Thinking of getting a hot tub? Here’s what you need to know

Thinking of installing a hot tub in your back garden? Hot tubs and spas are a great way to relax and can be the focal point of a party, but there are lots of pitfalls and decisions to be made when buying one.There are a range of different hot tubs and suppliers. You will need to decide what extras you want and will need to know how to choose a hot tub and supplier as well as how to get a good price. This guide will help you make informed choices.

How can a professional help me?

Professionals can help you in three main ways: they can advise you on what sort of configuration will be best; give you information on the various options and costs associated with them; and they can install your hot tub for you.The normal way of buying a hot tub is to visit a hot tub fair or a hot tub specialist’s showroom. There will be a range of different hot tubs and a professional will be able to give you an idea of what things cost and what you might need in terms of size of hot tub and extras.

What are the benefits of using a professional over a D.I.Y. job?

You can, of course, order a hot tub off the internet and install it yourself. This is a pretty dangerous route to take, however, for several reasons.A professional should be able to install the entire system for you – this isn’t a particularly easy job as you have to install heating pumps and three separate water connections (hot, cold, and drainage). If anything goes wrong, this could cost a lot to repair whereas a professional will guarantee their work.In addition to this, a professional firm will be well-placed to advise you on what is and isn’t necessary for your hot tub - for example, they can go through different ways of insulating the hot tub.