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Spa Cover Lifter Reviews

March 21st, 2013 by

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Hot Tub cover lifters are essential for most people to comfortably handle a bulky spa cover, and also to prevent damage to your spa cover. You may be surprised to know how often spa covers are broken during movement, or while not on the hot tub – about half of the replacement spa covers that we sell.

Reviews are popular nowadays, with nearly every product we sell, but the best reviews come from you, our customers via email – the unsolicited customer feedback. I have collected hundreds of these over the years, and have hand picked a few of the most useful reviews, or those that really highlight the features of each of these very different spa cover lifters.

Hot Tub Cover Lifter Reviews: 2008-2012

Cover Valet Reviews

  1. Works like a charm. I was nervous about installation, seeing that the other models you just slide under the spa, but this one seemed more sturdy than those. The video you guys did was very helpful. Installed in under an hour.
  2. Instructions were a bit lacking, but once I had the the side bracket installed, the rest was a breeze. It’s very sturdy and easy to use with the piston assist. I like how it sits up next to the spa, adds a bit of privacy on one side.
  3. I didn’t want to drill into the wood around my spa, fearing it would crumble on my old Coleman spa. The bolts were big enough to bite into the small pilot holes I made, and no cracking. This is a much improved spa lift, over the last model we had. Appreciate the fast shipping too.

Cover Caddy Reviews

  1. The cover caddy was easy to put on the spa, once we figured out how to lever the spa up slightly to slip it under. Once in place, it seemed secure so we tested it out. Worked the first time, no adjustment needed.
  2. Looks a bit flimsy in the video, but it handles our cover well. I like how it holds the cover along the side of the spa. We replaced the cover at the same time, and maybe the new one is lighter, but this is a lot easier to manage than before.
  3. Cover Caddy was fast to set-up. I had to move the bottom plate at first, I didn’t have it centered. But installing it in under a minute still counts as fast to me!

Cover Rock-It Reviews

  1. “Rock-on cover rock-it! I can’t believe I went this long without a spa cover lifter thingy. It’s so easy now, I don’t need to get someone to help me remove the spa top!”
  2. “Just fold the cover, and step on the little lever and ‘pop’! The cover opens instantly. Very ingenious device. I shoulda thought of that!”
  3. “Best $100 I ever spent. I was so tired of struggling with our cover before. I’m also convinced that not using a spa cover might have led to our spa cover’s demise. No one will take the blame of course, but they don’t just break themselves!”

CoverMate Freestyle Reviewscovermate-freestyle

  1. “Not the cheapest spa cover lift made, but works well. My previous cover lift (same model) lasted almost exactly the same amount of time as the spa cover (5 years). Is that on purpose?”
  2. “Love the new cover lift that I ordered. So mush easier than the other style you have for round covers – I had that one before, and my cover would always fall off (roll-off), which is not good for your spa cover! We love it, thanks for sending.”
  3. “I very much appreciate the replacement spa lift. The first one was defective on the hinge, but this one has been working fine for 30 days. I told you I’d update you – I guess you could say we are happy with the replacement.”

 

Cover Rx Reviewscover-rx-spa-top-lift

  1. Works great on my Softub. No other cover lift can be used with these. Slid right under, worked immediately. THANKS!”
  2. On our traditional wood slat hot tub, we wanted something inexpensive and easy. The cover rx was the prescription! Tell thanks to Dr. Alea!”
  3. There’s not a lot of choice for spa cover lifters for aboveground round spas. This one, and another one that was twice as much money. Glad we went with this one – it’s simple to use and looks durable. It’s easy enough for an 81 yr old grand mom to use (that’s me!).”

 

I hope you enjoyed a look at some quick reviews for our most popular spa cover lifts. Full disclosure, I edited these reviews, some of them were quite long! I also didn’t include any negative reviews, but there were some.

If you have a review of your spa cover lifter, Good or Bad, leave it in the comments below, along with the Make and Model, to let others benefit from your experiences!

- Jack

Hot Tub Cover Care and Maintenance

March 18th, 2013 by

Before and After using Leisure Time Spa Cover CleanerYour spa or hot tub cover fights the weather all year long, and like any Marine grade vinyl, cleaning and conditioning will make it last much longer.

Sun, rain and snow pull out the resins that keep vinyl soft and pliable. Over time, spa covers that are not cleaned and protected become brittle, and soon develop thin spots, rips and tears.

Fortunately, maintaining your hot tub cover is easy. I clean my cover once every few months, and it looks as good as the day I bought it (from HotTubWorks, of course), 3 yrs ago.

