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I am the MD here at WhatSpa Magazine and spend most of my time either working on the Magazine and website or travelling throughout the UK and abroad working with hot tub manufacturers, importers and showroom based retailers. I try to get onto the blog as often as possible so feel free to drop me a question or suggestion and I'll answer it as quickly as possible. Cheers Nick
Hot Tubs Warrington – New Hot Tub Showroom in Cheshire…
Congratulations to Andy and Marie Ford who have just launched their fabulous new 3,000 sq ft hot tub showroom in Warrington, Cheshire.Â The North West Spas showroom is a stonesthrow away from Ikea and Toys r Us at the Gemini Trade Park and features the Dimension One and Digital TV hot tubs range with prices starting from just Â£3,695 for a TV Spa!
I went along to the pre-launch opening and spoke to Andy and Marie who are both very excited about their new hot tubs venture and already have hot tub orders coming in from people who are looking forward to having their shiny new hot tubs installed in readiness for the Christmas and New Year festivities. “We are amazed by the positive local response and are really pleased with the showroom and models that we have to offer, partnering with both Dimension OneÂ and Digital TV Hottubs…we really have a hot tub to suit every budget and taste and with our first-class aftersales program we aim to become the one-stop-shop for hot tub enthusiasts in the local Warringon and wider Cheshire and North West areas” Marie said.
Andy and Marie have some exciting plans and promotions up their sleeves so why not throw your bathing costumes in the car and go down to the Warrington showroom for a dip in one of their many demoÂ hottubs and try before you buy.Â For further details visit their website at www.nwspas.co.uk
Following our visit to the Piscina BCN 2007 Pool & Spa Expo we have lots of hot tub news to report back on.Â The Piscina Barcelona expo was theÂ largestÂ European swimming pool and hot tub show to date and boasted over 540 trade stands with almost 100 hot tub brands in attendance.
The number and variety of hot tubs in display was awe-inspiring with some fabulous new hot tubs and exciting new hot tub features on the way for 2008.Â Some of the major UK hot tub brands like Catalina Spas, Coast Spas, Dimension One Spas, HotSpring,Â Jacuzzi, Marquis Spas, Master Spas, Spaform and Sundance Spas were in attendance in force with some amazing trade stand displays.
The Pool and Spa Expo was hosted in Barcelona’s Fira Exhibition complex and the trade stands spanned three huge exhibition halls.Â Most of the hot tub companies were in hall 3 which is pictured above.Â Our What Spa team spotted some fabulous new products in Barcelona and we will reporting in full in the new Spring/Summer 2008 issue of What Spa? Magazine.
We have daily email requests from our readers about the repairs and servicing of hot tubs amongst other things so we have been on the lookout for highly qualified and professional hot tub service engineers to recommend to WhatSpa readers in their moment of need.Â We have news….
We have just spoken to Darren Waters who has just launched his new business SpaFix which offers hot tub repairs and hot tub maintenance across the South UK.Â Darren has a wealth of experience as a hot tub service engineer and supports all major brands of hot tubs.Â With his contacts across the UK he is able to arrange hot tub service calls in most areas so feel free to give him a call on 07912 103636 or visit his new website at www.spafixservices.co.uk
Here is Darren’s press release:
All new for 2007 SpaFix is the refreshing solution to all yourÂ Hot Tub and Spa needs. SpaFix are an independantÂ maintenanceÂ and services orientated business that strive for excellence in customer service and satisfaction. With over seven years experience we have links and contacts to most major players in the Spa and Hot Tub industry.Â We can assist you with any query regarding any aspect of your Hot Tub, including maintenance, repair, service, spare parts,Â relocation, upgrades, sales and accessories. With a one price fits all stratagyÂ for the whole southern region we truly are the south’s local engineer.
It has come to our attention from a number of our readers that there seems to be a growing number of hot tub traders with an online and/or online auction site presence that are offering deals on hot tubs that seem to be too good to be true.Â We would urge caution when looking at these kind of sites as we have emails from a growing number of hot tub buyers who have fallen for the “inflated RRP just to discount back down again” tricksters who are offering substandard and often illegal cheap imports from the far east that do not meet CE standards.
As ever, do your research and ideally insist on wet testing a hot tub before you commit your hard earned savings to it.Â Please ensure that you pay at least Â£100 of either the deposit or final balance by credit card and also thoroughly check the credentials of potential suppliers as you may get stuck with a very expensive water feature if your supplier disappears and you have no access to spare parts.
Â To be confident of good and continuous after-sales support, visit your local retailers, wet test their hot tubs and choose from a local supplier who will be a more reliable source of after-sales support. Also look for the WhatSpa? Approved manufacturer and retailer logos before buying with confidence.
WhatSpa? today announces the exciting launch of Hot Tub Chooser, our brand new website which allows hot tub buyer’s to browse every hot tub model, manufacturer and retailer in the UK hot tub market.
Following requests fromÂ our readers to develop a comparison site that has all of the specialist knowledge of WhatSpa but focusses on product information, Hot Tub Chooser is a specialist search engine which is dedicated purely to hot tubs and indexes all of the products currently available by hot tub retailers in the UK. Â Whatsmore, hot tub chooser users can browse locally so that they only see the hot tub models which are available in their local retail stores, enablingÂ them to find the perfect hot tub model forÂ their needsÂ with the added peace of mind of local service and after-sales support.