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The importance of SPATA for your peace of mind


spata-certificateCompass Ceramic Pools (UK) parent company, Waterstream Limited, is proud to be a member of the Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association. This means that we’ve met SPATA’s exacting quality, construction and safety standards for our pool installations – there’s no higher European authority when it comes to swimming pool standards. It also means that they approve of our business ethics. What’s more, our pool installations are regularly inspected by SPATA to ensure that we continue to meet their rigorous requirements.

It’s not just swimming pool planning, builds and installations that are governed by SPATA. Every spa, sauna and steam room that Compass and Waterstream sell to customers comply with the build and operation regulations that SPATA sets. There are only about 185 member companies in the UK and Ireland whose design, installation, equipment and maintenance standards have been approved by SPATA. We’re proud to be one of them!

When a private or commercial customer decides that they want to buy and install a swimming pool, working with a SPATA member such as ourselves ensures that their specifications and needs will be met by a company who themselves meet internationally recognized levels of quality and service.

Here are a few important acronyms if you’re thinking about buying and installing a swimming pool into your home: SPATA is a member of BSPF – British Swimming Pool Federation – as well as being a member of EUSA – European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Association. All three organisations govern the standards of swimming pool planning, builds and installations.  Buying your pool from a SPATA member such as ourselves will both ensure that you are personally meeting all planning and safety requirement and you’ll be saving valuable time as we are highly experienced at every stage of swimming pool builds and installation.

Not only is a swimming pool a huge investment, that can significantly add to the value of your property, installation requires carefully planned legal compliance. As a SPATA member, we can advise you in all matters of Planning Consent: For example, if you want to build an indoor pool in a listed building you’ll need Planning Consent. Sometimes, outdoor pools require Building Regulations Consent to proceed. Compass can help you navigate Local Authority Planning Consent and Building Control departments – and expedite the process, too, helping you to build your pool faster, with fewer delays.

familyswimmingSPATA run a highly competitive annual award scheme to recognize the most innovative members’ work and the top prizes are coveted not only by UK and Ireland members but by European companies, too.  What’s more, entries are anonymous and SPATA contacts customers directly, to obtain insight on the customer’s satisfaction with on how far the SPATA member has met their specification and needs.

Being SPATA members, we fully understand the European Standards that govern swimming pool builds and we can guide you through the specific safety and test requirements that you need to adhere to.  SPATA members can advise you on how to conserve water, while still enjoying the benefits of your pool, when there’s a hosepipe ban.

These are just a few of the ways in which, as a SPATA member, we can ensure that your swimming pool choice and installation process is a smooth one. We ensure:

  • That your pool is built to the highest aesthetic and technical design principles.

  • Installation is fully legally compliant and hassle-free.

  • The most cost-effective and energy efficient solution for your investment.

  • That we only work with trade suppliers, equipment and ancillary retailers, contractors, designers and engineers who are also SPATA members.

Choosing to build and install your swimming pool with Compass means that you can add peace of mind to high levels of satisfaction and enjoyment; we’ve worked hard to earn our SPATA membership and we will continue to do so, to retain it.

If you have specific questions while you’re considering building and installing a swimming pool, just call us on +44 (0)333 4567 111 and we’ll be more than happy to answer your questions, and advise you on best practice, at any stage of the process.

For more information please check out their website at www.spata.co.uk

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