Where & when?

Monday 4th December, 2017

The Vox, Resorts World, Birmingham


Founded in 2010, the UK Pool and Spa Awards are organised by Waterland Media, the publishers of Swimming Pool Scene and Hot Tub & Swim Spa Scene, the market-leading magazines for the combined water leisure sectors.

The UK Pool and Spa Awards are open to the entire water leisure industry and aim to celebrate outstanding swimming pools, swim spas, hot tubs design, management and refurbishment and the outstanding people in our industry who make a difference.

On-line voting accounts for 40% of the overall vote. Voting by the Judging panel – made up of industry representatives and professionals from all over the world - accounts for 60% of the vote.

At the judges’ discretion, any number of awards at Gold, Silver and Bronze levels may be presented in any category.


We are delighted to confirm the UK Pool & Spa Awards has attracted a strong line up of sponsors once again. Without the generous support of the sponsors, the awards would not be possible.
A unique combination of business networking and industry promotion, the UK Pool & Spa Awards are a great way to gain brand awareness and exposure for your company, while connecting with your target audience.
With some opportunities still available, sponsors of this year’s event will receive multiple opportunities to feature in the publicity leading up to and following the presentation ceremony as well as on the night.
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities with the UK Pool & Spa Awards we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with us by emailing awards@ukpoolandspaawards.co.uk

Competition Terms

  • Any entry that does not adhere to the rules and regulations of the competition may be disqualified.
  • The competition organisers make no assertion or indication that design, construction or safety considerations are evaluated in the course of the competition but any project known to not confirm to regulations will be automatically disqualified with no refund of entry fee.
  • Pool builds/refurbishments must have been completed during the five-year period prior to the entry deadline.
  • An installation may be entered in more than one category.
  • An installation may be resubmitted in subsequent competitions if it meets the competition eligibility and has not won an award previously.

Photography Guidelines

  • At least one digital image and a maximum of five images. Each photo must show a different view of the installation.
  • Each photo must be in high resolution (300 dpi).
  • Before and after pictures must be submitted for the Residential and Commercial Refurbishment categories.
  • Images may not be enhanced or altered.
  • Please note that any images submitted as part of an entry may be used for promotional purposes by the UK Pool & Spa Awards.


  • The UK Pool and Spa Awards is principally an aesthetic competition. Although basic information is asked for, the competition organisers make no assertion and do not intend to indicate that design, construction or safety considerations are evaluated as part of the voting process in the competition.
  • All claims of compliance with any standard, code or regulations are those made by entrants themselves. However, if a pool is proved to be non-compliant – it will be immediately be removed from the competition with no return of the entry fee.

2017 Competition Timeline

Entries Open: Friday 7th April
Entries close: Thursday 14th September
Online Voting Opens: Monday 18th September
Online Voting Closes: Monday 30th October
Judging Panel Closes: Monday 6th November
Awards Presentation: Monday 4th December