Why not call us and arrange a session in our fully functional ‘wet room’ complete with shower & changing facilities housed in a breathtaking retractable enclosure. We have a swim spa, rendezvous hot tub & infra red sauna unit, all ready for you to try before you buy.
Hot Tubs Omagh Ltd.
12 Ballynahatty Road
Tel: 028 8225 5999
Some of the benefits of owning a Hot Tub
Sitting in a Hot Tub raises the body temperature and enhances your ability to fall asleep. Evening soaks help to promote restful, uninterrupted slumber.
Relief for Arthritis Aches and Stiffness
Warm, pulsating water increases blood supply to aching joints, which helps to remove inflammatory particles from the area and relieves pain.
Exercising in water is easier on the joints than exercising on land. Many Hot Tubs are deep enough to stand in, and almost all offer enough room for chair exercises.
A Hot Tub’s soothing waters decrease stress and help you unwind. Relaxation is at the top of the priority list for buyers who purchase a Hot Tub.
Better than a masseuse, jets give the ultimate rubdown, whether you are in the mood for a gentle touch or a more forceful massage.
The warm water in a Hot Tub decreases muscle tension, which allows greater flexibility. You can stretch better in the water
Review the Day
In this hectic world, it often becomes hard to find time to share highlights of the day with your partner. A Hot Tub creates the perfect opportunity to talk.
Family Gathering Place
Flip open the Hot Tub cover, start the jets and watch how everyone in the family tends to leave the television room or computer station and head for a soak. You don’t have to say anything; if you lead them, they will come.
Start the day with a refreshing soak while listening to the birds chirp and watching the sunrise. A cup of coffee and swirling water jet starts the day.
Acquaint Kids with the Water
Many Hot Tub owners find it an ideal place to let youngsters become accustomed to the water and to gain an appreciation and respect for it, as long as an adult remains within an arm’s reach.
Once the wound heals, rehabilitation programs may include hydrotherapy to help patients get back on their feet faster.
Open Up the Sinuses
When feeling a little congested, the steam rising off the hot water can help to open up nasal passages. Inhaling warm, moist air has long been a home remedy for upper respiratory problems.
A Gift to Treasure
Surprise your spouse with a Hot Tub decked out with all the amenities that will provide years of enjoyment.It makes a great anniversary gift to each other.
It’s in the Cards
Waterproof cards and backgammon games will keep youngsters’ minds busy, while mum and dad relax.
Slip Into Something
More Comfortable! For optimum convenience and privacy, place your Hot Tub on the deck of the master bedroom. When ready for a soak, just slip out the door and into the warm embrace of the water.
Snowy Day Retreat
When the snow starts falling, Hot Tub owners like to head outdoors to experience the unique hot and cold sensation of letting icy snowflakes hit their skin, while relaxing in the hot, bubbly water.
While some Hot Tub owners choose to take their unit with them when they move, others find that it adds to their existing home’s value, especially if landscaping or other amenities enhance the garden as well.
Create Your Own Resort
You don’t have to travel to a costly resort when you can create the ambiance of a vacation-right in your own garden.
Current Hot Tub models require very little maintenance. Textured shells and synthetic exterior cabinetry are designed to need little more than hosing off.
Specialized jets that move up and down the spine soothe inflamed tissue and relieve the pain.
Add a gazebo, bar surround and a built-in refrigerator, and turn a garden Hot Tub into the spot for entertaining friends.
Create a Serene Garden
Placing a Hot Tub in a quiet, peaceful garden produces synergistic benefits. Lush, attractive plants create a Garden of Eden effect.
Recover from Joint Injuries
The warm, swirling waters can speed recovery from minor injuries, and can often be incorporated into a rehabilitation program after a more severe mishap.
A Hot Tub, a cool beverage and some tasty hors d’oeuvres create the perfect happy hour—without ever leaving the house.
Tension seems to settle in the neck and shoulder region. Special jets surrounding the neck provide pulsating, rhythmic relief.
The swirling warm water helps to wash away your troubles, grudges and irritability. Use the Hot Tub as a form of emotional cleansing or to renew your spirit.
