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Choosing the Right Hot tub.

There are a lot of hot tubs out there, we can help you choose.

HotSpring produces a vast range of hot tubs and spas to suit different needs and different budgets. Selecting the right one for your needs can be a little overwhelming. This article aims to take some of the confusion out of choosing a hot tub.

Obviously the best way is to visit one of our showrooms, where our friendly and experienced staff will help you pick the right model for your situation, but this article will give you some ideas of things to consider as part of the decision making process.

Why do you want a hot tub?

There are many great reasons to get a hot tub or spa, and most people’s motivations will be a mixture of several. Depending on your main reasons for getting a hot tub the features you need to look for will be different. Many people want a hot tub primarily for relaxation. Relaxing in a hot tub is a great way to unwind after a stressful day. For some, a hot tub is a great way to spend time with the family. For others, a hot tub or spa has many health benefits and can help with medical problems such as backache, muscle or joint pains or even diabetes. You may want a hot tub for entertaining – hot tubs make a great centrepiece for parties. A swim spa can provide low impact cardiovascular exercise.

How big a hot tub do you need?

Each of these reasons for owning a hot tub or spa will give you different priorities in terms of the size of hot tub and the features you need. If you’re looking to entertain family and friends, you obviously need a larger tub than if you’re looking for somewhere romantic and intimate to relax with your partner. HotSpring hot tubs and spas range from small 2-person hot tubs to full size 6 or 7 person spas so there’s bound to be a perfect size for you.

Where will you locate your hot tub?

Another big factor in choosing the right hot tub is where you’re planning to put it. This will have an impact on the size of tub you choose, as you need to have enough space to accommodate the tub as well as room to get in and out of it safely, and to accommodate the cover when the tub is in use. Will it be located indoors or outdoors? While hot tubs are most commonly located outdoors they don’t have to be.
Assuming you choose to site your tub outdoors, give some thought to where. Hot tubs are often mounted on a patio or decking, and you need to be sure this is strong enough. A hot tub full of water is heavy. It’s a good idea to avoid placing it under trees, so that you’re not bothered by falling leaves or insects. Will you want to keep it open to the sky so you can see the stars, or perhaps under a gazebo so you’re protected from rain? If you plan to use it throughout the year you may need to invest in extra insulation to ensure it can withstand winter weather.

What features do you want in your hot tub?

HotSpring produces many different models of hot tubs and spas with a wide range of different features in terms of lighting, water features and jets and even music and entertainment systems.
HotSpring has developed a variety of different water jet technologies each of which provides a different soothing massage experience – particularly important if you’re after a spa bath for hydrotherapy or to help with a medical condition. Read more about our hot tub water jets.

Your hot tub can serve a decorative function with our exciting range of water features and mood lighting. Coloured lights and fountains of water can enhance your relaxation and fun, while our hot tub entertainment systems make use of the latest wireless technology to bring you music and even television while relaxing in your spa.


Choosing a hot tub or spa is a very personal decision and there are many factors to consider. Hopefully this article has given you some ideas to think about and questions to answer. The next step is to get in touch with your nearest HotSpring showroom so that our expert staff can help you pick the right spa for you.

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