May 11, 2016

Hot Tub Glossary of Terms – B

BACTERIA – Microscopic organisms continuously entering the water via bathers, airborne dust, etc Without proper sanitization hot tubs and spas are the ideal breeding ground for bacteria, many of which can cause disease or infection. BALANCED WATER – Water that is neither corrosive nor scale forming. Water with the proper relationships of pH, total alkalinity and calcium hardness is said to […]

Hot Tubs, Maintenance, Spas
May 6, 2016

Hot Tub Glossary of Terms

A ACID – Chemicals such as sodium bisulfate, also called Dry Acid, Muriatic Acid or pH Minus used to lower pH or alkalinity. ACID DEMAND – As determined by a test, the proper amount of acid (pH Minus) to reach correct levels. ACRYLIC – A very durable and non-porous heat-formable synthetic used to form the shell of high quality spas. AIR BUTTONS – Topside […]

Hot Tubs, Lifestyle, Maintenance, Spas, Wellness
May 4, 2016


There is a pattern of mistakes made by consumers that could easily be avoided if they had only educated themselves before going shopping. Not in any particular order (because they are all important) the following are the seven most common mistakes consumers make when purchasing a hot tub. Mistake #1: Focusing on price versus long-term […]

Hot Tubs, Lifestyle, Spas
April 27, 2016

Hot Tub Buyer’s Guide – Tip number 3

Maintaining Hot Tub Water The key to long-term spa pleasure and enjoyment, and most importantly for your safety, is to employ a good water maintenance routine.  Popular treatments for water safety is chlorine, bromine, or for more sensitive skin, Oxidiser.  Once your hot tub is up and running, it is really important to maintain the […]

Hot Tubs, Maintenance, Spas
April 22, 2016

Hot Tub Buyer’s Guide – Tip Number 2

SIZE MATTERS! Outdoor spas are available in all shapes and sizes so it’s important to think about how much space you have in your garden, along with access in to it.  This could possibly limit the size of hot tub you are able to install.  A good retailer will conduct a site survey, to avoid […]

Hot Tubs, Lifestyle, Maintenance, Spas, Wellness
April 21, 2016

Hot Tub Buyer’s Guide – Tip Number 1

RESEARCHING V’S BUYING HOT TUBS ONLINE Generally speaking, researching hot tubs online is a good idea.  Read websites and reviews to get an understanding of what a hot tub lifestyle is like and the benefits it could make to you and your family.  Understanding why you want an outdoor spa will allow you to refine […]

Hot Tubs, Lifestyle, Spas
April 13, 2016

Top 5 Health Benefits of Hot Tub Hydrotherapy

For hundreds of years many different cultures have used the therapeutic value of natural warm water spas to reduce pain, improve relaxation and stimulate circulation that’s necessary for healing.  It is scientifically proven that regular therapeutic hot tub use benefits a range of treatment-specific ailments, and as such, is prescribed by Doctors. Stress – hydrotherapy […]

Hot Tubs, Spas, Wellness
March 11, 2016

OC Spas Showroom Experience

Jonny and Lucy invite you to come and enjoy a glass of bubbly whilst soaking in one of our showroom tubs. Our beautiful showroom at Goonhavern Garden Centre is fully equipped with changing rooms, robes, towels and lovely hot spas! Please call us on 01872 575 333 to make an appointment.

Hot Tubs, Spas