Hot Tub Gazebos are not only great for keeping the bad weather out, they also help to create one of the best hot tub experiences imaginable. Visualise gazing up at the stars on a crisp, clear evening while relaxing in soothing, bubbling water – whatever the weather! The large skylights fitted into the cedar gazebo roof offers weather protection while keeping you connected with the outside world, so you can relax and watch the world above you go by. The night sky changes constantly throughout year and even during the night, giving you the perfect reason to indulge in a midnight soak in the middle of Winter.
Adding an enclosure with a skylight isn’t the only way to maximise your Hot Tub experience! If you have a large family or decide to throw a hot tub party, there’s no better way of keeping refreshments close at hand than making use of a bar that is built-in to the side of a Hot Tub Enclosure. Having a bar close to your Hot Tub will transform the area into a great spot for social gatherings and give all your friends the perfect excuse to pop round with a bottle or two!
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With a Hot Tub Enclosure, making the most of your hot tub throughout the whole year has never been easier. Enclosures come in many sizes to suit any garden, Cedar gazebos can come fully enclosed with sliding doors or bronzed glass windows to create a completely enclosed space; or if you prefer something a bit more connected to the outdoors, you can choose to have up to 3 open and closing louvered sides for a more immersive outdoor hot tub experience while still being protected from the elements.
Cedar is the most resilient wood to inclement weather and therefore makes for a perfect Hot Tub Enclosure. Despite the unpredictable British climate, if you’ve placed your hot tub in an enclosure, there’s very little the weather can throw at you to spoil a pre-planned soak.
While 70% of hot tubs are purchased during the summer months, a seasoned hot tub owner will tell you that the best time to enjoy the relaxing warm massage is when the weather turns colder. While most of us only use our garden through the autumn and winter months for hanging out the washing or letting the pets out, hot tub owners get to use their garden 365 days of the year – especially if they’ve put their hot tub under a Gazebo or inside a Log Cabin. Hot tub enclosures not only get you into hot water, they get you outside in the fresh air throughout the year.
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Wooden Gazebos and outdoor Pergolas make the perfect Hot Tub Enclosure and provide the benefit of offering privacy, weather-proofing and adding a design feature to your garden, enabling you to enjoy an all-weather Hot Tub lifestyle. Outdoor structures with either a wooden roof, side screens or even both features allow you to use your preferred outdoor area more frequently throughout the year, even if you are overlooked by neighbours.
There are many choices of Hot Tub Enclosure – in shape, size and price. These types of outdoor structures generally do not need planning permission and are invaluable if you are looking to make more use of an area in your garden which you’d never previously considered. There are many different styles and materials to suit any garden, from luxurious Cedar Gazebos to stylish Thatched Gazebos.
Typically, the location of a hot tub is best placed nearer to the house or in the most private part of your garden. Hot Tub Enclosures can come with solid side walls or with Open and Close Louvred Sides to give you more options on how to get the best out of your garden space while keeping out of sight of neighbours!
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Have a flick through any Swim Spa Brochure and you’ll be greeted with lots of pictures of athletes and swimmers using the Swim Spa as part of their training regime – and they’re not wrong! Swim Spas offer a perfect alternative to installing a full-sized pool into your back garden. If you don’t have Olympic swimming aspirations and you’re wondering if a Swim Spa is worth the investment, read on to see why Swim Spas are for more than just swimming!
If you have a large family or lots of friends, there is no better excuse to get everyone together than a soak in the swim spa! Our Coast Spas Wellness Party Swim Spa has seating for up to 8 adults together, or if you wanted to allow the kids room to play in the spa with the adults relaxing, our Coast Spas Wellness IV features a self-contained hot tub joined to the Swim Spa together in one unit!
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What’s better than a standard hot tub? A bigger one of course! Swim Spas can come with all the lighting, jets, and temperature control that a hot tub can, bringing with it all the health and relaxation benefits you can get from a hot tub. Some Swim Spas also feature lounger seating, so you can use your Swim Spa for relaxation just like a Hot Tub.
