Published on February 20, 2020

Answering Common Questions Asked By Hot Tub Owners

Owning a garden hot tub is very different from any other outdoor pool you may have owned previously. Due to the fact that they are a large investment, many people have a lot of questions they want answers to before they hand over their money and install a hot tub in their back garden. To help anyone considering investing in a hot tub, Hydropool Surrey has answered all of the most commonly asked questions to help you understand the basics of these machines.

Owning a garden hot tub is very different from any other outdoor pool you may have owned previously. Due to the fact that they are a large investment, many people have a lot of questions they want answers to before they hand over their money and install a hot tub in their back garden. To help anyone considering investing in a hot tub, Hydropool Surrey has answered all of the most commonly asked questions to help you understand the basics of these machines. 

‘Where can a hot tub be installed?’

Really, your hot tub can be installed anywhere and although the majority of people choose to install them outside they can be installed inside too. There are a few things that will be required when choosing the perfect place for your tub though. You need; a solid level base for it to stand on, a power outlet close by and also a hosepipe within reach to fill it up with. Remember that when filled with water and people, the tub is incredibly heavy, so think carefully about where you choose to place it.

‘How much does it cost to run a hot tub?’

There isn’t a one size fits all answer to this question, different makes and models will cost different amounts. However, due to the fact that modern systems use the most up-to-date technology, they don’t cost as much as you may think. There are also various ways you can keep the running costs down too. On average, the most efficient hot tubs will cost about £5 a week whereas other designs can cost up to (in excess of) £30. This is something that a hot tub supplier will be able to specify for you depending on the tub you’re interested in. For example, if you purchase a self-cleaning hot tub, this is going to cost a lot less to run, compared to a normal hot tub, as it is more efficiently designed.   

‘Do hot tubs require much maintenance?’

Every hot tub will require some regular maintenance to keep the water healthy and safe for all users. But, maintaining a hot tub really isn’t as daunting as it might seem and it actually becomes second nature after a while. Just make sure that you ask for all of the required maintenance information from your hot tub supplier when purchasing. They will also be able to advise of any specifics in relation to your make and model so, you are fully prepared in this regard. There can be a vast difference in the maintenance required, with most manufacturer’s products you will have to do regular maintenance. This is not the case with a Hydropool Self Cleaning Hot Tub with its self cleaning and self dosing technology which ensure there is only a minimum maintenance required.

‘Can you use a hot tub every day?’

The short answer is yes, you can use your hot tub as frequently as you’d like. Of course, there are particular times in your life when you will need to be conscious of using your hot tub, for example, if you’re pregnant or if you have heart problems, but a doctor will be able to advise further in these situations. All in all, there are actually many health benefits to using your hot tub daily, so it is worth finding time in your schedule to take a dip for 15 minutes or so, at least. 

‘Is there a limit to how many people can use a hot tub?’

Again, this is another answer that will differ depending on the make and model of hot tub you purchase. Usually, a hot tub will have a set number of seats or a suggested number of users. This can vary quite dramatically depending on the size of your hot tub too, so it is worth asking this when you’re looking at models. Overfilling a hot tub can be incredibly uncomfortable and not enjoyable for the users, you will also find that you lose a lot of water over the top of the tub and then need to refill it so, just be sensible with how many people hop in at once. 

Installing a hot tub 

Now you know a bit more about the basics of owning and using your own hot tub, if you would like to go ahead and install a garden hot tub at your property please don’t hesitate to contact Hydropool Surrey. As a premium hot tub and swim spa supplier, you can trust that you are in safe hands when you turn to them for your new hot tub. 

All Hydropool, our hot tubs have 35 years of science behind them and they have been custom-crafted to provide the best possible experience to their users. They are also some of the most eco-friendly and cost-effective hot tubs on the market currently, so don’t make a purchase anywhere else. If you would like to visit our hot tub store to view the hot tubs first hand before you decide which make and model is best for you, you will find us at Clifton Nurseries in Addlestone.

Written by Hector O'Farrill

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