Unmissable SPATEX 2024 record breaker

SPATEX organisers have announced that the 2024 edition is set to be an ‘unmissable’ record breaker and will be the largest spa and hot tub event ever staged in the UK.

With a record 39 spa related companies exhibiting at SPATEX 2024 during the first week of February, eight of which are making their debut appearances as exhibitors, organisers have proclaimed that there is only one place to be from February 6 to 8 and that is the award-winning Coventry Building Society Arena.

Registration is free at www.spatex.co.uk for the 28th edition that has already exceeded several records, with an unprecedented number of exhibitors and working displays of hot tubs, swim spas, ice baths, and swimming pools being lined up for visitors.

According to SPATEX Organiser Michele Bridle SPATEX 2024, has now truly become ‘unmissable’ for representatives from the hot tub retailing market, along with those specialising in associated products and professional services. 

“We are thrilled that 2024 features more exhibitors than ever before,” divulged Michele; “A last-minute flurry of demand from companies, looking to use SPATEX as a launchpad for introducing new products to market, gave us the very welcome task of re-configuring the floorplan to squeeze in more stands.

“There is so much happening in the industry that we felt compelled to go back to the drawing board to showcase it.”

Michele has revealed that the diverse SPATEX showcase will also include a host of ancillary equipment; such as enclosures, chemicals, heating, and lighting; for both the domestic and commercial markets. It has also been reported that the list of more exhibitors than ever before, drawn from 11 countries, will have well over 50 percent of exhibits are that are new or never seen before at SPATEX. 

MySpa Distribution, promoting its new distribution status for the iconic Sundance Spas brand in the UK, will be joining the bumper list of hot tub and spa related companies exhibiting at SPATEX 2024.

The exhibitor list also includes: 1 Stop Spas Trade & Spatech Training, Aqua Warehouse Group, AstralPool UK, Barr +Wray Ltd,  Balboa Water Group, Bio-UV Group, Blue Whale Spa, Certikin, Cleanheat Leisure Ltd, Complete Pool Controls, Darlly Europe, Elecro Engineering, GMT Spas International, Hanna Instruments Ltd. ITS Europe, Kuntze Instruments, Lamotte Europe, Legionella Control Association, Lovibond Tintometer, Novitek, O-Care, Origin Aqua, Passion Spas, Plastica, Poolstar, SCP UK Ltd, Spa Care UK, Spa Dispatch, Spa Parts Vortex, Spa Solutions, SpaFlo Ltd, Sunbeach Spas, Sun-Spa, Superior Wellness, Water Treatment Products, Wave Spa, WCS Group, Wellis Hungary, and USSPA.

SPATEX will also provide the first opportunity in 2024 to view new products from the significant advances that have been made in energy saving. To help meet demand from a buoyant market, there will be a wide range of products promoting low energy, and low carbon footprint capabilities, such as ingenious variable speed pumps; super insulating pool covers and the latest LED lights technology.

As always, the New Product Zone will also be highlighting new product launches to provide visitors with a snapshot of trends and a useful insight into what direction the market is taking. 

The free double Seminar Programme, in which industry leaders provide the latest expert guidance and advice, is also scheduled to continue this theme. The Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers (ISPE) technical workshops in Seminar Arena 1 offer attendees CPD points. 

Seminars include: 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6,  2-2.30pm – ‘IS YOUR WATER SAFE?  THE IMPORTANCE OF MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTING’Water in spa pools should be free from infectious microbiological agents, which can pose a risk to health.  Microbiological hazards can be introduced from bathers and other external sources!  Poor water management and a lack of clear operating procedures, highlighted in this seminar, can quickly escalate the risk of users acquiring an infectious disease.

THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 8, 10.15-10.45am  ‘LEGIONELLA RISK IN SPA POOLS’Legionnaires’ disease from spa pools can kill or lead to life changing ill health.  There are simple methods, outline in this seminar, to keep users safe and keep on the right side of the law.   


The key dates and times for annual trade and networking events are:

Industry Gala Evening, on February 6, from 6:45pm,  with dinner, dancing, and entertainment; along with the 2024 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards ceremony, hosted by BISHTA and SPATA. Contact the BSPF via: admin@bspf.org for tickets before January 12

SPATEX Networking Party, on Wednesday, February 7, from 5pm. The now-famous occasion for visitors and exhibitors where there will be free drinks, canapes, and a very useful hat. Collect your hat and enter the SPATEX summer hat competition to win prizes. 

Curry Night Evening in Dhillon’s Brewery, on Wednesday, February 7, from 7pm.  All visitors and exhibitors welcome. Please contact helen@spatex.co.uk to book before January 19 as space is limited. 

“The award-winning Coventry Building Society Arena is ideal,” declared Michele Bridle. “This is the tenth year we have held our event there, and for good reason.

“It has all the facilities of a top-notch venue and is centrally located with excellent transport links. For a list of hotels, please visit the SPATEX website.” 

For more information contact Helen directly on +44 (0) 01264 358558 or via: helen@spatex.co.uk