Aqua Bathroom Centre 19-24 George St., Newport, NP20
1EN, Tel: 01633 262629
The Clearwater Bath Range
The Clearwater Collection Ltd. is a privately owned British company that was formed in 1999 and specializes in the manufacture of 'twin skin' luxury acrylic free standing baths.
All Design work is carried out in-house by the Company's team of Design Engineers. A full design service is available to both new and existing customers. All products are handmade and go through rigorous 100% inspection procedures and ISO 9000.
Most of the Clearwater bath range including accessories is available
at Aqua Bathroom Centre so please telephone us on 01633 262629 for our
latest brochures, prices and offers.
The Clearwater Bath Process
Clearwater Collection manufactures "twin-skin" free standing acrylic
baths from two sheets of 5mm acrylic. The individual
processes are described below:
Vacuum Forming a Clearwater Bath
A 5mm sheet of Sanitary grade acrylic
is clamped above a Vacuum forming Tool which is
suspended on a rig. Each individual bath has its own
Mould Tool. The 5 mm sheet is then heated under a
special purpose oven for approximately 10 minutes at
a temperature of 185 degrees centigrade. The air is
vacuum sucked from the mould which then draws the
sheet down into the mould to form the shape of the
bath. This method is used for both the inner and
outer bath skins.
After a bath shell has been formed it
is then reinforced with 700 grams of glass fibre
laminate. The laminate is initially sprayed on by a
chop spray machine and then it is rolled by hand to
eliminate any air bubbles to ensure correct adhesion
to the shell. The shells are placed in the drying
room to cure. When dry, the outside skin is drilled
on the foot platforms and a fixing bolt and nut are
secured. The nut is placed on the inside and the
bolt on the outer.
Casting a Clearwater Bath
Clearwater has developed a stone
based polyester cast resin mix that is poured onto
the inner of the outer shell. Bodyfiller is placed
onto the tap ledge to give it extra strength and a
honeycomb structure is applied to the sides,
ensuring maximum heat retention. The already trimmed
inside shell is then inserted into the outside shell
and clamped into position. This is then left to
After curing the Baths are trimmed to
remove any surplus acrylic and at this stage
adhesion tests are carried out.
Finishing a Clearwater Bath
The Baths are then transported for
100% inspection in the finishing department. The
underneath where the two skins meet filled with a
bonding paste to ensure strength and rigidity. When
the bonding paste has cured, the under rim is sanded
both with rough and smooth grit to ensure a smooth
flat finish. The bath, where required, is then
drilled to meet the customers specification i.e. tap
holes, waste hole, overflow, touch pad. Each bath is
then put through the rigorous quality test procedure
and any imperfections are identified and removed.
The bath is then polished to a high quality finish
and packed to the specification required.
In Process Inspections
At all stages the individual operator
is made accountable for their workmanship and an
individual personal inspection sticker is added to
the bath through every process. Even after all this
because all Clearwater collection baths are handmade
and hand finished there may be small variations from
Any of the baths in the Clearwater Collection
can be factory fitted with their own patented Clearspa System
hydro massage unit. Please contact the shop on 01633 262629
during office hours for details or via email at other times.
We can supply your bath and bathroom
needs and we can supply you with quality equipment from all the major bath
suppliers including: Aquis, Airbath, Aquabeau,
Atlanta, Bette Baths, Bronte, Ideal Standard, Roca, Utopia &