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.
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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 UK's Best Hot Tubs - Our Top Picks
The WhatSpa? Best Buy Awards section within the magazine, features 24 pages crammed full of the very best hot tubs to buy with hot tub reviews, 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.
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!
HotSpring Spas Highlife Envoy
Just when we thought that spa design had reached it's zenith, HotSpring® has raised the bar again with it's market leading Highlife range. Designed in conjunction with BMW, the new Envoy® has taken contemporary spa design to the next level. The sculptured base gives the impression that the spa is sitting on legs, with integral corner lighting panels for added ambience. The new backlit Moto-Massage® DX lounger is superb and the backlit pillows, waterfalls and topside controls are stunning. If you are looking for a top-notch spa with the emphasis on sleek aesthetics, comfort and hydrotherapy, the new HotSpring® Envoy® has them all in spades!
Riptide Spas 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!
Coast Spas Classic Series 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!
Hydropool 670 Platinum
Canadian manufacturer Hydropool is one of the long-established names in the global hot tub market, with an extensive UK presence at high profile consumer shows and exhibitions throughout the year and a network of dealers across the UK. The 670 Platinum is one of Hydropool's best-selling models and is a spacious six-seater spa with 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. The swivel seat lounger is ingenious and allows two people to lounge at the same time when there are five or less bathers. A rock solid performer!
To see the latest WhatSpa? Best Buy Awards, request the latest edition of the WhatSpa? magazine now. WhatSpa? is the UK’s leading consumer hot tub buyer’s guide magazine and has advised and informed hundreds of thousands of hot tub buyers across the UK for over 10 years to find the best hot tubs. This edition is full of reviews of the best hot tubs in the UK as well as top tips on buying, owning and maintaining your very own hot tub. Don’t buy a hot tub or swim spa without it!
Hot tubs are becoming a key investment choice for families wanting to enhance their home enjoyment, rather than risk the ramifications of dealing with travel doubt due to Brexit and the Coronavirus health concerns.
A famous quote states that ‘knowledge is power’ and our ‘Best Buys’ will provide you with extra product knowledge as a guide to draw up your shortlist of hot tub choices. Thanks to the enhanced consumer knowledge, the attraction of unreliable and sometimes cut price grey imports sold over the internet is subsiding. And an increasing number of discerning consumers are buying quality hot tubs from specialist stores, which provides bona fide products and quality showroom customer service, backup and support.
There are currently some fantastic deals to be had from some of the market-leading brands, so if you are thinking of investing in a luxury hot tub, be sure to throw your bathing costumes in the car and ‘try before you buy’ at a selection of your local showrooms.
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