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31Jan 2019

Summer 2018 was warm, dry and largely sunny. Temperatures were well above average and we received only about 75% of a typical summer’s rainfall. The economy recovered from the financial crisis but growth remained sluggish. The pound fell, inflation rose over 2% and interest rates remained low. Probably the most influential economic factor of the […]

31Jan 2019

Spas and hot tubs. Spas are the volume sector of the wet leisure industry, its where we find the big numbers of sales every year and we always will. There has been some slow and steady change in the sector though. Last year we pointed out that Tesco had 75 listings on their web site […]

31Jan 2019

The questions in this section are designed to show what sort of businesses answered the survey and they also give a good overall picture of the wet leisure industry. Which region of the UK does your business operate from? No surprises here, in fact the order of size of each of these regions is almost […]

31Jan 2019

Would you describe most of those sales as being at the top-end of the market, budget conscious or somewhere in between?   The budget sector of the market continues to slowly grow from 4% last year to almost 6%. This year, the respondents falling into this category were predominantly based in the Midlands and the […]

31Jan 2019

Against a background of political and economic uncertainty, the majority of the wet leisure industry enjoyed a successful 2018. Almost 90% of respondents expect 2019 to be at least OK and possibly extremely good. We hope that proves to be true. Certainly Brexit remains as the biggest question mark on the horizon. Whether you see […]