It was a race against time for the 1 Stop Spas team recently as they raced to complete a swim spa installation in three days, in time for a client’s 40th birthday party.
As the name suggests, Lincolnshire-based 1 Stop Spas provided a one-stop shop for the customer, undertaking the design, planning, supply, coordination and installation of the whole project, therefore reducing costs for the customer and ensuring a speedy completion.
“The short timescale from the delivery of the spa and cabin to getting the project totally finished was a challenge, but we managed it,” says Chris Brady, Director of 1 Stop Spas.
“In fact the cabin was delivered to us on the Wednesday morning and the party was planned for the Saturday!”
The client had visited the 1 Stop Spas showroom 12 months previously, having been impressed with projects he had seen on the company’s Facebook page. He was looking to purchase a dual-temperature swim spa to go into a cabin, which he was planning to buy online. At the time, the customer had concerns over having to coordinate the project as he had limited time available, but was keen to try to ensure he could do it all within his budget.
“After a few visits to our showroom and receiving consultation on each element of the project, the customer decided that he would prefer to utilise the experience of the 1 Stop Spas team,” explains Chris.
“One major part of the consultation was deciding on whether the swim spa should be dual-temperature. After discussions, we decided that it might be just as cheap and more versatile to go for a swim spa that offers a large swim area rather than seating and then have a separate hydrotherapy spa. This is the option that the customer decided upon.”
1 Stop Spas specified a Vita Spa XSP 16.5ft Swim Spa in combination with a Marquis Spas Epic with Ultimate package and Microsilk. The swim spa is housed in a bespoke log cabin made from Nordic Spruce, which was designed and built by 1 Stop Spas. An End2End swim spa roller cover was also required due to the swim spa height inside a log cabin.
Says Chris: “This project was completely bespoke and each element tailored for the customer to get the best value out of each element and value for money. The biggest challenge was designing the log cabin big enough to accommodate a large swim spa and spa, leaving room for the customer to build his own bar at one end whilst ensuring the design was strong and built to last. And of course, keeping a bespoke cabin within the allowable budget of the customer.