What do I need to consider when buying a Hot Tub?

Thinking of Buying a Hot Tub in 2019?

 

Buying a Hot Tub is so exciting! Browsing hot tub websites, visiting beautiful showrooms and learning all about the different types of hot tub – but there are also some things to consider before you settle on a model to make sure that the hot tub you choose is a perfect fit for you and your family. Read on for our handy little guide on considerations for buying a hot tub in 2019!

 

How will I get it in my garden?

Hot Tubs are large and awkward, weighing as much as 600 kg unfilled – and that’s without any water in it! It’s important to get a Hot Tub that will fit into your allocated space – but that doesn’t mean that if you don’t have access to your back garden, you can’t have a Hot Tub! Many people have their Hot Tub lifted over their house by crane. To ensure that your installation goes smoothly, it is best to order your Hot Tub from a company that undertakes the installation and crane hire for you.

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How do I connect my hot tub to an electric supply?

Hot Tubs requiring a standard 3 pin plug are popular for their convenience – they can just be plugged into any standard household socket. They also tend to be cheaper to buy! The downsides to these types of Hot Tubs are that they will have limited features, lose temperature quickly and be higher maintenance. On the other hand, a Hot Tub requiring a 32-amp supply will have more powerful pump(s), bigger jets that will deliver a much better massage and a more effective heater which will keep the water hotter for longer.

 

GOOD TO KNOW: Hot Tubs requiring a 32-amp supply will need a dedicated electrical connection from the household electrical supply, installed by a qualified electrician – costing on average £300.

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How many jets should my hot tub have?

On average, a quality hydrotherapy spa will have no more than 30 jets per massage pump. If there are more, take a look at the jet portals. If they are very small, the water pressure will not offer hydrotherapy; instead, it will mark your body and is likely to hurt any sore muscles and joints – exactly the opposite of what you want in a Hot Tub! Loads and loads of jets do not mean you have the best spa in the world – probably the opposite applies.

 

It’s also a great idea to look at the size of the spa in comparison to the amount of jets the spa has; having lots of jets in a small spa may create too much turbulence. Plus, it all depends on the size of the pumps that accommodates those jets; there is no point have a low HP pump to power lots of jets, and similarly a high HP pump to power few jets, as the massage provided will not offer the hydrotherapy benefit it should.

 

GOOD TO KNOW: If a jet has a big face, it doesn’t necessarily mean the jet itself is big. The key is to look at the portal where the water comes out from. A good hydrotherapy spa will offer a range of jets including rotational and directional, as well as the smaller jets offering a high pressure and intense flow for a deeper tissue massage.

 

Hot Tub Jets

How many seats do I need?

Obviously, this depends on how large your family or social circle is!

 

Statistics claim that 80% of the time there’s just 1 person in the hot tub, 10% of the time only 3 or more persons and the other 10% is when there’ll be a small gathering or party!

Choosing your seating will also depend on what you want to use your hot tub for: hydrotherapy or pleasure? Hydrotherapy requires a lounger, higher cool down seats and wrap around, deeper seats with large and powerful jets. It’s always important to make sure that there’s a seat to fit everyone who will be using the hot tub regularly. For instance, are your shoulders comfortably under the waterline or does the water level mean you require a snorkel?

 

GOOD TO KNOW: Chinese-made hot tubs have much smaller seating, whereas American-made seats seem to be wider and more accommodating to those who are ‘bigger-boned’!

 

If you need help – break away from the internet and seek assistance at an established hot tub showroom. Hot tubs have been around in the U.K. since the turn of 2000, so choose someone who’s been around the block a few times and know their Hot Tub range inside-out.

 

How much does a Hot Tub cost to run?

This is THE most asked question from hot tub shoppers. The answer is that while yes, your electricity bills are going to go up (naturally, as you’re running an extra appliance!) it completely depends on the insulation behind the hot tub cabinet. Insulation is normally not standard and Hot Tub models may have different types of insulation available, so it’s important to know the difference before committing. If a hot tub comes with insulation, it will likely be more expensive to buy; however, it will cost a lot less to run!

 

GOOD TO KNOW: Many of the Chinese and USA-made hot tubs do not have insulation, or they have an inferior (and likely much cheaper) substitute. This is either because the country from where it was made has a much warmer climate than the U.K. and therefore there is no call for insulation, or the manufacturer has missed out insulation to reduce the cost.

