How to pick a hot tub for your holiday home use
Hot tubs are an increasingly common asset in holiday properties. From luxurious hotels through to boutique retreats, they are a feature of a great trip for many holidaymakers. So much so that many people tend to come home and buy a hot tub for home use – or a hot tub for their own holiday home. If you feel that a hot tub could add fun, relaxation and wellness to your holiday home experience then here are some tips on how to pick the right tub.
Most hot tubs are not portable – they are installed in a specific location and require a specific, supportive surface on which to sit. So, if portability is an important consideration for you then there is only one type of hot tub to consider: Softubs. A Softub is lightweight and designed to be low hassle in terms of installation, making it the most portable hot tub on the market.
Work out the positioning
There are many different factors to take into account when it comes to the positioning of your hot tub. For example, you’ll need to make sure that you can connect any cables safely and that you have a power source for the hot tub. It will also be important to ensure that you can gain access to the working parts of the hot tub for repairs or maintenance. And then there’s positioning in terms of the location where you’re likely to get the most benefit from a hot tub. When it comes to holiday homes this is often outside. Softubs tend to have an advantage here too, as they can be placed almost anywhere. There are no restrictions on where you can place a Softub and no concrete base is required. So, from decking and balconies to lawns and roof terraces, your hot tub can go anywhere.
Look at energy efficiency
Especially in homes that are likely to be empty for large parts of the year, energy efficiency is going to be an important feature when it comes to picking the right hot tub. Softubs score highly with respect to energy efficiency and using heat recovery technology. A single unit contains all of pump, motor and heater, and filtered water is warmed by the heat generated from the motor to make the whole system more energy efficient.
Aesthetics and extras
The look of your hot tub will contribute as much to your experience of it in your holiday home as how it performs. So, choose a hot tub that will withstand the weather if it’s placed outside and which has a range of different colours options to choose from. Softubs, for example, have an outer layer made from Leathertex, which is incredibly robust and can withstand most types of weather conditions. You might also want to consider extras for your hot tub, such as a wood surround or a partial roof for shade during hotter days.
Softubs are an obvious choice for holiday homes – contact The Hot Tub and Swim Spa Company’s expert team for more advice about what is right for your requirements today.