UK Hot Tubs
UK Hot Tubs Buying Guide
This is our guide for when you're looking at UK hot tubs for sale from a different prospective.
Which hot tubs are the best you might ask.
Whether it is second hand hot tubs for sale, an ex demo hot tubs sale or hot tubs for the garden, whatever your search is for our expectations are very high, Canadian hot tubs UK sales have rocketed over the last few years and the following content is all based on research that we would carry out when sourcing new products to list on our website, we will not criticise nor promote any manufacturer or retail outlet in this guide and it is your sole decision and responsibility to purchase the right hot tub for your home,
One of the very first things we would look at when doing our research on hot tubs to buy would be the age and the supremacy of their manufacturer and not the prices for hot tubs, which, if you were to think about it in a logical way it makes perfect sense, because a company that has been trading for a long time in the same industry shows experience, and also gains huge integrity or they develop a very poor reputation, we have listed some of our top picks below on their reputations and their geographic location along with the year they were established to give you an idea of what to look for.
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Hot Tub Quality
This brings us to the next stage in our search for the right UK hot tub, and that is the quality, and while hot tub manufacturers UK are handy for being in the same country, this is a bit of a grey area as some of them them try to mask the origin of the components
We would look at the quality of a hot tub in an entirely different way to most people, we judge the quality of the hot tub on the geographical location of the manufacturer, we think that in conjunction with all the other factors the location of the manufacturers factory is an important piece of the puzzle, (although not to be relied on solely) if their location is in a country that handles severe weather conditions extremely well and they have a strong presence in that country, we can safely say that the build quality of the hot tub will match that extreme and be quite sufficient for use in the UK.
It is not just the quality of the exterior that we look at either, but also the components that make up the most important part of the hot tub the parts that make up the internal organs of the spa are also just as important and definitely not to be overlooked,
- Control panel
- Circulating pumps
- Heater unit
- Control box
We need these 4 components to be of the best quality and the most reliable on the market, so do not be afraid to ask for all the component models to assess the quality of them, and this is done by a simple internet search for the component reviews, you will very quickly be confronted with thousands of search results, so be thorough with your search criteria and alter it accordingly to get down to the right result, one thing is for sure, and that is the fact that if a consumer is unhappy with a product you will be sure to find a bad review for it on google.
But you must also take into consideration that the older a manufacturer is, and the shear volume of spa's that they have manufactured and sold, they are bound to have a few unhappy customers over the years, so a quick internet search for reviews for hot tubs or their manufacturers is a must, not all negative reviews are bad though and it is important to consider the way in which any complaint or review has been handled, if a complaint has been handled professionally and in a small time frame and has had a positive outcome, then this is a pat on the back for them and will most likely be a positive rating, but on the other hand if a company has got a very high negative rating it would probably be in your best interest to give them a miss and strike them off of your list completely.
Inflatable Hot Tubs
We wouldn't recommend purchasing an inflatable hot tub as we feel that for the manufacturers to keep the price down they would have to use either inferior or cheaper products and components and this in turn makes them not really suitable for long term use, also there is the issue with storing the inflatable hot tub in a suitable place for the winter season and as they haven't really been around for that long we feel that there could also be some issues with the hot tubs becoming brittle and fatigued.
You have probably got a list of all the bits and pieces that are your personal preference for your hot tub at home and please do stick to them if they are important to you, so whether it is a 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 person hot tub or the hot tubs running costs that are important to you, the health benefits of a hot tub are amazing and you will certainly not regret making the right choice.
Price range is most probably at the top of your list, and there is no reason why you should not be able to complete your purchase within this range, some hot tub suppliers offer financing for hot tubs, but please be careful as some of the financial services offered have very high interest rates an ex demo hot tubs sale can be a good place to start as you might get a bargain on that tub that has sat empty in the showroom for the last year, and unless of course you are looking at the cheapest hot tubs in the UK, this is an absolute minefield I can tell you, there are hundreds of budget spa's on the market today and the majority of them are not quite up to standard and best avoided, they might advertise to have the best prices on hot tubs, but how long will they last, so on that note I would refer you back to the previous research, even the top manufacturers try to cater for the budget marketplace, unfortunately you may have to pay a little more than the cheap models you were looking at but that is to be expected as the quality will be far more superior.
Warranty information is also something that you should not ignore as it can be a massive indicator when comparing the different hot tub companies or similar products, and it is important to know exactly what is included in the warranty and what is not, they are all pretty standard in what is covered, so make yourself a list and compare.
Trade organisations and endorsements are perhaps on your list, and we would probably say not to rely too much on these types of organisations as some of them, not all, are started on a for profit basis, and its just a monthly or yearly subscription that puts that manufacturer on that list, by all means do have a look at them as they might flag up a supplier that you hadn't thought of and that supplier may be more suited to your requirements.
Added extras are something that you also need to take into consideration when doing your research, because not every supplier includes the things that you would expect, like the delivery of the hot tub, this can add a premium to your purchase price that you had not included in your original estimations,
Cover lifters may not be included, and have you thought howawkward the hot tub covers are to handle and where are you going to store the cover while your hot tub is in use, this is an accessory that we feel is a necessity that makes both of these jobs an easy process and also will keep your cover in top condition and out of the way while you are relaxing in your tub so make sure you include a cover lifter in your purchase.
Steps for hot tubs are also a necessity for getting in and out of your spa with ease and some suppliers do not include them, sounless you are intending on building a deck or something else around your spa, you must include a set of steps in your purchase too.
Chemicals For Hot Tubs are a very important part of keeping your spa clean and germ free along with the recommended maintenance and we would say that it is important to include a set of chemicals with your spa, and stick to the same ones all the time as some ofthe chemicals that are available are not all compatible together, so it is very important to follow the manufacturers guidelines when adding your chemicals.
All of that now said there is only one thing left for you to do and that is to go and search for your ideal hot tub and when it is delivered we would very much like to hear from you if we have helped you in any way with this blog post,