 

There are 3 types of insulation:

  1. Full foam insulation – Expanding foam in every area between the underneath of the shell and inside the cabinet. This is the most efficient type of insulation you can get for your Hot Tub and will help to reduce your running costs.
  2. Very little or partial insulation – this is where the shell just sits on a frame surrounded by cabinet panels. Without the panels, you’ll be able to see straight through from one side of the hot tub to the other.
  3. ‘Trendy’ insulation – There will always be some scientific story with this one. It could be Celotex panels attached to the cabinet, silver foil used by N.A.S.A spacemen, loose fibre in plastic bags, even Rockwall type rolls. Any of these are used as an alternative to full foam and whatever is used is stuffed manually behind the cabinet as an afterthought to insulate hot tubs that were not designed for our climate. Be prepared for some of the most bizarre and far-fetched sales stories to justify this type of insulation – From being the latest high-tech solution to it being pest resilient and flame resistant (who is going to try and set your hot tub on fire?).

 

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How will the insulation affect running costs?

We’ve given you some estimates on what running costs to expect, depending on what insulation you choose. They are calculated assuming that the hot tub is left switched on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, and using it for an hour a day at 40 °C.

 

  1. Full Foam Insulation: around £400 per year. While this is usually the most expensive option, the hot tubs have more reliable components, better guarantees and will save you money in the long term (up to £1,200 per year!). Full foam insulation also gives your hot tub more structural support, by supporting the frame when the hot tub is filled with a tonne of water and numerous bathers!

 

  1. Partial Insulation: Around £1,600 per year*. This is because the heat WILL escape through the cabinet. The hot tub will also be very noisy, suffer from leaks (as there is no structural support of the pipes and jets) and the shell may crack or blister due to inadequate structural support!

 

  1. ‘Alternative’ Insulation: This ‘trendy’ insulation may have been presented in such a way that it seems very trendy or on point – it becomes infinitely less appealing when it costs you £800 per year* to run. This is because again, the heat WILL escape through the cabinet. Regardless of any trendy types of insulation, the hot tub will suffer from the same downfalls as hot tubs with partial insulation – being very noisy, leaking and the cracking/blistering of the shell.

 

So why do people buy hot tubs without Full Foam Insulation?

 

  1. The salesman lied about the insulation on the hot tub they bought.
  2. They were just too busy and bought from the first store they found.
  3. The insulation story on what to buy and what not to buy was so confusing that they just bought either the hot tub that they liked the most.
  4. They did not know about and was not told about the importance of insulation.
  5. They was not made aware of the importance of insulation in determining running costs and just wanted a to buy a hot tub.
  6. They had no intention of using the hot tub in the winter and therefore didn’t need to worry about insulation.
  7. They wanted to spend less and only saw the saving in the purchase price and hadn’t anticipated the running costs in the long term.
  8. They intended to stuff the inside of the cabinet with Rockwall insulation and replace every 3 months.

 

GOOD TO KNOW: Do not believe internet jargon or listen to fake news from sales people. Consider your own home – what type of insulation do we use in the walls of our own homes? The answer is Full Foam Insulation. Very little heat is lost, we keep out the cold and noise from outside and our heating bills are lower!

 

Whew! Bit of an information overload there – but its all super important to finding the right Hot Tub for you. If you want more help, you can find more tips and tricks in our handy little Buyers Guide that you can download for Free straight from our website!

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Hot Tubs Solihull – Check out the Luxury Apex Hot Tub and Gazebo package

Are you thinking of buying a Hot Tub this year?

Award Leisure Birmingham have just delivered and installed this fabulous Luxury Apex Hot Tub and Gazebo for Mr and Mrs King in Solihull.

The sophisticated Apex will dazzle you, it is packed with features and with 65 jets offers the ultimate hydrotherapy experience.

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We asked Phil for his thoughts so far now it has been installed for a couple weeks.

What do you think of your new Hot Tub?

“It’s fabulous….I’ve been promising my wife that we would get one for the last 12 years and now finally it is here. We’ve used it a lot already.”

Why did you choose Award Leisure Birmingham and a Coast Spa?

