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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
Global powerhouse Villeroy & Boch has launched an entire new range of luxury hot tubs for the 2013 season at the recent ISH expo in Frankfurt.
The new range of Villeroy & Boch spas are constructed using state of the art manufacturing technology incorporating JetPak IIâ„¢ technology which is completely free of pipework.
The JetPaksâ„¢ can be interchanged with a simple click. 16 different JetPaksâ„¢ fit on any seat and can also be retrofitted. They are infinitely adjustable and can also be switched on and off as required.
Villeroy & Boch was the talk of the show at the Frankfurt launch with a palpable buzz surrounding the launch of the new 2013 line. The sleek elegant design was universally praised as stylish and eye catching and the advanced engineering in the all new JetPak IIâ„¢ Therapy System was seen as a revolution in spa technology that creates the ultimate personalized spa experience.
The space-saving A6L was one of the most popular models at the show, featuring six seats, four JetPaksâ„¢ and coming in at 2.03m x 2.24m x 0.86m. The A6L has a water capacity of 1,151 litres and 1,825kg filled weight. With 4 bucket seats and a lounger, the A6L is perfect for most families and comes with an array of equipment as standard and a jet capacity of up to 177!
â€œWe are extremely pleased with the reception that we have received at the product launch in Frankfurt,â€ said Villeroy & Boch International Sales Manager Wellness at Home Ralf Banaski.
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In the past 18 years the National Lottery has created 3,000 millionaires. But what have the lucky winners spent their money on?
According to a study by Camelot and Oxford Economics, over Â£8.5bn has been won since the National Lottery launched in 1994, with the average win coming in at Â£2.8m. The average win laid end to end in Â£10 notes would stretch for 25 miles.
So where do hot tubs feature in the spending priorities of new Lotto winners?
Hot Tubs came out top!
Whilst over Â£460m has been spent on buying new cars – caravans, walk-in wardrobes, electric gates, games rooms and snooker tables have all been high on the shopping lists of those lucky enough to scoop top prize. But it has been revealed today that hot tubs are best when it comes the percentage ownership, with 29% of winners choosing to install their very own bubbling hot tub in their swish homes.
“That’s almost 1,000 of the very best hot tubs installed into the homes ofÂ lottery millionaires which is a truly staggering statistic. It just goes to show how enjoyable hot tubs are and when the financial barriers to ownership are removed, a huge proportion of the population would choose to own one. When you compare this figure to the hot tub ownership proportion in the general population of less than 1% of homes having hot tubs, this is staggering news,” commented Nick Clamp, Editor of WhatSpa? Magazine.
In what has arguably been the perfect storm for seasonal businesses, namely a depressed economyÂ coupled with the worst summer weather on record, one young entrepreneur is sailing a trend-buckingÂ course through it all with their latest, rather unique, proposition.
Alex Kemsley, managing director of the Waterstream Group based on the Handcross Garden Centre on theÂ A23 just south of Crawley, is so confident that we’re in for an Indian Summer, that he is guaranteeing theÂ sunshine for anyone who buys a pool or a hot tub from them over Â£6,000 between now and the official endÂ of British Summer Time – and paying them in hard cash if he’s wrong!
Alex says, “No, we’ve not gone completely mad! But we are so confident that it’s going to be gloriousÂ between now and midnight on October 28th, that we’re going to give back Â£5 for every day it rains toÂ anyone who buys a selected pool or hot tub between the date of their purchase and the end of BST. We’veÂ been told that we could potentially be giving back a lot of money, but it’s a bit of fun and encouragementÂ for all our staff to be out every day doing a sun dance! It’s also to highlight that, hot tubs in particular, areÂ at their most invigorating and enjoyable when used in showers of rain or snow”.
Clearly there is some small print, but the essence of the promotion is that if the Met Office (to ensure it’s allÂ fair and above board) record any precipitation during a 24 hour period in the customer’s postcode, they getÂ Â£5 cash back for every day that happens between now and the end of British Summer TIme in October.Bizarrely, it appears that Waterstream could be on to something with their predictions, as temperaturesÂ are forecast to hit 30Â°C in the south east this weekend!