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Would you describe most of those sales as being at the top-end of the market, budget conscious or somewhere in between? The largest number of sales reported from our respondents is from the middle price sector and that is how it should be, but let’s look closer at the other two groups. Budget sales were […]

Spas and hot tubs. “Summer is here and us Brits love nothing more than soaking up the sunshine outdoors while we can. While decent weather is never guaranteed, that hasn’t stopped eager shoppers from snapping up a slightly more unconventional garden accessory – the luxurious hot tub.” So said The Mirror newspaper in July 2019. […]

July 2019 saw the highest temperature ever recorded in the UK – 38.7C – but the summer wasn’t all about heat, heavy rainfall was a significant talking point too, particularly across parts of northern England. It has long been accepted that the wet leisure industry appears to be solar powered – when the sun shines, […]

Last year almost 90% of respondents expected 2019 to be at least OK and possibly extremely good. In this year’s Survey, 85% of respondents posted exactly that. 2019 was a year when the summer weather was good but not great, when we had seemingly endless political turmoil and the uncertainty of BREXIT was yet to […]

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? Broadly speaking, the geographical spread of the Survey respondents across the UK has remained the same […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]