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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Another happy Hot tub customer in Kingswinford

A review of the Regency Prince Hot Tub

We have just installed a Regency Prince Hot Tub for Phil Jennings in Kingswinford.

Kingswinford is a town located in the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley in the West Midlands.

We asked Phil to give us an appraisal of both his experience with Award Leisure Birmingham and his new Regency Prince Hot Tub.

Regency Prince Hot Tub

I am very happy with my Regency Prince Hot Tub. We had talked about getting a hot tub for years as I fit Kitchens, Bathrooms and Bedrooms and lots of my customers have a Hot Tub on their patio. One of my friends is an electrician and he said that the hydrotherapy benefits have been really helpful in tackling his back problems. As you can imagine years of fitting kitchens etc have taken its toll on my back and shoulders.

I did lots of research online in to Hot Tubs. I saw that the Regency Prince is a What Spa magazine winner and that got me researching Coast Spas in general. I liked the fact that they are made in Canada so much better for our climate than a cheap Chinese or American Spa.

regency Prince Hot Tub

Don’t get me wrong I love the social side of the Hot Tub but what was especially important to me was the wellness aspect and Coast Spas seemed to offer it all.  I had pretty much decided that I wanted a Coast Spa before I went shopping in store.

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I visited Award Leisure Birmingham and met Simon. I was impressed with his product knowledge and decided to go ahead and order the Regency Prince. It is a large Hot tub and was the size and depth I wanted and had all the features that I needed. This included 50 jets, waterline lighting, music….it is fully loaded.

I felt that although I went over my initial budget, the Regency Prince is a cut above the rest and worth the extra, I felt that I got great quality at great value for money

So far I have used it nearly everyday and it has already made a huge difference to my quality of life with my shoulder and back problems.

So why choose the Regency Prince?

Regency Spas Prince 7 Person Hot Tub has been our best selling hot tub for 20 years. We guarantee that the Prince will be the perfect hot tub for all of the family because this all seated hot tub has a variety of seats for everyone, no matter how small or tall. With a combination of comfortable jacuzzi massage therapy seats and contoured hydrotherapy seating, you can relax, soothe aching muscles or party with family and friends by having your own hot tub jacuzzi at home. This Canadian hot tub is designed with 5 luxurious hydrotherapy seats and 2 higher cool down seats, each with a variation of carefully positioned powerful and very sophisticated massage jets. In particular, the 2 higher seats are perfect for the not so tall and make for very handy steps to get in and out of the hot tub.

Regency prince

Everyone can choose their favourite seat and relax in the Prince party hot tub with either a unique and different hot tub massage per seat or by diverting the flow to a central fusion of water which creates a funky geezer in the centre of the hot tub. With the added bonus of drinks holders, the Prince is the ultimate in enjoying at home indulgence with best friends; we’ve created the perfect aquatic party booth complete with VIP treatment which delivers hydrotherapy excellence without having to leave your own home.

As with all of our hot tubs made in Canada for the Canadian climate, you can be assured of the best commercial grade hot tub filtration creating the cleanest hot tub water and a fully insulated hot tub with the lowest running costs. The award winning Prince hot tub with waterfalls and lights creates a luxurious bubbling ambience to be used as a perfect social hot tub for all of the family to enjoy as well as a discreet haven for individual relaxation and rejuvenation.

This spa boasts two underwater colour changing lights which make the spa look beautiful, especially at night. As well as drinks holders perfect for socialising, two rope waterfalls, plus plush head rests in each corner seat for total neck therapy. With a range of multi-level seating this spa is perfect for all shapes and sizes, allowing for wrap around massage, and the higher seats appealing to children and those who may want to cool down quickly. Comfort, appearance and quality are certainly not compromised.


