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Award Winners 2015
The UK Trade Associations BISHTA and SPATA join together to highlight the achievements of the wet leisure industry

Some of the most innovative swimming pool and hot tub companies were celebrating at the prestigious British Pool & Hot Tub Awards, hosted by the British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association (BISHTA) and the Swimming Pool and Allied Trade Association (SPATA) and held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on Sunday 1 February.

The two organisations are the relevant trade associations upholding standards within the industry.

The awards event brings together BISHTA and SPATA to highlight the achievements of the wet leisure industry, by showcasing the best examples of design, construction, installation and innovation.

The big winners of the night were XL Pools, who picked up ‘The Dick Millward Trophy for Pool Contractor of the Year. XL Pools, a swimming pool and hot tub company from Kent, scooped three Gold and two Silver Awards on the night. XL Pools are a small team of dedicated professionals who have built a reputation for outstanding swimming pool design and construction. Joining them with the big wins was All Swim based in Cardiff who picked up two BISHTA awards and the Peter Geekie Retail Excellence Award sponsored by Certikin International, Hydropool UK who scooped numerous BISHTA Awards including three Golds, and Letts Swimming Pools based in Suffolk, who won Pool of the Year.

The 2015 SPATA category award winners were:

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Residential Outdoor Pools up to £40,000
Sponsored by CPC
Gold: XL Pools
Silver: Deep End Pools

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Residential Outdoor Pools between £40,000 and £60,000
Sponsored by OASE
Gold: XL Pools
Silver: XL Pools
Bronze: Aquavale Swimming Pools

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Residential Outdoor Pools between £60,000 and £80,000
Sponsored by AstralPool UK
Gold: XL Pools
Silver: XL Pools
Bronze: Tanby Pools

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Residential Outdoor Pools £80,000 and over
Sponsored by Pollet Pool Group
Gold: Portrait Pools & Enclosures
Silver: Tanby Pools
Bronze: Asher Swimpool Centre
Bronze: Origin Leisure

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Residential Indoor Pools up to £100,000
Sponsored by Fi-Chlor
Gold: Rigo Spa
Silver: Origin Leisure
Bronze: Rigo Spa

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Residential Indoor Pools over £100,000
Sponsored by Golden Coast
Gold: London Swimming Pool Company
Gold: Portrait Pools & Enclosures
Bronze: London Swimming Pool Company
Bronze: Portrait Pools & Enclosures

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Special Requirements Pools
Sponsored by Heatstar
Gold: Whitewaters
Silver: Oyster Pools & Leisure
Bronze: Portrait Pools & Enclosures

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Above-ground Pools
Sponsored by SPATA
Gold: Home Counties Pools & Hot Tubs

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Commercial Pools
Sponsored by AstralPool UK
Gold: Letts Swimming Pools
Silver: Portrait Pools & Enclosures
Bronze: Grayfox Swimming Pools

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Refurbishment Pools
Sponsored by Pollet Pool Group
Gold: Unipools
Silver: Tanby Pools
Silver: Deep End Pools
Bronze: Deep End Pools

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Overseas Commercial Pools
Sponsored by SPATA
Gold: Belhasa Projects LLC

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Overseas Residential Pools
Sponsored by SPATA
Gold: Belhasa Projects LLC
Silver: Belhasa Projects LLC

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In-ground Residential Spas & Health Pools
Sponsored by Fi-Clor
Gold: London Swimming Pool Company
Silver: Rigo Spa

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In-ground Commercial Spas & Health Pools
Sponsored by SPATA
Gold: Rigo Spa

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The Sustainability Award
Sponsored by Calorex Heat Pumps
Gold: London Swimming Pool Company

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