 

How to Clean a Hot Tub Cover

Start with a dry spa cover (use a towel if it’s been raining). Although you can use other vinyl cleaner and conditioner products, we have two products that are specifically meant for use with spa covers.

Just wipe it on the surface, and use a soft cloth to remove any excess. Apply more on seams or low spots that puddle water. It’s quick and easy to apply to both the top and the sides – but don’t use it on the inside of the spa cover.

Hot Tub Cover Cleaners303-spa-cover-wipes

303 Spa Cover Wipes – These are even easier. Pre-moistened towelettes meant for one time use. Wipe it on the surface of your spa cover for an instant shine and cleaning. This is the product I have at home for my hot tub cover.

Leisure Time Cover Care - Cleans, restores and protects spa covers. Apply it with a sponge, using the textured side if you need it to remove tough stains. Allows you to apply extra if needed, unlike the wipes.

How to Condition a Hot Tub Cover

After a cleaning of your spa cover, your vinyl is prepped to receive a protectant. Without first cleaning the spa cover, the absorption of the protectant is limited, and protection is reduced. And, if after cleaning your spa cover, a protectant is not used, you may be amazed at how fast your spa cover gets dirty again. This is because cleaning your spa cover “opens up the pores” of the vinyl (much like skin), and dirt can gain a quick foothold – if not sealed up again with a bit of vinyl protection.

Hot Tub Cover Conditionersspa-cover-conditioner

Spa Cover Conditioner – This is our own brand, and our most economical spa cover protectant. Squeeze it out onto a sponge and the cream soaks into the vinyl cover. High level of UV protection – it’s like sunscreen for your spa cover!

303 Vinyl Protectant – Not oily or greasy, like other spa cover protectants. Spray on, wipe off. Repels dirt and dust and stains from leaves or animals.

How to Clean the Underside of your Spa Cover

Normally, the underside of your spa cover should not need cleaning, but if you notice a moldy, musty smell, or see dirt or discoloration on the surface, here’s a trick from an old hot tubber. Fill a small spray bottle with a 10:1 solution of water:bleach, or a 10% solution of bleach. Do this after removing the spa cover from the spa. After spraying the plastic undersides, hose clean with fresh water.

Don’t use household cleaning chemicals on your spa cover – you may add phosphates or detergents to the spa which can contaminate the water and give you problems with algae, foaming – or both. Some cleansers can even be harmful to spa users, if it gets into the spa water.

Hot Tub Cover Maintenance

Other than cleaning and conditioning your hot tub cover every 3 months or so, there isn’t usually any maintenance or needed repairs (as long as you are using a spa cover lifter). Here’s a few tips if you have problems with your spa top.

  1. Small tears to the plastic lining under the cover should be taped or patched to keep moisture out.
  2. Spa cover handles or straps can be sewn on again with an awl, or stapled (use Stainless Steel staples).
  3. Tears or rips in your vinyl cover material can be patched with an automotive “liquid vinyl” kit.
  4. Using a Spa Cover Cap can add years of life to your spa cover, and reduce the need for cleaning.

 

- Jack

 

Bullfrog Spas Thaws out Frozen Polar Plungers

February 19th, 2013 by

bullfrog spas helps a charity event Polar Plunge

Bullfrog Spas sponsored a Polar Plunge on Saturday, February 9, a benefit for the Special Olympics.

In the frozen north, on Utah Lake near Saratoga Springs, Utah they placed a large eight person spa to allow participants to shake off the cold of the 35 degree lake water.

Polar Bear Plunges, if you are not familiar, are fund raising events, held during the coldest winter months. Participants pay a fee, and can raise pledge money from friends and family. Polar Bear Plunges, as they are sometimes called have become strong annual traditions in many northern towns.

This plunge has adopted the phrase “We’re Freezin’ for a Reason” as participants leap into icy waters. The ice is so thick that chain saws are used to open up the ice sheet and form a pool large enough to fit everyone.

And of course, the smart people at Bullfrog came up with the idea of sponsoring some of these events – what do people need the most after taking the plunge in cold water – Hot Water, of course! According to a participant who slipped into the 100 degree spa, “Your hot tub pretty much saved my life.”

Polar plungers frequently don outrageous costumes, or plan funny group plunges. Hot food and drinks are brought in by local restaurants. There are corporate teams, couples, families and individuals taking the icy plunge. Polar plunges are always a festive event, full of smiles of shrieks.

