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Which is Right for You: Softub or Hot Tub?

When you are pondering over the idea between buying a softub or a hot tub, you are weighing out your options between either a portable or stationary unit. They both have some great and very similar benefits, so let's take a look at each of the two.


These units are lightweight which allows them to be portable, and for this reason, installation is very easy - you can do it yourself. Ensure that you are purchasing a high-quality unit, because you want it to last for the long haul. Many people pick them up and take them to new homes if they move, which is great for people who need to move often for work or other reasons. They're even light enough to enjoy on a balcony or boat!

With innovative technology available today like the Hydromate, softubs have a pump, motor, and heater all built into one unit. You may be surprised at how quietly they operate with our new Whisper Technology.  There is also high density Polybond insulator foam to keep the heat in, making them highly energy efficient and easier on the environment!

Another enjoyable feature about the softub is its weather resistance. It may be lightweight, but it is surpisingly tough and can stand up to the elements. At the same time, the softub lives up to its name - it is extremely comfortable, flexible, and perfect for some relaxation.

Maintenance is a breeze, and you will never have to be concerned about how hygienic it is, because it has an automatic cleaning function built right in.

Not all softubs are composed of these amazing components, so these are things you need to consider when buying a soft tub.

They are most ideal for those who are not remaining in stationery living quarters, like for those who rent, for example. Or who are on the go and want a portable hot tub unit they can take with them.

Standard Hot Tub

For those who have settled down in their home, the better choices may be the stationary hot tub. A great choice is the Hydropool, which many people prefer because of its self-cleaning capabilities. The quality and performance of Hydropool hot tubs is also absolutely outstanding, so it has the longevity to provide a lifetime of enjoyment.

With this type of hot tub, you want to give some serious thought to where you want it located. In time, you may want to add some additions to it like a pavilion or a gazebo, so keep this in mind when you are making your decision.

If you are plan to do a lot of hot tub entertaining, you can count on this type of hot tub to be fully accommodating. Standard hot tubs come in a very wide range of sizes to suit your lifestyle.

Another thing to consider with the stationary hot tub is that you can customize it to your exact liking by having additional features added to it. There are lots of models to choose from, so you won't have any difficulties finding one that suits exactly what you are looking for. Pay particular attention to the comfort features that you want in your unit, like jets, seating, headrests, or even lighting.

No matter which you choose, you'll reap the amazing health benefits of regular hot tub use. Take some time to pick the perfect model for you, and you are sure to enjoy your new home addition for years to come!

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The Hot Tub and Swim Spa Company specialise in providing hot tubs, swim spas, pools and gazebos and have experience of over 50 years in this industry. We also offer servicing and post-sales care for all of our customers to make sure that our customers get the best out of their hot tub.