“Over a few months we tried a lot of different Hot Tubs and visited different suppliers. There are some suppliers offering Chinese made Hot Tubs and I could see that they were flimsy and not full foam which would have mean’t not as energy efficient.”

“We know the Coast Spas brand as a friend of ours in the South West has one and they love it. We used it when we visited and it is a top quality Hot Tub.”

“Simon the owner at Award Leisure Birmingham was great. I liked that nothing was too much trouble. we visited the store a couple of times as we wanted to make sure we were choosing the right Hot Tub for our needs and he was incredibly helpful even emailing different info and specification sheets on different models.”

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What made you choose the Coast Spa Luxury Apex Hot Tub?

“My wife suffers with Rheumatoid Arthritis so we wanted a variety of jets to give a full hydrotherapy experience.”

What do you think of your new Gazebo?

“It is really solid and of great quality. To be honest I was not keen on the idea of a gazebo as I didn’t think it was necessary. The Gazebo was my wife’s idea as she wanted a little more privacy. She was right, it is perfect and makes it feel cosy especially at night. I like the fact that now it can be pouring down with rain and I can be sat still relaxing in my Hot Tub. Also the skylight is a nice touch to look up and see the stars at night.”

Coast Spas has a long history as an Arthritis Advocate

For nearly two decades Coast Spas and Arthritis Research Canada (ARC) have worked together to improve the quality of life of arthritis sufferers. After years of consultation and partnered research with ARC’s Arthritis Research Team and their Arthritis Patient Advisory Board, Coast Spas designed the world’s first Wellness Spa. In working with ARC for so long in regards to research and clinical trials, Coast Spas has internalised the needs and requirements of arthritis sufferers when creating their hot tubs.

http://www.coastspas.com/arthritis.php

Are you thinking of getting a Hot Tub but worried about access?

Never fear, where there’s a will, there’s away. Mr and Mrs King needed a crane to get their Luxury Apex into their garden and in position. Here at Award Leisure Birmingham we can help arrange a crane for you and deal with them directly to arrange installation dates and times so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

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We have a huge May Sale on currently in store. There has never been a better time to order your perfect Hot Tub.

 

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144 Highfield Road, hall Green, Birmingham, B28 0HU

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The Best Value Hot Tub to buy in the UK 2019

The Award Suite Spa

Find out more about our exciting brand-new Hot Tub, The Award Suite Spa – as seen on ITV’s This Morning & Loose Women! Learn about all the amazing features that come as standard and find out how you can win your very own Award Suite Hot Tub.

The Award Suite Spas are made in Florida and deliver a quality health and lifestyle experience and are built to last, manufactured using cutting edge, environmentally-friendly technology.

The Award Suite Spas are made from a high-density recycled thermal plastic called polyethylene which ensures that the spa is durable to all weathers and guaranteed not to split, peel or rot. The spa is so easy to maintain that it will look like a showroom model, even after many years.

 

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Many other spas use hundreds of pounds worth of fibre glass, steel, wood and resins which make the spa heavy and more expensive. The Award Suite Spas’ rotational moulded technology requires less work and material, making them a much more affordable and earth-friendly product.

Both Award Suite models feature multi-level seating with corner bucket seats offering a wrap-around massage and a higher cool down seat that acts as a step into the spa. In the lounger version, the head to toe therapy lounge provides total relaxation – so you slide right in for complete comfort without floating out of the seat!

The Award Suite Spas are super easy to install, you’ll be soaking away before you know it! Just like your standard household appliances, the hot tub plugs into a conventional 13 Amp power supply, cutting out the need for expert electrician installation! As they are easy to move around, they are great for those with limited access or minimal garden space. Simply set them where you want on a level surface and fill with a hose!

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The insulation within the Award Suite Spa is approved by the Californian Energy Commission, meaning you are guaranteed to have the lowest running costs – no more worrying about the cost of leaving your hot tub heated all year round! Water maintenance is also a breeze, being assisted by the built-in water purification system.

The adjustable stainless-steel jets are recessed into the shell, meaning comfort and relaxation is guaranteed. The smaller jets offer an intense massage flow, which will help to release muscle tension and relieve pain.

So, what do you get with the Award Suite Spa?