I suppose that we could do a “Grizzly Bear Plunge” here in Orange County – brrrr! 65 degree water! I wonder if Bullfrog spas would bring by their large 8-person spa? We can supply the spa cover and spa chemicals, heck, if we break it, we can even fix it with parts for a Bullfrog spa!

 

Hot Tub Infographic

November 14th, 2012 by

Hot Tub infographics are all the rage now. This is one of the best, made from our friend Matt at SwimUniversity. It covers spa water care, spa filter care, spa water replacement, spa cover care, and finally cabinet and shell care. A full guide to spa and hot tub care. Print it out or pin/post to share the page with your friends!

A Complete Guide to Hot Tub Care by Swim University

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Hot Tub Innovation

November 6th, 2012 by

New Hot Tubs with the Jet Pak Therapy System Unveiled by Bullfrog Spas

Model-A7 Spa by Bullfrog Spas

 

 

Bullfrog Spas unveils entirely redesigned 2013 hot tubs with a re-engineered JetPak Therapy System at the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo in New Orleans.

 

Bullfrog Spas Model A7

 

Quote startIt’s been at least a decade since the industry has seen a launch of this magnitude.
~ Jerry Pasley, CEOQuote end

 

 

New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) November 06, 2012

Bullfrog Spas today unveiled a new line of stylish and advanced hot tubs for 2013. Bullfrog’s new spas feature a completely re-engineered JetPak Therapy System that represents a technological leap forward in this product category.

Bullfrog Spas’ new hot tubs have created a significant buzz at the 2012 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo. This annual event is the Pool and Spa Industry’s largest trade show, attracting thousands of pool and spa retailers, manufacturers, distributors, and industry press.

Bullfrogs Spas’ CEO, Jerry Pasley, commented: “I’ve been in this industry a long time and I’ve never seen a combination of technology and innovative design like this. It’s really quite remarkable. It’s been at least a decade since the industry has seen a launch of this magnitude.”

Bullfrog’s new hot tub designs are aesthetically stunning, incorporating unique design elements in 11 entirely new spa models that have been engineered and crafted with attention to detail. The semi-square flush-mount jets, new to the hot tub industry, are both distinctively attractive and functional. In addition, Bullfrog has redesigned their 100% wood-free EternaWood cabinets and continues to use their 100% wood-free EnduraFrame hot tub support structure to provide durability, precision, and strength.

Even though the designs are striking, the feature everyone is talking about on the 2013 Bullfrog Spas is “under the hood” where an entirely redesigned JetPak Therapy System does away with most of the plumbing on the spa. The new JetPak Therapy System provides uniquely therapeutic jetted massages that can be customized to the spa owner’s liking and personalized at any time by easily interchanging JetPaks.

Bullfrog first burst onto the pool and hot tub scene in 1996 with spas built with their original patented JetPak Technology. JetPaks and a culture of quality have helped Bullfrog to consistently rank as the industry’s fastest growing company. The new 2013 spa line and all new JetPak Therapy System promise to only increase the pace of Bullfrog’s growth.

For more information on Bullfrog Spas and the JetPak Therapy System please call 800-770-0292

Hot Tub Dealer Publishes Guide to Educate

October 19th, 2012 by

Beaverton Hot Tub Dealer Publishes Guide to Educate The Public on the Merits of Physical Therapy and Hydrotherapy to Help People Improve Their Physical Health and Well-Being.

Beaverton, OR (PRWEB) October 19, 2012

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This October, health care practitioners and care givers are excited to celebrate National Physical Therapy Month. In appreciation of all the hard work and dedicated help therapists contribute, now is the perfect time to highlight the important role physical therapy plays in improving the lives of those suffering from chronic musculoskeletal or neuropathic pain. Oregon Hot Tub, a HotSpring Spas dealer selling new and used hot tubs with stores in Portland and surrounding areas like Beaverton and Bend, OR has decided to do participate in this very worthy event.

“Raising awareness and informing others of the benefits of physical therapy is an important goal and one that can improve the lives of patients and caregivers for years to come,” said Sue Rogers, president of Oregon Hot Tub. “From pain management to increased mobility, therapy eases suffering, strengthens muscles and makes it easier to move, here are three things that people may want to,” continued Rogers.

