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Spa,

commune (1991 pop. 10,140), Liège prov., E Belgium, in the Ardennes. Its therapeutic mineral springs and baths, frequented since the 16th cent., made it an internationally fashionable watering place. Its name became so well known that the word spa is used to designate any health resort. The town had its ultimate vogue in the 18th and 19th cent. At the Spa Conference (1920) the Allies accepted a German plan for the payment of war reparations.

Spa

 

a city in eastern Belgium, in Liège Province; situated in the Ardennes, on the Vaya’i River. Population, 12,000 (1966). Spa is a well-known balneological health resort.

SPA

Abbr. for “Southern Pine Association.”

spa

a mineral spring or a place or resort where such a spring is found

Spa

a town in E Belgium, in Liège province: a resort with medicinal mineral springs (discovered in the 14th century). Pop.: 10 491 (2004 est.)

SPA

(Software Publishers Association, Washington, DC) In 1999, SPA merged with the IIA (Information Industry Association) to become the Software & Information Industry Association. See SIIA.
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PACE HEALTH AND FITNESS CLUB Park Inn by Radisson, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich B70 6RS There's a 10-metre heated indoor swimming pool with terrace plus a sauna, spa pool and steam room at this hotel health club.
I have fitted spa pools in the homes of a number of very well known footballers,but that is all I am prepared to say,'' he teases.
WOMEN who lunch are fast becoming ladies who lounge thanks to the rapid rise of the spa pool party.
Alan, who lives with his wife and children in Winsford, flew out to Vancouver, Canada,earlier this year to see for himself the way the spa pool industry had grown in a country where health conscious individuals take combating stress very seriously.
The complex is anchored at either end by the fitness and relaxing pools, with a large 138-jet spa pool in the center of the complex.
Several decades ago, before the discovery of chlorine-resistant organisms and prior to the popular use of spa pools and hot tubs, free chlorine residuals were generally kept below 1.
Increased use of spa pools and hot tubs and the discovery of more resistant strains of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa have led to recommendations of higher levels of disinfectant (4.
Last year there were 27 cases of legionnaires' disease in England and three deaths where spa pools were identified as the source of the infection.
Under current rules, testing for legionella is not mandatory for spa pools.
The investigation found the problem was not confined to public pools - those in private health clubs were just as poor, with spa pools significantly worse than swimming pools.
The council-run Tudor Grange sports centre in Solihull came under criticism for the low level of disinfectant in its spa pool.