Hot tub giant in the pink

Fantasy Spas and Freeflow hot tubs have been turned pink by wet leisure powerhouse Watkins Manufacturing to help the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc to raise funds and promote awareness.

Pink Cascina Drift Breast Cancer Pink side pictureAs part of the USA organisation’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month inititiatives during October, Watkins Manufacturing has produced the pink ‘plug and play’ Freeflow and Fantasy Spas roto moulded hot tubs for a limited period to boost donations and publicity for the campaign.

The California-based manufacturer, which also has the HotSpring and Caldera Spas ranges in its hot tub stable, as well as the recently acquired Endless Pools brand in its wet leisure product portfolio, supplies the Fantasy Spas models to its Witney-based exclusive Fantasy Spas and Caldera Spas UK distributor Certikin International; as an inexpensive and user-friendly option that can be quickly and effortlessly installed to gain hot tub enjoyment and hydrotherapy wellness.

Fantasy Spas dealers and their prospective owners currently have the choice of the three-seater ‘Embrace’, four-seater ‘Drift’ and five-seater ‘Entice’. They are manufactured with technologically advanced polymers in a RokSolid shell and have been designed to be virtually impervious to the elements, as well as being easy to clean. Hydrotherapy jets have also been included in the design, to allow users to target neck and shoulder muscles.

Coming in at 7’2”x 6’5” x 33” with a dry weight of 380lbs, the Entice incorporates a lounge seat and sweeping bench seat; 27 jets, including calf and foot jets; and has a water capacity of 260 gallons. A Therapy Seat allows users to relieve muscle tension with a deep tissue massage from the jets to target the pressure points in the neck and shoulder.

The Drift, coming in at 70”x 62”x 33” with a 218 gallon water capacity and dry weight of 276 lbs, incorporates 17 jets, two captain’s seats and a waterfall feature that is adjustable to provide a full stream or shut off completely. Like its Fantasy Spas stable mates, it has been designed with multi-colour LED lights and full foam insulation.

With its diminutive unique shape, the Embrace is the smallest Fantasy Spa range option that is ideal for space-conscious customers. It comes in at 72” x 72”x 31”and has a dry weight of 302lbs and 205 gallon capacity. Two ergonomic seats are featured within the design, along with a ‘cool down’ area, and there are 17 jets that include dedicated foot and wrist jets.

All three 240v rugged ‘plug and play’ models can be plugged into a standard socket to power the topside electronic controls for temperature, lighting, and water flow pressure control convenience. They offer a dual speed therapy system to allow users to enjoy the comfort of warm water while being gently massaged, or have the ability to increase the power for a more vigorous deep-tissue massage.

Top-loading filters have been designed for easy access and quick cleaning capability; while standard equipment includes a grey ATSM safety cover, with locking clips, which incorporates advanced materials that are utilised in high-end spa covers.

“Quite simply, the new Fantasy range stands head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to good looks and value for money,” said Certikin Marketing Manager Cath Saunders, who  helped to promote the launch of the Fantasy Spas models during SPATEX earlier this year.

“This is an ideal range for our retailers with customers that are looking to take their first step into spa ownership with a user-friendly entry-level model.

“They can buy with the knowledge that Fantasy is a brand with inherent heritage, as a member of the Watkins Manufacturing family, the world’s largest manufacturer of premium hot tubs.”

The Fantasty Spas and Caldera Spas options for dealers will be promoted by Certikin International during the 20th anniversary edition of SPATEX from Sunday, January 31, to Tuesday, February 2, at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Certikin Director Ben Studdy, who has been spearheading the promotion of Caldera Spas and the newly launched Fantasy Spas models; will be available to discuss the dealer opportunities for the two hot tub ranges in the Jaguar Exhibition Hall.

To book exhibitor stand space for the 20th Anniversary SPATEX 2016 exhibition contact the SPATEX team via email: or or telephone +44 (0) 1264 358558.