How Physical Therapy Helps – Muscle and joint pain from osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia or other chronic conditions can be debilitating and physical therapy can help. Treatment is different for everyone, customized to suit the needs of each person. A consistent program with a skilled therapist can make movement easier and less painful by improving strength, endurance, stability and flexibility. Typically, physical therapy combines a variety of techniques including massage, muscle manipulation, cold laser therapy and more. As an effective, all natural and safe strategy for pain management, physical therapy improves mobility and promotes a healthy lifestyle.

Avoiding Prescription Medications and Surgery – Physical therapy typically focuses on not only pain management, but also, injury prevention, healing and restoring the ability to move. For those suffering with chronic pain, the right treatment can reduce the possibility of having to rely on prescription drugs or surgery for relief. In fact, with improved mobility, restored movement and increased muscular strength, physical therapy may even prevent long term disability. Mobility is the key to aging well and combined with a consistent physical therapy program, taking steps to stay physically active and healthy can eliminate the need for prescription drugs or surgery.

Hot Tub Hydrotherapy – Using a hot tub is an easy way to enhance a physical therapy program. Hot tub hydrotherapy- heat, massage and buoyancy- has been used for centuries to alleviate pain and discomfort, relax muscles and promote health and well-being. For chronic pain relief, a hot tub is ideal, providing the right combination of relaxation and massage to increase flexibility, increase range of motion and soothe sore, stiff muscles and joints. The perfect solution for emergency situations when physical therapy is unavailable, a hot tub provides instant relief.

“To encourage local residents to check out the benefits of soaking in a hot tub to help improve their overall health and well-being, Oregon Hot Tub is providing free test soaks at all their showrooms. We do recommend however that people wanting to schedule their free 30-minute soak call us ahead of time to reserve their spot,” commented Dave Doornink, Oregon Hot Tub’s Marketing Director.

To find the nearest Oregon Hot Tub location, visit the company website for more information.

Bruce Springsteen, Me, And a Hot Tub

October 19th, 2012 by

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It was a hot summer day on July 26, 1984 when I drove down Highway 401 to see a Bruce Springsteen concert at the CNE in Toronto. I had been hooked on The Boss ever since seeing him deliver a marathon show in January 1981 at the Ottawa Civic Centre.

In 1984, Springsteen’s album Born in the U.S.A. was mammoth, delivering hit after hit — Dancing in the Dark, Glory Days, No Surrender, Darlington County, and the title track, Born in the U.S.A.

Certain albums can freeze time. And no matter how many years go by, the minute you hear that album, you are transported back to that period of your life. In the summer of 1984, Songs from Born in the U.S.A. blasted from car radios at red lights. You could hear the Boss everywhere, at a party, at the beach, the unmistakable voice singing I’m on Fire, volume reaching across Vincent Massey Park from a boom box that required 8 “D” cell batteries.

In those days, I wrote radio commercials for CFRA/CFMO (now BOB FM) and I was lucky enough to have my own office. An office that had a tiny cassette player with surprisingly loud volume ­— which I put to maximum use for hours on end, playing nothing but Bruce Springsteen music. It’s a wonder that none of my co-workers punched a hole through the wall.

Since my first Bruce concert, I was determined to own every album he ever made, and I knew all the words to all the songs.

I spent most of the summer of ’84 hanging out with two guys: Jeff Cohen (now the owner of the legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto), and Barry Kaplan (now an Ottawa real estate agent). We had one thing in common: the ability to talk about Bruce Springsteen for hours and hours. Jeff even started dressing like “Born in the U.S.A.” Bruce Springsteen, right down to the bandana tied around his head. I tried that look too, but I could never get the bandana tight enough and it would slide down and cover my eyes.

Not only did Jeff have the look, he had all the connections. And it was through Jeff that I learned a couple of things on July 26th, 1984. Number one: Bruce Springsteen enjoys a hearty swim at his hotel on the day of a performance. And number two: In Toronto, that hotel was the Harbour Castle.

It was early afternoon when I arrived in Toronto, almost six hours before I was meeting a friend at the CNE to see Bruce Springsteen. I had left Ottawa ridiculously early because I had visions of Highway 401 construction containing me and my Acadian for an entire day and missing the show.

I thought about killing time by going straight to the CNE, eating some pogos and standing in line for the Twister ride, but then I had a better idea: I decided to try to get Bruce Springsteen’s autograph.

The concierge at the Harbour Castle Hotel didn’t flinch when I marched right up and asked, “Hi, where’s your swimming pool?”