Features

50 sq ft Pressurised Filtration
Sterling Marble or Snow White Lucite Acrylic
Regency Vinyl Synthetic Cabinet
Reinforced Shell with Owens Corning Fibreglass
Structural Foam Insulation
Poly Moisture Protective Bottom
Underwater Safety Light
Anti-Slip Textured Floor
Thermal 4 inch x 2 inch Heat Saver Cover
Regency Waterfall/Grab Rail
Carbon Fibre LED Control Panel
50 EXA SS Massage Jets
2 x 5BHP Super Flow Pumps
Beverage Holders
Multi-Level Seating
Large Footwell
Ergonomic Seating and Hydrotherapy
Jet-Select Diverter System
Jet Air Mixture Controls
Luxury Pillows
Neck Jets
Programmable Filtration
Oversized Monster Skimmer
Freeze Protection
Formed Equipment Enclosure
Steel Reinforced Spa Acrylic
Pressure Treated Frame
Quick Access Gate Valves
Titanium Heater
Recessed Floor Drain
Recessed Thread-In Jet-Pockets
Super-Sealed Barb & Clamp Plumbing
MADE IN CANADA
Premium Shell Colour Upgrade – Whispering Winds or Crimson Night OPTION
Cameo, Storm Cloud, Kalahari, Tuscan Sun, Midnight Canyon, Shell Colour Upgrade OPTION
Regency Hand Made Cedar Cabinets OPTION
Foam Core Cabinet Insulation OPTION
Full Thermal Heat Management System OPTION
Underwater LED Multi-Colour Light Upgrade OPTION
Waterline Multicolour LED Gem Lighting Package OPTION
O3 One Advanced Plasma Discharge Ozonator OPTION
Self-Cleaning Frog/Bromine System OPTION
Air Blower with 18 Stainless Steel Air Injector Jets OPTION
Heated Blower with 18 Stainless Steel Air Injector Jets OPTION
Aromatherapy Injector OPTION
Bluetooth Stereo System with Subwoofer and Wallmounted Speakers OPTION
Additional 2 Waterproof Flushmount Speakers OPTION
Smartphone Remote Control Communication Module OPTION
Smartphone Remote Control Compatible OPTION
Cleaning canister 16inch long for 50sq ft Coast filter OPTION
50 sq ft Dual Core Filter OPTION
Covermate I OPTION
Hydraulic Cover Lifter OPTION
Covermate Easy OPTION
Spa Bar – Caddy OPTION
Safe-T-Rail OPTION
Spa Booster Seat OPTION
2 Tier Steps OPTION
Delivery and Installation OPTION

Watch the video below to see the 50 jets on the Prince in action

We are currently offering a FREE upgrade package with the Prince worth £2385

Find out more:

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Another Bromsgrove Happy Hot Tub Installation

We have just installed the Award Suite Spa for Matt Jinks and family in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.

We asked Matt to give us an honest review …..

“The whole family love it and we couldn’t recommend Simon and Award Leisure Birmingham enough. We had been looking to buy a hot tub for a while and had seen lots of cheap ones online. It concerned me as to why they were so cheap and after visiting different stores, doing lots of research and talking to Simon…we chose the Award Suite Spa. I felt that it was the best value package available as it is full foam and so cheap to run, a quality tough shell and 25 jets. The Award Suite is also an all in package so we got the cover, the steps, the umbrella and a built in drinks cooler for one great price. It was too good to miss!”

“Living in Bromsgrove it was important for me to buy locally and Simon and Award Leisure Birmingham are only up the road if I need them.”

Spa in Bromsgrove

The Award Suite Spa is the best Hot Tub to buy in 2019. Award Suite Spas are made in Florida and deliver a quality health and lifestyle experience and are built to last, manufactured using cutting edge, environmentally-friendly technology.

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Hot tub Bromsgrove Worcestershire

So why buy the Award Suite hot tub in 2019?

The Award Suite Spas are made from a high-density recycled thermal plastic called polyethylene which ensures that the spa is durable to all weathers and guaranteed not to split, peel or rot. The spa is so easy to maintain that it will look like a showroom model, even after many years.

Many other spas use hundreds of pounds worth of fibre glass, steel, wood and resins which make the spa heavy and more expensive. The Award Suite Spas’ rotational moulded technology requires less work and material, making them a much more affordable and earth-friendly product.

Both Award Suite models feature multi-level seating with corner bucket seats offering a wrap-around massage and a higher cool down seat that acts as a step into the spa. In the lounger version, the head to toe therapy lounge provides total relaxation – so you slide right in for complete comfort without floating out of the seat!

