Spa Crest Europe has secured an exclusive distribution deal for the Tuff Spas range to target the roto-moulded sector in the UK with a brand that has become synonymous with extreme durability and unique integrated cover lifters.
The European importer and distributor for Spa Crest, the world’s only carbon-fibre reinforced hot tubs, is promoting the new agreement with Arizona-based Tuff Spas to import their high-quality range of roto-moulded hot tubs, which have a lifetime warranty on their shells, ahead of showcasing the ‘plug n play’ models at SPATEX in February.
Secured last month at the International Pool & Spa Expo in Orlando, the new initiative is a joint venture with the Gatwick-based Waterstream Group, which currently retails Spa Crest models as well as the Villeroy & Boch range of Wellness at Home hot tubs. It gives both organisations exclusive rights to sell the Tuff Spas models to the British trade.
Renowned in their home USA market for their innovative designs and extreme durability, Tuff Spas have previously had no representation for their product in the UK. Spa Crest Europe Managing Director Tony Welsby reported that he had been scouring the market for a suitable roto-moulded range to distribute to British retailers and believes the Tuff Spas brand is the perfect choice.
Tony revealed that the rugged environmentally-friendly Tuff Spas will be able to offer a number of benefits to retailers and their customers, with design features not normally associated with roto-moulded hot tubs. These include seats to fit a variety of different body types and sizes; deep footwells; and variable depth seating, including bench seating, bucket seats, and cool-down seats.
Tuff Spas are extremely light-weight one-piece spas, cast in an advanced polymer, and are best known in the USA for their unique integrated cover lifters in the Tuff Top Series of models, including the two-seater TT150, four-seater TT250 and TT650 for five to six people.
The exclusive design of the poly-ethylene cover, which is produced out of the same material as the spa shell, transforms into convenient spa-side bars when the cover is removed for use. These innovative maintenance-free covers, which are designed to allow one person to easily open and close them; also have a peace-of-mind lifetime warranty and are designed to never be replaced and hold over 300 pounds in weight.
Standard models will come in a ‘plug-and-play’ format with a cord that can be plugged into a 13A socket. All models have advanced Gecko controls and have been designed with two large access panels on all four sides for easy accessibility to the equipment.
According to the manufacturer, the TT Series and TS Series; which includes the two-seater TS150, round TS350 for three to five adults, pictured, and TS550 for six to eight adults with unique integrated steps design; are designed to withstand the blistering heat of the deserts of the USA’s south west, as well as the Arctic conditions of Alaska; which Tony believes makes them perfect for the ever-changing climate of the British isles.
“We feel Tuff Spas offers the right combination of price, value-for-money, innovative features and build quality for our market and UK consumers,” said Tony.
“We’ve long had a great product range catering for most budgets, price points and features, but we’d been lacking an offering in the important roto-moulded market sector. So we’re absolutely delighted we’ll be distributing Tuff Spas products in the UK.”
Tony Welsby and his Spa Crest Europe team will be exhibiting at SPATEX from February 1 to 3 on Stand D51 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. SPATEX opening times are 9:30am to 5pm on February 1 and 2. The third day, February 3, is open from 9:30am to 4pm; and will be including the first ever dedicated ‘Spa Day’ organised and hosted by SPATEX.