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How to go about testing a hot tub

How to go about testing a hot tub

Unfortunately, all hot tubs are not created equal. We highly recommend testing a hot tub before you buy it. Without experiencing it properly, it’s difficult to tell if it’s the right hot tub for you.

After you’ve had your test soak, you’ll be able to appreciate the difference things like space, comfort, jet positioning and pressure customisation can have on your hot tub experience.

What to look for when testing a hot tub

Got a test soak planned? Here’s what to consider while you’re in the water…

Try out the seating

Try out all the seats to check they meet your needs. Things to think about include:

  • Is the seating right for your height or shape?
  • Can you sit in a relaxed way (without having to hold on to stop yourself from floating away)?
  • Is there enough room for everyone to sit comfortably (including your feet)?

Take note of the jet variety and controlability

If you want massage jets for a particular area, this is the time to test them out!

If you’re looking for back massage, HotSpring hot tubs are the only hot tubs featuring the patented moto massage moving jets. These give the ultimate hydromassage experience, with dual nozzles directing powerful streams of water up and down the back to dissolve tension.

Test the controls and settings

A hot tub should be about de-stressing, so give the controls and settings a try to make sure they’re easy to use, and not an extra headache.

Try out the entertainment and lighting systems

If hot tub entertainment is important to you, make sure you arrange to try out sound systems and lighting options during your test soak.

Ask about the water care system

Maintaining the water care is vital to the smooth running of your hot tub. Bad water care can cause many problems such as the build up of foam, the break down of filters and extra pressure on pumps and other hot tub components. At HotSpring South West & Wales we offer the ACE Salt Water Hot Tub Filtration System as an upgrade – A revolutionary way to clean and sanitise your hot tub with just a little bit of salt, your hot tub water, and diamond technology. This one-of-a-kind product makes water care easier by allowing you to start with the cleanest water possible.

Make sure you find out the running costs

With the cost of purchase aside, make sure you find out how much it will cost to run your hot tub as some hot tubs can be expensive to run.

Luckily for you, all of our HotSpring hot tubs come with unique features making them energy-efficient so that you can enjoy lower monthly operating costs.

Arrange a test soak

If you would like to arrange a test soak, please visit your nearest showroom. You can find us in Cardiff, Bristol, Swansea, Chepstow and Plymouth.