16 Jul 2013
Well, we managed to survive for a whole two weeks without the hot tub. Yes, I know you’re surprised, but we swapped one form of water container for another. We’re just back from two weeks in Turkey and replaced the hot tub with a swimming pool.
Whether the water is hot or cold there is something very comforting in immersing yourself. Of course, in a warm country, it’s the ‘cooling down’ affect but here at home there’s an almost ‘back to the womb’ like quality in sitting in a hot tub. Do you remember those days before you were born?? No, of course you don’t, but you can probably imagine – no mortgage, no kids, no stress! What bliss.
Sitting in the hot tub seems to take away all the strains and stresses of the day and you emerge feeling totally relaxed.
What I’m not quite so relaxed about is the fact that the One Show have decided that our little film on hot tubs is worthy of being shown again on Thursday 18th July at 7 p.m. Will my embarrassment never end!
By Fiona Cramer
09 Jul 2013
Catalina Spas is a family-run business with 17 years worth of sales in the UK and across Europe. We are a constant forerunner in our design and implementation of the latest features available for both private and commercial sector spas. Here is a selection of some of the unique features that Catalina has pioneered in the European market.
18 LED Waterfall
This is a fantastic feature for evening spa sessions. Whether you are relaxing with a glass of wine and a movie or have friends over for a party, the LED waterfall sets the scene. A standard feature on all the Sunset Constellation range, the water pressure can be controlled to change the waterfall to your liking.
Another party-piece is the illuminated jets. Their underwater features are more than just mood setting lights. These are the finest hydrotherapy jets available. They are designed completely with bather comfort in mind and have the functionality of inter-changeable pressures to offer the bather a bespoke massage to their liking!
Stunning features at the night-time, these little waterfalls offer nothing more aesthetic exuberance, but it’s worth it! These fantastic waterfalls ‘pop up’ out of the shell when turned on, and the back-light in the housing shines a beam of light through the waterfall offer a ‘Las Vegas style’ display. Great little party features.
LED Perimeter Lights
For the full-on party-piece, perimeter lights installed around the outside decking of the spa area could be the perfect idea. This is ideal for those who want to make a featured area around the spa – perhaps with a bar area, loungers, stools, plants, extended decking and more.
Catalina spas provide the most cutting-edge spa features on the market with a comprehensive range of spas to suit every budget, requirement and setting. Therefore, make sure you check out their range today.
28 Jun 2013
The first thing to think about when buying a hot tub or spa is why you want it in the first place – is it simply for you to share relaxing, romantic evenings as a couple? Are you a party animal, looking to add that wow factor to your gatherings, or will you probably enjoy it on your own, soothing away those aches and pains?
There are several sizes of hot tub and the size you choose will undoubtedly depend on how many people are likely to use it, available space and your budget.
You also need to consider the force of the jets which are an integral part of each spa. Are you looking for a soft bubbling tub to help you relax or would you prefer a more forceful jet to pummel those aching joints?