About

Founded in 2010, the UK Pool & Spa Awards is a competition that is open to all companies involved in the delivery of water leisure, regardless of trade association affiiation.

The aim of the competition is to raise profile for individual pool and spa businesses and the industry as a whole.

Competition categories cover wholesalers, retailers, leisure operators across residential and commercial swimming pools, hot tub and swim spas, wellness and other accessories.

In its nine year history, the UK Pool & Spa Awards has earned itself a reputation as one of the water leisure industry’s most valuable marketing tools. This year’s list of competition entrants reads like a who’s who of the industry elite…

 

 

Please read terms and conditions and disclaimer for further information.

 

Competition Terms

  • Any entry that does not adhere to the rules and regulations of the competition may be disqualified.
  • The competition organisers make no assertion or indication that design, construction or safety considerations are evaluated in the course of the competition but any project known to not confirm to regulations will be automatically disqualified with no refund of entry fee.
  • Pool builds/refurbishments must have been completed during the five-year period prior to the entry deadline.
  • An installation may be entered in more than one category.
  • An installation may be resubmitted in subsequent competitions if it meets the competition eligibility and has not won an award previously.

Photography Guidelines

  • At least four digital images. Each photo must show a different view of the installation.
  • Each photo must be in high resolution (300 dpi).
  • Before and after pictures must be submitted for the Residential and Commercial Refurbishment categories.
  • Images may not be enhanced or altered.
  • Please note that any images submitted as part of an entry may be used for promotional purposes by the UK Pool & Spa Awards and Waterland Media publications.

Disclaimer

  • The UK Pool and Spa Awards is principally an aesthetic competition. Although basic information is asked for, the competition organisers make no assertion and do not intend to indicate that design, construction or safety considerations are evaluated as part of the voting process in the competition.
  • All claims of compliance with any standard, code or regulations are those made by entrants themselves. However, if a pool is proved to be non-compliant – it will be immediately be removed from the competition with no return of the entry fee.
  • Project winners in each category are exempt from entering the same project in subsequent competitions but can enter the same project in a separate category.
  • The organisers reserve the right to withdraw prizes if the winning company is not represented by an individual or individuals at the Awards presentation evening.

2020 UK POOL & SPA AWARDS

COMMERCIAL POOL PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Winner – Aqua Platinum Projects for Headland Aqua Club

COMMERCIAL REFURBISHMENT POOL PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Winner – Hydrospec for St Ignatius School, London

BEST POOL IN AN HOTEL, HEALTH CLUB POOL or HOLIDAY PARK SETTING
Winner – Buckingham Swimming Pools for South Lodge Hotel, Horsham

SCHOOL POOL OF THE YEAR
Winner – Buckingham Pools for Durham University Pool

HOT TUB PROJECT OF THE YEAR (sunken or semi-sunken)
Winners  -- My Spa AND North Spas

SWIM SPA PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Winner – Goodwins Hot Tubs

ENERGY EFFICIENCY AWARD
Winner – Spas - North Spas
Winner - Pools - Cheshire Swimming Pools and Spas

HEALTH & WELLNESS POOL PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Pool Winners – Aqua Platinum Projects (Headland Aqua Club) and Buckingham Pools (South Lodge)
Spa Winners - Falcon Pools

RESIDENTIAL INDOOR POOL OF THE YEAR 
Winners:  Aqua Platinum Projects

RESIDENTIAL OUTDOOR POOL OF THE YEAR (under £90k)
Winner: Falcon Pools AND HTP

RESIDENTIAL OUTDOOR POOL OF THE YEAR (£90k to £120k)
Winner: Falcon Pools AND Tanby Pools

RESIDENTIAL OUTDOOR POOL OF THE YEAR (over £120k)
Winner: Cheshire Swimming Pools & Spas

RESIDENTIAL REFURBISHMENT PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Winners: Bespoke Swimming Pools, Portrait Pools & Enclosures and Tanby Pools

LUXURY POOL OF THE YEAR
Winners: Buckingham Swimming Pools

OVERSEAS PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Winner – Barr + Wray

POOL PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Winner –  GOOD BOOST - aquatic exercise technology

SPA PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Winner – The Cube by Iberspa

POOL SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR
Winner - Heatstar

SPA SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR
Winner - Sunbeach Spas

BEST MARKETING INITIATIVE
Spa Winner - Superior Wellness - Notion Training Platform
Pool Winner - My Pools Direct - video presentation

UK TEAM OF THE YEAR
Winner – Superior Spas

INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR
Winners – Covana Group

POOL TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR
Winner – Gareth Lancaster (Simplex Swimming Pools)

SPA TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR
Winner - Nic Walker of Superior Wellness

POOL & SPA SHOWROOM OF THE YEAR
Winner – 1 Stop Spas

POOL CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR
Winner - Aqua Platinum Projects

SPA RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Winners - Award Leisure

WATER LEISURE VENUE OF THE YEAR
Winner: The Wave, Coventry

WATER LEISURE OPERATOR OF THE YEAR
Winner: GLL

OUTSTANDING POOL DESIGN
Spa Winner – Falcon Pools
Pool Winner - Buckingham Swimming Pools

 

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
POOL - Allen Wilson (given posthumously)
HOT TUBS - Gareth Jones (UK Leisure Living) 
AND John Mabey (Aqua Spa Supplies)