Reach for a Towel Instead of a Pill
Many people with fibromyalgia and other painful conditions find that a soak in the Hot Tub decreases the need for pain medication, providing relief without side effects.
Rekindle the Flame
When your relationship is in a lull and moods are not in sync, light a few candles and start the jets. It is just the spark you need to send your special someone right back into your arms.
If you think its too good to be true, you’re probably right
The Hot Tub market has been bombarded, with cheap imitations from mass manufacturing countries like China, many of these hot tubs are drastically sub standard and will not last longer that a couple of years, we have had reports from dealers all over the UK and Ireland that their service teams have been inundated with calls from owners of small scale import hot tubs, claiming that their new investments are giving them problems and the people they purchased from ‘don’t want to know”.
Some of these complaints were for minor issues like jets not spinning freely or a light bulb not working but more recently reports of shell de-lamination or blistering are on the increase, this type of defect is the closest thing to a hot tub terminal illness, if you buy a cheap imported hot tub, yes it may have a 10 inch TV and a DVD player and other chinese made ‘bells and whistles’ that are intended to divert your attention away from the fact that the actual hot tub has not been manufactured to any where near the acceptable standard that a reputable manufacturer will give, for example, an American made hot tub such as Coast Spas, will come with a no quibble shell guarantee, giving you peace of mind, safe in the knowledge that Coast Spas are that confident in their product. Many of the Chinese manufacturers give only a 2 year limited guarantee on a chinese import. If you do opt for the bells and whistles tubs from the Chenzong district, and it falls apart at the seams, just remember…You saved a few pounds!
All tubs for the European market should have the following features AS STANDARD!
A n ozonator makes a great secondary sanitiser by creating OZONE GAS and injecting it into your Hot Tub water during circulation cycle. There are two types of ozonators: UV and corona discharge. A UV unit creates ozone with a special light bulb, which needs to be replaced after one to three years. A corona discharge unit has a special cell that produces ozone. Though corona discharge ozonators do not have any bulbs that need replacing, they cost more when worn out.
FULLY FOAM FILLED
If you imagine a Hot Tub manufactured in California, or Florida, the insulation required to maintain water temperature is very little, however if you put that level of insulation in to a UK climate your heater will have to work overtime to maintain temperature costing you much more! This problem is easily solved at the point of manufacturing, the inside cavity is literally filled with a high density spray foam that prevents heat loss from within. Some Hot Tub retailers will tell you that foam filling is not the best form of insulation arguing that it has to be dug out if you get a leak, and to some degree this is true. However a high quality Hot Tub will be fully tested before dispatch and should not leak! In the unlikely event that a leak occurred it would more than likely be a warranty issue and wouldn’t cost you a penny !
THERMAL HARD COVER
All Hot Tubs need a cover unless you specifically ask for a ‘Walk On ‘reinforced cover, you should pay no more than the asking price.
Discuss with the retailer all aspects of the warranty- shell surface, parts, labour etc. Ask questions about service and replacement parts. Do they stock replacement parts or will you have to wait for parts to be sent from the factories abroad.
You should always feel comfortable asking the retailer questions, after all these are the people you will look to for help and advice should you need it after you have made your purchase. Can they supply you with a convenient method of chemical replenishment? How experienced are the installation team, are they factory trained by the Hot Tub manufacturer? These are vital questions that give you a good idea of the level of service you will receive if you choose this retailer. The idea of owning a Hot Tub is very appealing. The bubbling water, the relaxation, the reconnection with a significant other…it all sounds pretty exciting. But most people shopping for a spa are first-time buyers and the experience may be a little daunting. To the inexperienced, misconceptions are common, and many think that Hot Tubs are very expensive and spa maintenance is time-consuming and difficult. Neither are true. Hot Tub manufacturers are wide open for praise and criticism in various internet discussion rooms & search engines. New Hot Tub owners are constantly uploading personal experiences on to global sites, these sites can be a crucible of knowledge when it comes to choosing a hot tub, try it for yourself! the next time your browsing for tubs, go to your favorite search engine ( google, yahoo, lycos etc.) and spend a while searching for this type of discussion forum use keywords like ‘ common faults, problems, service issues’ combined with your short list of possible manufacturers, please be aware, if you type in things like ‘hot tub chat room’ you might not find the information you were looking for !
