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!
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Hot Tub Trade-In
Just like trading in your old car for a shiny new one, you can trade in your old Hot Tub for a newer model.
You can get up to £1,000 towards the value of your new Hot Tub, depending on the age and condition of your model!
Hot Tub Buy Back
If you no longer have time for your Hot Tub, or you inherited a spa with a new house and want the space back, our Hot Tub Buy Back scheme can be the perfect solution for you. Depending on the age and condition of your spa, we can offer you a guaranteed minimum of £500 for your old Hot Tub!
Hot Tub Disposal
Old and broken Hot Tubs are no good to anyone. We can remove and dispose of your Hot Tub safely and hassle free!
All you have to do is fill out our online form, and a member of our dedicated service team will be in touch with you to arrange collection.
Getting rid of your old Hot Tub doesn’t have to be stressful, let the professionals do it for you! With dedicated Hot Tub removal equipment and fully trained expert engineers, we (literally!) do all the heavy lifting for you, so you can enjoy the extra space in your garden or your shiny new Hot Tub!
Coast Spas are manufactured in Vancouver, Canada and are the best-built spas on the market today. What makes Canadian Hot Tubs superior?
Canadian Spas are manufactured from quality parts that are designed for long lasting performance. You only have to take a look at the thickness of the shell to know what we’re talking about here!
A spa that was made in China most likely has acrylic that has been stretched to bath-quality thickness and then reinforced with fibreglass. This shell is then put under further stress by having all the holes cut into it for the jets – it’s no surprise there are reports of people stepping into them and cracking the shell!
To adhere to stringent regulations, Canadian Manufacturer Coast Spas shells are composed of acrylic, vinyl ester skin coat, multiple layers of hand-rolled fibreglass; this is then reinforced across high-pressure areas with a 1.25-inch steel angle iron to produce the strongest built spa shell in the industry.
Canadian spas are manufactured for the Canadian climate – namely the long, ridiculously cold winters!
All Coast Spas Hot Tubs come with the option of full-foam insulation. This is perfect for minimising running costs, even through a gruelling UK winter.
Unlike spas that are manufactured in Asia, Canadian Hot Tubs & Swim Spas must undergo stringent testing to ensure they are safe, environmentally friendly and of the superior build quality that they claim to be.
Coast Spas have also gone through extra testing to be one of the first Hot Tub manufacturers to be recognised for their high quality standards by being awarded ISO certification since 2003. The ISO 9001:2015 certification is the highest internationally recognised quality standard for manufacturing; meaning you can rest easy knowing that your Coast Spas Hot Tub is one of the best-built Spas in the world.
Alongside Canadian spas being superior quality than cheaper spas on the market, Coast Spas have a host of extra features that make your Hot Tub experience as simple and stress-free as possible, including:
- Hydro-Cyclonic Filtration: A pressurised filtration system that passes UK health codes. The pressurised system traps contaminants from re-entering your hot tub once the pumps are turned off. It is also housed away from the bathing area, keeping your water cleaner for longer.
- Infinity Edge: Coast Spas manufacture the only portable infinity edge hot tubs and Swim Spas in the world! Not only does it eliminate the need for a filter grate or bobbing skimmers, you can look out at unobstructed views from the comfort of your Hot Tub.
- Technology Innovation: You can monitor and control your Hot Tub from anywhere in the world with an app on your phone and utilise the advanced features on a touchscreen control panel.
If you’re deciding which Hot Tub manufacturer to go for, Canadian manufacturer Coast Spas are the clear winner. With year-on-year innovation and a commitment to constantly improving quality, you can be sure that their spas will stand the test of time.
No matter which way you look at it, Hot Tubs are a major investment. They require thought, planning and research to make sure you get the right one for you, at the right price. So, what should you think about when deciding how much to spend on a Hot Tub?
Set a Budget – And Stick to It
Do some research here. Look at your finances and decide how much you can realistically spend. Many reputable companies offer 0% Finance over 3-5 years which could be an option – if you can afford it.