The Award Suite Spas are super easy to install, you’ll be soaking away before you know it! Just like your standard household appliances, the hot tub plugs into a conventional 13 Amp power supply, cutting out the need for expert electrician installation! As they are easy to move around, they are great for those with limited access or minimal garden space. Simply set them where you want on a level surface and fill with a hose!

Hot tub Bromsgrove Worcestershire

The insulation within the Award Suite Spa is approved by the Californian Energy Commission, meaning you are guaranteed to have the lowest running costs – no more worrying about the cost of leaving your hot tub heated all year round! Water maintenance is also a breeze, being assisted by the built-in water purification system.

The adjustable stainless-steel jets are recessed into the shell, meaning comfort and relaxation is guaranteed. The smaller jets offer an intense massage flow, which will help to release muscle tension and relieve pain.

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So, what do you get with the Award Suite Spa?

I’m glad you asked! Check out the amazing features that come as standard:

  • Plush cushioned headrests for added comfort
  • Built-in drinks cooler, holding enough drinks for everyone in the spa to have the ultimate party!

Hot Tub Bromsgrove

  • A fold out table which sits neatly above the water to stand your drinks on or play games. The table easily tucks away when not in use to open up the space in the spa.
  • Lit adjustable waterfall.
  • Colour changing lighting in and above the waterline to create the perfect atmosphere for relaxation.
  • Stylish cabinet corner lighting.
  • Recessed adjustable stainless-steel jetting focusing on tension areas to offer the ultimate in hydrotherapy.
  • A built-in weather, UV and fade-resistant umbrella covering 44sqft, with a 360-degree swivel design. This means you can position the umbrella over or next to the spa, being perfect for creating a social space if there’s too many people to fit into the spa!
  • Large non-slip, curved, solid steps with a handy built-in storage area for your chemicals, towels or slippers. You even get planters for either side of the steps to create a beautifully-designed garden centrepiece!
  • A sturdy handrail for easy access in and out of the spa.
  • A thermal, water resistant cover is also included, locking in the heat for complete energy efficiency. You also get a handy cover lifter that sits nicely behind the spa, supporting the lifting of the cover.

Watch the video below to see more

 

 

Can you believe you get all of this included?! It’s crazy! All these features offer the ultimate destination for relaxation, health and entertainment.

The elegant Award Suite Spas are around 7ft square and available with or without a lounger. The lounger model seats up to 5 people, or the all seated version accommodates up to 6 people.  The spa is also available in 2 beautiful colours – black diamond shell with a black cabinet or a white diamond shell with a grey cabinet and the jets, headrests, steps and foldaway table have all been carefully colour coordinated to match the cabinet and shell.

Hot tub spa

The elegant Award Suite Spas are of the highest quality – they are reliable, durable, and quality – perfect for use all year round and the ultimate affordable relaxation destination.

If you’re desperate to get your hands on one – worry not! Download a Free Brochure and get in touch with us at Award Leisure to start your journey to the ultimate hot tub ownership adventure!

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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

https://www.awardleisurebirmingham.co.uk/hot-tubs-coast-spas-patio-aruba-21.php

 

Hot Tub in Sheldon, Solihull. Another Happy Hot tub Customer

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.

Hot Tub installed in Solihull
Meet the beautiful Regency Baron Hot Tub just installed in Sheldon, Solihull

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.

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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.

Hot Tub Solihull testimonial

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.

Regency Baron 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.

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Free Hot Tub Buyers Guide Solihull

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.

Hot Tub installed in Solihull

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?

  • Reduces Stress
  • Decreases Joint Pain
  • Removes Toxins
  • Eases Muscle Aches
  • Improves Blood Circulation
  • Reduces Chronic Pain
  • Improves Mobility
  • Improves Sleep
  • Reduces Headaches
  • Elevates Mood
  • Reduces Blood Pressure
  • Relieves Cold and Flu Symptoms
  • Increases Metabolism
  • 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.

Click the link and book your Wet Test today

https://www.awardleisurebirmingham.co.uk/book-a-wet-test.php

 

 

Hot Tubs in Redditch – Your local Hot Tub dealer in Redditch

redditch hot tub

Are you looking to buy a Hot Tub in Redditch?

