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2016 Hot Tubs – The New Season

Aquavia Spa’s Sunset comes with screwless cabinet with an exclusive design and three different colour finishes

Hot tubs are without a doubt a real success story in the UK and for many manufacturers and retailers, 2015 was another great year with sales increasing and the sector going from strength-to-strength. With demand across both commercial and domestic markets showing no signs of slowing, manufacturers and distributors are keen to ensure the New Year brings new opportunities. This issue, we take a look at what’s in store in 2016 By Jon Wadeson


hilst nobody knows the actual numbers of hot tubs sold each year in the UK, manufacturers, distributors and retailers all agree that the market is going from strengthto-strength in the UK. With more opportunities though, comes more competition, so it’s increasingly important for retailers to be able to offer not only a comprehensive range of products to end users, but also something that differs from the competition – something that is unique. This in turn drives innovation, with what’s on offer constantly changing. From entry level to high-end, this issue we take a look at what’s new and improved in 2016.

CERTIKIN UNVEILS TWO NEW FANTASY HOT TUBS SPATEX 2016 will be the showcase for the Splendor hot tub – the latest addition to the Fantasy Rotomoulded hot tub range, supplied by Certikin International.

Not at SPATEX but a new addition to the Fantasy range is the two person rectangular shaped Aspire with ten jets. Which, like the Splendor, has a dual speed therapy system. The Splendor is a 2m round Rotomoulded spa designed to accommodate five people and, like all the others in the range, are easy to set-up and simple to use and maintain. Being a rotational moulded spa, it is light-weight and an affordable alternative to the traditional acrylic spa. With a durable RokSolid™ shell, they are built to withstand the elements. The Splendor has 18 jets and comes in three attractive colours – sand, taupe and espresso. The walls of each hot tub are filled with polyurethane insulation providing maximum efficiency and strength. Standard equipment also includes a grey cover with lock down clips adding convenience and safety. The Splendor fits through standard doors and features electronic digital controls, an energy efficient 2 kW heater, superior filtration, surface skimmer, mood light and digital temperature readout.


Available from Certikin, the Splendor is a 2m round Rotomoulded spa designed to accommodate five people 64-65_SPN_Feb_16_Hot_Tubs_Rev.indd 65

New for 2016, US brand Spa Crest has become the first spa manufacturer worldwide to use the revolutionary new TSE EcoSpray Bio insulating and support foam in the

Available from Spa Crest Europe, the Tuff Spas TT450 will be making its UK debut at SPATEX 2016 and can seat up to seven adults

manufacture of its hot tubs, replacing volatile and non-recyclable petroleum based foam throughout its entire range. Tony Welsby, Spa Crest Europe’s Managing Director said of this latest innovation: “We are constantly looking for new ways to improve our products and consumers are increasingly environmentally conscious and demanding products using more sustainable materials. EcoSpray Bio is at least as good an insulator as the old petroleum based foam, but manufactured entirely from bio-based materials from renewable, sustainable sources.” The product’s green credentials have been officially recognised with USDA Certification as a bio-based product. Also new for Spa Crest Europe and coming from the Tuff Spas stable of products and making its UK debut on the company’s stand at SPATEX 2016 will be the new TT450,

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