If swimming isn’t quite your thing, but you still want to use your Swim Spa for fitness, resistance training works excellently. By using the resistance of the water (turning the jets on will increase the resistance), you can tailor your workout to suit you! Below are just a few examples of exercises that work well in a Swim Spa:
Exercise Technique Jogging on the Spot A brilliant exercise for warming up, while working your leg muscles. Bicycle Kicks Put your back against the wall and hold the top lip of the swim spa. Bring your legs up just under the surface of the water and move them in a circular motion, as if you were pedalling a bike. Keep pedalling for 1-2 minutes for a great lower ab and leg workout. Chest Flyes Starting in a lunge position (to ensure your arms are just under the surface of the water), place your arms straight out in front of you with your palms touching. Bring your arms out to the side, keeping them straight. Return to the starting position and repeat 10-15 times for a killer chest and arm exercise.
If you prefer to use Exercise Equipment in your workout, there is a wide range of products available. From Exercise Bikes to Treadmills, Award Leisure stock products that will take your workout to the next level.
Don’t be fooled by their name – Swim Spas are so versatile and can be used for much more than swimming. If you want to see how a Swim Spa can improve your family’s lives, get in touch with us to receive a Free Buyers Guide!
Chlorine tablets, regardless of brand, all contain a chemical called Trichloroisocyanuric acid (or Trichlor for short). When used in an acrylic Hot Tub, it can cause severe damage to the shell – if the thermal cover isn’t removed for a few days to vent the gases given off by the tablet, severe bleaching of the plastic occurs.
We advise that if you wish to use a tablet form of Hot Tub sanitation, Bromine is the recommended option; either as a Frog Cartridge or a Bromine Tablet. However, we do stock Chlorine tablets for customers that own LayZ Spas, swimming pools, or other non-acrylic spas. If you still wish to use Chlorine to sanitise your spa, we do stock Spamate Chlorine granules which do not contain Trichlor and are safe to use in acrylic spas.
Award Leisure strongly advise that Trichlor is not used with any Coast Spa, and Coast Spas themselves agree. Use of the tablet is quite apparent and obvious to detect and will also not be covered by your warranty.
Having a hot tub through the summer is great for having friends over and enjoying the long balmy evenings together; but for those in the know, using your hot tub in the winter can be just as enjoyable. But is it worth it?
On a crisp, cold day there aren’t many places more inviting than a warm hot tub. Removing the cover and watching the steam rise from the hot water just before a soak can relax you and set you up for the day. For many people, the cold winter weather brings with it many aches and pains that can be relieved by your hot tubs hydrotherapeutic massage jets, with the warm water relaxing tense muscles and the steam helping unblock those stuffy winter flu noses!
Not as Expensive as you Think
Many people are put off running their hot tubs through the winter due to thinking that their electricity bill will go through the roof. We’re here to tell you, with a little maintenance, that isn’t the case! If you have invested in a good quality hot tub cover with a tight-fitting seal, your tub will be efficient at maintaining the temperature without driving up your energy costs.
Another great tip for reducing your energy cost is to reduce how often you use the jets and remember to turn them off when you have finished your soak. Hot tub jets work by blowing air into the water, which will reduce the temperature of the water, meaning that your hot tub will use more energy keeping the water warm.
Accessorise to Maximise Comfort
Some may enjoy a warm soak in the hot tub while being exposed to the colder elements; however, creating a comfortable outdoor space to house a hot tub may be a better solution for others. Depending how connected to the outdoors you wish to be, hot tubs can be protected from the elements by something as simple as an awning or gazebo, right through to a dedicated log cabin.
Still Not Convinced?
Hot tubbing in the Winter may not be for everyone. If this is the case with your hot tub, you must make sure you properly shut it down for the winter, to avoid any nasty surprises when you come to recommissioning it in the Spring. Here at Award Leisure, we provide a Professional Winterisation Service where your hot tub is thoroughly drained, and the water is drawn out of all the pipework to ensure your hot tub will be ready to go in the warmer weather.
If hot tubbing in the winter sounds like the perfect way to relax and enjoy your garden year-round, Check out our Black November deals to get a great price on a stock model in our massive display sale! With 0% finance over 3 years, no deposit and guaranteed delivery before Christmas, you can be enjoying winter the right way!
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Saunas are well known for their plethora of health benefits and are regarded in some countries as a great social experience; but are you making the most of your Sauna sessions? We’ve included some helpful tips and tricks to leave you fully refreshed after a perfect sauna session.
Keeping yourself hydrated during a sauna session is essential for your own safety. It’s no secret that Saunas make you sweat, but the key is to keep yourself hydrated throughout your session, so you can keep flushing out those toxins without depleting your fluids. Alcohol is not advised, as it will dehydrate you faster and can be dangerous - stick to water, it's much better for you and will help you make the most of your sauna detox!