As your local authorised Coast Spas dealer in and around Redditch Worcestershire and the surrounding areas, we are proud to offer you the World’s Best Built Spas.

Are you thinking of improving your garden to make the most of the long summer nights?

Here at Award Leisure we pride ourselves on offering the very best customer service and satisfaction to our customers in Redditch.

Hot tubs are growing in popularity in the UK and now it is estimated that 1 in 10 homes now own a personal Hot Tub.

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Luxury Hot Tubs in Redditch and Swim Spas in B97, B98

We exclusively offer manufacturer direct pricing with no middle men on the most innovative and unique Hot Tubs available. Coast Spas are built in Vancouver and so are the best suited choice of Hot Tub for the Redditch Uk climate unlike many of the American and Chinese Spas that are not fully insulated and built for a warmer climate.

Hot tubs Redditch

Hot Tub Repair service in Redditch

Whether you have purchased your Redditch Hot Tub from us or from another supplier, we are happy to help. Our knowledgable, friendly and helpful maintenance team are only a phone call away for servicing or repairs. If you live in Redditch and are looking to get your Hot Tub cleaned or moved to a new property or just elsewhere in the garden, then we can help.

We also serve Hot Tub owners in Redditch by stocking a huge range of chemicals and accessories to keep your Hot Tub tip top.

Supplying Redditch with Eco-Friendly Hot Tubs

All of our Hot Tubs are 100% Full Foam insulated and are designed with the environment in mind, along with your pocket as a Full Foam insulated Hot Tub is much cheaper to run.

So why choose Award Leisure?

Do you want to buy a Hot Tub? Service a Hot Tub? Here is why you should choose Award leisure for your Redditch Hot Tub solutions.

  • Established in 1984
  • Huge range of products to suit all budgets
  • Payment Plans
  • Free Site Survey
  • Aftercare Service
  • Delivery, Installation and Chemical starter pack

 

BUY YOUR HOT TUB IN REDDITCH TODAY 

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What do I need to consider when buying a Hot Tub?

Thinking of Buying a Hot Tub in 2019?

 

Buying a Hot Tub is so exciting! Browsing hot tub websites, visiting beautiful showrooms and learning all about the different types of hot tub – but there are also some things to consider before you settle on a model to make sure that the hot tub you choose is a perfect fit for you and your family. Read on for our handy little guide on considerations for buying a hot tub in 2019!

 

How will I get it in my garden?

Hot Tubs are large and awkward, weighing as much as 600 kg unfilled – and that’s without any water in it! It’s important to get a Hot Tub that will fit into your allocated space – but that doesn’t mean that if you don’t have access to your back garden, you can’t have a Hot Tub! Many people have their Hot Tub lifted over their house by crane. To ensure that your installation goes smoothly, it is best to order your Hot Tub from a company that undertakes the installation and crane hire for you.

Hot Tub Crane

 

How do I connect my hot tub to an electric supply?

Hot Tubs requiring a standard 3 pin plug are popular for their convenience – they can just be plugged into any standard household socket. They also tend to be cheaper to buy! The downsides to these types of Hot Tubs are that they will have limited features, lose temperature quickly and be higher maintenance. On the other hand, a Hot Tub requiring a 32-amp supply will have more powerful pump(s), bigger jets that will deliver a much better massage and a more effective heater which will keep the water hotter for longer.

 

GOOD TO KNOW: Hot Tubs requiring a 32-amp supply will need a dedicated electrical connection from the household electrical supply, installed by a qualified electrician – costing on average £300.

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How many jets should my hot tub have?

On average, a quality hydrotherapy spa will have no more than 30 jets per massage pump. If there are more, take a look at the jet portals. If they are very small, the water pressure will not offer hydrotherapy; instead, it will mark your body and is likely to hurt any sore muscles and joints – exactly the opposite of what you want in a Hot Tub! Loads and loads of jets do not mean you have the best spa in the world – probably the opposite applies.

 

It’s also a great idea to look at the size of the spa in comparison to the amount of jets the spa has; having lots of jets in a small spa may create too much turbulence. Plus, it all depends on the size of the pumps that accommodates those jets; there is no point have a low HP pump to power lots of jets, and similarly a high HP pump to power few jets, as the massage provided will not offer the hydrotherapy benefit it should.

