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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs J-335IP
The J-335 IP by leading brand Jacuzzi® is the slightly smaller sibling to the highly acclaimed J-465 IP and J-480 IP and is giving the 400 series models a run for their money. 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. A whole host of new features include a redesigned waterfall, backlit headrests and drinks holders, a re-engineered control panel and Bluetooth® audio system. A beautifully styled family spa from an iconic brand.
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!
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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