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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|Ergonomic Seating and Hydrotherapy|
|Jet-Select Diverter System|
|Jet Air Mixture Controls|
|Oversized Monster Skimmer|
|Formed Equipment Enclosure|
|Steel Reinforced Spa Acrylic|
|Pressure Treated Frame|
|Quick Access Gate Valves|
|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|
|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|
|Hydraulic Cover Lifter||OPTION|
|Spa Bar – Caddy||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:
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.
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!
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!
- 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!
• 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.
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.
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!
- Stock models for sale from £3,295.00
- £2,000 worth of upgrades FREE on all special order Coast Spas – any 3 features for free!
- Order a 2019 model for a 2018 price & benefit from all 2019 NEW features without paying a price increase!
- 0% finance on stock models over 3 years with a 10% deposit – limited time only. Excluding Evolution series.
Or Contact us here for more information
We’re clearing out the warehouse ready for 2018 models. We have some superb bargains on 2017 models.
Quick delivery and low deposits available. Full range of finance options including 0% finance and Buy Now Pay Later.
All prices include Steps (RRP £185) and Cover Lifter (RRP £255) and Delivery and installation (£395)
Click here for our new special offers page to see hot tubs in stock and pricing:
A 10-25% deposit will secure any of our superb hot tub offers. We accept all major credit cards and can provide Hot Tub finance over 1 to 10 years.
PLUS with our new BANK BUSTER finance package you can buy your new hot tub from as little as £ 9 per week.
FREE HOME SURVEY
We offer a no obligation FREE home survey. All our hot tubs are Factory Direct and delivered from stock. Why Wait ?
Call us on 0121 389 2758
We’ve been busy since we closed the pop up store on the 9th September….installing ex display hot tubs….moving the gazebo…installing the first two new display hot tubs…moving the display hot tubs…building the barrel sauna….building an Oregon cabin…building our Tiki bar inside the showroom
Still to come this week: Regency Collection Baron and Baroness hot tubs. PLUS a Brookhaven cabin with a Coast Spas Elite Zenith Curve hot tub inside. We’re really excited about this one – for the first time we’ll be able to offer wet tests of our Coast Spas hot tubs in the privacy of a luxury log cabin. Its important to try before you buy with a hot tub – its a luxury investment after all! Now you can at Award Leisure Birmingham’s new store.
PLUS EVEN MORE EXCITING NEWS- a Coast Spas Wellness II SWIM SPA is on its way – expected 12/13 October – we’ll be the only spa showroom for MILES with a working swim spa on display!! Once that is in situ and operational we will have an open weekend – when we’ll fire up the pizza open and open the Tiki bar!
Save £thousands on ex display hot tubs (and a gazebo)!
As we get ready to move to our permanent Hall Green store in September, the final few ex display items from the Quinton pop up store are available with up to 20% discount.
The pop up store in Quinton is closing at the end of August so if you’re in a position to have a hot tub fitted in the first two weeks of September why not take advantage of the great discounts available?
The ex display units are as new with all warranties in place as usual. We’re simply making way for a different product selection when we move to the new store. Not only are you saving thousands on the hot tub, but we’re also offering FREE steps (RRP £185), FREE cover lifter (RRP £255) and FREE delivery and installation (RRP £395) on some payment plans*
Stricty limited availability – come into the pop up store to secure with 10% deposit and book your installation slot!
(*not available with 0% finance)
1. Coast Spas ‘Freedom 56’
234 × 234 × 102 cm
• 7 Person
• Multi-Level Seating
• 175 sq ft Hydro-Cyclonic Commercial Filtration
• Sterling Marble Shell Colour
• Grey Synthetic Maintenance Free Cabinet
• Energy Saving Cover
• Acrylic Shell
• 5″ Underwater Light
• 56 Luxury Trillium Stainless Steel Hydrotherapy Jets
• Volcano Jet and Diverter
• Self-Cleaning Sweeper Jet
• 2 x Waterfall Features
• Programmable Filtration
• Ferrari Topside Control Panel
• Plush Headrests
• Neck Jets
• Multi-Level Seating
• 2 x 5 BHP Xtreme Pumps
The display model is configured with the following options, with standard RRP shown for each:
• 100% Full Foam Insulation (£975)
• Advanced Ozone Purification System (£395)
• Underwater Colour Changing Light (£95)
• ‘Extreme’ LED Perimeter Lighting with LED lit dials, controls, valves and water features (£685)
• Deluxe DM5 Music System with waterproof remote and 4 flush speakers (£870)
• Subwoofer (£165)
• Coast Connect Table (£280)
TOTAL RRP £13,960.00
20% EX DISPLAY DISCOUNT: £2,855.00
OFFER PRICE £11,105.00
2. Coast Spas Regency Collection ‘Prince’
207 × 207 × 92 cm
SEATING CAPACITY 7
• Midnight Canyon Premium shell
• Chestnut Brown cabinet
• Ash Grey Lid
• Hydro-Cyclonic Filtration
• Electrical: 240v 50HZ 32 Amp
• Heater: 3kw
• Warranty: Comprehensive Coast Spas Warranties. Lifetime on shell, 5 years on Cabinet, 2 years on Parts, 3 years on plumbing, 3 years on cover
• 50 Stainless Steel Hydrotherapy Jets
• 2 x 4 BHP Pumps
• 2 x waterfall features
• Built-in filtration – automatic clear water system
• Sunstar® energy saving hot tub lid with child proof catches
• Automatic and programmable circulation
• Adjustable water temperature settings up to 40°C
The display model is configured with the following options, with standard RRP shown for each:
• 100% Full Foam Insulation (£975)
• Advanced Ozone Purification System (£395)
• Premium Shell Upgrade (Midnight Canyon) (£175)
• Underwater Colour Changing Light (£95)
• North Star Perimeter Lighting (£395)
TOTAL RRP £10,430.00
20% EX DISPLAY DISCOUNT: £2,035.00
OFFER PRICE £8,395.00
3. Party Chehalis Gazebo
10′ x 10′
Comes with 2 louvred sides, bar and 3 stools. Shown with a 8′ x 8′ hot tub.
TOTAL RRP £4595.00
15% ex display discount £600.00
Offer Price £3995.00
Delivery and installation FREE if installed at the same time as a hot tub.