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  • Writer's pictureNicola McCabe

Hot Tubs in the News

Updated: Nov 10, 2021

It's been a funny old year so far - not funny ha ha, but funny peculiar. And some of the hot tubs news items that have come up recently seems to confirm it.

Reasons not to buy an inflatable tub

One article that caught my eye was about the rise in hot tub insurance claims. Admittedly it was in the UK, not France, but it did make me wonder if any of our customers had had cause to put in any claims over here.

Because of lockdown last year more people spent time in their gardens, and if you've got a hot tub then that includes extra hours relaxing in the tub as well. But apparently there was a 188% increase in accidental damage claims in 2020. Reading the BBC news article the majority of claims seem to be related to inflatable tubs, like Lay-Z-Spa I guess. Things like birds pecking holes in the cover, deflated spas being stolen, and punctures caused by grass strimmers! I don't think you'll have any of those issues with your lovely, solid tubs. The worst problem you might encounter is dropping your mobile phone in the water. but I have a couple of ways to avoid that happening.

  1. Disconnect, relax and leave your phone in the house.

  2. Treat yourself to a floating spa tray or a waterproof floating phone case.

New natural tub cleaning product

It's not very often that pool and spa cleaning products hit the news but they have this week. All thanks to a small Welsh company, Pennosan, who are using sea-shells to develop new water cleaning products. Pennosan Natural Spa Clarifier has been "specifically formulated to help keep hot tub and spa pool water crystal clear while preventing tanning product stains". It's not just a natural product, it's also biodegradable, 100% allergen free and antimicrobial.

Hopefully when you place an order with us we give you plenty of information on how to clean and maintain your tub, so they are always safe to use. But if you are ever in any doubt as to what to use or how often you need to empty your tub, you can always get in touch. We're always happy to offer help and advice. Maybe this new product is something we need to do a bit more research on - as long as it can be shipped to the EU without too many extra import costs.

Hot tubs heated by Bitcoin mining

I wasn't sure whether this was an April Fool prank or not, but it's serious. Apparently Bitcoin, and various other cryptocurrencies (which I know absolutely nothing about) use a huge amount of electricity to mine. However, one of the by-products from the mining is heat. So some bright spark has come up with the idea of using this heat to warm up a hot tub, and he has even created a prototype, voice- controlled by 'Alexa'. Now do you understand why I thought this was a joke? I'm not sure if this will catch on, or how much it will cost, but I think I'll stick with my wood-burner for the time being.

Global delays

In recent weeks we have had to reschedule a lot of our new deliveries because our suppliers have had problems with the manufacturers not being able to source supplies. Last year, at the start of the pandemic, there were issues because components made in China weren't being produced. This year manufacturers are experiencing further delays due to resin shortages, used in the hot tub manufacturing process (acrylic, fibreglass, etc). All we can do is apologise if you are still waiting for your new hot tub. It's not just a Hot Tubs In France or Cotswold Eco Tubs issue. It's an industry wide problem, and we will keep you up-to-date with all our deliveries and hope that it is resolved soon. Because of the supply issues some manufacturers are bumping up their prices, which dealers are then having to pass on to the buyers. Thankfully this has not been the case so far with Cotswold Eco Tubs. And you can rest assured that we will always offer our customers the best prices and 5 star customer service.

I cannot praise Hot Tubs In France enough. We were recommended to them by a friend after he purchased a tub a few months ago. From the very first meeting with Nicola and Tim they have provided an excellent service. They genuinely care and want you to be happy with your purchase. Always go the extra mile and nothing is too much trouble. Paul G.

Summer Tour News

Our Hot Tubs Summer 2021 tour is underway and we had a good turnout at last month's event at Espoir Nature in Loubillé.

This month, on Saturday 24th July we are on the road again, and will be at Mad Hatter's Kitchen, in Caunay 79190. Charlotte and Glyn are pulling out all the stops! It's a famous music festival venue, that hosts lots of great bands at the annual Wonderland festivals. But when they told us that they'd arranged for a live band for the 24th it was a wonderful surprise. We're looking forward to this event more than ever now, and hope you can join us on the day.

Charlotte has confirmed that the bar will be open all day, and lunch will be served from 12.30h to 14.30h. With tea, coffee and cakes served later in the afternoon from 15.00h to 17.00h. Live music in the afternoon will be performed by the Mount Juliet Band.

To book a table for lunch or for accommodation, contact Mad Hatters directly, by calling 05 49 27 67 29, or emailing To book a slot with Hot Tubs In France call, email or message us via Facebook. We can give you loads of advice and information on buying or hiring a hot tub. In addition, we can share all the details about the exciting new Burford Hydro Edition, with its state-of-the-art air and hydro massage system. We'll be delivering the first batch of these new tubs over the next few days, and will be able to give you some customer feedback too. We're so looking forward to meeting our new customers, and I hope you can come and see us at Mad Hatters on the 24th July. In the meantime, Happy Hot Tubbing!

To contact Hot Tubs In France, call direct on 0749 19 46 84.

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