I’m glad you asked! Check out the amazing features that come as standard:

  • Plush cushioned headrests for added comfort
  • Built-in drinks cooler, holding enough drinks for everyone in the spa to have the ultimate party!

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  • A fold out table which sits neatly above the water to stand your drinks on or play games. The table easily tucks away when not in use to open up the space in the spa.
  • Lit adjustable waterfall.
  • Colour changing lighting in and above the waterline to create the perfect atmosphere for relaxation.
  • Stylish cabinet corner lighting.
  • Recessed adjustable stainless-steel jetting focusing on tension areas to offer the ultimate in hydrotherapy.
  • A built-in weather, UV and fade-resistant umbrella covering 44 sq ft, with a 360-degree swivel design. This means you can position the umbrella over or next to the spa, being perfect for creating a social space if there’s too many people to fit into the spa!

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• Large non-slip, curved, solid steps with a handy built-in storage area for your chemicals, towels or slippers. You even get planters for either side of the steps to create a beautifully-designed garden centrepiece!
• A sturdy handrail for easy access in and out of the spa.
• A thermal, water resistant cover is also included, locking in the heat for complete energy efficiency. You also get a handy cover lifter that sits nicely behind the spa, supporting the lifting of the cover.

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Can you believe you get all of this included?! It’s crazy! All these features offer the ultimate destination for relaxation, health and entertainment.

The elegant Award Suite Spas are around 7ft square and available with or without a lounger. The lounger model seats up to 5 people, or the all seated version accommodates up to 6 people. The spa is also available in 2 beautiful colours – black diamond shell with a black cabinet or a white diamond shell with a grey cabinet and the jets, headrests, steps and foldaway table have all been carefully colour coordinated to match the cabinet and shell.

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The elegant Award Suite Spas are of the highest quality – they are reliable, durable, and quality – perfect for use all year round and the ultimate affordable relaxation destination.

For your chance to win one of our beautiful Award Suite Spas, all you need to do is head over to the ITV website and follow the details to be in with a chance!

If you’re desperate to get your hands on one – worry not!

Download a Free Brochure here and get in touch with us at Award Leisure to start your journey to the ultimate hot tub ownership adventure!

Hot Tub specialists for Worcestershire

Are you considering Hot Tub ownership in Worcestershire?

Since 1984 our name Award Leisure has been synonymous with quality, comfort, and innovation. We are constantly living up to our name by gaining top awards, while being recognised as a superior and trusted ‘complete service’ destination for hot tubs and outdoor products.

We are a Coast Spas and Regency Collection specialist and now have five showroom locations to cater for greater demand for quality hot tubs.

Simon in our Hall Green showroom caters for Worcestershire and we now have many happy Worcestershire Hot Tub customers. Check out our Facebook Page (AwardLesiureBirmingham) or Google Business Page to see what people say about our quality and service. We are proud to be achieving 5 out of 5 on both forums.

Here in our Hall Green showroom we provide wet test capability on both our hot tub range and swim spas…..relax with a coffee, prosecco or a beer and experience the bliss of sitting in a Coast Spas hot tub.

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Award Leisure showrooms are currently leading the promotion of a tidal wave of incredible developments by Canadian Hot Tub and swim spa manufacturer Coast Spas.

Unique designs and state of the art technology, including a Commercial-Grade Hydro Cyclonic Filtration System are being showcased by Simon and his two sales assistants Clare and Charlotte.

With ‘Interest Free’ options over 3 years and flexible repayment terms of up to ten years, there has never been a better time to take the leap into Hot Tub ownership.

Visit our your nearest Showroom in HallGreen, click below for the address and directions.

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Buying a Sauna in 2019?

 

 

The Finns have it totally right – saunas are amazing for both your body and your mind. There is nothing that compares to that almost euphoric feeling of stepping out of the sauna feeling your skin completely cleansed and your mind ready to take on the day. Over here in the UK, saunas are becoming increasingly popular with people interested in health and fitness, but there are so many advantages to saunas that almost everyone can get some benefit out of using one.

So, what are the benefits?

Continue reading “Buying a Sauna in 2019?”

Looking to buy a Hot Tub in Wolverhampton ?

Why Wolverhampton loves Coast Spas – Hot Tubs and Swim Spas (The Best Built Spas)

When I speak to customers in Wolverhampton who have had their Award Leisure Hot Tub for at least a few weeks to see how they are getting on and how they rate their Hot Tub and the service they have received so far, the responses in the main tend to be quite similar.

