Winterise your hot tub

Winterising Your Hot Tub

For us, there is no better feeling than soaking in the Hot Tub in the crisp winter air – it’s so refreshing and relaxing at the same time! However, using your Hot Tub in the Winter is not for everyone, so we’re here to talk about winterising your Hot Tub!

 

Why Winterise your Hot Tub?

While hard-shell Hot Tubs can be used all year-round, some families prefer to keep their Hot Tub as a Summer-only activity. It’s not hard to see why some people choose this – you’re out in the garden more often in the Summer, kids are off school, the nights are longer… sounds great right?

If you’re not going to use your Hot Tub during the colder months, proper winterisation is vital. If you leave the water in over winter (this includes in the pipework), you’re leaving yourself open to a hefty repair bill in the Spring. Frozen water in the pipework will damage the internal plumbing!

 

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How to Winterise your Hot Tub

Winterising your Hot Tub can be a risky game if you’re not 100% sure what you’re doing. If you don’t get all the water out, you’ll risk damaging the internal plumbing.

If you’re going to winterise your Hot Tub, we recommend getting a professional in to winterise your Hot Tub properly.

 

Employ a professional to winterise your Hot Tub to avoid damage

 

Should you Winterise your Hot Tub?

Coast Spas are Canadian-made Hot Tubs, that are designed to withstand the cold UK Winters while keeping running costs low. They are made to be left running all day, every day – even through winter!

If you’re leaving for an extended period over Winter (such as a few months) and cannot check on your Hot Tub, it is probably best to get it winterised.

Not winterising your Hot Tub also means you can use your Hot Tub whenever you want and even try soaking in the Winter – trust me, once you’ve tried it, you’ll use your Hot Tub more in the Winter than the Summer!

 

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Most damage occurs to Hot Tubs from improper winterisation. While you can have a go at winterising your Hot Tub yourself, we recommend getting a professional winterisation and avoid an expensive repair. Or, skip the winterisation entirely and enjoy a relaxing Winter soak in your Hot Tub!

To talk about winterising your Hot Tub or to enquire about upgrading your Hot Tub to a Canadian Coast Spa, Get in touch with our expert team!

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Another Happy Hot Tub customer in Knowle, Solihull

We have just installed this stunning Coast Spas Hot Tub for Dave and Kelly McGill who live in Knowle, Solihull.

Hot Tubs Solihull

Do you like what you see?

Check out special offers available and your local Award Leisure Showroom supplying Coast Spas to Solihull. We have Hot Tubs starting from only £3995.

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We asked Kelly to kindly give us a review of her experience, from initially Hot Tub shopping, to choosing who to buy from, through to installation and finally using her new spa.

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New Research: Getting into Hot water is Good for You!

New Research: Getting into Hot Water is Good for You!

https://news.sky.com/story/scientists-prove-bathing-90-minutes-before-bed-helps-sleep-11768332

 

Research has found that soaking in hot water 90 minutes before going to bed improves sleep quality. Discover why Hot Tubs are so important & how to use them in your night-time routine.

 

Recent research from scientists at the University of Texas at Austin has found that soaking in hot water 90 minutes before going to bed helps you get a better night’s sleep. So, what’s the science behind this?

 

By soaking in a Hot Tub 90 minutes before bed, you perfectly align what’s called your Circadian rhythm. This means that your body will be cooling down at exactly the time that you will be getting into bed, helping you to relax and fall into a deeper sleep. According to the researchers, “The temperature cycle leads the sleep cycle and is an essential factor in achieving rapid sleep onset and high efficiency sleep.”

How important is Good-Quality Sleep?

I’m sure that everyone clutching a cup of coffee at 9am every morning will already know how important a good night’s sleep is, but it’s also so much more than that!

Improve Attention & concentration

Getting enough high-quality sleep will keep your mind focused and sharp – being vitally important for big decisions, driving, or operating heavy machinery.

