Tight Squeeze

squeezeOC Spas recently undertook the challenging installation of an Artesian Spas swim spa and hot tub for a client in Cornwall. Following a visit to the OC Spas showroom in Goonhavern, the client ordered a TidalFit EP16 swim spa and a Platinum Elite Dove Canyon hot tub, which were both to be positioned in a narrow section of the client’s garden, which ran between a hedge and the side of the house.

Just to complicate matters, the client requested the installation to be completed in time for Christmas. Lucy Bottrell of OC Spas takes up the story: “The client desperately wanted them both to be installed and functioning for Christmas Day. “It was an unusually wet December and the ground was totally water-logged; it would have been preferable to have delayed the install until the New Year, but we did not want to disappoint the client so we went ahead with the groundworks.”

The narrow access to the property meant that it was also not possible to use a crane to deliver the spas, so the OC Spas team opted to use a 7.5 tonne lorry with a hi-ab on the back. “We covered the meadow behind the site with ground mats in order to try and save the ground underneath, which was totally waterlogged,” explains Lucy. “But still the lorry got stuck half way up the hill and we had to ask a local farmer if he could tow the lorry up the hill with his tractor! The spa was then safely hi-ab’d over the hedge.”

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