There are many benefits to having a hot tub at home. From improving the quality of your sleep to creating somewhere relaxed and fun to socialise. If you’ve decided that your home could use a hot tub then how do you find the one that’s perfect for you?
Establish what you want to use the hot tub for
This may sound obvious but there are actually lots of different ways to use a hot tub to optimise its benefits – and those that are the most important to you might influence the choice that you make. These are some of the reasons why people tend to invest in a hot tub:
- Stress relief. Providing somewhere to relax, enjoying the hydrotherapy benefits of warm water in helping to reduce anxiety, as a way to combat tension headaches.
- For physical therapy and recovery. For example, soaking away the aches and pains after an intense training session or using hydrotherapy to help reduce the impact of a condition such as arthritis.
- Social and wellness. As somewhere to get family and friends together or a space where you can enjoy some valuable alone time.
What are your options when you’re choosing a hot tub?
- Size. Hot tubs come in many different sizes, from those that are ideal for two people to bigger spas that can accommodate an entire family – and friends. It’s a good idea to think about how you’re planning to use the hot tub, and who with. Do you need space for guests or is it just going to be you and your immediate family who use it?
- Features. From different jets to water features there are many options to suit your needs when it comes to the modern hot tub. You might want to have LED lights or wireless controls, for example. Make sure you ask the hot tub dealer what tech features the hot tub comes with, how many jets it has and where they are positioned.
- Cost. When you’re thinking about the right hot tub in terms of cost remember that a higher up front cost doesn’t necessarily mean the ongoing cost will be high too. In fact, cheaper hot tubs can cost a lot more to run and may need more repairs. Which one is likely to provide the best value in the long term?
- Sustainability. Whether you’re looking for a more environmentally friendly design or you want to cut your hot tub running costs, energy efficiency can be key to consider when you’re making this choice. The more energy efficient models are likely to come with better insulation and features that will help to minimise energy loss and improve energy efficiency. Make sure you know what kind of cover the hot tub comes with and whether the model is suitable for your climate.
Finding the right hot tub means working out why you want to use the hot tub and then identifying the features that are most likely to enable you to get the most from the investment.