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 best hot tubs and make choosing your new hot tub 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. We also provide guidance on choosing between a 13 amp & 32 amp hot tub and related advice covering hot tub running costs.
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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 leading 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 WhatSpa? Best Buy Awards section within the magazine, features 24 pages crammed full ofspecifications, ratings and our WhatSpa? verdict! Our 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 hot tub easy.
Caldera Spas Vacanza Series Marino
The Marino by Caldera Spas® is a nine-time Best Buy Award-winner and is the smaller sibling to the Palatino, both of which are best-selling models in the Vacanza Series of six models. Like the Palatino, the Marino oozes quality, with a stylish ergonomically sculpted shell, a beautifully contoured lounge seat 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. An amazing spa by a manufacturer of good repute!
Marquis V84L - Vector21
The state-of-the-art design lines of the Vector range by Oregon-based Marquis® really delivers an ultra-modern twist, transporting us to the space-aged future of hot tub design. This V84L six-seater lounger model really delivers a flow and 'force to be reckoned with' through the V-O-L-T hydrotherapy system delivered via 36 uniquely designed interchangeable JetPods. Swapping Jetpod inserts from one seat to another is quick and easy and the optional MicroSilk® oxygen skin therapy technology delivers the ultimate package for health and beauty-conscious spa buyers. If you're a sci-fi fan, the Vectors are sure to hit the spot!
Sundance Spas 880 Series Optima
The 880 Series Sundance Spas® Optima is proclaimed as the best-selling hot tub in the world and it is no stranger to our Best Buy awards, boasting the most awards since 2007. The Fluidix® bearingless jet technology is unsurpassed in delivering maintenance-free hydrotherapeutic massage and for deep tissue massage the Accu-ssage® therapy seat is second to none. What’s more, the foot jet dome undoubtedly offers one of the best reflexology massages this side of a spa treatment room. MicroClean® Ultra filtration ensures crystal clear water and the new cabinetry is stunning. Quite simply the Optima® is one of the best all-seaters on the planet!
Hydropool 670 Gold
The best-selling 670 Gold by Canadian manufacturer Hydropool is the smaller sibling to the award-winning 790 Platinum and does everything to the high standard but in a more compact package. The 670 incorporates a no-float lounger plus five additional seats with a versatile second combination lounger swivel seat. The 670 packs in all of Hydropool's unique features such as the 'self-cleaning' floor drain system and dual pressurised filtration, which cleanses 100 per cent of the water in under 15 minutes. A self-draining ice bucket and auto chemical feeder are rare luxuries and a focus on energy-efficiency hits the sweet spot!
Artesian Spas Artesian Elite Pelican Bay
The Artesian Spas ELITE Pelican Bay packs all the same punch as its smaller siblings, just on a much bigger scale! It's a huge family spa that has to be seen to be appreciated! With the launch of the ELITE Series, Artesian Spas thoroughly deserve their position in the luxury spa premier league. The Pelican Bay is a stunning eight-seater including a comfortable lounge seat. The scope of the specification and design is also first rate, particularly the unique Direct Flow™ system, which puts each bather in control of their own massage experience. If you believe that 'size matters', the Pelican Bay certainly doesn't sacrifice performance for the sake of size!
British Hot Tubs Spencer Hot Tub
British Hot Tubs has brought hot tub design and engineering excellence back to British shores and their lineup of 15 new models has knocked it out of the ballpark in the last 18 months. The new five-seater Spencer has been designed as a hybrid lounge-seater model that can be configured either as a 13-amp ‘plug & play’ model or hard-wired on a 32-amp electrical supply so that both the hydrotherapy pumps, which power 70 jets, and the heater can run simultaneously. The huge spec defies its price point, which explains why the Spencer has been so popular with British buyers. The Bluetooth® stereo system is an extra bonus!
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