 

GOOD TO KNOW: If a jet has a big face, it doesn’t necessarily mean the jet itself is big. The key is to look at the portal where the water comes out from. A good hydrotherapy spa will offer a range of jets including rotational and directional, as well as the smaller jets offering a high pressure and intense flow for a deeper tissue massage.

 

Hot Tub Jets

How many seats do I need?

Obviously, this depends on how large your family or social circle is!

 

Statistics claim that 80% of the time there’s just 1 person in the hot tub, 10% of the time only 3 or more persons and the other 10% is when there’ll be a small gathering or party!

Choosing your seating will also depend on what you want to use your hot tub for: hydrotherapy or pleasure? Hydrotherapy requires a lounger, higher cool down seats and wrap around, deeper seats with large and powerful jets. It’s always important to make sure that there’s a seat to fit everyone who will be using the hot tub regularly. For instance, are your shoulders comfortably under the waterline or does the water level mean you require a snorkel?

 

GOOD TO KNOW: Chinese-made hot tubs have much smaller seating, whereas American-made seats seem to be wider and more accommodating to those who are ‘bigger-boned’!

 

If you need help – break away from the internet and seek assistance at an established hot tub showroom. Hot tubs have been around in the U.K. since the turn of 2000, so choose someone who’s been around the block a few times and know their Hot Tub range inside-out.

 

How much does a Hot Tub cost to run?

This is THE most asked question from hot tub shoppers. The answer is that while yes, your electricity bills are going to go up (naturally, as you’re running an extra appliance!) it completely depends on the insulation behind the hot tub cabinet. Insulation is normally not standard and Hot Tub models may have different types of insulation available, so it’s important to know the difference before committing. If a hot tub comes with insulation, it will likely be more expensive to buy; however, it will cost a lot less to run!

 

GOOD TO KNOW: Many of the Chinese and USA-made hot tubs do not have insulation, or they have an inferior (and likely much cheaper) substitute. This is either because the country from where it was made has a much warmer climate than the U.K. and therefore there is no call for insulation, or the manufacturer has missed out insulation to reduce the cost.

 

There are 3 types of insulation:

  1. Full foam insulation – Expanding foam in every area between the underneath of the shell and inside the cabinet. This is the most efficient type of insulation you can get for your Hot Tub and will help to reduce your running costs.
  2. Very little or partial insulation – this is where the shell just sits on a frame surrounded by cabinet panels. Without the panels, you’ll be able to see straight through from one side of the hot tub to the other.
  3. ‘Trendy’ insulation – There will always be some scientific story with this one. It could be Celotex panels attached to the cabinet, silver foil used by N.A.S.A spacemen, loose fibre in plastic bags, even Rockwall type rolls. Any of these are used as an alternative to full foam and whatever is used is stuffed manually behind the cabinet as an afterthought to insulate hot tubs that were not designed for our climate. Be prepared for some of the most bizarre and far-fetched sales stories to justify this type of insulation – From being the latest high-tech solution to it being pest resilient and flame resistant (who is going to try and set your hot tub on fire?).

 

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How will the insulation affect running costs?

We’ve given you some estimates on what running costs to expect, depending on what insulation you choose. They are calculated assuming that the hot tub is left switched on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, and using it for an hour a day at 40 °C.

 

  1. Full Foam Insulation: around £400 per year. While this is usually the most expensive option, the hot tubs have more reliable components, better guarantees and will save you money in the long term (up to £1,200 per year!). Full foam insulation also gives your hot tub more structural support, by supporting the frame when the hot tub is filled with a tonne of water and numerous bathers!

 

  1. Partial Insulation: Around £1,600 per year*. This is because the heat WILL escape through the cabinet. The hot tub will also be very noisy, suffer from leaks (as there is no structural support of the pipes and jets) and the shell may crack or blister due to inadequate structural support!

 

  1. ‘Alternative’ Insulation: This ‘trendy’ insulation may have been presented in such a way that it seems very trendy or on point – it becomes infinitely less appealing when it costs you £800 per year* to run. This is because again, the heat WILL escape through the cabinet. Regardless of any trendy types of insulation, the hot tub will suffer from the same downfalls as hot tubs with partial insulation – being very noisy, leaking and the cracking/blistering of the shell.

