We are a group of customer-focused swimming pool retailers, contractors and engineers who aim to provide the highest-quality service to our customers. We are a national organisation with members covering most of the UK, and we’re expanding all the time.
As an influential buying group, we are also able to negotiate excellent deals with our suppliers.
Members of National Leisure do not compete against each other – even if they happen to be in the same geographical area. Instead, they co-operate to share knowledge and skills in a policy of continuous improvement. Your local National Leisure member will be among the best informed and professional pool retailers and contractors in the UK.
Constructing swimming pools is a highly skilled business, and safety and quality are paramount. Two main organisations create and police pool and spa standards in the UK.
The vast majority of National Leisure members are affiliated to SPATA (Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association), the UK body which creates and maintains standards for swimming-pool construction. SPATA is part of the British Swimming Pool Federation (BSPF), the umbrella organisation which represents the overall pool trade in the UK and which works to promote swimming pools to consumers.
Members of National Leisure who sell hot-tubs and spas are also affiliated to BISHTA (British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association), which is also part of the BSPF. BISHTA is the industry watchdog for hot-tub and spa care.
The BISHTA sign in a retail showroom or at an exhibition signifies that the company’s staff have completed the BISHTA training programme. This is your guarantee that they have been trained in basic principles of water hygiene and in daily test and care routines, and that they are qualified to advise you on how to look after your hot tub or spa.