If you’re thinking of investing in a hot tub, you probably have a list of questions to help determine if a hot tub is suitable for you and your lifestyle. We’ve put together a few important things that you need to know before buying a hot tub that should help you navigate the world of buying a hot tub. 


Should You Purchase a Hard Shelled or Inflatable Hot Tub?

The biggest question on your list might be if you should purchase a hard shelled spa or an inflatable hot tub. We go into more detail about the differences between these two hot tubs in a previous blog post which you can read here.

The main difference between the two spas is the initial purchase price. Inflatable hot tubs are significantly cheaper compared to hard shelled hot tubs. However, inflatable spas can incur higher maintenance and running costs in the long-term. 

You are also not going to get the same experience from an inflatable spa that you can have with a hard shelled spa. Hard shelled spas are fitted with powerful massage jets, temperature controls, bluetooth speakers, mood lighting and so much more to give you a relaxing experience. 


Can A Hot Tub Help With My Health and Wellbeing?

Hydrotherapy is well-known to help with people experiencing physical pain and also help improve our overall well being, including our sleep. The buoyancy of the water when you sit in a hot tub eases pressure of our joints and allows sore joints and muscles to relax. The jets also provide an added element of massaging the muscles and affected areas, helping to ease pain and allow the whole body to relax.

Even if you don’t suffer from physical pain, using a hot tub regularly can help to improve your overall well being. Lounging in a hot tub can give your mind a chance to switch off and decompress from the stress and worries of your day. This can in turn offer a range of benefits including improving your sleep, mental wellbeing and overall lifestyle.


How Often Can I Use My Hot Tub?

It’s understandable that when you’re investing in a hot, you want to make the most of it. If you’re looking at an inflatable hot tub, you will be limited to the warmer climates to be able to use it to its full potential. Their materials and mechanisms are not suited to the freezing weather that we experience in the winter and this can lead to malfunctions and damaged exteriors when they are being used in the colder weather. 

Hard shelled spas are built to be used in all four seasons (yes, including our cruel winters!). The acrylic shell protects the internal mechanisms and our innovative insulation keeps the water at a controlled temperature even when you are not using the hot tub. This means you are waiting less time for the water to heat up when you want to use your hot tub, so you are using less energy.


If you are still wondering if a hot tub is right for you, talk to our team by calling 0800 066 2822 or by visiting our showrooms in Durham, Shrewsbury or Aylesbury.

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Durham Showroom

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Monday - Thursday : 09:00 - 17:00

Friday : 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday : 10:00 - 15:00

Sunday : 10:00 - 14:00

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Shrewsbury Showroom

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Monday - Friday : 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday : 10:00 - 14:00

Sunday : Closed

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Aylesbury Showroom

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Monday : 09:00 - 13:30

Tuesday : Closed

Wednesday : 09:00 - 17:00

Thursday : 09:00 - 17:00

Friday : 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday : 11:00 - 16:00

Sunday : 11:00 - 15:00

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Tunbridge Wells Showroom

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Monday : Closed

Tuesday - Friday : 09:00 - 17:30

Saturday - Sunday : 10:00 - 16:00

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