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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last Friday we delivered and installed this gorgeous Hot Tub for Steve and Judy Richards who live in Sheldon, Solihull.
Steve and Judy came in-store after finding us on line and chose the beautiful Regency Baron Hot Tub.
The Baron is available in a choice of different cabinet and shell colours. Steve and Judy decided on Tuscan Sun for the shell colour and Cedar for the cabinet and as you can see, it’s a fantastic colour combo.
Steve and Judy had been thinking of getting a Hot Tub to place on a decked area in their Solihull garden for sometime. A friend of theirs recommended a company some distance away but they found us online and liked the fact that with us being in Hall Green, we were only 10 minutes away for them for servicing and chemicals etc.
We asked Steve and Judy of Sheldon, Solihull …why they chose Award Leisure Birmingham
We came in to your store and met Simon. We liked that he answered our questions, gave great advice and was not pushy in anyway, which is refreshing in this day and age with some of the stories you hear.
Simon offered to come out and conduct a free site survey, which we took advantage of and after initially looking at a smaller Hot Tub in the range…Simon reassured us that we could go for a bigger one and that there would be enough room for the cover lifter as well. We are so pleased that we went for the Baron as at 195 x 195 x 78 cm it is a great size and myself and Judy can really stretch out in it. We would definitely recommend Award Leisure Birmingham to our family and friends.
The installers were great, nothing was too much trouble and they took the time to go through how to test the water and use the chemical starter pack in great detail.
The Baron 5 person Hot Tub with lounger is ideal for a smaller patio and can be connected via a plug to a standard 13 amp supply. The Baron is our best selling Hot Tub.
There’s enough room for all of the family with the bonus of a variety of high and low seating arrangements – the lounger seat is a spa within your own Hot Tub.
Check out this video to find out more about the Regency baron and why it could be the perfect Hot Tub for you.
The Regency Baron comes packed with features. It has 30 powerful stainless steel Hydrotherapy and adjustable jets, bluetooth with built in subwoofer, waterfall, underwater colour changing lighting….it really is your all-inclusive hot tub holiday of a lifetime – which you can enjoy every day, every year.
The Regency Baron has also been a WhatSpa Best Buy winner 3 years in a row! The Best Buy Awards acknowledge the Hot Tub models that excel across a range of criteria, including design and aesthetics, comfort and hydrotherapy and value-for-money.
About Regency Spas
The Regency Spas Collection is specially adapted for the variable British climate and as well as offering beautiful designs, it offers the best in performance and energy efficiency. This means you can enjoy your new Hot Tub without having to worry about high electricity bills and tedious water management.
The Regency range is manufactures in Canada by Coast Spas who have over 20 years of experience, delivering the highest quality spas with exceptional performance to customers worldwide.
We are passionate about hydrotherapy and the life-changing benefits of owning a Regency Spas Hot Tub or Swim Spa. We are dedicated to making a difference in how your body heals, how you interact with loved ones and ensuring that we make a lasting impact on your life.
The Regency Spas Collection is handcrafted to the highest standards and built to withstand the harshest environments. As pioneers of Hot Tub innovation spanning over two decades, Coast Spas have defined the industry standard for the modern Hot Tub and are an industry leader in innovation and quality.
What are the benefits of a Hot Tub?
Decreases Joint Pain
Eases Muscle Aches
Improves Blood Circulation
Reduces Chronic Pain
Reduces Blood Pressure
Relieves Cold and Flu Symptoms
Aids in Digestion
Improves Cardiovascular Health
The combination of hot water, powerful massage jets and innovative engineering deliver the very best hydrotherapy experience to Coast Spas Hot Tub and swim spa owners. Our Hot Tubs are designed to optimise the significant health and wellness benefits that have been associated for thousands of years with bathing in hot water.
Live in Solihull, why not come and try before you buy
If you have never gone shopping for a Hot Tub before then you maybe thinking that taking a wet test is an unusual idea but it really is the perfect way to make sure that the Hot Tub is right for you.
Is it the right size or not? Are the jets powerful enough? How well do all of the additional features work? Is the noise level right? A quality Hot Tub runs very quietly.