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Benefits of Stainless Steel

Here at SpaFlo, we pride ourselves in manufacturing all of our bespoke hot tubs and spas using only the highest quality commercial-grade stainless steel. There are so many advantages of stainless steel that make it the best choice for our luxury spas, so let's explore the pros and cons.

Why we only manufacture from stainless steel

Stainless steel has an abundance of advantages over other materials when it comes to manufacturing hot tubs and spas. It is the first choice when used for heavy-use areas which encounter water such as exterior handrails and kitchen sinks. Why? Because stainless steel is resistant to rust and corrosion. When it comes to spas and pools, stainless steel might be a larger upfront investment but it offers the best solution in the longer term because this robust and durable material still looks amazing years down the line. SpaFlo are focused on creating stunning, luxurious, custom-built spas and pools, and that is why we only manufacture from stainless steel.

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What are the advantages in using stainless steel for hot tubs, spa's and pools?

There are many advantages of stainless steel compared with concrete or acrylic hot tubs and spas.
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Sleek contemporary designs
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Smooth surface free from grooves creating the most hygienic pool or spa possible
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Long Lifespan

Long lifespan without compromising on quality
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Weighs Less

Dramatic weight reduction when compared to concrete pools and spas
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Easy to clean

Easy and quick to clean providing low maintenance costs
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Winter Proof

No risk of frost damage, no need for special winter treatment
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Less Wear and Tear

No risk of tile failure or delamination in the make-up of the product
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No Discolouration

No chance of colour change or bleaching through Ultra Violet rays
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Stunning Aesthetics

The combination of water and stainless steel produces excellent aesthetics
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Adaptable Water Colour

Varying shades of blue water depending on choice of lighting installed
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High level of material elasticity prevents many possible issues
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Economical to Run

Economical to operate due to the substantial insulation
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Why does stainless steel not rust?

One of the main reasons stainless steel is used in areas with water contact is because it does not rust or corrode very easily. But why doesn’t stainless steel rust? Stainless steel is a steel alloy that contains a minimum chromium content of 10.5%. The chromium reacts with oxygen to form a thin oxide protective layer which clings to the steel and makes it highly resistant to corrosion and rust. At SpaFlo we use AISI 316L Stainless steel which contains between 16-18% chromium, as well as 10-14% nickel which is also highly rust resistant. This ensures our pools will gleam for many years to come and are ideal for use in commercial spas.

What are the disadvantages of stainless steel?

When it comes to the pros and cons of stainless steel, there are undoubtedly more pros than cons. So what are the disadvantages of stainless steel when it comes to hot tubs and spas?

Initial Investment

The initial cost for a stainless steel pool is unsurprisingly higher, when compared with a plastic or acrylic hot tub. For some, this is a disadvantage, however we would argue that stainless steel offers considerable value for money when you consider its durability and longevity over a much longer lifespan.

Dents and Scratches

Stainless steel can be susceptible to dents and scratches if not cared for properly. For stainless steel spas, care should be taken to use the correct cleaning products and methods and to make sure it's covered properly when not in use.

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