U.K. hot tub retailers are rejoicing. After a decade-long decline, the industry has experienced its greatest sales year since 2004.

Members celebrated this news during the fifth annual UK Pool & Spa Awards February 20.

“The hot tub sector has seen renewed interest in home improvement as more and more householders look to invest in outdoor living, not just for the summer but all year round,” Christina Connor, editor of Pool & Spa Scene, told Yareah Magazine.

The publication also reports that while new swimming pool construction is still low, remodeling of existing pools is helping to sustain many companies.

Despite municipal budget cuts, commercial pools also are performing well. Read More