If you’re exploring the idea of getting a hot tub or swim spa, have you thought about choosing one that is self-cleaning? This can be an added bonus and make owning your swim spa much more manageable.

Hot tub hygiene

There is a lot involved in keeping hot tubs clean and hygienic. Chlorine levels should be tested regularly, before each use for every hot tub to ensure that it is safe. However, standard hot tubs require even greater levels of care including using oxidising agents on a weekly basis, and also cleaning the filters thoroughly. As well as this, you’ll need scale remover if the water in your area is hard.

Ease of use

One of the major benefits of choosing a self-cleaning swim spa is that it makes maintenance much easier, particularly for new owners. Although you can establish a cleaning routine and learn which chemicals are necessary to use at specific intervals, not having to worry about these things makes having a hot tub a much more enjoyable experience.

Maximising relaxation time

Since you don’t have to clean the spa each time you use it, you can use your swim spa straight away each time you want to. The water is completely replaced every 15 minutes, meaning that the pool keeps itself clean while you relax and enjoy. So if you’ve decided to go for a swim, or relax in the hot tub with friends, you can do so straight away.

Clean and safe water

Water being replaced every 15 minutes helps to ensure the cleanest possible environment. If it is not treated properly or cleaned regularly, bacteria in water can present health risks to users. Self-cleaning spas take care of this problem to ensure that you are always swimming in clean, safe water.

Save money with self-cleaning spas

In the long run, from a financial perspective it can be great to have a self-cleaning swim spa too. Over time, you will save money that you would otherwise have had to spend on additional chemicals and time spent cleaning. This is why we offer self-cleaning swim spas – to remove hassle, save money, and increase enjoyment!

Browse our swim spas or give us a call to see which is the best to meet your requirements and budget today on 0208 300 4003.

There are a few factors to consider before deciding where to place your new Hydropool Hot Tub. For example, is your new spa going to be used mainly to provide relief from back pain, stress or insomnia? Or will it become the central social hub of your home where you can spend quality time with family and friends? There are lots of options available to you, here are a few points that you may find useful…

#1 Maximum relaxation for all seasons

The ideal location for your beautiful new spa would be one that allows you to soak up some vitamin D during the summer months, whilst offering some shelter in the winter. Our wide range of marine grade and weather proof gazebos provide the perfect all year round solution. Enjoy al fresco dining in our bespoke Riviera Pavilion. Look up and you will see the benefits of having the tinted sky roof – see the clouds and the stars! This stunning enclosure allows you to feel like you are outside when you are sheltered and warm! Open the louvre blinds on warmer days or close them in colder ones. The gas filled bar window offers those enjoying the bar a chance to get involved in the action. The possibilities are endless.

#2 Indoors or Outdoors?

Contrary to popular belief, hot tubs aren’t designed to solely exist outdoors. Many people choose to build a relaxation room with a tub, sauna and gym equipment inside their homes. This means that you could potentially create the perfect luxury retreat inside your very own home!

#3 Who will be using it?

If you’re expecting to use your spa mostly as a private adult health retreat, you may want to choose a more secluded or quiet area of your garden. Hydrotherapy has been scientifically proven to do wonders for arthritic pains, back pain, migraines, stress relief, diabetes, insomnia and much more! On the other hand, if you plan on using your spa to reconnect relationships with your family and to entertain guests, a more accessible, central location may be more appropriate.

#4 Where does it fit?

Where will your hot tub fit? There may only be one place that your hot tub will realistically fit in your garden or home, but there might be options for you. In this case, you’ll have to consider how it fits with the rest of your garden, such as any landscaping elements, trees, lighting and pathways.

#5 Our spas are fit to last a lifetime!

With the majority of people getting the most out of their hot tub experience during the winter months, some may worry that if it is not properly protected the colder weather and snow may damage the spa. However, our weather proof, thick, insulated covers not only keep out any dirt or debris but they also protect the shell and jets from any adverse weather conditions. Our Hydropools have marine grade, rot proof cabinets to ensure that your spa looks aesthetically pleasing all year round!

Hot tubs are a flexible solution and can be placed anywhere you decide depending on your preferences and practical requirements. At The Hot Tub and Swim Spa Company, we offer a wide range of different sized hot tubs and swim spas to meet the needs of each of our customers. We also offer site surveys, carried out by one of our award winning team of experts, to offer advice on the best location to maximise your hot tub experience!

Give us a call today on 0208 300 4003 for hot tub placement advice or to make your purchase today.

In the UK alone, around 10 million people are known to suffer from the effects of arthritis. Although most common in adults in their late 40s or above, it affects people of all ages and can cause pain, inflammation and stiffness in the joints. What you might not know however, is that swimming and aquatic exercise can help reduce the severity of arthritic symptoms.


Regular exercise is essential if you want to stay in good health, as it helps keep the body and muscles supple and flexible and reduces the risk of illness. Maintaining a regular exercise routine is especially important for those feeling the effects of arthritis as it helps develop movement and joint mobility and increase muscle and bone strength as well as controlling weight, reducing stress and aiding breathing. For people with arthritis, this can help them maintain or restore movement and reduce inflammation in the joints.

Benefits of Exercising in a Swim Spa

Exercise can however put strain on the joints, causing pain and discomfort. Making the decision to exercise in a swim spa can ease the aching as the water reduces the weight strain to the joints, and allows the user to keep fit while keeping discomfort at a minimum. A swim spa can also accommodate a range of exercises as the jet allows the user to walk, run, or swim against a current.

