WhatSpa? Best Buy Awards - The UK's Best Hot Tubs - Our Top Picks
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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