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!
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!
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!
Jacuzzi J-335 IP
Since its launch the J-335 IP by leading brand Jacuzzi® is really giving the 400 series lounger models a run for their money. If it's hydrotherapy you're after, the J-335 IP features a re-modelled ProAir lounge seat design with hamstring to achilles massage and a trio of spacious corner bucket seats, including an FX10 therapy seat, which is designed to massage every major muscle group in the back. The new unique Hydrosoothe™ massage pillow also delivers a relaxing neck massage. The new ProFinish™ cabinet adds designer styling and a whole host of new features include backlit headrests and drinks holders, plus a top quality Bluetooth® audio system.
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.
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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