Enjoy the relaxation of a Hot Tub on your UK Holiday!
As more people choose to spend their leisure time in the UK and Ireland, there has been a growth in the popularity for installing hot tubs in holiday accommodation, to enhance the visitor experience at these venues. They are a fabulous way of relaxing and having fun, without the hassle of airport/ferry delays and being away from your favourite food and drink!
A number of holiday venues have been keen to demonstrate that they are responsible site owners when it comes to safely maintain their hot tubs. By joining BISHTA, these companies can demonstrate that they have staff that are trained to understand the importance of water hygiene management. These companies have also agreed to abide by BISHTA’s Code of Ethics, so you can expect them to behave in an ethical manner.
For details of the holiday venues that are currently BISHTA members (please see the yellow pins on our member’s map) which you can click here.
BISHTA continues to work with the holiday homes and parks industry to ensure everyone is working towards the recognised guidelines. When you visit a holiday lodge or home, it is important that the hot tub equipment meets industry standards and that it is carefully maintained to ensure safe usage. Key issues often revolve around the water treatment regime provided to ensure the water is clean and safe to bathe in, so make sure you ask the site staff how the hot tubs are maintained. Records will need to be kept, so if you are in any doubt, ask to see the daily records test sheets.
Do you own a holiday home or are you a holiday park owner?
We have a series of BISHTA factsheets designed to give owners and managers of holiday parks and homes, looking to purchase hot tubs for their sites, some specific advice on what is needed for the ‘business use’ of domestic spas (and hot tubs). This “business setting” or “business use” is defined as one hot tub is for the exclusive use of one family or group of friends during any given hiring period, click here to view and print this FREE factsheet – detailing your responsibilities.
Click Here for our Commercial Hot Tubs Page
Other guidance is available from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) especially HSG 282 – ‘The control of Legionella and other infectious agents in spa-pool systems’. HSG 282 is available as a free download, or it can be purchased as a paper copy.
PWTAG also have available a publication entitled ‘Hot Tubs for Business’ and this is available at £13.00 for BISHTA members. For details of current postage rates + VAT, if applicable, please contact the BISHTA office.
If you are a holiday home company that is considering joining BISHTA, a leaflet is available to download explaining more about the benefits of membership, we look forward to hearing from you! JOIN NOW!