HOT TUB & SWIM SPA NEWS
Ultralift? Ultra Good! Golden Coast Introduce New Cover Lifter Golden Coast has announced that it will launch the market’s strongest and most versatile cover lifter at SPATEX 2017. Ultralift, which is available exclusively through Golden Coast’s Essentials Collection of hot tub and spa accessories, is a cover lifter with (virtually) universal appeal. Golden Coast Managing Director Jamie Adams explained: “When it comes to cover lifters, Ultralift is exactly what the market has been waiting for… “It’s built to an exceptionally high specification and has been intelligently Deckmounted UltraLift
designed for maximum versatility. Whatever a tub’s size, shape or brand – Ultralift offers virtually all a perfect fit. Freestanding? Built-in? In-ground? “With Ultralift, you just need a single cover lifter to meet your customer’s exact needs. This is possible because of its comprehensive mounting options. While the Standard Mount option lets you adjust open cover height to your preference, there’s an Under Mount option that slides under your tub prior to filling – so no need to drill holes in the deck, patio or hot tub surround. “If your customer is looking for easy opening and closing, there’s a Hydraulic Mount option which incorporates gas springs. As well as making access easier, it ensures tub owners find the correct closing position much faster – reducing heat loss from the tub and saving them money.” Further versatility is possible thanks to two conversion kits for Standard Mount options – allowing
for hydraulic lift assist or under mount conversion. Ultralift’s ease of installation also impressed Golden Coast. Jamie explained: “Fitting a cover lifter should be easy, but, in reality, it can throw up some challenges. That’s why we were so impressed by Ultralift’s ease of installation. You can assemble it in less than an hour with just three tools. A drill, screwdriver and an adjustable spanner and you’re there.” Golden Coast 01271 378100 www.goldenc.com
The Coverstar – Not Just For Pools
This beautiful swim spa, installed by Falcon Pools for a well-known television broadcaster, features Certikin’s star of all covers and shows just how functional, versatile and stylish the product is. “With a brief to install a cover for the swim spa that is robust enough to withstand boisterous children and pets, my thoughts turned to one cover … the Coverstar,” said Falcon Pools’ Terry Woodhams. “We have installed numerous Coverstars in the past so have the greatest confidence in them as a safety cover. The product is second to none in terms of quality and their installation is straight-forward and we know that we can always rely on Certikin for advice and guidance should any be required.” Unlike other safety cover suppliers who use an industry standard vinyl, Coverstar use a superior vinyl composite in a range of colours. Whereas most safety cover suppliers use sewn webbing, (which often proves to be the weak area), Coverstar have invented and patented the heat sealed process, which prolongs the life of the cover and improves the overall operation. This is colour matched to the actual Coverstar fabric to provide an aesthetically pleasing finish. Manager of the Automatic Covers division, Jo Catterall said: “The Coverstar safety cover can be made for pools, in-ground spas and hot tubs of most shapes and sizes – please call or email the Automatic Covers team at Certikin for a quote.” Certikin has a large team of factory-trained
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engineers to carry out installations, repair work and servicing. They can also make preinstallation site visits to ensure the site is suitable, however, for those wishing to use their own engineers, Certikin can offer some initial training onsite. Certikin International 01993 778855 www.certikin.co.uk Falcon Pools 01932 353040 www.falconpools.co.uk
Kenneth Jacuzzi Dies At Age 75
Ken Jacuzzi, who was the inspiration for the development of the first in-home hydrotherapy pump by his father, Candido Jacuzzi passed away at the start of the year. Candido and his brothers founded what later became Jacuzzi Group Worldwide, due to Ken’s childhood illness in the 1950s. Bob Rowan, CEO of Jacuzzi Group Worldwide said: “It is with great sadness that we have learned of Ken’s passing. He lived his life with grace and great dignity, and was an honourable humanitarian. He was the inspiration of not only the Jacuzzi® Brand, but an entire industry. Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife and extended family.” At the age of two, Ken Jacuzzi contracted juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, leaving him bound to a wheelchair for most of his life. Told that young Ken would not live to see his third birthday, his mother encouraged her inventor husband Candido to develop a portable hydrotherapy pump to provide painrelieving hydrotherapy treatments at home. That hydrotherapy pump led to what is known as the Jacuzzi® Brand today.
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