 

So why do people buy hot tubs without Full Foam Insulation?

 

  1. The salesman lied about the insulation on the hot tub they bought.
  2. They were just too busy and bought from the first store they found.
  3. The insulation story on what to buy and what not to buy was so confusing that they just bought either the hot tub that they liked the most.
  4. They did not know about and was not told about the importance of insulation.
  5. They was not made aware of the importance of insulation in determining running costs and just wanted a to buy a hot tub.
  6. They had no intention of using the hot tub in the winter and therefore didn’t need to worry about insulation.
  7. They wanted to spend less and only saw the saving in the purchase price and hadn’t anticipated the running costs in the long term.
  8. They intended to stuff the inside of the cabinet with Rockwall insulation and replace every 3 months.

 

GOOD TO KNOW: Do not believe internet jargon or listen to fake news from sales people. Consider your own home – what type of insulation do we use in the walls of our own homes? The answer is Full Foam Insulation. Very little heat is lost, we keep out the cold and noise from outside and our heating bills are lower!

 

Whew! Bit of an information overload there – but its all super important to finding the right Hot Tub for you. If you want more help, you can find more tips and tricks in our handy little Buyers Guide that you can download for Free straight from our website!

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Hot Tubs Solihull – Check out the Luxury Apex Hot Tub and Gazebo package

Are you thinking of buying a Hot Tub this year?

Award Leisure Birmingham have just delivered and installed this fabulous Luxury Apex Hot Tub and Gazebo for Mr and Mrs King in Solihull.

The sophisticated Apex will dazzle you, it is packed with features and with 65 jets offers the ultimate hydrotherapy experience.

Check it out

We asked Phil for his thoughts so far now it has been installed for a couple weeks.

What do you think of your new Hot Tub?

“It’s fabulous….I’ve been promising my wife that we would get one for the last 12 years and now finally it is here. We’ve used it a lot already.”

Why did you choose Award Leisure Birmingham and a Coast Spa?

“Over a few months we tried a lot of different Hot Tubs and visited different suppliers. There are some suppliers offering Chinese made Hot Tubs and I could see that they were flimsy and not full foam which would have mean’t not as energy efficient.”

“We know the Coast Spas brand as a friend of ours in the South West has one and they love it. We used it when we visited and it is a top quality Hot Tub.”

“Simon the owner at Award Leisure Birmingham was great. I liked that nothing was too much trouble. we visited the store a couple of times as we wanted to make sure we were choosing the right Hot Tub for our needs and he was incredibly helpful even emailing different info and specification sheets on different models.”

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What made you choose the Coast Spa Luxury Apex Hot Tub?

“My wife suffers with Rheumatoid Arthritis so we wanted a variety of jets to give a full hydrotherapy experience.”

What do you think of your new Gazebo?

“It is really solid and of great quality. To be honest I was not keen on the idea of a gazebo as I didn’t think it was necessary. The Gazebo was my wife’s idea as she wanted a little more privacy. She was right, it is perfect and makes it feel cosy especially at night. I like the fact that now it can be pouring down with rain and I can be sat still relaxing in my Hot Tub. Also the skylight is a nice touch to look up and see the stars at night.”

Coast Spas has a long history as an Arthritis Advocate

For nearly two decades Coast Spas and Arthritis Research Canada (ARC) have worked together to improve the quality of life of arthritis sufferers. After years of consultation and partnered research with ARC’s Arthritis Research Team and their Arthritis Patient Advisory Board, Coast Spas designed the world’s first Wellness Spa. In working with ARC for so long in regards to research and clinical trials, Coast Spas has internalised the needs and requirements of arthritis sufferers when creating their hot tubs.

http://www.coastspas.com/arthritis.php

Are you thinking of getting a Hot Tub but worried about access?

