If you’ve never purchased a hot tub before, the process can be a little daunting. Fear not, our team of experts are at hand to walk you through the process and make choosing your new spa as easy as possible. In the latest edition we have broken down our buying tips into three easy steps to make buying your perfect hot tub easy. You can also view our guides on buying a hot tub within our Knowledge Bank.
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How a hot tub can benefit you
Taking a regular dip in a quality hot tub can unlock the combined benefits of a healthy mind and body. In our latest edition of WhatSpa? we have investigated the latest health research to show you the hot tub benefits you could unlock with a new hot tub. With many of the best hot tubs including the latest hydrotherapy jets to emulate massage therapy, as well other technology such as mood lighting, there has never been a better time to invest in a hot tub. See the full details and research in our latest edition of WhatSpa? now.
Hot tub installation inspiration
Planning to create your own hot tub haven at home? Get the taste for in-spa-rational hot tub installations in our latest copy of WhatSpa? magazine. The latest inspiration includes advice from Alan Titchmarsh on developing your own hot tub haven in your garden. We’ve included photos and details of recent hot tub installations by the leading showrooms to provide you with further inspiration for planning your very own hot tub installation. To ensure that you’ve covered all bases, the latest edition also includes the WhatSpa? pre-delivery checklist. Also check a snapshot of our latest garden hot tub ideas within our Knowledge Bank.
WhatSpa? Best Buy Awards
The Best Buy Awards section within the magazine, features 24 pages crammed full of the very best hot tubs to buy with specifications, ratings and our WhatSpa? verdict! Our Best Buy Awards acknowledge the hot tub models that excel across a range of criteria, including design, aesthetics, comfort, hydrotherapy and value-for-money. We have split our Best Buy Award winners into five different price brackets to make choosing your ideal hot tub easy.
The hugely successful QuatroSpa is manufactured here in the UK by Midlands-based company RotoSpa and is made by using a rotational moulding technique using a tough resin, which provides an extremely durable finish accented by attractive synthetic cabinetry. The reclining seat with 15-point ultra-blast jet and a considered functional massage system provides for maximum relaxation. The entry step offers easy access and also doubles as a child seat. It is deceptively spacious and fits through standard doors and gates. At under 13 amps it provides true plug-and-play convenience, just wheel it in, fill it up and plug and play!
Caldera Spas Vacanza Series Marino
Caldera Spas® is one of Watkins Wellness®' top flight stable of brands, and distributed in the UK by Certikin, one of the most respected names in the British swimming pool and spa industry. The multiple award-winning Marino is one of Caldera's top-selling models in the Vacanza Series. The Marino has a stylish ergonomically sculpted shell and roomy non-slip footwell. Barrier-free seating makes moving from seat to seat easy and finishing touches like the Acquarella waterfall ensure a sensory experience that is guaranteed to relax! Built in Spa Frog® tops off the package for easy water maintenance.
Coast Spas Classic Element B 50
A favourite in the Coast Spas line up, the Classic Element B 50 is a versatile all-seater. With multi-level seating benefiting from bench-style seats (where you can swivel to lounge without a lounger taking up two seats in the spa), a higher cool down seat and wrap-around bucket seats, plus steps into the spa making this model perfect for all of the family. This spa also has a great hydrotherapy feature called 'tactile therapy' which are massage nodules in the bottom of the seats and the large footwell, these provide a kneading shiatsu massage effect. With a large footwell, backlit waterfalls, drinks holders and wrap-around headrests this model has it all!
HotSpring Spas Limelight Beam
As you would expect from the World's largest hot tub manufacturer, the HotSpring® Limelight® collection by Watkins Wellness® was a huge revelation from it's launch. The entire range was redesigned for 2018 and the Beam has quickly become the best selling compact all-seater in the range. Like its stable mates the Beam's contemporary ergonomics are simply stunning; with new designer styling not seen from any other manufacturer. A new indicator light on the cabinet even shows when the spa is ready to use. True to its name, the Limelight® Beam really comes into its own after dark with an amazing array of subtle lighting - a true showstopper!
Aquavia Spa Aqualife 7
Spanish powerhouse Aquavia Spa is now sizing up the transatlantic competition with its brand new Aqualife range, to cater for the sub-£10k price spectrum. The spacious Aqualife 7 is the pick of the bunch and offers a beautifully moulded shell with lounge seat and four facing seats which ingeniously doubles up the calf jets to become foot jets in the opposing seats! The chic cabinetry is available in three unique finishes including graphite, thunder and walnut, and is both modern and stylish. If it is a modern designer look that you're after, the Aqualife 7 is a must-see!
Riptide Pools Uptown
Riptide Pools has followed up on its remarkable success in the swim spa arena with its launch of the Urban Lite spa collection in 2016, which is designed to minimise operating costs, as all models in the range can be operated as plug-and-play 13 amp spas. The Uptown is the best-selling model in the range and is a spacious five-seater with comfortable lounger plus a range of barrier-free seats, all with different rotary or directional jets. A low-energy Gecko® circulation pump ensures quiet constant filtration and the optional hand-held massage jet reaches those muscle groups that can't be targeted by conventional jets. Ticks all the boxes!
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