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My fiance bought me the Bath Spa for Christmas (only after I'd dropped hints for around 12 months before!!) and it's made bathtime sooo much more luxurious!!! HOW IT WORKS The bath spa attaches by suction pads to the side of the bath. A cable runs to the mains which has a safety plug (with transformer and circuit breaker) which you can test before you run your bath. Run your bath as normal and then switch it on. The unit has adjustable, dual nozzles to direct the flow of water and options for bubbly or swirly water (although I can't really tell the difference between the 2). The Bath Spa fits most standard baths. Features It aims to turn your bath into a whirlpool; the movement of the water massaging your skin. It is very relaxing, although the side of you lying closest to the unit gets most of the benefit! The whirl effect is not very strong, it does give the feel of a mild jacuzzi, although definitely not as powerful. Don't think about a romantic bath with your partner either unless you have a massive tub, cos you'll never fit the two of you and IT in the one place! It does make a bubble bath bubblier and more luxurious, warning: don't use too much bubble bath or you may have a LOT of foam out of control (like me last week!). There is also a hose attachment you can put on and use a bit like a shower (useful for washing hair in bath). You can also put massage attachments on this and and do with them what you will! I don't bother with these very much, if you let go you'll have a snake of water flying all over the room (like me last week!). The unit also has a little light on it, with adjustable 'mood' lighting! It's a pretty useless feature really. DISADVANTAGES It's a pain having wires trailing across the bathroom and I'm still a little wary of mixing electricity and water despite the many safety assurances given; it does meet all British Safety Standards. I was a bit disappointed with the bath spa as it was not as powerful as I had expected. You can't feel the water moving everywhere and if you're in a standard sized bath you mainly feel pressure against your leg where the spa is attached. Probably best for use in big baths!! The unit also takes up quite a lot of space in the bath and you can't have very deep baths and use it or you'll exceed the recommended water level (there is a depth adjustment but it doesn't go up very far). Cost: I was given this, but I see you can pick one up for between £40 - £80. It came with a 2 year guarantee. Anyway I can't complain, it was a pressie and it has made baths a more enjoyable experience. Light a few candles and listen to that spa whirr!
I was having a look round Woolworths, as you do, when there it was the Woolworth Pampering BATH SPA Model BJ2000, and only 40 pounds. I have always wanted a BATH SPA, and the cost of having your bath replaced with a real one costs in the thousands of pounds. So I've been looking for a cheaper equivalent. You may have seen advertised bath spa's. Well they do not come cheap, phoning up one of these companies, and the cost for one of these items is 250 pounds plus. I looked in the argos catalogue, and they were selling one for 100 pounds, so what a suprise when I saw this in Woolies, enough about the price more about the product. Look Ive even found it on the woolies web page for you, cause the search engine on it is naf, its under home/personal care(just in case the link below doesn't work). www.woolworths.co.uk/shop/product.jhtml?PRODID=376046910&CATID=411 This is what the splurg states "Soothe away the stress of the day with this sensational Bath Spa! Simply fit the spa onto the side of your bath, plug it in and relax in your very own whirlpool of luxury. With its variable controls you can choose just the right setting for your ultimate relaxation experience, there is one drawback though.....you might never want to get out!" Are they telling the truth? Let's have a reality check shall we. What do you get? An insulated very long mains adapter, which you connect outside your bathroom, and trail the lead to the bath(comes with a long lead), you then clamp the spa device to the side of your bath like a vice, with suction cups on the side for extra strength. Uh Oh this sounds dodgy? Well that's what I thought, but if you read the instructions it all seems fairy safe. It is all well insulated and even if the actually machine falls into the bath, it states that is has been designed to withstand submersion for short periods of time. I n reality if you clamp it on securely it doesn't really slip or slide anyway. Do not use this machine if you have Tuberculosis tumors of anykind, inflammatuins, skin conditions, wounds, bruses, varicose viens, undeterminded calf pain. I think you get the picture, there is no point you buying the product only to read this in the instructions, and then have the hassle of returning it and buying a 10 Woolies pairs of socks. So are you actually going to turn the thing on? Woops, sorry there is a big on and off button at the top, a variable control button for different types of bubbles a fill line to fill the bath to the write level, and two dual jets, the can be moved if you want the two streams of bubble in two different directions. It works gentle bubbles, streams of bubbles, you get the picture. It is nice, it is relaxing, a strange feeling at first, not quite a spa, but it is different and fun. Be warned only put a tiny amount of bubble bath in as this will produces tons of bubbles(to prevent you drowning from bubble bath bubbles(if that is possible)) What's the catch? Yes there is a catch, it only seems to fit on the side of the bath not near the taps(maybe this is only my bath) so you get more of a sideways bubble action rather than a front of bath or back of bath, I'd be interested to find this out actually, am I the one with the strange bath?? How many times will you use it? Well, hmm I've used it about 4 or 5 times in the last few months. Even though it is very simple to attach, I am lazy. Come on admit it most people are lazy, you do not want to get the machine clamped on, and it's not something you really want always stay attached to the bath(well not me anyway), it does state you clean it with mild detergant after each use, which again is hassle. But yet I would suggest buy it, enjoy the fun, show it off to your friends and say I've got my only Bath Spa NA NA NA NA(and tell them is cost you 300 quid) <br>And don't tell them it came from woolies. Your rep will go down. Charlie V p.s Remember read the instructions before you use it, it's not a toy, well not much.