Having a hot tub as part of a holiday accommodation package is becoming more of a requirement, than an optional extra, as holidaymakers have become more aware of the joy of being in warm water, with the proven lifestyle and health benefits of exercise and hydrotherapy.
The interest in hot tubs has proliferated, and they have become a very popular internet search term, so investing in them should assist you to increase your bookings and therefore your revenue!
It is essential to plan the layout of the hot tubs and to get any relevant permissions from the applicable planning authority/ environment agency. Having the right equipment and the correct water hygiene management and maintenance regimes in place is also vital. Inferior quality products can wreak havoc with your business and will not only inconvenience your customers but could potentially be a court case waiting to happen!
Equally important is to know your responsibilities for looking after the equipment and having copies of essential industry publications. Rather than having to look for the information from a variety of sources, the best place to access this type of information is through BISHTA. BISHTA provides their members with a dedicated online members’ resource, with access to documents such as the BISHTA Standards, Marketing Toolkits, Members Factsheets and Workforce Development opportunities.
Through technological developments, many hot tubs now come with an immense amount of features, such as; hydromassage jets, therapeutic lounge seats for full body massage, directional jets, ambient mood lighting, glass touchscreen controls systems, waterfalls and some even come with wifi. Some hot tubs have a mobile phone app to control the hot tub from anywhere and make sure it is ready at the optimum temperature when your guests arrive.
With so much choice available, it can get a little confusing when you are looking to purchase your first business hot tub, especially with the boundaries of HSG282 to take into account.
Good news! BISHTA offers an invaluable source of information to find the right dealer or a particular brand. Purchasing from a BISHTA member is your assurance of buying with confidence. You will be able to buy from a hot tub dealer who is; knowledgeable of British and European standards. Trained in all aspects of hot tub safety and water hygiene and who are signed up to a published code of ethics, and sells safe and reputable products from respected sources (which comply with industry standards) and who back their products with comprehensive warranties, maintenance plans and high levels of customer service.
To take a step closer to adding a great new feature to your business, visit www. bishta.co.uk
BISHTA - British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association
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