As Summer arrives, our thoughts turn to spending more time outdoors. The lazy, warm summer evenings are something we all look forward to with BBQ’s and garden parties becoming a priority but if you are looking to chill out and take things easy then you might want to purchase a hot tub and buy hot tub accessories as well. So, if you are thinking of adding a hot tub to your garden, there are some things that you need to consider before making a purchase.
Consider The Size
Hot tubs come in a variety of sizes and the size you require will depend on how you plan to use it. If those who live in your household will be the only ones using it then you might be able to choose a 2-4 person hot tub. However, if you know that more people are likely to use it frequently then you can choose a hot tub that can seat up to seven people or more.
This does tie in with the size of the hot tub because the larger the hot tub, the more it will cost. Despite this, there are several things to consider when it comes to the cost because hot tubs can range in cost, costing as much as £10,000 or more. Along with the cost of the hot tub, you will also need to consider the cost of running it which will include the cost of electricity, the cost of the necessary chemicals but also the cost of filling it too.
How It Feels
Are you looking for a hot tub that offers a basic design whereby everyone just sits upright around the perimeter of the tub? Perhaps you want something more relaxing? Whatever you want, you will need to consider how it feels. You can find hot tubs with lounger seats which make it possible to lie down and you can find some that have a range of different settings and features which means that you can use the jets in different ways, enabling you to have a unique experience each time you use it.
The Power Supply
In general, hot tubs will run using either a 13 amp or 32 amp power supply. If you opt for a 13 amp hot tub then you can use this at home without the need to make any changes to your power supply. Furthermore, a 13 amp hot tub will cost less but there is a trade-off. A 32 amp will offer better massages and will cost less to run but you will need to make the necessary changes to your electrical supply.
How Much Space Do You Have?
The size of a hot tub is determined by the number of people it holds. The more people it holds, the larger it will be, but you will need to consider the space that you need. Think about where it will go, how much space you need to be able to walk around it and also access to other parts of your garden.
So, if you are on the lookout for a hot tub, there are a number of things to consider but getting it right will ensure that your hot tub is perfect for you in every possible way.