Following are some helpful tips to keep in mind when you begin shopping for your prefect Hot Tub.
1. Gather Information Before Heading to the Dealer
Divide your shopping into two parts. Begin by browsing online. Check out industry websites, Hot Tub and decorating magazines, home improvement books and TV remodeling shows. These are all good sources of information that will help you become familiar with Hot Tub lingo and what is currently on the market. You will learn about the various types of jets, their placement, seating styles, configurations, remote controls, maintenance and customizing. As you become knowledgeable and continue your search, mentally file away what is most appealing to you.
2. Experience a Soak
Take the information to the next level. Actually getting into the hot, bubbling water and feeling the vigorous pulsating jets massage your lower back is quite different than reading about it. Even though you may have used a Hot Tub at a resort, fitness gym or at a friend’s house, exploring the waters of the Hot Tub that you plan to buy is a must. You will want to actually feel the footwell’s gentle rolling water, indulge your neck in the tender massage action that you are thinking about including, or try a reclining lounger firsthand. Most spa dealers have filled spas on display, and many offer the opportunity for a test soak or to try out a special feature.
3. Consider How You Will Use the Spa
Think long term. The primary reason that you purchase your spa—for relaxation, rehabilitation, to soothe arthritic joints or sore muscles—may end up not being the sole reason you use it. Your spa’s focus may evolve into one of socialization, family quality time or stress-free alone time or with your significant other. It may even end up as the first place the grandchildren head when they visit. So keep in mind that your spa’s use may develop and change over time. Go with the flow, and you will be ahead of the game.
4. Incorporate the Spa Early into Your Planning
If you are in the process of building a new home, adding a deck, upgrading an existing patio or thinking about a garden makeover, plan to include the Hot Tub early in the design stage. By talking with your architect or contractor at this time you will be able to discuss the spa’s location and placement, making sure that the area selected will support the spa’s added weight. You can also make appropriate allowances for additional electrical connections and any other components that may be necessary beforehand.
5. Compare Various Brands
There are many Hot Tub manufacturers. During your research, determine which brands are more popular by how much exposure they seem to have. Has a particular name come up frequently during your quest for information? In researching online sources, did some brands and models appear more often than others, even using different search engines? In talking with industry people, browsing through magazines or carefully listening to word of mouth comments, which brands seemed to be mentioned time and time again? Stick with these top brands. They are more popular and more widely known for a reason. Most likely, they are dependable, well-built, offer a wide selection in the number and placement of jets, optional special features, ample warranties and minimal maintenance.
6. Select the Right Dealer
You will look to your Hot Tub dealer as someone to lean on. Your dealer is responsible for giving you good advice, provide delivery and proper installation, be available for service, keep parts in stock and instruct you on operation, chemical use and maintenance—before and after the spa is installed. You will probably purchase chemicals from your dealer, too. It is essential that the dealer has a good reputation, and is well established; be prepared to travel to a reputable dealer, the showroom on your doorstep might not be the best choice. Don’t be bashful when checking out the dealer you decide to buy from. Question other Hot Tub owners, listen to the advice of friends, even talk to customers whom you come in contact with at the showroom. Ask specifically what is included with your purchase, whether or not there is a delivery charge or set-up charge, and if seasonal specials or discounts on future chemical purchases are available. Also, check with the Better Business Bureau to see if there have been any complaints filed.
7. Don’t Compromise on Price
Don’t let the lower price of a model fool you…or lure you. Sacrificing quality and performance does not work in the long run. Both manufacturers and dealers are well-versed on what makes one Hot Tub higher priced than another—from economical to mid-range to top of the line models. Industry professionals can provide information on subtle differences that you may not notice, such as a quieter running pump, which may cost a little more. Adding an automated sanitation system or higher grade cover initially may end up saving you money in the future. Consider things like these when determining (or stretching) your budget. Most Hot Tubs cost between £4,000 and £12,000 depending upon features and accessories. Many dealers offer financing.