The first thing I hear is the quality of the Hot Tub build and value for money. This is because Award Leisure are the UK’s distributors of Coast Spas, Award Leisure deal direct with the manufacturer and the CEO himself.

This means that when you meet Simon at the local showroom to Wolverhampton, he can give you direct from the manufacturer prices, cutting out the middleman.

Coast Spas are manufactured in Canada so they are built solid to last many years in Wolverhampton weather, we are the first and only manufacturer to use 1 and 1/4 inch of angle iron through all the stress points on the Hot Tub which is why we can give a  10 year guarantee unlike cheaper flimsy Chinese spas.

Award Leisure offers residents in Wolverhampton a ‘one stop shop’ experience, he is with you every step of the way, offering free survey and site visits, after care, service plans, chemicals, accessories and much more.

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Contact Simon directly or pop in and see him for the best deals direct. Ask him about our 0% interest free payment plans available.

Watch this short video to find out more about the benefits of owning your very own Hot Tub

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Hot tubs Kidderminster

Are you looking for a hot tub in Kidderminster?

Award Leisure is the number one retailer of luxury and award winning hot tubs, swim spas and outdoor leisure products in Kidderminster.

What sets us apart from most in Kidderminster is our “one stop” shop store experience. We know we can find the perfect hot tub that will suit your lifestyle and budget.  We can offer a 2 or 3 seater hot tub for a smaller room or garden through to complete fitness and entertaining spas seating as many as 8 – 10. Whether you want to exercise, relax or socialise and everything in between we can provide the perfect spa.

If you live in Kidderminster then pop into see us in Hall Green which is your local Award Leisure store.  Simon, Clare or Charlotte will explore all the options available for you including 0% finance.

Why should Kidderminster residents choose Award Leisure?

We have everything you need to turn your Kidderminster garden into a luxury haven. Not only do we offer exclusive and unique products such as Hot tubs, Swim Spas, Gazebos, Wood Fired Pizza ovens and more. We deal with everything from enquiry, point of sale with free surveys through to the after care and maintenance. We are with you for the journey, with Service plans to give you peace of mind, chemicals and accessories as well as advice on anything you might want to know about our fantastic products and services.

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Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and check out our website to see what other Happy Hot tub customers in Kidderminster say about our company and service.

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Another happy Hot Tub customer in Telford

 

We have just installed a Regency Prince Hot Tub for Mr Mrs Addison and their daughter in Telford.

The Regency Prince 7 Person Hot Tub has been our best selling hot tub for 20 years. The Prince is the perfect hot tub for all of the family because this all seated hot tub has a variety of seats for everyone, no matter how small or tall. With a combination of comfortable jacuzzi massage therapy seats and contoured hydrotherapy seating, you can relax, soothe aching muscles or party with family and friends by having your own hot tub jacuzzi at home.

This Canadian hot tub is designed with 5 luxurious hydrotherapy seats and 2 higher cool down seats, each with a variation of carefully positioned powerful and very sophisticated massage jets. In particular, the 2 higher seats are perfect for the not so tall and make for very handy steps to get in and out of the hot tub.

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The Regency Prince Hot Tub

We asked Steve about his experience with Award Leisure Birmingham and if he would be happy to recommend us to his friends and family… Continue reading “Another happy Hot Tub customer in Telford”

Are inflatable Hot Tubs worth it?

Thinking about buying a Hot Tub? Considering starting with an inflatable spa? Read our latest blog post and weigh up the pros and cons to inflatable hot tubs, and whether they’re worth the investment.

 

Considering starting with an inflatable spa? Not sure where to start? Read our latest blog on whether inflatable hot tubs are worth the investment.

 

You only have to look at the queues outside Costco, Argos and B&Q on a sunny day to understand that people go mad for a cheap inflatable hot tub. We often get people coming into store asking about them – while we don’t stock them, that’s not to say they’re a good idea for some! Today we’re talking about the pros and cons to investing in an inflatable hot tub.

