SPATEX 2021 - the UK’s wet leisure Show to splashdown at the Ricoh Arena

2 Feb 2021 - 4 Feb 2021

SPATEX 2021 – the starting point for water leisure and home improvements

2 Feb - 4 Feb 2021


The 2020 lockdown has provided us all with the time to think of how to upgrade our homes and gardens and, indeed, ourselves!

Helping you to tick all of those boxes, SPATEX 2021, held at the Ricoh Arena’s Ericsson Exhibition Hall from 2nd February to 4th February, is the UK’s only dedicated water leisure show.

A sparkling showcase of one-piece swimming pools, exercise spas with counter water currents, massaging hot tubs, steam rooms and saunas will be on display. It’s a feast for the eyes, free to attend and open to all.

See the latest models and innovations championing reduced energy and a low carbon footprint. With pools and hot tubs becoming more affordable by the day, there’s never been a better time to be swimming in your own back garden. According to the Industry’s watchdog, The Swimming Pool & Allied Trade Association (SPATA), the UK’s residential swimming pool market, which covers everything from hot tubs to outdoor and indoor swimming pools, is worth £500 million a year.

Michele Bridle, event organiser of SPATEX, said: “The recent lockdown has increased the public’s appetite for purchasing home leisure equipment. Turned off by the frustrations of travelling, people are opting for stay-cations with their families, and see swimming pools, hot tubs and spas as a long-term investment for their health and home improvement.

 “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 back-filled with soil and filled with water and hey presto – your pool is ready for swimmers within a week of installation!

“Hot tubs are remaining popular as ever as more people become aware of their health benefits. As well as providing a relaxing sensation, they have been proven to cure insomnia, relieve arthritic and rheumatic pain, and lower blood pressure.

“Swim spas, otherwise known as exercise spas, are proving popular as they are great if space is limited and provide an alternative way for Brits to work out. These offer a counter water current, enabling the user to swim or jog against the current to maximise exercise.”

Visitors can turn up to SPATEX at the Ricoh Arena on the day, free of charge. For more information about SPATEX 2021 visit

The Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry CV6 6GE is easy to get to - just 500 yards off the M6 and within two hours commuting time of 75% of the population, it offers 2,000 free on-site car parking spaces.