Therapeutic Properties

Warm water is known to have therapeutic effects, which is why people often unwind in a warm bath at the end of a stressful day. A hot tub however, provides far more flexibility and offers a range of health benefits, soothing sore muscles and alleviating pain. For those suffering from arthritis-induced joint pain, this can provide some well-needed relaxation and a chance to exercise without strain.

Learn more about exercises you can perform in your Hot Tub or Swim Spa. For more information, visit our website or call on 0208 300 4003.

Our state of the art Hydropool Self Cleaning Hot Tubs and Swim Spas are the only spas in the world to filter and clean 100% of the water in just 15 or 45 minutes, respectively. This allows you to spend more time enjoying your spa and less time maintaining it! We guarantee to create more time for what matters to you and your family. Reconnect relationships, relax and let the stresses of the day slip away!

Here’s our 5 top tips to help you increase the longevity and care of your hot tub:

1. Covers (Put a lid on it)

Our thick insulating covers significantly increase the efficiency of your hot tub when idle. A well-insulated cover will keep your water warm, reducing the amount of energy required to run the spa. As a result, our Hydropool spas cost less than a packet of crisps per day to run.

Remembering to place the cover back on your spa between uses will also keep out any dirt, leaves or rain water. Rain water could interfere with your water chemistry and require you to frequently add additional chemicals. Another money saving bonus of our standard hard covers.

Designed for all year round use with their weather and rot proof material, there’s no need to worry about leaving them out in the winter months.

2. We’re always here for chemical advice!

We understand that it can sometimes take a couple of weeks to get to grips with your new spa routine and to understand the chemistry of your water. That’s why our showroom is open 7 days a week. Our highly trained team are always available to answer any questions you have and to offer their expert advice either in person or over phone.

One common mistake is for new owners to purchase their chemicals cheaply over the internet. However, it is sometimes very difficult to know the quality of these products and exactly where they have come from. This may make it difficult to diagnose a problem with your chemistry. At The Hot Tub and Swim Spa Company we sell a full range of our own branded, high quality water treatment chemicals- everything you need to ensure your water stays safe and crystal clear all year round!

We also hold a water treatment open evening once a year, where all new clients are welcomed to our showroom to listen to a talk by the industries chemical expert, Jim Lee!

3. Replace the water and service your spa

Regardless of how often you use your hot tub, eventually the water will need to be replaced. We recommend giving your spa a system flush and to change your water every 3-4 months.

We offer comprehensive servicing and maintenance options to all of our hot tub and swim spa clients. During these visits our award-winning team of engineers will carry out a full MOT health check on the pumps, filtration system, lighting system and jet function in addition to cleaning and polishing the shell and cabinets, de-scaling all jet housing and performing a complete system purge.

Make sure you contact us to find out more about our discounted annual service contract!

4. Preparing your spa for winter

It is a common misconception that hot tubs are designed to be enjoyed during the summer and that the cold winter weather could damage them. The majority of bathers find that they relax more in the warm water when the weather outside is cold and crisp, with many agreeing that the best time of year to use your spa is in the snow! With Hydropools N.A.S.A inspired thermal shield insulating blanket and durable technology our spas are designed for use all year round.

However, if you prefer to shut your spa down over the winter due to less frequent use, we offer a comprehensive close down service. Call us for more details!

5. General Cleanliness

There are a range of small things you can do to help maintain a nice, clean hot tub and prevent your water from becoming foamy. Asking your guests to shower before entering and proving towels and swim suits can help reduce dirt, deodorants or detergents from getting into the hot tub and reacting with the chemicals in the water.

Overall, the purpose of these little things is to prolong the life of your new hot tub and ensure the water is always clean, safe, warm and appealing - to promote ultimate relaxation.

To find out more about our range of self-cleaning hot tubs, call today on 0208 300 4003 or visit our website.

Welcome Golfers! As part of a limited time promotion we are offering all golfers the chance to save up to £6,000 on Hot Tubs, Swim Spas, Gazebos and Saunas! Just simply fill out the form opposite to download your voucher now. Why not download your free golfers guide by clicking below? Find out how hydrotherapy and sauna bathing can improve your swing and aid muscle recovery!

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At The Hot Tub and Swim Spa Company we are proud to announce that we have just received three amazing awards at this year’s UK Pool and Spa Awards, hosted at the Birmingham NEC arena.

We walked away as The Pool and Spa Showroom of the year. Our stunning, newly refurbished internal showroom now oozes luxury and serenity. With two Klafs saunas on display (including the incredible new S1 model that retracts to the size of a standard wardrobe at the press of a button in just 20 seconds!), a mosaic tiled hot tub, 1 bespoke tiled steam room and all of the water chemicals and accessories you could possibly need, we feel that this award was truly deserved!

Our huge outdoor showroom has a minimum of 19 hot tubs, 4 swim spas and 4 gazebos on display to ensure that our customers purchasing experience is as simple as possible. We even have a number of wet hot tubs and a wet swim spa so you can try before you buy!

Why not see for yourself with our new virtual tour below?

Thanks to our lovely customers, we also received the Gold Standard prize for The Pool and Spa Retailer of the year. It is so good to know that our hard working team are successfully achieving our company goal of creating your everyday happiness!

Last but not least, we were awarded the Gold Standard prize for The Health and Wellness Project of the year. We have recently installed and commissioned 16 bespoke, self cleaning, hot tubs at the prestigious Berkeley Homes One Tower Bridge development in London. With stunning views over London’s renowned skyline it is easy to see why this project was loved so much!

To find out more information on any of our product ranges and what The Hot Tub and Swim Spa Company can do for you, simply fill out the form below!

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