Grab your Essential Oils
The Sauna provides the perfect opportunity for some aromatherapy! Mix and match your favourite scents to create a perfect haven. Unsure where to start? We’ve included some ideas below:
Essential Oil Benefits Eucalyptus Great for clearing airways in people with colds or suffering from asthma. It has a sharp, refreshing scent that acts as a stimulator, so would be perfect for an early morning sauna session. Lavender Very popular essential oil due to its relaxing and stress-relieving properties. Combine with another stress-busting essential oil like Sandalwood for the ultimate relaxing sauna session. Grapefruit A surprisingly sweet but tangy aroma, grapefruit can help cleanse your pores to combat oily skin. If you suffer from acne, making a grapefruit sauna session part of your routine is a great natural remedy. Chamomile While chamomile is well-known for helping you sleep, it is also a great aromatherapy for relieving muscle tension. If you play sports or just have a lot of aches and pains, bathing in a sauna with chamomile is the perfect natural remedy.
If you have a Traditional Sauna, mixing one or two drops into the water that you pour on the coals will release a cloud of delightfully scented vapour with each ladle poured.
Leave your Phone Alone
Steam and electronics do not mix. Use the excuse to unplug from social media, work emails and demanding conversations to just enjoy the moment and fully relax. Bonus points if you have an Outdoor Sauna and you leave your phone in the house!
Take some Time to Cool Down
Straight after a sauna session, you need to cool your body down. If you don’t feel as brave as rolling around in the snow like the Finnish, a Cold Shower will work just as well. Don’t plan on doing anything too strenuous straight after a session, just enjoy the feeling of complete relaxation before slowly returning to the fast pace of modern life.
These tips will work great in any sauna, but the secret to long-lasting benefits is regular sessions. If the thought of travelling to your local gym or leisure centre 2-3 times a week for sauna sessions fills you with more dread than relaxation, perhaps its time to consider installing your own private haven!
Here at Award Leisure, we are proud of our quality range of Cedar Saunas, from Indoor or Outdoor saunas, to our beautiful outdoor Barrel and Pod saunas. With loads of optional upgrades available, our saunas are fully customisable to create a functional space that you’ll love to spend time in.
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29 Oct|Categories: Outdoor Pizza Ovens
While Wood Fired Pizza Ovens are the choice of high-end restaurants and authentic Italian kitchens, they have so much more to offer your household. If you’ve ever considered cooking using a Wood Fired Oven, read on to learn more about what makes cooking with wood a superior experience.
Since the inception of the pizza we know today in 18th Century Naples, Wood Fired Pizza Ovens have been used to create a beautifully smoky tasting, evenly-cooked pizza with a perfectly crispy crust – it’s no wonder that quality Italian restaurants still cook their pizzas in this way!
The heat generated from the fire is absorbed and circulated throughout the oven via convection and radiation, meaning that food will cook evenly and quickly. The smoke helps create another dimension to the flavour, and if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can try experimenting with different types of wood to bring out different flavours in your creations.
Think Wood Fired Pizza Ovens are just for pizzas? Think again! From baking deliciously crusty bread to fire-roasting vegetables and hickory smoked steak, the only limit to what you can cook in your oven is your imagination. Not sure where to start? Head over to our YouTube Channel, which contains loads of easy recipes and tricks to make the most out of your Wood Fired Pizza Oven.
They’re Perfect for Entertaining
There is something mesmerising about watching dancing flames – and it gets much more interesting when there’s food at the end of it! Cooking with a Wood Fired Pizza Oven is perfect for entertaining guests, and a cooling oven is still able to keep everyone warm long after dark. Throwing a pizza-making party is perfect for when you want to catch up with friends without slaving away in the kitchen all evening.
With Wood Fired Pizza Ovens coming in many different sizes, you are sure to find one which will complement your garden perfectly and become the perfect centrepiece for entertaining guests.
Once you’ve decided that cooking with a Wood Fired Pizza Oven is for you, its time to find the perfect match. Here at Award Leisure, we have worked tirelessly to perfect our range of Wood Fired Pizza Ovens that create beautifully cooked food every time, accommodating everyone from limited garden spaces to large families. To help you decide the best Wood Fired Pizza Oven for you, download our FREE Buyers Guide to find your perfect Wood Fired Pizza Oven.
There’s never been a better time to Buy a Pizza Oven from Award Leisure. Order your Wood Fired Pizza Oven in November and get 25% off!
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