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A simple guide to
buying a hot tub



So, you’ve decided that you deserve a
little but of luxury in your life and are planning to buy a hot tub or
spa to take pride of place in your garden. This is no everyday item, so
it’s essential that you do your research and select the right model for
your needs – so which factors should you be considering when you start
your shopping?

The type of hot tub you buy will
be guided by a number of factors, but one of the most important of these
is the available space you have. When choosing a location for your hot
tub, be sure to take proximity to your electrical supply and the area’s
privacy into account. You’ll also need to determine whether your
potential location will need any preparation work before installation –
hot tubs and spas full with water and several users weigh a
significant amount, so you’ll need a structurally sound surface to place
your new purchase on.

When you’ve finalised your
location, take a good look at the area and be realistic about the size
of hot tub you can fit there. A good way to get a feel for how much
space you’re likely to need is to draw up a shortlist of potential
models and then use rope to mark out each one’s dimensions in your
chosen space. Just because your favourite model will squeeze into the
space doesn’t mean it’s the right one for you, though – also consider
access space for those who are going to use it.

3 people in hot tubAnother factor to
consider when choosing a hot tub, of course, is how much seating
space you’d like it to have. Is this purely going to be for the
enjoyment of you and your partner, or do you have a large family
that will be making use of it? Or are you planning to invite
friends over during the summer for a
BBQ and a relaxing soak?

The amount of seating
space provided will obviously affect the price of the model you
go for, so consider whether spending the extra money to
accommodate friends or family on rare occasions is worth it.

The number of water jets included
will differ from model to model, so that’s another thing to take into
account. As a general rule, the higher the number of jets that a hot tub
has, the greater massaging power it will offer – however, the quality of
the jets plays a big part here, so be sure to do your research. Where
possible, look to buy a hot tub with adjustable jets so that you can
ensure that they are pointing at the major muscle groups for maximum
effectiveness.

It’s also important to pick a hot tub that compliments the area in which
you choose to place it, so be sure to pick a model with a colour and
style that will suit its surroundings. And if you have small children or
are likely to have any visit and play in your back garden, you’ll want
to make sure your hot tub comes with a lockable cover to ensure no
accidents can happen.

While it will undoubtedly take some time and effort to put in the
necessary research to ensure that you select the best hot tub or spa for
your individual needs, the right choice will pay dividends. Just think
of all the hours you’ll be able to while away in your perfect relaxation
zone – make the effort to buy the right model and you won’t look back.

 

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