Warm water has been used to promote general health and well-being long before modern civilisation. What medical science proves today, the Greeks, Romans, Japanese, and others discovered long ago — warm, soothing water restores our body, mind, and spirit.
But unlike in ancient times, when people had to live near hot springs or build expensive bathhouses to enjoy the benefits of warm water therapy, today anyone can access the healing power of water and add a touch of luxury to their own home. There are a wide range of hot tubs and swim spas available on the market to suit every budget.
Whether it’s the height of sizzling summer, or the cool and crisp winter days are closing in, this could be the time to for you invest in that dream of gazing at the starts from the comfort of your very own hot tub.
Owning a hot tub is not out of your reach. We at Wellis UK offer products to suit a range of budgets. Pop into our Derby showroom to have a chat with us or call us on 01332 345909.
But before you take that plunge here are seven things to consider:
#1 – Plan where your hot tub will go
Think carefully about where you want to put your hot tub. Think about your view from the hot tub and whether you’ll be visible from the road, or your neighbours’ houses. On a more practical note think about access to a power outlet and hosepipe for a smooth, no fuss hot tub experience.
#2 – Do your research
Search online for reputable hot tub suppliers and read reviews to find out what kind of hot tub would best suit you. But beware of buying online, as you might end up with a product that’s worse quality than you thought you were paying for.
#3 – Go have a look
Always visit the showroom to get a feel for the hot tub you want. It will give you an opportunity to ask your niggling questions and test them out, to see how easy the controls are and how comfy they feel to sit in. We at Wellis UK offer wet tests, so bring your cozzy and have a dip.
#4 – Size matters
This is an obvious one. The size of the hot tub you choose depends on how big your garden, patio or even balcony area is. You also need to think about what you will be using your hot tub for (e.g. personal relaxation, family get togethers, parties, etc). A dealer will be able to visit your home and give you advice.
#5 – Insulation is key
The more insulated your hot tub is, the more energy efficient it will be and the less it will cost to run so it is worth investing into this.
#6 – Cover up
It is important to have a cover for your hot tub, ideally with a lock on it, to keep it secure and free from any debris that could fall in and contaminate the water. A cover with inbuilt insulation will also help to maintain the water temperature.
#7 – Little extras
Think about whether you want to listen to music while you’re relaxing in the hot tub – some come with built-in stereo systems that are compatible with iPods. The positioning of the lights is important too, so you can enjoy them at night. And think about whether you want an elevated waterfall feature, which can massage your shoulders and ease those aches and pains. A good hot tub dealer will be able to run through the benefits of all these extras with you.