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  • About polyethylene
  • Energy efficiency
  • Serviceability
  • Portability

Why is polyethylene now being used to make spas

Traditionally, spas were manufactured solely with acrylic shells. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the use of polyethylene to make spas. Why? Because polyethylene has many new benefits to offer.

Polyethylene is a reasonably priced and extremely durable plastic that is virtually indestructible. It won't chip or break. It is recognized for its strength and its ability to retain its shape. A spa made from polyethylene is one piece. Structurally, it is stronger than a traditional acrylic spa and other than a quick wash of surfaces with soap and water, there is virtually zero maintenance to polyethylene.

Polyethylene is classified as an "inert" material. That means you can't dissolve it and that it won't react with other chemicals, including those used to sanitize and maintain a spa. And because it will not hold bacteria, polyethylene is also one of only a few select plastics that the FDA has approved for use with food.

Polyethylene is waterproof and cannot get waterlogged. That's why polyethylene is so ideal for kayaks, canoes and spas. And because it is recognized as a heat insulator, it adds energy efficiency to many of the products that are made from it. And finally, polyethylene is light weight, which makes a polyethylene spa a truly portable spa.

Energy efficiency

The Urbania is insulated with rock wool for energy efficiency. Rock wool provides a higher level of insulation than traditional foam spray or reflective silver paper insulators. It is removable for servicing and, unlike other insulators, it is readily available if it ever needs replacement. A small amount of polyurethane foam is also used for structural support in areas that do not require access.

Accessibility & Serviceability

At times, your spa or spa equipment may need to be repaired. To ensure that this will not be a difficult or costly experience, the Urbania is 100% accessible to all components and to the jets and plumbing. There are two equipment access doors located at each end of the spa. By removing them, access is gained to all the equipment and plumbing. The pump is located at one end of the spa and the equipment pack is located at the other end to provide more room for easier serviceability.


The Urbania is a truly portable spa. There are two support channels that are molded into the spa bottom. These channels provide structural support for the seats and they enable easy lifting with a fork lift. There are molded hand recesses just inside the fork lift channel openings and on each side of the spa in the under surface of the spa's top edge to make hand lifting much easier. The dry weight of an Urbania is only about 300 pounds and with the hand recesses, lifting and moving it is very easy. The Urbania will fit between the wheel wells of a full-sized pick up truck which makes it a true "Cash & Carry" spa.

Each spa comes with a two-page quick start-up guide to make start up a simple and pleasant experience. It also includes four decorative plates that screw onto the spa to hide the fork lift channels and to give a finished look after the spa has been set in place.

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