5 Top Tips You Need To Know When Buying A Hot Tub | Experts Advice


So, the question is… are you thinking about buying a hot tub?

There are several factors that need to be thought about to help you make an informed buying decision. A hot tub is not a cheap investment so it is essential you make sure you know exactly what you want and need out of one, so there are no regrets after you’ve made the purchase! It’s an exciting decision that can help to bring calm, relaxation, leisure and physical benefits to your life. We are going to uncover our best tips on what you need to know before making your investment, to ensure that the decision you make is the right one for you and your household!


Ask yourself these questions:

One of the first things to consider when buying a hot tub is your reason for purchasing. Are you seeking a hot tub for leisure and relaxation, or do you have specific therapeutic needs, such as hydrotherapy for rehabilitation purposes?

If your main goal is leisure and relaxation, a hot tub can provide a soothing retreat in the comfort of your own garden. The warm water helps to relax your muscles and stimulates blood circulation. The warmth soothes the body and can alleviate tension. When you immerse yourself in a hot tub, the buoyancy of the water supports your body, reducing the effects of gravity. This makes you feel lighter and can relieve pressure on your muscles and joints. The jets also add to this relaxation feeling, these jets can be adjusted to target specific areas of the body providing a gentle massage-like experience that can help to promote relaxation. All of this combined gives you the perfect relaxation, whether you choose to spend it alone or with the people closest to you, it is a great way to end any long day!


On the other hand, if you require hydrotherapy for rehabilitation purposes, a hot tub can serve as a valuable tool in your recovery journey. You can speak to your healthcare professional or a physiotherapist to help determine your specific needs to ensure your hot tub can suit those needs. Even if the hot tub isn’t specialised specifically to your recovery it still offers a lot of health benefits! The warm water helps to relax your muscles and relieve pain. The heat and buoyancy work together to reduce muscle tension making it easier to perform any rehabilitative exercises without any discomfort. The increased circulation aids healing and helps to gradually increase joint flexibility and range of motion. Hydrotherapy also helps to reduce swelling, betters your balance, improves cardiovascular health and offers positive changes to your mental wellbeing!

Sorry for the information dump… but as you can tell the benefits of owning a hot tub is pretty amazing, positively affecting you physically and mentally!


Next, consider the location in your garden where you plan to install the hot tub. Evaluate the available space and ensure it can accommodate the dimensions of the hot tub comfortably. Consider factors such as privacy, views, and convenience when selecting the ideal spot… the easier the hot tub is to access the more chance you will use it, especially in those colder months, so probably best NOT to locate it at the bottom of your garden. Ensure you look at safety aspects of your garden too, don’t opt for placing your hot tub under any overhanging branches, as extra debris can cause extra maintenance for you. In addition, ensure your area is well-lit so there are no accidents getting in or getting out of your tub!

In terms of garden access, you need to determine if there is adequate access for the hot tub to be transported and installed. If your access is limited we are able to see if a crane is something we can offer to get your hot tub installed. Proper planning before final purchase, will help to save you potential headaches during the installation process! Most hot tub retailers will offer you a site visit prior to delivery to check the easiest and most cost-effective way to get your new hot tub where you want it. 

In terms of aesthetic spaces, you can turn the hot tub into a relaxation  area in  your garden! Check out our pinterest account for customer gardens and inspiration of things you can do in your garden! We also sell verandas, so check out options here.



When investing in any high-ticket items, quality should be a priority in your decision making and hot tubs are certainly no exception to that rule! It is important to look out for reputable manufacturers that are known for their craftsmanship, durability and customer support. Materials and construction are really important as it will save you money in the long run, but good customer support is also important. A company that will help you because they want to is different from one that does it because they don’t have any other choice. The two processes will look very different, so find a business that is known for great customer assistance. 

Additionally, pay attention to the warranty provided by the manufacturer. A comprehensive warranty demonstrates the manufacturer;s confidence in their product and provides you with peace of mind. Understand the terms and conditions of the warranty, including the coverage period, limitations, and any maintenance requirements to keep the warranty valid. 


MUSIC - Some hot tubs offer integrated sound systems, allowing you to enjoy your favourite tunes while soaking in the water. Look for options that have Bluetooth connectivity or built-in speakers for a truly immersive experience. 

MASSAGE STYLE - Hot tubs come with different types of massage jets and seating arrangements. Consider the massage style that suits your preferences, whether you prefer targeted therapy for specific muscle groups or a more generalised massage experience. 

LIGHTING - LED lighting options in hot tubs can create a visually appealing and relaxing atmosphere. Good lighting really does set the mood and enhance your overall experience.

COMFORT - Evaluate the seating arrangement and ergonomic design of the hot tub. Look for features like contoured seats, cushioning, and ample legroom especially if you are over 6ft tall as this will ensure optimal comfort during use.

TECHNOLOGY - Explore hot tubs with user-friendly digital controls that allow you to adjust settings easily. Advanced technology features such as Wi-Fi connectivity, smartphone apps for remote control, and energy-efficient programming can add convenience to your hot tub ownership. So ensure your Wi-Fi can reach your hot tub outside! If it doesn’t you might need to get a booster.

EASE OF USE AND MAINTENANCE - Consider hot tubs with intuitive controls and efficient filtration systems for easy operation and maintenance. Some models utilise UV Light or Ozone technology to help kill bacteria and make keeping your water clear, a whole lot easier.

LOUNGER vs ALL-SEATER - Decide whether you prefer a hot tub with a lounger or all-seater configuration. Loungers provide a reclined seating position, ideal for full-body relaxation and hydrotherapy benefits. All-seater hot tubs accommodate multiple users in upright seating positions, promoting socialisation and versatility. If you can, it's probably best to trial both variations before making your final decision.In our experience technology and product features definitely can & will enhance your ownership experience. Here are our top features to look for. 

INSULATION - Adequate insulation is crucial for energy efficiency and maintaining water temperature. Look for hot tubs with quality insulation materials to minimise heat loss and reduce energy consumption. The hot tub cover is another key area that is very important from an insulation point of view and resulting in far better energy efficiency.


Finally, consider your budget when buying a hot tub. Hot tub prices can vary significantly depending on the size, features, brand, and quality. Determine a realistic budget that aligns with your financial capabilities and desired features. 

Remember, a hot tub is an investment in your well-being and enjoyment. While it's tempting to opt for the most affordable option, consider the long-term value and quality of the hot tub. A well-built, high-quality hot tub may require a higher initial investment but can provide you with years of reliable performance and enjoyment.  

Many suppliers offer finance options to help fund your purchase. Look for those offering Interest Free Finance for the most cost-effective options.


Buying a hot tub involves several important considerations to ensure you make the right choice. By understanding your reasons for purchasing, evaluating the location and access requirements, considering quality and warranty, exploring features that enhance your experience, and setting a realistic budget, you can confidently navigate the hot tub buying process. Remember, a well-chosen hot tub can bring you relaxation, rejuvenation, and countless hours of enjoyment, transforming your backyard into a personal oasis. So, take your time, research thoroughly, and select the hot tub that best suits your needs and preferences. 

However, we would highly recommend you visit your local hot tub retailers to fully understand what is available on the market today. View the hot tubs you are interested in buying in the flesh. Touch it, feel it, sit in and even organise to trial it, allowing you to really make sure it meets ALL your requirements. If you want to talk to an expert about purchasing a Jacuzzi or just have any questions about owning a hot tub, please give us a call at 0800 368 9840 or email us at !