8. Don’t Worry about Colour
There are so many colors in the spa spectrum that you will be able to match or blend your Hot Tub with any decor—indoors or out. Today’s shell and cabinetry colours are spectacular: soft-toned solids, pearlescents, metallic’s, marbleized, granite/stone/slate looks and swirly blends—to name a few. Don’t just visualize these trendy treatments, seeing them (in person) is believing!
9. Consider a Low or No-Maintenance Cabinet
Just a few years ago, traditional Hot Tubs were available only with wood cabinets. The beauty of wood appeals to the senses. Its good looks, feel and smell never go out of style, and many people still prefer classic redwood or cedar over any other cabinet choice. But, along with its handsome appearance, wood requires upkeep, needing to be restained every so often. Fortunately, today’s maintenance-free cabinets provide an authentic simulated wood look—without any of the upkeep. These materials are extremely durable and weather-resistant and come in modern choices, including realistic stone and slate looks.
10. Customize. If You Wish
This is the best part. After you have selected your spa, you will be enthralled by the wide variety of accessories available. Buyers usually choose to add steps, serving trays, cup holders and storage benches to keep towels and other items handy. External counters, built-in bar stools or a gazebo to enclose your Hot Tub are other options, as are customized seating set-ups and personalized jet configurations. Many spas now come with basic sound and video systems, but there are bona fide state-of-the-art entertainment systems that provide all of the features and amenities that you are used to enjoying in the comfort of your cozy family room setting. Complete surround sound stereo systems, plasma TVs and DVD/VCR combos are readily available. Mood-setting aesthetics with fiber-optic lighting, subtle waterfalls and elaborate rockscape or landscape treatments, not only entice, they add to the ambiance of any Hot Tub setting, just try to remember that you are shopping for a hot tub, let that be your first priority not the size of the TV screen or the number of speakers!.
Picking the right base
Concrete bases are almost always the best type of platform for Hot Tubs although heavy duty decking can be equally suitable. However the void between the decking board and the ground below can sometimes amplify the sound generated by the pumps and motors during operation.
Yes, Swim Spa’s can be installed either indoors or outdoors.
Though when considering an indoor installation talk to your retailer about ventilation as a considerable amount of humidity is generated during operation. A Swim Spa contains on average 8,000 Lts. of heated water and evaporation is an inevitable result. With this in mind you would need to consider how you can combat the effects of this level of humidity.
This is dependant on how often you use it and how you look after it.
If you are vigilant with your chemical program there is no reason why you would need to drain your Swim Spa any more than once a year. This however, may vary depending on usage.
We have a range of sanitising agents available
Many different types of sanitising agents are available, such as Chlorine, Bromine, Active Oxygen, Aquagarde etc. In our experience a bromine program is the easiest to follow and maintain. Research other peoples’ experiences by typing things like ‘ Hot Tub chemical problems’ into a search engine like GOOGLE. You will be surprised how much you can learn in a few minutes..
Cloudy Water can be a sign that something wrong with the chemical programme
Cloudy Water is usually the first sign that something has gone wrong with your chemical program. Filters are the usual culprit. Try cleaning them and letting the tub run overnight. Cloudy water can usually be cleared overnight using Flocculents such as ‘Polysheen’. Ask your supplier, you will not be the first customer to have this problem!
Greenish colour is a result of sanitiser level dropping
Green discoloured water usually stems from your sanitiser dropping below the required level needed to prevent the formation of certain Algae’s. This can in many case be resolved by using a ‘Granular Shock Treatment’ which basically burns off contaminants and pathogens, this process usually takes one overnight treatment. However in some cases a second application is required the following evening, again ask your supplier for help.
Why would my water become foamy?
Foamy water is quite common and is usually an unwanted gift from your guests, soap, hair and skin products, even washing detergents on swim wear can produce foam in Hot Tubs. The best way to prevent this unsightly occurrence is to always shower without any soaps or gels before entering your Hot Tub. Another tip is to rinse your swim wear in clean water and allow to dry naturally after every use.