 

Memory Retention

You need sleep to rest and rebuild your mind as well as your body. While you sleep, your brain will organise and process all the information you have taken on over the day, converting them into long-term memories.

Reduce Blood Pressure

Before you wake up, your body will increase your blood pressure to prepare you. If you’re kept awake too often, your body cannot compensate for this rise in blood pressure, so it may remain higher than usual – increasing your risk for stroke and coronary heart disease.

How do Hot Tubs improve sleep?

We all know that Hot Tubs are literally tubs of hot water, being perfectly equipped to align your circadian rhythm for better sleep. That’s not the only way Hot Tubs can help you get a better kip!

Hydrotherapy

With strategically placed water jets, our Hot Tubs are designed with the ultimate massage in mind. By receiving regular hydrotherapy massage, you relieve muscular tension to keep you comfortable while you sleep.

Aromatherapy

Having been used for centuries, aromatherapy has many reported physical & mental health benefits. Lavender has long been known for calming your mind and relieving stress, as well as Chamomile. By clearing your mind before you go to bed, you will drift off into a better night’s sleep.

Relax in a lounger

Before you drift off to dreamland, spend your evening soak in a Hot Tub lounger for maximum relaxation!

To find the right lounger for you, make sure you wet test your preferred model. Loungers come in all shapes and sizes so it’s important to find the right fit for your body type, so you don’t float out of the seat.

 

Sleep is vital to proper mental and physical function – ensure you get the best possible night’s sleep with a regular evening Hot Tub soak 90 minutes before bed!

Benefits to working from home

 

5 Reasons you Need a Log Cabin Home Office

  • Less commute time – more time making money
  • Save money – less fuel/wear & tear on car
  • Less overheads – great for startups
  • Reduce home costs – deduct home expenses against your business income
  • Flexible working hours – better home/work balance
  • Create a separate space
    • No distractions from a busy house

 

With the rise of flexible working in the workplace and more people than ever starting up their own businesses, the dream of working from home is becoming a reality for many. Read how creating your own home office in a garden log cabin can be the productivity answer you’re been looking for!

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Happy Hot Tub Customer in Stirchley, Birmingham

Susan Smith of Stirchley, Birmingham loves her new Baroness Hot tub 

 

We asked Susan why she chose the Regency Baroness Hot Tub and her thoughts on her experience with us here at Award Leisure Birmingham

Baroness Hot Tub Stirchley Birmingham

We had been thinking of getting a Hot Tub for some time as our garden is totally private. One of my daughters was especially keen so I started to research online and found that Award Leisure Birmingham was my nearest Hot Tub store.

As you can see from the photos, my patio area is quite narrow and so would not be suitable for a square or round Hot Tub. I saw the Baroness on your web site and checking the measurements knew straight away that it would be perfect for my patio area. Reading the specifications online, I could see that it was of excellent quality and so I decided to visit your store.

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Another Happy Hot Tub Customer in Dudley

Coast Spas Luxury Apex 65 Hot Tub

Last Thursday we delivered and installed this Luxury Apex Hot Tub with 65 jets for Steve and Kate Keeling of Dudley.

As you can see from the photographs it is a stunning Hot Tub and Steve and Kate have made an excellent choice in choosing the Premium Coastal Smoke cabinet with carbon fibre photocell light corners to compliment the Storm Cloud grey shell.

Apex Luxury Hot Tub

We asked Steve to tell us about his experiences with Award Leisure Birmingham from his initial contact through to using their new Hot Tub for the first time.

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Why you shouldn’t buy a Chinese Hot Tub

 

Cheap Chinese Hot Tub

To the untrained eye, the incredible Hot Tub deals you find online can look too good to be true – and they usually are. Discover what to look out for and the deals you should avoid when shopping for Hot Tubs online.

 

We often get people coming into store with a preconceived notion that Hot Tubs should be around £2-3k; this is all thanks to online retailers and sellers on sites such as eBay that promise a Hot Tub deal that sounds too good to be true.