Another Hot Tub cost that should be called into consideration is ongoing costs – how much it costs to run, any repairs, maintenance, chemicals and services. Hot Tubs have different running costs depending on features you add on as well as the quality of the spa itself, so is worth bearing in mind.
Decide Your Dream Features – and be Willing to Compromise
Your Hot Tub will become your little slice of luxury heaven – if you’re planning on investing, why not get everything you want on it?
Do you want full-foam insulation, to keep running costs minimal? What about a luxury 24” waterfall for an unparalleled shoulder massage? What about seating, do you want all seats or a lounger for full relaxation?
Adding on extra features will of course come at an extra cost. If your dream model won’t fit in with your budget, be prepared to drop or swap out some features.
Cheap Hot Tubs are currently flooding the market, usually imported from China and are of sub-par quality. Unfortunately, these spas appear to be all-singing all-dancing, with every feature imaginable for under £5,000. These may seem like a great deal on paper but will usually cost you more than the Hot Tub is worth in running costs, repairs, and eventually disposal.
We are huge advocates of the Coast Spas brand, for their incredible build quality, warranties and running/maintenance costs. While you may invest more up-front, you will save more in ongoing costs while enjoying your spa for years to come.
Pay for the Warranty
This is more important than features – so if you’re deciding between extra jets or a longer warranty, go for the warranty! This ensures you can relax knowing that your Hot Tub is covered.
You also want to research the company to see how long they have been operating – make sure they’ve been around long enough that they’re likely to be able to honour the warranty should anything happen!
If you cannot get the features and warranties you’re looking for in your budget, it may be a good idea to look at pre-owned or ex-display Hot Tubs. Showrooms are always rotating stock, and we run a buy-back scheme so there is always a discounted deal! To see the ex-display and pre-owned deals we currently have, check out hottuboffers.com!
Buying a Hot Tub is something that needs a lot of research and thought about your situation – no two Hot Tub customers are the same! If you know ahead of time what you are looking for in what budget, you can start your exciting Hot Tub shopping adventure to find your dream model!
Award Leisure have showrooms in Staffordshire, Birmingham, Warwickshire, Lincoln, London and Cheshire. They all have a large range of Hot Tubs on display and expert staff on hand to answer any questions and help you find your Hot Tub. Get in touch with us to book an appointment or Download a Brochure!
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Chromatherapy has been around for centuries – stained glass windows were invented for churches as they were believed to heal the sick! Harness this age-old therapy in your Hot Tub to upgrade your wellness experience.
How Does Chromatherapy Work?
Colours radiate light energy through vibrations, with different colours having different vibrations. Chromatherapy works on the belief that these vibrations can influence our emotions, moods and overall well-being.
Chromatherapy is getting more popular for many bathing activities, with adjustable LED lights being added to bathtubs, shower heads and of course, Hot Tubs!
What Do the Different Colours Mean?
Each colour vibrates a different way and has a different effect on our disposition. Learn when you should use each colour below:
Stimulates, rejuvenates, and excites. Best used in the morning when you’re getting ready for a big event!
Associated with growth and balance. Calms the mind so you can have a little me-time to regroup and set goals.
Offers balance and relief from discomfort caused by inflammation.
Promotes a sense of tranquillity, reduces anxiety and is great for winding down in the evening before bed.
A calming colour that reduces stress.
Similar to red, orange is a warm and optimistic colour. It increases energy and rejuvenates the body.
Refreshing, clean colour that has a cleansing effect, leaving you feeling fresh and new. Brings purity and peace, as well as bringing great relief for headaches.
Coast Spas Chromazone Technology
Coast Spas have developed Chromazone Technology for their Hot Tubs, which gives the same light benefits alongside the many advantages to regular hydrotherapy massage.
Hot Tubs have been proven to have phenomenal health and wellness benefits and Chromatherapy helps to take this to the next level. Customise your session to your desired mood and leave your Hot Tub feeling refreshed and ready to take on your day, or get a great nights sleep!