Never fear, where there’s a will, there’s away. Mr and Mrs King needed a crane to get their Luxury Apex into their garden and in position. Here at Award Leisure Birmingham we can help arrange a crane for you and deal with them directly to arrange installation dates and times so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

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The Best Value Hot Tub to buy in the UK 2019

The Award Suite Spa

Find out more about our exciting brand-new Hot Tub, The Award Suite Spa – as seen on ITV’s This Morning & Loose Women! Learn about all the amazing features that come as standard and find out how you can win your very own Award Suite Hot Tub.

The Award Suite Spas are made in Florida and deliver a quality health and lifestyle experience and are built to last, manufactured using cutting edge, environmentally-friendly technology.

The Award Suite Spas are made from a high-density recycled thermal plastic called polyethylene which ensures that the spa is durable to all weathers and guaranteed not to split, peel or rot. The spa is so easy to maintain that it will look like a showroom model, even after many years.

 

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Many other spas use hundreds of pounds worth of fibre glass, steel, wood and resins which make the spa heavy and more expensive. The Award Suite Spas’ rotational moulded technology requires less work and material, making them a much more affordable and earth-friendly product.

Both Award Suite models feature multi-level seating with corner bucket seats offering a wrap-around massage and a higher cool down seat that acts as a step into the spa. In the lounger version, the head to toe therapy lounge provides total relaxation – so you slide right in for complete comfort without floating out of the seat!

The Award Suite Spas are super easy to install, you’ll be soaking away before you know it! Just like your standard household appliances, the hot tub plugs into a conventional 13 Amp power supply, cutting out the need for expert electrician installation! As they are easy to move around, they are great for those with limited access or minimal garden space. Simply set them where you want on a level surface and fill with a hose!

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The insulation within the Award Suite Spa is approved by the Californian Energy Commission, meaning you are guaranteed to have the lowest running costs – no more worrying about the cost of leaving your hot tub heated all year round! Water maintenance is also a breeze, being assisted by the built-in water purification system.

The adjustable stainless-steel jets are recessed into the shell, meaning comfort and relaxation is guaranteed. The smaller jets offer an intense massage flow, which will help to release muscle tension and relieve pain.

So, what do you get with the Award Suite Spa?

I’m glad you asked! Check out the amazing features that come as standard:

  • Plush cushioned headrests for added comfort
  • Built-in drinks cooler, holding enough drinks for everyone in the spa to have the ultimate party!

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  • A fold out table which sits neatly above the water to stand your drinks on or play games. The table easily tucks away when not in use to open up the space in the spa.
  • Lit adjustable waterfall.
  • Colour changing lighting in and above the waterline to create the perfect atmosphere for relaxation.
  • Stylish cabinet corner lighting.
  • Recessed adjustable stainless-steel jetting focusing on tension areas to offer the ultimate in hydrotherapy.
  • A built-in weather, UV and fade-resistant umbrella covering 44 sq ft, with a 360-degree swivel design. This means you can position the umbrella over or next to the spa, being perfect for creating a social space if there’s too many people to fit into the spa!

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• Large non-slip, curved, solid steps with a handy built-in storage area for your chemicals, towels or slippers. You even get planters for either side of the steps to create a beautifully-designed garden centrepiece!
• A sturdy handrail for easy access in and out of the spa.
• A thermal, water resistant cover is also included, locking in the heat for complete energy efficiency. You also get a handy cover lifter that sits nicely behind the spa, supporting the lifting of the cover.

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Can you believe you get all of this included?! It’s crazy! All these features offer the ultimate destination for relaxation, health and entertainment.

The elegant Award Suite Spas are around 7ft square and available with or without a lounger. The lounger model seats up to 5 people, or the all seated version accommodates up to 6 people. The spa is also available in 2 beautiful colours – black diamond shell with a black cabinet or a white diamond shell with a grey cabinet and the jets, headrests, steps and foldaway table have all been carefully colour coordinated to match the cabinet and shell.

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The elegant Award Suite Spas are of the highest quality – they are reliable, durable, and quality – perfect for use all year round and the ultimate affordable relaxation destination.

For your chance to win one of our beautiful Award Suite Spas, all you need to do is head over to the ITV website and follow the details to be in with a chance!

If you’re desperate to get your hands on one – worry not!

Download a Free Brochure here and get in touch with us at Award Leisure to start your journey to the ultimate hot tub ownership adventure!