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Hot Tub Industry Welcomes CPC’s Training Initiative

Saunas Provide Business Growth Opportunities

More and more companies in the UK are moving away from seasonal operation by diversifying into sauna and, according to Golden Coast, all signs point to this sector offering huge growth opportunities for the industry. Backed by the results of its own annual State of the Wet Leisure Industry Survey, which has shown clear year-on-year expansion for sauna, Golden Coast sees this growing consumer interest as an indication that householders are prioritising home improvement and health. The trend for wet leisure businesses to diversify into each of the three main sectors – pool, spa and sauna – continues. But, although sauna remains the smaller sector overall, it is increasing by the fastest rate – with more than half the companies in the latest survey involved in selling and installing. Jamie Adams, Managing Director of Golden Coast said: “For those already installing and supporting pools and spas, saunas are a natural fit as the knowledge, skills, facilities and customer bases you have can be easily adapted to the sale, installation and maintenance of saunas. Figures from Golden Coast and its sauna partner Tylö make interesting reading for any company considering entering the marketplace. Jamie explains: “Typically, the gross profit on a sauna is 40% and your customers will be paying between £5,000 and £40,000 for an installation. But, like we’ve seen with spas and pools, installing a sauna is accompanied by growth in add-on business through consumables, servicing, repairs and retrofit products. “But, more than that, it gives you an offering that sells all-year-long, unlike pools or spas which are very seasonal.” To support companies thinking about offering saunas to their customers, Golden Coast has produced a free of charge downloadable e-book, which offers practical advice on getting started and spells out the advantages. Golden Coast 01271 378100

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The training arm of Gloucestershire based Complete Pool Controls (CPC) has had a busy year with its new hot tub training course. Since February, CPC has been offering a oneday training course designed for hot tub professionals and personnel dealing with hot tubs as part of a holiday rental. The BISHTA accredited course, titled ‘Hot Tub and Swim Spa Water Hygiene Management’, has been well received by the industry with almost 200 people having successfully completed it. Attendees included sales staff and engineers from multinational and independent hot tub companies, to holiday park operators and private companies who are renting out a hot tub as part of a holiday let. The training arm of CPC is run by Martin Rigby. Commenting on the course, Martin said: “Soon after the launch at SPATEX it became apparent that the industry was ready to embrace a course which clarified issues such as commissioning hot tubs, water treatment routines and testing procedures. With the publication of HSG282 from the HSE earlier this year delegates were looking for concrete advice on how best to maintain a hot tub both in showrooms and tubs used as part of a holiday let. “It is a huge responsibility looking after a tub which is being used by the public and for many of the delegates the new guidelines and recommendations are a big shock but by the end of the course they are aware of exactly what is required to fulfil their health and safety obligations.” Courses are being held across the UK throughout 2018 with two already scheduled to take place on Tuesday 23 January and Tuesday 20 February. For more information or to book your place, email Complete Pool Controls 01242 662700

Coast Spas Unveil Disruptive Swim Spa System Coast Spas® Manufacturing Inc. used the recent International Pool & Spa Expo in Orlando, Florida to unveil a new Swim Resistance System that the company believes will revolutionise swim spas and set the bar for the industry in this growing market. The entirely new Swim Resistance System was developed by Coast Spas and has been engineered to be the most effective counter-current swim machine available. It will be available on 2018 Wellness Spa® swim spa models.  The new system is able to move large amounts of water quickly in an incredibly

smooth and non-turbulent manner that creates the perfect swimming environment. All this is coupled with a new variable speed control system that allows swimmers to select the perfect speed of counter-current and a new touchscreen interface that offers users to select multiple exercise modes and access various pre-set selections tailored specifically for their ability. “We were dedicated to bring to market a truly professional swim spa that would be effective and challenging for everyone, up to and including career athletes.  As a leader in innovation, we are proud to be the first and only manufacturer to develop a personal health and wellness spa that performs at this elite level,” said Don Elkington, President and CEO of Coast Spas. The Coast Spas team chose to display the new system on the largest portable infinity edge swim spa in the world.  With a gigantic swimming and exercise area, the Wellness Infinity Ultra Swim Spa has both stand-up and sit-down massage therapy zones along with exercise and fitness equipment, all incorporated into a stunning infinity edge design with a custom cabinet finish and carbon fibre corners.  Coast Spas Manufacturing Inc. +1 604 514 8111 28/11/2017 23:01

SPN (Swimming Pool News) December 2017  
SPN (Swimming Pool News) December 2017  

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