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10 things to consider when choosing a hot tub

Buying a hot tub is often an investment in your well being – a comforting place to relax and rejuvenate. To make sure you get it right, here’s ten things to keep in mind when choosing a hot tub.

At HotSpring South West & Wales, we talk to potential new hot tub owners every day. So over time we’ve become very knowledgeable about the things to consider when choosing the right hot tub for you and your family.

1. Why are you buying a hot tub?

First things first, consider why you want a hot tub. It might sound obvious, but this will help narrow down your choice. If you want to spend time relaxing with the children, it will need to be spacious enough to seat all the family. Alternatively, if you’re buying a hot tub to help relieve arthritis or muscle pain, you’ll want to make sure you choose an appropriate model with correctly positioned jets.

2. Size

Next is size. Consider both how much space you have available and how many people will be using the hot tub at the same time. 

3. Budget

Make sure to take into account budget for the initial purchase of your hot tub, as well as running costs, water care, filters and servicing.

4. Style and look

Nowadays, hot tubs come in a wide range of styles to suit all tastes, from sleek and modern to more traditional designs. Your hot tub can fit into your tastes just like any other item of home decor.

5. Seating and comfort

A hot tub is somewhere to relax, so don’t underestimate the importance of seating style and comfort. There’s no point spending money on a hot tub that’s uncomfortable to sit in, so we highly recommended trying before you buy.

We offer test soaks at our showrooms in Bristol, Cardiff, Chepstow, Plymouth and Swansea, so come along and have a look round.

6. Jets and jet power

The number, location and power of jets can make for a very different experience in different hot tubs, so again, it’s best to try out the hot tub if you can.

7. Warranty

Find out if your hot tub will be covered by a warranty and how long it lasts. As a worldwide leader in hot tubs, HotSpring guarantees are some of the best.

8. Water care

Different hot tubs have different water care options – take the time to find out what system your chosen hot tub uses, and what products and maintenance will be required. 

9. New or second hand?

If your budget is tight, have you considered a second hand or ex demo hot tub? It could mean you could get your dream tub for a fraction of the price. 

10. Extras

Finally, consider extras at the outset. If you are drawn to water features, feature lights or entertainment systems, these are likely to attract an extra cost. Be wary of deals where these are included – this is normally just an advertising gimmick, as the additional costs are just added into the price you pay.

If you have any other questions about buying a hot tub or the HotSpring range, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our showrooms.