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Happy Hot Dub Finds A New Home After featuring at two successful exhibitions – SPATEX 2018 in Coventry and Piscine Global 2018 in Lyon – Plastica felt it was time for someone else to reap the rewards of owning their Hot Dub creation. Plastica’s spa-in-a-car was conceived and built in less than eight weeks by technical engineer Jody Perkins using a convertible VW Beetle, and Jody had the added challenge of keeping the electric windows, roof and steering all functional. In fact, it was at both these trade shows that the new owners, Happy Hot Tubs saw the show stopping Hot Dub and could see its crowd-pulling potential for their showrooms and future county shows. This family-run business was established over the past 30

years by founder Simon Hallett. Currently being run by two generations of the family plus an experienced team, Happy Hot Tubs have six showrooms located on the South Coast and one in the Midlands. The successful spa business has plans to add two more opening in 2019. The Hot Dub, currently based in Fareham, will be touring upcoming county shows and working its magic at various Happy Hot Tub showrooms across the UK. Founder, Simon said: “We are delighted to be the new owners of the Hot Dub and are grateful to Plastica for handing over their prized possession. It’s a wonderful piece of engineering and design! We have plans to display it at our various show rooms, and even build a

dedicated website to document its progress.” So, the Hot Dub lives on, and Plastica are happy to see it go to a good home, to wow future hot tub customers for years to come! Happy Hot Tubs 02380 812769 Plastica 01424 857857

New owners, James (left) and Ed Hallett checking out the Hot Dub’s legroom

AirO2: The Best Of Both Worlds Golden Coast’s latest addition to its Essentials range has been years in the making, but, according to the independent distributor, this game-changing inflatable cover system is well worth the wait for spa owners and the industry. Launched in January, the AirO2 is a ground-breaking inflatable cover engineered using a dual bladder, drop-stitch construction to support more than 227 kilograms. Golden Coast Managing Director Jamie Adams explained: “Because it uses the same construction approaches used in white water rafts and paddle boards, it offers the exceptional durability necessary to outlast traditional covers.” Available for new and existing spas, the air tight design and materials means that, uniquely, the AirO2 cannot absorb water. “For owners, this means that opening and closing the tub remains as easy on day one as it does one year on. “Better still, it maintains its insulation value throughout the life of the cover – reducing the amount of heat and water lost, and, in turn, reducing running costs for big savings.” The advantages of choosing AirO2 don’t end there, according to Golden Coast. “The AirO2’s designers have really considered the needs of installers during development. With its space-saving inflatability, it’s a cover that’s compact and easy-to-transport. With storage space at a premium, this level of portability allows the industry to work more efficiently. The AirO2 spa cover, which is part of the Essentials range of pool and hot tub accessories, features a contemporary fabric skin that is available in a choice of three colours – ensuring it’s both functional and stylish. Golden Coast 01271 378100 25+27_April_19_Wellness.indd 25

Dual Sided COM-360 Offers Professional Water Testing New for 2019 and available to both the trade plus end users through 1 Stop Spas, the COM360 from HM Digital is a new breed of professional tester aimed at users within the hot tub and swim spa market. It has a unique combination of pH/EC/TDS/Temperature measurements and features different sensors on each end of the meter. Easy to use, it is equipped with a gyro sensor that detects the product’s orientation, meaning the COM-360 automatically switches from pH to EC/TDS mode and vice versa with results being displayed clearly via an LCD panel. The product measures in four scales (mS, µS, 0.5ppm and 0.7ppm) and includes two selectable nonlinear EC to TDS conversion

factors, making it one of the most advanced handheld TDS/ EC meters available. As with any product aimed at the professional, accuracy is a must and the COM-360 offers users precision results as follows: +/- 0.1 pH, +/- 2% EC/TDS and +/- 1 °C/°F. One-touch automatic calibration is also included to pH 4.0, 7.0 and 10.0 plus digital fine-tuning is available to any point within its range. Powered by two AAA batteries, the COM-360 weighs in at only 110g and joins a wider range of HM Digital handheld water testing products offered by the company. 1 Stop Spas 01522 300737

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