I grabbed an elevator, and up I went. I arrived at the indoor pool area, where three kids were having a great time splashing about. Besides the kids and a hotel towel guy, there was no one else, which neither surprised nor disappointed me, as I had little faith that my hotel side trip would actually lead to anything interesting. I started to walk away from the pool area when a sound made me turn around. In hindsight, my about-face was likely due to a rather loud gasp from the towel guy. Which was quickly followed by a gasp of my own.

Bruce Springsteen had just slipped through a back door and entered the pool area. He wore a navy T-shirt, camouflage pants, and a baseball cap, all of which were being peeled off and tossed onto a patio chair. Now clad only in his regular-guy swim trunks, the Boss dove into the swimming pool and swam right by me. I froze. I knew that getting Bruce’s autograph would be tough, considering the fact that he was now wet.

The kids had climbed out of the pool and disappeared. Even the towel guy was nowhere in sight. That left just two people in the pool area: Bruce Springsteen. And me. I did my best to blend in, sitting casually in a patio chair next to the hot tub, stealing only the occasional glance at the Boss, who, as it turned out, was a Spitz-like super swimmer. Ten laps of the pool. Twelve. Fifteen. I kept my head down and waited for that amazing moment, when Bruce Springsteen would be dry enough to sign an autograph. Bruce finally climbed out of the pool, toweled himself off, and just as I summoned the courage to ask for his signature, walked straight past me and jumped into the hot tub. Yet again, the Boss was wet.

“It’s really nice in here,” I heard the words but didn’t think they were being directed at me. “Yes, I’m talking to you.” A gruff but friendly voice from the hot tub. “Why don’t you come on in?”

The fact that I was wearing street clothes was a minor detail. I wanted more than anything to be super cool, to say the right thing, even be a bit aloof. “I guess I could come in for a minute or two.” So, in the hot tub I went, shorts, T-shirt, sandals and all. Bruce was kind enough to ignore the fact that both of my sandals quickly floated to the surface of the hot tub and one of them was sucked onto a filter.

I couldn’t bring myself to admit why I was in the pool area in the first place: for the slight possibility that he would be there. I was nervous but I couldn’t look nervous because that would give away the fact that I knew who he was, which I did, but I didn’t want him to know that I knew who he was, and that made me even more nervous. I abandoned any hope for an autograph, because that would give everything away. Bruce Springsteen was my rock and roll hero, he was in amazing shape, he was sitting across from me in a hot tub.

Then a funny thing happened. We had a lovely conversation. We talked about things that anyone would talk about … weather, movies, the Toronto Blue Jays. Why it’s a good idea to swim every day. Which carnival ride is the scariest. Bruce was engaging, he was funny, he made me laugh. The time flew by and about an hour later Bruce finally said “I gotta go … it’s sound check time.” I responded with, “I know. I have tickets to your show tonight.” He looked a bit surprised. But nothing prepared me for what he said next. “Would you like to join me for sound check?”

I often wonder how many people in my shoes (or, waterlogged sandals) would have jumped at the chance to join Bruce Springsteen for a pre-show sound check. Probably all of them. But, in that Toronto hotel hot tub, I turned down the invitation from the Boss. I felt it was more important that I earned his respect. I didn’t want him to think I was a “groupie.” Do I regret my decision? Sometimes. But at least I had my pride. As much pride as someone can have while trying to pull her sandal out of a hot tub filter.

Moments before Bruce Springsteen disappeared through the back door, I took advantage of the fact that he was finally dry, and asked for an autograph.

Friday night at Scotiabank Place was my 31st Springsteen show. But I will never forget one show in particular, where it was impossible to wipe the smile off my face, after a sweet afternoon with the Boss. Just don’t call me a groupie.

Sandy Sharkey is a radio personality with 93.9 BOB

© Copyright (c) The Ottawa Citizen

Man Arrested Hiding Under Spa Cover

October 3rd, 2012 by

Dont Hide In A Hot Tub.

With the hot tub cover on, there is only a small air space above the water, which can quickly fill with gasses. Plus, it’s very dark and disorienting, like an isolation chamber.

From the Associated Press:

In ALMENA TOWNSHIP, Michigan,  police captured a runaway suspect trying to hide in a backyard hot tub in southwestern Michigan following a more than 100 mph chase.

Large hot tub cover where man was caught hiding - a customer of Hot Tub Works!

Large hot tub cover where man was caught hiding – a customer of Hot Tub Works!

The Van Buren County sheriff’s department says one of its deputies stopped a pickup truck early Wednesday for expired tags, but the driver took off. The department says the driver lost control and the pickup overturned in Almena Township, west of Kalamazoo. The driver fled on foot.