 

The issue has become such an epidemic on eBay that they have commented themselves:

 

“Much has been said about hot tubs from China v USA and elsewhere. Firstly, you can get genuine hot tubs from USA from as little as £4000. Unfortunately, the cheap spas on eBay do give the perception that a big hot tub should cost around £2,000 or that you can win an auction for that amount.

 

Build Quality

In all things, you pay for what you get. If you believe you can get a quality construction, electronics, electrics, jetting, TV, radio, DVD, and all the bells and whistles cheaply and are prepared to mix your children with the water and electrics in these units then buyer beware.

 

Chinese hot tubs often promote themselves as ‘made in USA’ when for the most part, it is not true. The acrylic sheets for the shells are manufactured in the USA, then stretched very thinly to bath-quality and reinforced with fibreglass. These shells are further stressed by being peppered with holes for all the jets. The holes weaken the shell structure and there are even some reports of owners stepping into spas and the shell cracking apart – hardly the relaxing experience you were hoping for!

 

The cabinets themselves often use low quality wood which can rot with either no base or thin plastic trays to shield the tub from ground moisture. The jets can be chrome on metal or plastic which can cause dangerous injury if they start to flake off. To serve the mass of plumbing from all the jets, the hot tubs have several pumps. If you add up the electric consumption of all the pumps and the heater – let alone any lights and media – you may find your domestic power supply stretched to the limit and be prepared for a scary electric bill! Controls can be authentic Balboa but sometimes clever imitations.

 

Made in China

A simple search on the internet can reveal just how many companies there are in China churning out masses of spas, swim spas, saunas, steam rooms and bathrooms. The main players have hundreds of models, which are imported and then branded up with exotic names to hide their origins.

 

Chinese spas obviously work for a while; however, the industry is aware of rapid fails in the ‘waterproof’ media like pop up speakers and TVs. A good quality waterproof system of marine quality would likely cost as much as the spa itself! TVs require ventilation and can’t be completely sealed from moisture, plus have you tried watching TV in the garden on a sunny day? Unfortunately, consumers again expect all the typical media extras on a USA-made spa for the same price point!

 

Hot tubs can be described as American or Canadian if their head offices are based there or their acrylic or controls are manufactured there. Giving a spa an American sounding name can aid the myth as can producing a small part of the range in North America/Canada with the rest made in China. Another trick that some Chinese spa manufacturers use is illegally using the Jacuzzi brand to sell their Hot Tubs. Jacuzzi is a brand name; a Hot Tub is not a jacuzzi unless manufactured by Jacuzzi themselves.

 

Warranties

The warranty for a Chinese hot tub will rarely be with the manufacturer whose duty of care usually ends at the docks. The warranty, usually only for a short period, will be with the importer or seller. A typical importer of Chinese spas often selling on eBay may have a shiny website, yet actually be a company registered at a virtual office with no actual showroom to view the build quality for yourself.

 

Delivery will usually be to the kerbside and spas are heavy items requiring specialist equipment to get into place, if not a crane. If the spa is damaged by uninsured or unqualified handlers, you have little chance of comeback on the seller. Any instance of potential ‘misuse’ will also invalidate what little warranty there may be. If the acrylic sheet is USA-made then there may be a valid warranty on that from the manufacturer, the rest of the build will be dealer warranty. When the dealer ceases trading or disappears, you have little redress once things do go wrong.

 

Safety

Chinese hot tubs state they are CE approved; however, due to the complexity of certification it is very hard to authenticate the gold bordered certificate often produced. Only gaining sight of the actual testing reports validates the certificate. Several sites found via google allow checking of CE certificate numbers; however, it is hard to verify the certification of famous household names let alone a small unit in Shanghai.

 

Chinese spas often bear no distinguishing names or are dealer branded so when it comes to obtaining spares or replacement filters you might have trouble. Chinese spas also deteriorate quickly so if you do need to move and resell you may have problems and the spa casing may break in transit. If your spa fails and is not covered by warranty you also face having to remove and dispose of the large object yourself.

