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.
WhatSpa? Best Buy Awards - The UK's Best Hot Tubs
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.
Artesian Spas Artesian Elite Pelican Bay
The Artesian Spas Elite Pelican Bay packs all the same punch as its smaller sibling the Elite Eagle Crest, 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!
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!
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!
Marquis Epic Ultimate
When naming this model, just one word must have sprung to mind for World respected brand Marquis®...Epic! Delivering a simply superb hydrotherapy experience, no expense has been spared on the Epic, which is now vying for top accolades in spa design. Featuring unique Tri-Zone® therapy controls and loaded with 65 of their patented HK® (standing for HydroKinetic) jets, the quality and depth of the Epic's massage is among the best in the industry. The addition of MicroSilk® technology makes this the whole package for health, wellness and beauty conscious spa buyers. Definitely one for the wet test list if budget permits!
In-Depth Hot Tub Reviews
Hot tubs are becoming a key investment choice for families wanting to enhance their home enjoyment, rather than risk the ramifications of dealing with the travel doubts and poor exchange rates of Brexit-hit overseas holidays.
Each hot tub review within the magazine includes essential information on the specifications of each model as well our WhatSpa? Verdict so that you can easily assess and compare each model within your price range.
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 enhanced consumer knowledge, the attraction of unreliable and sometimes dangerous cut price grey imports sold over the internet is subsiding and more and more discerning consumers are buying quality hot tubs from specialist stores, which provide bonafide 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 costume in car and ‘try before you buy’ at a selection of local showrooms.
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