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British Olympic diving champion Jack Laugher is making a splash at Ricoh Arena later this month.
Laugher, who won gold for Britain at the 2016 Olympics in the men’s synchronised 3m springboard event, will be mingling with visitors at SPATEX 2020 – a major water leisure show – when it visits Coventry’s Ricoh Arena between Tuesday 28 January and Thursday 30 January.
The springboard specialist will be based on the stand of Complete Pool Controls Ltd (stand number B34) on Wednesday 29 January between 9.30am and 11am; as the show lays bare some of the innovative water gadgets that are beginning to make ripples in homes across the UK.
Domestic swimming pools with underwater beaches and bedroom-based saunas are some of the products set to make a splash at SPATEX 2020.
The general public can dip into the show for free – and the show comes at a time where the UK’s residential swimming pool market is worth around £500million a year, according to The Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association.
Those who register an interest in the LPW Pool at Fairlocks Stand No. B50 will also qualify to have a free Fluvo XANAS Counter Current worth more than £3,000 installed in their pool.
Michele Bridle, event organiser of SPATEX, said: “We’re thrilled to have one of the best-known names in the swimming industry visiting us and on hand to talk to all of our guests as we reveal the latest trends in the water leisure industry.
“The UK is riding the crest of a staycation wave which is evolving from not only travelling to other domestic locations, but bringing that holiday feeling into the home as well with long-term investments.
“This rising trend is vindicated by the rising visitor numbers that we are getting to the show year-on-year.
“There are four types of items that we expect will gather momentum over the coming years as they become more widely available and affordable.
“One-piece swimming pools are making it easier and quicker to install, as well as being cheaper to run. All that is needed is a pre-prepared hole to which the pool is lowered in, this is then backfilled with soil and filled with water and hey presto – the LPW Swimming Pool from Fairlocks even offers an authentic sea swimming experience by having an underwater beach area.
“Hot tubs and spas are remaining popular as ever, as more people become aware of their health benefits, and we’ll have around 35 models on offer at this year’s show. As well as providing a relaxing sensation, they have been proven to cure insomnia, relieve arthritic and rheumatic pain, and lower blood pressure.
“More people are also tuning into the health benefits of saunas – particularly to help with sleep and reduce stress – and manufacturer Certikin International will be demonstrating how their sleek glass cabins can be utilised in home spaces.
“Underwater treadmills are gathering pace as more people turn to the concept for improving co-ordination, balance and muscle strength – and as such we’ll have Sunbeach Spas’ iTread treadmill which also massages muscles before and after exercise.”
For more information about SPATEX 2020 visit www.spatex.co.uk
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