About us

WhatSpa? is the UK’s leading hot tub buyer’s guide magazine, and has been helping UK hot tub buyers to make more informed decisions for more than 15 years.

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Whether you’re completely new to hot tubs and buying your first spa or if you’re researching the market and looking to upgrade from an existing model, we can help.

WhatSpa? magazine will be your expert guiding hand, full of valuable advice on how to buy, what to buy and even preparing for delivery day and planning your grand unveiling to your family and friends at your first spa party!

Advice you can rely on

A key tenet for WhatSpa? is its independence, which ensures you receive informed, unbiased and impartial advice.

WhatSpa? has a team of respected experts who are on-hand to provide sound, independent advice and reviews of all the very best spas and hot tubs.

We also have a team of ‘Spa Doctors’ who are happy to answer any technical questions and queries that our readers may have.

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Best Buy Awards

Since 2006, WhatSpa? Best Buy Awards have become the industry-standard recognition for hot tubs that achieve the best scores in our rigorous tests for quality and value across all price brackets.

Our Best Buy Awards cannot be purchased or influenced by third parties, such as manufacturers and retailers, and we take great pride in their independence, which is why they are now held in such high esteem by hot tub buyers.

For a full breakdown of our 2019 Best Buy Award winners across all price brackets, request your free copy of WhatSpa? magazine now and look out for these prestigious logos in showrooms as you start shopping.

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Seal of approval

When making any purchase of this size, trusting the manufacturer and retailer is essential. The WhatSpa? Approved scheme is a unique hallmark of quality and is only awarded to companies who meet our exacting high standards.

The Approval Scheme offers the customer peace of mind that comes from knowing companies are reputable, well established, have a professional infrastructure and a good track record within the industry, so they are the logos to look out for.

In order to win coveted WhatSpa? Approved status, hot tub retailers must have a minimum number of display spas and prove that they have all of the insurance requirements and trained staff in both water hygiene and safety as well as technical backup and maintenance.

WhatSpa? Professional retailers also have to pass a stringent extra set of criteria, including professional training accreditation by attending industry-recognised hot tub technician courses. link.

Trusted traders

When you request your free copy of WhatSpa? magazine, you will also receive a complimentary 40 page UK Retail Directory that lists all of the WhatSpa? Approved showroom-based hot tub retailers across every area of the UK.

To get your free copy of WhatSpa? magazine and your complimentary UK Retail Directory, click the link below:

WhatSpa? Retail Directory Summer 2019