 

 

 

Pluses and Positives:

 

  1. The blow-up hot tubs are a great way of finding out if you’re going to use a hot tub. You can usually pick up a cheap inflatable Hot Tub for around £300, which is a much smaller investment than a hard-shell hot tub!
  2. Because they are inexpensive to buy and conveniently plug into a standard U.K. socket, you can literally buy one in a box, pump it up with the air blower supplied and be in hot water on the same day. No lengthy lead times, no electrician, no hassle! You’ll also use way less electricity than a traditional 32 Amp traditional Hot Tub, saving you money in running costs.
  3. If you’re persuaded to splash out on the real deal at some point in the future, you’ll be better prepared for knowing what type of hot tub you prefer. You’ll also have knowledge on water chemistry and all of the other chores and challenges which are associated with hot tub ownership.
  4. Your garden will become a party-zone and you’ll have friends (some which you’d forgotten about) turn up at your house with their bathing costume! It’s a great (and relatively inexpensive) way of reconnecting with family and friends, and of course making use of your garden, which may otherwise have only been used for drying the laundry!
  5. If your garden resembles more of a postage stamp than a country estate, you might not want a hot tub taking up precious space all year-round. Inflatable hot tubs can easily be emptied, deflated and put away until you’re ready to use it again! The bonus to being easily stored is that you can take it with you – whether you’re moving to a new house or fancy a soak at your holiday home, providing you have a water supply and electrical outlet, your inflatable hot tub can deliver!

 

Downsides and the liabilities:

  1. You’ll have to regularly change the water – every 2 weeks if in daily use! The filter is very, very basic in inflatable hot tubs; not what you want when they’re responsible for collecting everything which comes off our body and keeping the water clear! The filters are disposable and don’t last long (perhaps a month) – although they’re usually only a tenner online.
  2. It can get expensive to run as there’s no insulation to keep the water hot – usually only a lid and perhaps a ground sheet. While in the height of Summer this may not be a problem, but if you use your Hot Tub when the weather is a little cooler (or early morning/late evening), this could become expensive.
  3. There’s no built-in or in-line purification system to keep the water clean and neutralise bacteria and water-borne germs – just a floating dispenser. This must be loaded manually with chlorine or bromine tablets and left bobbing around in the spa, meaning that you’ll use lots of chemicals and without lots of bromine/chlorine the result will be dirty. Chlorine and Bromine are bleaches, meaning that lots of chemicals will deteriorate of the insides of the blow-up spa, which cannot be avoided! The deterioration weakens the material, leaving it prone to rips and tears; these rips and tears won’t be covered under the guarantee and it’s very difficult to repair as the puncture repair material won’t stick to the now chemically-scoured sides of the spa. As an additional bonus (that was sarcasm) the blower and heater will also pack up!
  4. While you usually get a 12-month guarantee, the lifespan of an inflatable spa is around 2 Summers use (if you’re lucky!) after which it will likely need replacing. This is also a major issue, as they are not recyclable – meaning when it inevitably breaks and you throw it out, it will sit just sit in a landfill forever! We are firm believers in environmental sustainability, so while hard shell hot tubs are also hard to recycle, a good quality model will last upwards of 10 years, lessening the need to be replaced and reducing waste!
  5. Inflatable hot tubs only have an air blower to create the bubbles, so there is no hydrotherapy – just air! The trouble with these types of jets is you cannot control the temperature as it will be the same as the ambient surrounding air temperature. So, on a colder day, the air will cool the water dramatically.
  6. You won’t be able to use the spa during the winter. Most blow-up spa manufacturers advise against using their hot tub in temperatures lower than 10 ° Celsius since in the winter, the heater cannot warm the water as fast as the air temperature cools the water. If you’re determined to use an inflatable Hot Tub through the winter, a great idea is to set your blow-up spa in a cabin, which will help to keep it relatively warm.
  7. There’s no seats in the blow-up spas, so when you’re in it, you’re sitting on the floor at garden or deck level. But hey, so is everyone else in your spa and if you’ve all got a drink – who cares?

 

Inflatable hot tubs merits and can be a great starting point for someone dipping their toe (pun intended) into the world of hot tub ownership. That said, they are not a long-term investment, and while they’re relatively cheap to buy initially, you may pay the price later down the line!

 

If you want more information on where to start with a hard-shell hot tub, feel free to contact us or download our FREE Buyer’s Guide to start your journey to Hot Tub ownership.