ENTRY LEVEL HOT TUBS
Tub Ownership On A Budget Hot tubs aimed at those on a tight budget or that are new to the market have gone from strength to strength over the past few years and manufacturers and distributors have been quick to acknowledge this growing sector with new ranges and models. Whether acrylic, roto moulded, foam walled or inflatable, the choice of entry level hot tubs is now wider than ever and we take a closer look at what’s retailing this year in the sub £5,000 sector By Jon Wadeson
ith tighter margins for retailers to work on and lacking a lot of the bells and whistles of their higher priced cousins, the entry-level end of the hot tub market can often get overlooked by dealers. Yes, it can be hard work continually satisfying consumers who want the maximum value from their hard earned money, but customers who take the plunge into hot tub ownership and have a positive experience are likely to return in the future and in doing so, will no doubt up their spend. They’re also certain to recommend their positive ownership experiences to friends and family. So, it’s an area of the market that definitely shouldn’t be underestimated. With an ever increasing amount of the UK public now seriously viewing hot tub ownership as a possibility, perhaps now is the perfect time for retailers to ensure this end of the market is covered.
PURESPA – GREAT OPTIONS FOR FIRST TIME OWNERS Plastica supply Intex’s PureSpa products, which are a great way for the budget conscious to start enjoying the benefits of a hot tub without having to splash out on an acrylic spa. Unlike larger spas, PureSpa models are supplied in a box that comfortably fits into an average size family car and once home, no costly installation is required as each PureSpa runs from a standard 13 amp household plug and takes only 30 minutes to set up. Intex’s all new patent pending FiberTech™ construction is designed to provide the ultimate affordable spa experience and PureSpa Bubble Spa owners are able to relax at the touch of a button, thanks to the easy-to-use control panel which activates the high performance bubble jets surrounding the interior of the spa for
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Unlike larger spas, PureSpa models are supplied in a box that comfortably fits into an average size family car
a refreshing massage. The heating system adjusts to fit the user’s personal temperature preference allowing a stress free spa experience. With two sizes available – a four person with an interior diameter of 147cm and six person with an interior diameter of 165cm – the Bubble Spa provides simple maintenance with easy-to-replace filter cartridges for easy and lasting enjoyment. In addition to the Bubble Spas, the four person Intex PureSpa Jet Massage features four powerful hydrotherapy jets designed to improve circulation and wellbeing. Despite the low cost, users can pamper themselves and relax in water up to 40°C surrounded by the adjustable high powered massage jets for the perfect spa experience. Plastica have continued to develop their Official PureSpa Dealer network with companies receiving preferential discounting on a range of exclusive models. Plastica believe PureSpa is the best entry level spa on the market – and while it may not be the cheapest inflatable spa, they certainly represent the best value!
model included in their range is the new Foam Wall 5 Person Swift Current Portable Spa, which is one of the deepest spas of this type on the market, meaning users can totally submerge shoulders and neck for a full massage. The spa has been designed and produced for the North American / European market by Canadian Spa Company with its 35 years of experience of building spas. With the Swift Current, the company has designed a spa that can be easily assembled and put anywhere – cottage, ski chalet, balcony, boat, RV – practically any location you can imagine (that has a power source of course!). The spa comes with a tough and durable laminated vinyl liner and a 6” inflatable cover that is tapered and lockable for insulation and security. Other models within the company’s portable spas range are the four person Grand Rapids and Rio Grande models, plus the Muskoka insulated synthetic wood and liner spa which accommodates 5-6 people. Entry level plug and play acrylic spas in the Canadian Spas range that come in under £5,000 include the two person Yukon spa and three person Quebec. Despite their sizes, both models are packed with all the features of a full size spa. As one of the deepest spas of this type on the market, users can totally submerge shoulders and neck for a full massage in the Canadian Spa Company’s Swift Current
‘PLUG AND PLAY’ MODEL MAKES OWNERSHIP MUCH EASIER The Canadian Spa Company has a number of portable and acrylic spa models aimed at the more price conscious end of the market, many of which are ‘plug and play’. A popular
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