When it comes to your garden, it’s vital that everything you install in it is absolutely perfect for both your space and your requirements. There’s no point in spending money on something that you’ll use once and never again, or wasting precious time building a structure only for it to be used once due to it being unsuitable for your family’s needs.
This is especially important when it comes to expensive, meaningful garden furnishings, such as hot tubs.
Hot tubs have had a popularity resurgence in recent years, with more and more homes (of all sizes) opting to install one in their garden for use all year round.
This resurgence has brought a variety of different hot tub types to the general public market, making it particularly confusing for hot tub buyers to find the perfect tub for them and their needs.
Today, the experts at Build A Spa have shared their top tips when it comes to finding the perfect hot tub for your garden, including everything from how to decide what you’re actually going to use it for, to how many jets you’d prefer.
There are a few things to think about when it comes to deciding how you’re actually going to use your hot tub.
First of all, who does your household consist of? If you’re a family of 5 with 4 children, your hot tub needs to be suitable for children, safely contained in an area of the garden that still allows them space to play, and keeps the hot tub away from any trips and slips.
If your household consists of a group of 6 young adult friends, you’ll need a 6-seater hot tub to comfortably allow everyone to sit.
Secondly, when will you use your hot tub? Will you only use the hot tub in summer, or are you looking to continue using it throughout the year? This is important to understand when it comes to the care and maintenance of your hot tub, and where you’re going to want to place it.
When it comes to choosing your hot tub, it’s important to first of all work out where you want to put it, and where you’re able to put it.
If your garden is large and flat, you’ll generally have more options to choose from than a smaller, hilly garden with lots of other furnishings and decorations in. However, it’s still important that you choose somewhere in your garden that’s suitable for your needs.
One of the most popular garden placements for hot tubs is under a canopy/awning. This is so your hot tub is free from direct sunlight in the summer, and suitable for use during the rain or wind.
Another popular option for hot tubs is on paving, decking or other hard flooring surfaces that aren’t grassy/muddy. This is so the hot tub can be placed evenly and correctly, and so any stray splashes of water doesn’t affect the grass or plants in the garden. Some opt for vinyl flooring, as it’s generally highly suitable for moist areas, as well as easy to clean.
It’s likely that a hot tub will need to be connected to mains, so unless you have outdoor electric and gas supply, you will need to factor in how close your local connection is, meaning you might need to move the hot tub closer to your property to reach.
All in all, there’s a lot of thought and consideration that needs to be taken into account before you decide on a hot tub. From choosing a position in your garden to finding the right hot tub for your needs and household, these are just a few of the things to think about before making the decision to buy.