The department says a Kalamazoo police dog tracked the man and he was found hiding in a hot tub with a cover over it. The 28-year-old man was arrested on charges including fleeing police, resisting arrest, driving with a suspended license and operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs.

Don’t hide under a spa cover! The police already know that trick. Plus, it can be very dangerous in a spa filled with water.

Hot Tub or Hot Tug?

October 2nd, 2012 by

I came across a CNET article about these fun hot tubs made in the Netherlands. You gotta love these folks that are making hot tubs go where they have never gone before.

hot-tugs spa boats

What is a HotTug? A wood-fired hot tub in which you can sail and a tugboat in which you can enjoy warm baths. With or without water the HotTug is a wide and stable boat for up to six people.

In the HotTug you can always enjoy yourself … whatever the weather is. Relax steaming through the canal, harbor or a lake? You’re able to with the HotTug!

This floating, boating hot tub is constructed from wood, coated with fiberglass. The HotTug has a stainless steel stove with a single wall pipe. The HotTug is available in two versions: 1 with integrated electric motor of 2.4 KW 2 with outboard.

How is the water in the HotTug heated?
A wood stove heats the water.

How long does it fill up with water and how long does it take to heat the water?
The filling rate depends on the thickness of the hose and the pressure. The HotTug can contain 2000 liters. The heater heats the water about eight degrees per hour. On average, it takes 3 hours before the water is 38 degrees Celsius. (or 100° in Fahrenheit).

How do you empty the HotTug?
The easiest way is with a submersible pump. With a small pump the HotTug is emptied in twenty minutes.

How hot is the water?
As warm as you want, but average people find a comfortable temperature of 38 degrees Celsius and that is no problem for the HotTug heater.

How many people are able to sit in the HotTug?
Six to eight people can sit in the HotTug.

How does the HotTug sail?
The HotTug is available in two versions:
1 with integrated electric motor of 2.4 KW
2 with outboard engine (electric or petrol)

How long do the batteries last?
The batteries will last at least 600 cycles. If they are not fully discharged, they last longer. On average you need to replace the batteries every seven years.

How much maintenance does the HotTug need?
Depending on the surrounding water (salt / freshwater / brackish), it is wise to apply a layer of antifouling every year or every two years. You need to empty the heater every season.

Where is the HotTug for sale?
At this moment the HotTug exclusively at supergoed.nl

Is the HotTug available in other colors?
By default, the HotTug is black, but at extra cost, any RAL and NCS colors are possible.

Where can I see the HotTug?
In cooperation with the Storm Water Sports, the HotTug is introduced at ‘in water boat show’ / Hiswa 2012. In addition you can see the HotTug at supergoed by appointment.

Does It Need A Hot Tub Cover?

Yes, but they don’t make them, but HotTubWorks.com does, so you are in luck!

 

Hot Tub Film Festival

September 20th, 2012 by

The UK is becoming the hot spot for hot tubs. They top the status list, hot tubs are in all the big box stores, and the British are very creative in their use of spas.

Movies In a Hot Tub

No popcorn at this event……but I sure hope there is fresh spa filters and spa chemicals.

Hot Tub Cinema may be the most relaxing way to watch a good flick. London movie fans have had the unusual opportunity to blend the enjoyment of the outdoors with motion picture entertainment. There is no known equivalent permanent viewing experience in the United States, but perhaps the success of the London rooftop theater will prompt a creative entrepreneur to open up similar venues across America.

Young moviegoers looking for something different to do on a Saturday night flock to the outdoor movie theater. The fun experiment has now grown into a successful business which currently boasts 12 spas that are always occupied on viewing nights.

hot-tub-cinema in London

Asher Charman, one of the masterminds behind this splashtastic endeavor, had this to say about the Hot Tub Cinema during a Sky News interview:

“We wanted to watch a movie, we wanted to use the hot tub, and we just thought, why don’t we project it out of the kitchen window onto a bed sheet on the washing line, and see what the results will be, and that was how it was born. About a year ago we thought, you know what, it’s about time we’ve grown our garden here, we’ve got three or four tubs, it’s time to take the step up and here we are now.”

Movie buffs are treated to a glass of champagne before stepping into either the six or eight person spa. Watching a cool flick is just part of the fun at the rooftop cinema. After patrons watch a colorful London sunset from their prime vantage point, water relays, dancing bikini-clad women, and socializing once the credits stop rolling are all part of the exciting atmosphere at the outdoor theater.