We are very pleased to be able to open our showroom again on Wednesday 17 June following the government lifting of restrictions for non essential shops.
We are operating social distancing within government guidelines so please be aware that we have the following systems in place:
- only one customer allowed in store at a time (one customer could be one person or a couple who are together) Maximum 2 people requested at once.
- Please wait by front door to be served
- Please observe the in store signs and floor footprints to observe social distance
- Please use the hand sanitizer provided on arrival
- Please note that it is recommended to book private appointments for hot tub viewings to ensure you will get as much out of your visit as possible. Appointments will take priority so if you come to store without an appointment and another customer’s appointment is already underway when you arrive we will ask you to book for a later time or to wait. Also display stock is more limited than usual due to high demand we may need to arrange to meet you at one of our other showrooms depending on which model you are interested in.
We are getting a lot of calls asking us if we are open at the moment, even people turning up to the showroom asking to come in. Yes we are open for business, and during the Covid-19 lockdown period we are working at the showroom behind closed doors during our normal working hours.
Unfortunately however this doesn’t mean we can open the showroom to the public. We are in the category of shops that may be allowed to open to the public again on 15 June if the government eases lockdown rules further.
As many of our valued customers know already we are here to look after your hot tub requirements in a number of ways:
- We can supply hot tub and pool chemicals via collection from store door or home delivery. Chemicals must be ordered in advance and paid for by card over the phone and collected at pre -arranged times.
- Private appointments to view hot tubs can be arranged under some circumstances – please call the store in advance so we can explain the requirements and book an appointment.
- We can deliver and service hot tubs following Public Health England safe working guidelines.
The demand for hot tubs has never been higher – so if interested don’t be put off by the closed sign on the showroom door! We are taking orders for our new range of British Hot Tubs now for July/August delivery.
The Award Leisure Birmingham SHOWROOM IS CLOSED
IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES
AWARD LEISURE BIRMINGHAM IS STILL TRADING IN ORDER TO SUPPORT OUR CUSTOMERS WiTH MAINTAINING THEIR WATER SAFETY
YOU CAN ORDER CHEMICALS AND ACCESSORIES BY PHONE, PAY BY CARD AND HAVE THEM DELIVERED TO YOUR DOORSTEP
CALL US IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES WITH YOUR HOT TUB WE CAN ADVISE OVER PHONE AND IN SOME CIRCUMSTANCES WE CAN DO CALL OUTS OR REPAIRS
HOT TUB AND OTHER PRODUCT SALES CAN STILL HAPPEN OVER INTERNET OR PHONE AND CAN BE DELIVERED WITHOUT CONTACT IN LINE WITH PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND GUIDELINES
WE CAN DO VIDEO OR FACETIME DEMOS OF HOT TUBS AND WE CAN STILL SURVEY YOUR GARDEN IN LINE WITH PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND GUIDELINES
Call on 0121 389 2758 or click to contact us
Remember your hot tub is a safe place to be during this lockdown period for you and other members of your own household. Advice that chlorine or bromine will remove the Covid-19 virus can be seen here
There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19. Source material is available here
The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) advised the same after consulting with Public Health England. They do remind people of course to practice social distancing and to avoid gatherings with friends and family which would perhaps imply that you should keep your hot tub or swim spa use to members of your own household. You can see what they had to say here.
At Award Leisure we remain open for new and existing customers who need our support with their hot tubs and spas. We have introduced new working practices to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our customers and staff. You can read more on that here.
Some of the ways we can help find your new hot tub or look after your old hot tub include home visits and surveys (practicing social distance), video consultations, personal appointments at the showroom (have it to yourself), contact free installations and contact free hot tub services and call outs. Contact us to find out more
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!
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.
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!
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!
We have just installed this stunning Coast Spas Hot Tub for Dave and Kelly McGill who live in Knowle, 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.
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.
New Research: Getting into Hot Water is Good for You!
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!
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!
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.