for ‘Retail Excellence’ was presented to Centurion Leisure, and Rockingham Swimming Pools received the ‘Sustainability Award’.

Before Whitewaters experience its golden wave of five top SPATA Awards, a ‘nap hand’ of BISHTA Bronze Awards was achieved by leading Sundance Spas dealership MySpa UK, which has recently launched a second MySpa Cheshire showroom. One of five Bronze accolades came in the ‘Showroom of the Year’ category that was won by fellow Jacuzzi and Sundance Spas dealer Outdoor Living for its showroom in Leeds.

The showroom Bronze was presented to the established MySpa Leicester showroom that also supplies a fledgling MySpa Wellness range of hot tubs, which includes the three-seater Kudam that incorporates a dual lounger design, and Jacuzzi models; as well promoting the Marquis ATV, and Tidal Fit options ofswim spas.

Fellow TidalFitswim spas dealership North Spas gained a quadruple golden boost for its Artesian Spas services after landing a trio of Gold Awards for its installations in multiple price categories to add to its ‘Best Use of Digital Media’ category Gold Award.

After the ceremony BISHTA and SPATA Managing Director Chris Hayes congratulated the winners and their commitment to providing high standards of customer service.

“The British Pool & Hot Tubs Awards provides an exceptional stage to celebrate the calibre of talent we have in our industry,” said Chris; “I want to congratulate every award winner for their achievements and their continued commitment to providing end-users with high standards of quality and service.”


Residential Outdoor Liner Pools under £45,000

Gold – New Dawn Pools

Silver -Home Counties Pools & Hot Tubs

Residential Outdoor Liner Pools over £45,000

Gold- Mermaid Pools

Silver -Blue Cube Pools

Bronze- Home Counties Pools & Hot Tubs

Residential Outdoor One-Piece Pools

Gold – Mermaid Pools

Silver – Mermaid Pools

Silver – XL Pools

Bronze -XL Pools

Residential Outdoor Concrete Pools under £90,000

Gold – Falcon Pools

Silver – Centurion Leisure

Bronze- Falcon Pools

Residential Outdoor Concrete Pools over £90,000 [sponsored by Pollet Pool Group]

Gold – Falcon Pools

Silver – Asher Swimpool Centre

Bronze- New Dawn Pools

Bronze – XL Pools

Residential Indoor Pools under £90,000

Gold -Mermaid Pools

Silver -Mermaid Pools

Bronze – Home Counties Pools & Hot Tubs

Residential Indoor Pools £90,000 to under £125,000

Gold – Whitewaters

Silver – XL Pools

Bronze- Origin Leisure

Bronze – New Dawn Pools

Residential Indoor Pools £125,000 to under £175,000

Gold – Whitewaters

Silver – Falcon Pools

Silver – XL Pools

Bronze – Centurion Leisure

Bronze – Origin Leisure

Residential Indoor Pools over £175,000

Gold – Whitewaters

Silver -Whitewaters

Bronze- Rockingham Swimming Pools

Commercial Pool of the Year

Gold- Penguin Swimming Pools

Silver- Penguin Swimming Pools

Bronze- Centurion Leisure

Bronze -XL Pools

Overseas Commercial Pool of the Year

Gold- Waves Trading and Contracting

Silver- Waves Trading and Contracting

Overseas Residential Pool of the Year

Gold – Exterior Experience Landscaping

Silver – Silver Fox Contracting – SILVER] 

Bronze- NIVEKO

Bronze- Exterior Experience Landscaping

Refurbishment Pool of the Year

Gold- Tanby Pools

Silver -Centurion Leisure

Bronze- Tanby Pools

Inground Residential Spas and Wellness

Gold- Whitewaters

Silver- XL Pools

Bronze- Falcon Pools

Bronze- Penguin Swimming Pools

Inground Commercial Spas and Wellness

Gold – Penguin Swimming Pools

Silver -Penguin Swimming

Sustainability Award

Rockingham Swimming Pools

Peter Geekie Award for Retail Excellence

Centurion Leisure

Paul Kite Award for Pool Star of the Year

David Short from Asher Swimpool Centre

Dick Milward Trophy for Pool Contractor of the Year


Outstanding Pool of the Year



Residential Hot Tubs below £7,000
GOLD – North Spas

SILVER – Home Counties Pools & Hot Tubs


BRONZE – Concept Spa

Residential Hot Tubs £7,000 to £14,000

GOLD – North Spas

SILVER – Euphoria Lifestyle


BRONZE – Concept Spa

BRONZE – Falcon Pools

Residential Hot Tubs £14,000 and Over
GOLD – North Spas

SILVER – North Spas

BRONZE – Outdoor Living


Swim and Exercise Spas
GOLD – Goodwins Hot Tubs

SILVER – Euphoria Lifestyle


BRONZE – Welsh Hot Tubs

Hot Tubs Change Lives

GOLD – Hot Tub Suppliers

Hot Tubs in a Holiday Setting

GOLD – Welsh Hot Tubs

SILVER – UK Leisure Living

BRONZE – Cornish Hot Tubs

MERIT – Hot Tub Suppliers

MERIT – Concept Spa

Hot Tub Happiness
GOLD – Hot Tub Suppliers

SILVER – Cornish Hot Tubs

BRONZE – Hot Tub Suppliers

Best Use of Digital Media
GOLD – North Spas

GOLD – Hot Tub Suppliers

SILVER – North Spas

Showroom of the Year
GOLD – Outdoor Living (Leeds)

SILVER – North Spas

BRONZE – MySpa UK (Leicester)

MERIT – UK Leisure Living


Domestic SPAS

Gold Award – Woodtli Schwimmbadtechnik GmbH


Domestic Hot Tubs

Gold Award – Vivell AG Schwimmbadtechnik

Silver – Whirlcare Industries

Silver – Whirlpools World One

Bronze SORG Schwimmbäder

Domestic Indoor Pools



Bronze Award – Rigo Spa

Domestic Outdoor Pools

Gold Award –  PS-POOL EQUIPMENT, S.L. 

Silver Award – PS-POOL EQUIPMENT, S.L.

Bronze Award – Nicollier Group S.A

Domestic Pools with an Enclosure

Gold Award – SSF Schwimmbad

Silver Award – ABRIDEAL

Bronze Award – CONCEPT ALU

Domestic Pools with an Automatic cover

Gold Award grando GmbH,

Silver Award Woodtli Schwimmbadtechnik GmbH

Bronze Award grando GmbH

Domestic Pools by night

Gold Award – Aquarêve – L’Esprit Piscine, 

Silver Award – Nicollier Group SA

Bronze Award – Tanby Pools Ltd

The BISHTA SPATA Award winners can be viewed at the dedicated BSPF booth in the SPATEX Virtual exhibition. Registration for SPATEX Virtual is free and takes seconds to complete at: https://spatexvirtual.vfairs.com/en/registration This provides access to all the SPATEX Virtual exhibitors throughout February.