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For readers looking for some hot tub ideas regarding the installation of their new hot tubs, our Garden Ideas page will be relaunched in the next few months to include some of the fabulous photos that What Spa readers have sent in to us. In the meantime we will be posting some of them up to our hot tub blog for your perusal.  Here is one that we received today which gives an idea how a simple hot tub gazebo can really enhance the hot tub environment and make for an all-year-round haven for hot tubbing in all weathers.

Thank you to Mrs A Irwin for sending her photo to us.Hot Tubs

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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. 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 £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 One 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 demo hottubs and try before you buy. For further details visit their website at

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Hot Tubs 3Following our visit to the Piscina BCN 2007 Pool & Spa Expo we have lots of hot tub news to report back on.  The Piscina Barcelona expo was the largest 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.  Some of the major UK hot tub brands like Catalina Spas, Coast Spas, Dimension One Spas, HotSpring, Jacuzzi, Marquis Spas, Master Spas, Spaform and Sundance Spas were in attendance in force with some amazing trade stand displays.

Hot TubsThe Pool and Spa Expo was hosted in Barcelona’s Fira Exhibition complex and the trade stands spanned three huge exhibition halls.  Most of the hot tub companies were in hall 3 which is pictured above.  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.

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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.  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.  Darren has a wealth of experience as a hot tub service engineer and supports all major brands of hot tubs.  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

Here is Darren’s press release:

All new for 2007 SpaFix is the refreshing solution to all your Hot Tub and Spa needs. SpaFix are an independant maintenance 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. We can assist you with any query regarding any aspect of your Hot Tub, including maintenance, repair, service, spare parts, relocation, upgrades, sales and accessories. With a one price fits all stratagy for the whole southern region we truly are the south’s local engineer.

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Bogus Hot Tub Traders

Posted on September 26, 2007 by , in 2. Hot Tubs & Gazebos

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.  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.  Please ensure that you pay at least £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.

 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.

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