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Tiled Finishes That Create Bespoke Spas For commercial facilities that require a compact luxury water experience with durability built in, it’s hard to beat a tiled spa or swim spa. With unique finishes combined with installation, flexibility and resilience, it’s no wonder these products are enjoying such success. Their bespoke nature has made them a hit for high-end domestic installations and designers love them too thanks to variety of options on offer. This issue, we take a look at what’s on the market By Jon Wadeson


hen a customer is looking for a spa or swim spa, quite often more traditional off the shelf solutions just won’t do. For many, the need to have a bespoke solution is because something special is desired – a real one-off that makes a statement and that has the illusive ‘wow’ factor. For others, there is a need for a product that offers the ultimate in durability. Finally, there can also be a need for a bespoke solution when there are restricted access issues. Often, the solution for all of these challenges is a tiled spa or swim spa. Thanks to the wide range of luxury finishes, materials, styles and sizes on offer, the flexibility that these products provide will always leave more standard options trailing far behind. Whatever the requirement and use, the sector is one that offers numerous options to today’s discerning customers and despite it still being very much a niche sector, demand for tiled spas and swim spas has been equally strong across both the commercial and domestic markets. This issue, we take a look at some of the bespoke solutions that are on offer.

SPAS THAT COMES IN TWO PIECES (OR MORE!) One of the great USP’s of the Certikin tiled spa is that it can be delivered split into two, Working with Liverpool based supplier Rigo Spa Ltd, Certikin are able to tailor all options to suit a specification and décor. This applies to domestic, light commercial and heavy-use overflow applications 57-58_SPN_Oct_16_Tiled_Spas_Rev.indd 57

three, four and even eight sections! It’s the perfect solution for new build or refurbishment projects where access is a potential problem. This opens up the opportunity to replace or include a spa where previously considered not to be possible. The spa is rejoined on site by a highly skilled team and the joint hidden by tiling. All the spas come fully finished from the factory and can be tiled in a vast range of designs from 20mm mosaics to large format tiles or the customer’s own choice can be used. Their high specification includes water hydrotherapy jets for localised massage, air injectors for all over massage, an underwater light, a floating heat retention cover and full support leg kit. The number and arrangement of fittings can be installed in almost unlimited layouts in each spa, with the functionality double-checked by Liverpool based supplier, Rigo Spa Ltd. Highly versatile, the spas come in attractive round, square and octagon shapes. All the spas come fully tiled from the factory and in a choice of attractive glass mosaics. Alternatively, customers can supply their own choice of tiles. Certikin’s Commercial Manager, Steve Nelson said: “Everything can be tailored to suit a specification and décor, from the size, shape, number and type of jets and the choice of tiles and this goes for domestic, light commercial and heavy-use overflow applications. The possibilities are endless. “With Rigo as our supplier, we can provide an outstanding service for our customers and satisfy the requirements of the most demanding contract,” he added.

AstralPool UK chose Cheshire Spas & Pools to work alongside in a mutually beneficial arrangement to supply the pool trade within this niche sector

NEW PARTNERSHIP OFFERS QUALITY PRODUCTS AND A COMPLETE SERVICE In their search for a strategic manufacturing partner to deliver tiled spa and swim spa products to the market, and having had a close relationship for many years, AstralPool UK chose Cheshire Spas & Pools to work alongside in a mutually beneficial arrangement to supply the pool trade within this niche sector. There were a number of factors that lead to the partnership decision. A family run business first established in 1965, Cheshire Spas & Pools have since expanded and grown into one of the largest pool and spa manufacturers in Europe. Alongside AstralPool UK they can offer a complete in-house service from initial design in a CAD studio, to model and mould making in an ISO 9001 accredited onsite factory, through to final production and installation. As a leading distributor to the UK trade, AstralPool UK facilitate the route to market through their existing customer base and add value by coordinating pre site surveys,

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