 

 

Therefore, before bidding on a hot tub that looks too good, consider these factors. Ask where the unit is manufactured, check the company registration of the seller and location, google to check if they are an actual company or a virtual mailbox, and check who is responsible for warranty and repairs. Realise you may be parting with money for something that has yet to be ordered from China. If the information is not forthcoming or seems to conflict, beware.

A quality hot tub will have a thick acrylic shell or be rotationally moulded and will carry a manufacturer’s warranty. Remember, the more pumps and jets the higher the running costs, the more complex jetting the greater the risk of plumbing leaks and the requirement of a known spa brand to trouble shoot.”

 

We are proud of the exceptional build quality of our Coast Spas Hot Tubs, and truly believe that they are worth every penny. If you want to know more about Coast Spas, Download a Free Brochure today!

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Coast Spas Hot Tub

Free Hot Tubs in our Summer of Sports

 

 

 

 

Fancy a Coast Spas hot tub? Fancy it for free?

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As reported on Wednesday 26th June 2019 in the Birmingham Mail Award Leisure is offering three lucky customers the chance to win a free Hot Tub – if England wins any one of three World Cup events this Summer

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Hot Tub number 3 on order for Worcestershire Luxury Glamping Site

Thinking of a Hot Tub in Worcestershire?

James and Fiona Hutchings owners of Redhill Holidays Worcestershire have been so happy with us at Award Leisure Birmingham that they have just ordered Hot Tub number 3 from us.

Elevated up high above the surrounding Worcestershire countryside, Redhill Holidays offers the ultimate romantic and relaxing break.

Hot Tubs Worcestershire

You can enjoy breathtaking views over Worcestershire and the Malverns.

Each Dome has a unique view and super facilities including your own personal Hot tub and shower room. This concept of Luxury Glamping has proved so popular that they are now adding dome number three.

Redhill Holidays offers the chance to stay in one of their Luxury Glamping Domes and each Dome has its own personal Aruba 21 hot tub for you to enjoy.

The Aruba 21 seats three people comfortably and has a lounger that offers two types of massage and fits a variety of body shapes with controllable neck massage.

Being able to enjoy a Hot Tub on holiday is a fantastic way to escape the stress of daily life.  You can lie back and relax, enjoying the finer things in life and with the most breath taking views of Worcestershire. Life can’t really get much better. The fact that the Hot Tub is for your private use only means that you can jump in whenever the mood takes you. If you have been out exploring the local area, walking or cycling then you can return to your dome and jump in the Hot Tub to soothe away your aching muscles.

For romantics there is nothing better than lying in the Hot tub together with a glass of fizz, gazing up at the stars together.

Hot Tub Worcestershire

Tell me more about the Aruba 21

 

Built by Coast Spas who have over 20 years experience crafting the World’s Best Spas. Coast Spas is an industry leader in innovation and quality. Coast Spas is proud to have maintained ISO certification since 2003. They are one of the only spa manufacturers in the world that have obtained ISO:9001:2015 Certification.

The Aruba 21 has 21 Trillium Stainless Steel Massage Jets

Our Luxury Trillium Jets. Luxury Trillium Jets are made to deliver the ultimate hydrotherapy experience.

These jets are designed to look incredible against the spa acrylic with smooth lines, multiple textures all wrapped within a stylish stainless steel housing.

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Hydro Cyclonic Filtration System® – 50 sq ft

In North America it is law for any commercial establishment to have a closed pressurised filtration system on any public pool or Hot Tub. Not only is it more efficient and faster than a skim filtration system but it also removes the dirty filter canisters from the bathing area.

Without a pressurised system, once the water flow to the filter subsides, the debris that was caught in the filter is free to float back into the spa and re-contaminate the water. We like this idea about as much as sitting in the water with the dirty filters. So Coast Spas developed the Hydro Cyclonic Filtration System®. This is a commercial-grade, pressurised filtration system with the filter canister completely removed from the bathing area and coupled with an oversized skimmer.

The cleanest water available…..Find out more here

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