Oh no! Kate and William got the dates wrong!

Hotel, Sport & Leisure Thu, Jan 18, 2018 2:10 PM

Such was their eagerness to attend SPATEX 2018, they arrived two weeks too early in Coventry - the city that has just been named UK City of Culture 2021. Don’t make the same mistake, here’s the dates for the water leisure event of the year at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena.

Tuesday January 30th 9.30 – 17.00

Wednesday January 31st 9.30 – 17.00

Thursday February 1st 9.30 – 16.30

Kate and Wills wanted to be the first to see it all at SPATEX 2018 but now that honour goes to YOU! Here’s what they missed:

Aqua Spa Supplies (B66) The home of spa accessories introduces the clever Grip O Cooler - a wine cooler with suction feet and a glasses tray.

Aquavia (C52) See the elegant Origami and Touch hot tubs and the Swimspa Duo which, as its name suggests, offers two separate spaces, which allows the features and water temperature in each to be controlled separately.

Ardex (D66) ARDEX X 60 PU Flex tile adhesive solution is designed for tiling fibreglass swimming pools.

Astral (E50) The highlights for 2018 will include a new venture with Hanovia UV treatment for pools and spas, “Blue Connect” Smart Pool Analyser, an updated range of standard and inverter driven heat pumps with full remote connectivity plus lots of Show offers.

Calorex (C14)has undergone a name change to Dantherm Ltd. See the Master mobile dryer for drying building materials and the new heat pump which will be sold through its exclusive UK distributor, Certikin International.

Certikin International (D10 & D14) is showcasing the innovative Tieleman moving floor that has proved a huge success across Northern Europe.The floor can be submerged to any depth and can even feature a slope. It’s just one of many new Certikin launches for 2018.

Darlly Europe (H11) SaniStream Direct Line filtration system is designed to be install in the centre of an adapted Darlly filter cartridge so that dosing is inline and continuous whenever the spa is in a filter cycle or in use - satisfying the key demands of HSG282 compliance.

Fairlocks (B50) – the Puriq is a simple to install UV water purifying system. Using the latest technology, the Lamp emits powerful UV-C light with a wavelength of 253.7 nm; known to kill practically all bacteria, viruses, algae and mould.

Golden Coast (B18 & B32) is promising a big mystery launch which will only be revealed on the first day of the Show!

Heatstar (E58) see the new look Andromeda environmental control system for domestic use and the revamped LYNX energy management system.

Hexagone (F34) Fresh from cleaning the Olympic sized pool in the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Copenhagen, see the new vacuum robotic cleaners Peps and Chrono.

LIFT'O by Bluewood (F10) is introducing the ingenious Lift’O movable floor. Eco-friendly, it operates on air pressure and can be retro-fitted or newly installed to most pools.

Lonza (E63) It is launching Fi-Clor Premium 5 Easy 200g chlorine tablets in water soluble wrapping.

Lovibond (E16) It will be promoting its environmentally friendly "Green Chemistry" tablet reagents - 100% free of boric acid. The company is inviting visitors to pit their wits and ask the most difficult water treatment question they can think of, for entry into a prize draw.

Niveko (C16) It is launching the Beach Design slatted cover which features a removable top cover and can serve as a bench seat or even a small shallow area of the pool.

On-site Pool Linings (B33) It will be showcasing stunning new patterns and colours.

Pool-dek (A17) Swim-dek is designed with swimming teachers in mind. Swim-dek is a strong, safe and linkable platform used in the pool to provide a shallow zone in deeper water. It requires no tools to install and includes varying height legs, a deck and safety handrail.

PoolDesign (H3) The new interlayer features 3D graphics (even holiday snaps can be reproduced on the steel casing). The special surface coating is weather and UV-resistent.

Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) (G36) Buy the third edition of the PWTAG Swimming Pool Water book written by Brian Guthrie. One third longer than the 2009 version, it’s packed with essential guidance on maintaining high standards in the pool industry.

Riptide (D70) The new Turbo Swimjet features 3” plumbing for increased water flow and is baffled to remove water turbulence.

Softub UK (F58) The new Poseidon hot tub not only comes in a new exclusive colour and finish but also features a new jet and program system.

Spatech Training Stand (B59) It will be displaying its SteelCore spa security and storm straps.

STA (F21) It is launching the Level 3 Pool Plant Operations qualification, with user-friendly, technically advanced syllabus. Covering all aspects of running a modern pool, spa or interactive water feature plant, the content follows PWTAG guidelines and the new National Occupational Standard SKA PPO1.

Swan Analytical (B63) The AMI Codes – II CC monitors disinfectant dosing and filter efficiency and the AMI Turbiwell 7027 delta T - a non- contact LED turbidimeter significantly reduces maintenance.

Swim Safe (A19) The new Coloured Retro winch features one piece of anodised aluminium and a clever interlock system in a variety of colours.

The Mosaic Company (C34) a showcase of new tiles.

VitrA Tiles (H7) It is launching a beautiful new black edge and over glazed white tile. Visitors can pick up a handy samples folder.

SPATEX supports Trade Aid

SPATEX has made a donation to Trade Aid, a charity whose mission is to establish trades such as carpenters, tailors, mechanics, blacksmiths and builders in impoverished communities.

It is a cause close to the heart of John Asher, ex-ISPE President and Honorary Treasurer who is the founder and chairman of the charity. John is also a stalwart and unsung hero of SPATEX, having given up many hours of his time to work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the smooth running of the Show.

The SPATEX donation bought a box of tailor’s tools for a training station in Malawi. The box was given to a disabled man who had lost his job after an accident and it enabled him to return to his profession. In the 11 years that Trade Aid has been in operation, it has raised over half a million pounds and supplied well over a thousand boxes to 35 different countries around the world. As students pass their exams, they are awarded a Trade Aid box in the trade they have been initiated into, so they can take the skills back to their villages and start up businesses, thus supporting their families and community.

Did you know?

SPATEX has to date raised over £1.4 million in its 22-year history. This staggering sum has been ploughed back into the industry, both for its promotion to a wider audience and representing and safeguarding its interests, both at home and abroad.

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Network, network, network

Make sure you grab your piece of the limelight at SPATEX’s Speakeasy 1920s themed after-show party at 5pm on Wednesday 31st in the Ricoh Arena’s Clubhouse Bar. Rock up and grab some fancy head-dress, free drinks, nibbles and lots of industry chit-chat.

Stay the night

With so much to see and do, we hope that you will be tempted to book a hotel and enjoy the Show at your leisure. SPATEX has brokered some fabulous deals with local hotels – go to www.spatex.co.uk for further information.

Plan your time

For details of the double seminar and ISPE Workshop programme on all three days of the Show click here.

Register now at www.spatex.co.uk or just turn up on the day.

SPATEX 2018, The Ricoh Arena, Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Coventry Tuesday January 30th to Thursday February 1st 2018. The Ricoh Arena offers 2,000 free car parking spacesand is conveniently situated just off Junction 3 of the M6 motorway and is less than a two-hour drive for 75 per cent of the population.For further information please call Michele or Helen on +44 (0) 1264 358558 or email michele@spatex.co.uk; helen@spatex.co.uk

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