Local Lancashire Based Company, John Preston Pool & Spa Services Wins European Pool and Spa Award

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The second European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations (EUSA) awards took place at the Piscine Global exhibition held in Lyon, France on Thursday 20th November. Lancashire based company John Preston Pool & Spa Services, were delighted to take the bronze award in the Domestic Spas category.

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This spa is truly ‘one of a kind, with lots of great features.

The European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations (EUSA) awards took place at the Piscine Global exhibition held in Lyon, France on Thursday 20th November. Hailed as a resounding success, the awards have grown from three to five categories, with sixteen winners announced across the 13 countries that comprise EUSA.

Competition was tough, with EUSA representing over 3,000 swimming pool and spa companies across Europe. The awards were judged by top industry professionals representing the EUSA members. With such superior standards, understandably tensions were high in anticipation of the results, with the audience warmly acknowledging each of the winners as they were announced, securing their places as the 2014 industry leaders.

Being judged a winner by the leading industry voices, of the Pool & Spa Associations across Europe is high recognition for every award recipient. Each of the UK winners was able to gain entry to the European awards by previously winning either a Swimming Pool and Allied Trade Association (SPATA) or British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association (BISHTA) award.

Lancashire based company John Preston Pool & Spa Services, were delighted to take the bronze award in the Domestic Spas category. Their entry impressed EUSA judges who described their winning installation as; " This spa is truly ‘one of a kind’ in the sense that there are so many features in a very small area, making it multi-functional as well as being aesthetically pleasing. The spa features hydrotherapy jets to the seating which work with both water and air, 2 powerful fluvo jets with bespoke made handrail cages, a spa airpad, walk in steps integrated with the spa seating layout, colour changing LED lights to match the pool lights and a ‘swans neck’ massage water feature. Both the water feature and handrail cages were manufactured in the companies own workshop. The spa, which is neatly tucked into the corner of the pool hall provides the customer with the hydrotherapy aspect as well as a relaxation area where the family can spend time together. All features are controlled via air switches on the spa upstand, and the swan’s neck can also be controlled remotely via ipad (along with pool features) anywhere in the property as per the customer’s requirements.".

Chris Hayes (British Swimming Pool Federation, Managing Director). commented “We were thrilled by this year’s results and very proud that our members won 4 of the 16 awards being given out. The judges had some tough decisions to make, with a shortlist of 86 entries across five categories”. Chris continues: “This year seven countries provided entries and seven countries judged the categories. “The excellent work displayed by our members and those of the other relevant National Associations defines the industry and celebrates the exceptional standards of our members and their professionalism. I am sure that consumers across Europe can be secure in the knowledge that a company in a national association who are members of EUSA are a business to trust and who provide superior standards”. The current development of European standards for domestic pools and spas will reinforce this desire for uniform knowledge and application.

John Preston of John Preston Pool & Spa Services, said: “We are delighted to be recognised at the 2014 EUSA awards. This recognition is a testament to the hard work of all the John Preston team, taking home an award in the Domestic Spas category from EUSA is a great acknowledgement for us.”

Founded in 2006, EUSA is registered in Brussels and spearheaded by the current President Philippe BACH. With an objective of, strengthening and coordinating the spirit of European unity between all its members and the voice of craftsmen, the trade, wholesalers and the wet leisure industry across Europe. Philippe BACH commented: “I am immensely proud to be able to present the EUSA 2014 awards at Global Piscine in Lyon. The quality of the winners and the other entrants demonstrate the high standards that the pool and spa industry has to offer in Europe. EUSA will continue to promote everything that is great about our industry.”

Moving forward for 2015, the influence of EUSA and the combined support of its membership countries are sure to have a fantastic impact on the industry. The message is clear in providing wet leisure companies across Europe with a reason to celebrate their achievements and the opportunity to promote pool and spa equipment as a lifestyle choice to consumers with a message that excites and inspires.

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