Following two record breaking years in 2015 and 2016, the spa and hot tub industry is hoping to ride on the crest of that wave as we head into the next 12 months. Many retailers are predicting increased sales of swim spas and high-end models in particular this year, with sales of accessories such as gazebos and covanas also expected to rocket in 2017. With that in mind, Hot Tub & Swim Spa Scene takes a sneaky peak at the newest products predicted to take the industry by storm this year…
Regal Aspirations : The Royale comes with a unique slip-resistant, soft-touch material giving the Viking Spas the label of safest hot tub in the world. Retailing at £5,895, the redesigned Royale has it all featuring a Zero G lounger and two captain seats providing the therapeutic massage and also benefits from being a plug and play model which has LED illuminated lighting around the hot tub, two underwater LED lights and stainless steel jets spa.
Spa Solutions www.spasolution. co.uk
New Beginning : Aqua Design and Leisure (formerly Catalina Spas UK) not only has a new name for 2017, but also a new spa line and several lower price point additions to its product range. The company’s three main ranges for 2017 will be Catalina Spas and swim spas, Dream Maker Spas and the new Clearwater Spas. Clearwater Spas are state of the art spas made in Washington in the USA. Renowned for their revolutionary design and construction, the acrylic spas are super strong and feature industry leading insulation values. With 20 models to choose from, prices start from £7,700 up to £15,995.
Aqua Design and Leisure www.aquadesignandleisure.com
Xstream Force : Vita Spa is predicting strong sales of its latest swim spa models, the VL4 and the VB4, in 2017. The swim spas feature Vita’s new xStream Force Jet Propulsion System, which uses anti-turbulence technology to boost and smooth out the swim stream for the ultimate swimming and exercise experience.
The technology was created to stop counter currents where the water tries to bounce back down the swim stream, which causes waves and makes it difficult to stay in the swim lane. xStream Force Jet Propulsion has advantages over propeller or paddles when it comes to creating a swim stream. The river jets produce an 80cm wide the swim stream which is 50% faster and has variable swim speeds allowing you to swim and exercise to your own fitness level.
Vita Spa www.vitaspa.co.uk
Fitness Spa : The new Fitness Spa swim spa from Aquavia is not just a space to get a high quality hydromassage, it’s also a fun place for the whole family. With over 2m of open space available for swimming or water aerobics practice, it also allows the younger members of the family to enjoy the spa as a tiny pool. All of this while appreciating a hydromassage session or working out with the rowing equipment in the jets zone. The design and manufacturing process of Aquavia Spa is 100% European.
From its production plant located in Barcelona, it manages all of its projects and is strengthening its position in the market each day, with a high-quality and reliable product range and an unbeatable service. Prices for the Fitness Spa start from £14,166 RRP.
The Volcano : Due to the characteristics of its stainless steel material, the new Volcano spa from Wellis is the best choice for a timeless appearance. The sleek and unique design is the main characteristic of the Volcano, offering an experience that lasts for many years. The stainless steel material is resistant to UV-rays, frost and thermal stresses.
Thanks to the weather-resistant coating, it is perfect for both indoor and outdoor usage. The 38 jets within the hot tub provide a unique hot air massage experience. Chromotherapy lighting and aromatherapy, two reclining and four sitting places ensure the spa to be the perfect choice for bathers.
Holiday Hot Tubs : All holiday hot tubs are required to be easily accessible and tamperproof for guests. With this in mind, Urban Cedar has incorporated two new exciting developments into its range of holiday hot tubs for 2017. Firstly, the topside of the hot tubs have been re-designed so that guests can only operate the jets and lighting from the control panel.
This will prevent guests accidentally changing the mode or filter settings, which can stop the hot tub heating up. Secondly, a new top loaded chlorine automatic dosing system has been added to the hot tubs, which is installed in the filter housing. When the hot tub is running the filter and dosing system cannot be removed, which is an important safety feature especially with small families.
Urban Cedar www.urbancedarhottubs.co.uk
The Voyager : The Voyager is a new model within Wellis’ StarLine range and with five reclining places it is unique to the market. All seats provide immediate relief to the tired neck muscles due to the new pillow with adjustable massage strength. With the drains placed on each seat you can easily remove all of the water from the spa. All spas in the StarLine range have a new built-in modern diverter and air inlet regulator, which ensures smoother, more precise massage settings.
StarSide thick, slat side panels and the corner element with RGB lighting provides harmony with the interior of the spa. Lighting waterfalls on the edge of the spa make the bathing more enjoyable and a renewed filter house design allows you to enjoy your favourite movies on your tablet.
Best Of Both Worlds : TidalFit Exercise Pools have set the industry standard for low impact water exercise. Combining an exercise pool with your choice of hydrotherapy spa, Artesian have seamlessly integrated both into one unit. The TidalFit Dual Temp line offers custom hot tub options that connect to a TidalFit exercise pool.
This exclusive line features separate temperature controls for each side of the unit, giving the user complete control of the temperature levels on the exercise pool or spa.The brand new DT-19 Dual Temp FitSpa features a 13ft exercise pool with built-in stairs plus a six person hot tub with 35 jets and separate controls.
With a customisable hot tub connected to the swim spa, the best of both worlds is now available.
Artesian Spas www.artesianspas.co.uk
Aqua Lift Two : The new Aqua Lift Two from Aqua Spa Supplies is a new and improved version of the popular Aqua Lift for 2017. The new design mounts directly to the under style plate that goes under the spa and is ideal for showroom displays as there are no screws or bolts into the cabinet of the spa. Made of black powder-coated steel, the Aqua Lift 2 fits spas up to 8ft and requires 12”-18” clearance. The foot assist eliminates the need for expensive shocks.
Aqua Spa Supplies www.aquaspasupplies.co.uk
Aqua Hand Rail : The new Aqua Hand Rail from Aqua Spa Supplies has been designed to be a fixed rigid rail that screws straight onto your spa cabinet. The 50mm diameter power-coat rail provides a solid stable support for entering or exiting your spa, while the slip-free foam ensure a more comfortable and secure grip, especially in colder weather. The rail is securely fixed to the side of the spa with two heavy duty mounting blocks which incorporate four locking nuts on the reverse to stop the arm from moving.
Aqua Spa Supplies www.aquaspasupplies.co.uk
New And Exclusive : In stock and available through Golden Coast this year is the Ultralift range of cover lifters. Strong, robust and highly versatile, they fi t virtually any tub; free-standing, built-in, in-ground, whatever the size, shape or brand. And for customers looking to take in views from the tub, the Visionlift model has you covered with its 360-degree view. Look out also for the Waterway range of spa steps with an impressive capacity of 800 lbs per step. They feature 33-inch non-slip treads — meaning your customers can enter and exit their hot tub or spa with absolute confidence.
Golden Coast www.goldenc.com