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3 things to consider before buying your hot tub

Buying a hot tub is a fantastic investment and a great way to make sure that you get the most from your summer (and other seasons too). Hot tubs come in many different shapes and sizes today, with a wide range of specifications. If you’re going to find the right one for you then there are three key things that you need to consider.

What kind of power source are you looking for?

This may not seem like a top priority when you’re deciding between hot tubs but it can actually make a big difference. The first option to consider is the 13A plug and play power source. This is the simpler choice and the one that you’ll find easier to work with if you’re looking for minimum effort. You can simply plug this into any 13A socket and your hot tub will be ready to go. This can also be the cheaper option because the hot tub’s heating system and pumps aren’t working at the same time. The hard wired option tends to use more electricity but has the benefit of providing more power. This means that your jets will be more powerful and you’ll be able to enjoy a deeper massage.

How big do you need the hot tub to be?

Hot tub capacity ranges from small and intimate to models that can accommodate large numbers of people. It’s worth thinking through how you want to use the hot tub before you make a purchase. For example, if it’s a space that you want to share with all the family then a large model will obviously be the best choice. However, if you’re keen to make it somewhere that you spend time alone you might want to opt for a smaller hot tub. The space that you have available will also have a big part to play here. Will the hot tub that you want fit within your desired location and is the ground there appropriate to support a hot tub of that size? These are all key questions that will need to be answered before buying your hot tub.

What are you priorities where features are concerned?

Perhaps you’re looking for a simple hot tub that is just all about the best possible hydrotherapy massage you can get from the jets. Or maybe you’re interested in the range of additional features that are available today. For example, you could have a Bluetooth sound system that means you can connect devices by Bluetooth to make your hot tub a super sociable space. You might also opt for LED lighting or lounger seats so that it’s easier and more comfortable to recline in the hot tub. Some hot tubs also offer the option of smart phone controls so that you can use your phone to heat up the tub so that it’s ready when you want to get in.

Buying a hot tub could transform your outside space and give you access to a wealth of lifestyle benefits. These are the three key factors to consider when deciding which one best suits you.

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