With the big shift in demand from "installed" to "portable" spas,
most manufacturers simply installed their regular spas
into a timber box and called it portable. Many of these
require up to 8 people or a small crane to handle and
become too difficult and too expensive to move. In addition
the timber boxes and frames are easily damaged and can
deteriorate rapidly from weather, wood worm or rotting,
requiring regular and costly maintenance or repairs.
RotoSpa, on the other hand, was started with a clean
sheet, and a set of objectives resulting in an innovative
spa, designed and developed from the outset as a true
portable. It had to be: -
- Light enough for 1 or 2 people
- Tough enough to resist damage when moved.
low maintenance and affordable for many more people.
Following the principal of modern unitary car construction
to achieve reduced weight, higher strength and lower
costs, RotoSpa utilises an advanced R.I.M. (Rotary Integrated
Moulding) process to form the spa, the surrounds and
the base all in one piece. This totally eliminates the
need for timber or metal framing and the problem of rotting,
cracking and corrosion.
The entire moulding is made from Duralon, which is
a semi rigid polythene based, thermal plastic resin with
special additives that generate an A.P.F. (Aerated Plastic
Foam) core during the moulding process.
Our hot tubs are therefore not only around half the
weight of equivalent acrylic and fiberglass spas, but
many times tougher and with excellent heat and noise
insulation qualities. Being the same material all the
way through it also can't suffer from delamination and
osmosis problems. The granite look finish is not only
attractive and easy to clean but is chemically resistant
and UV stable.
We are recognised by industry members
as a world leader in the field. As expected other companies
are beginning to follow the lead but they are now some
years behind in their development of the technology.
However, it does serve to reinforce our faith in this
as the way of the future for portable spas.