A Hot Tub Guide for First-Timers!

A Hot Tub Guide for First-Timers!

The UK is a beautiful country and has a climate perfect for hot tubs. The country has many hot tubs to offer. If you’re thinking about buying one for your home and you’re new to the market, then this blog post is for you!

We’ll be covering all the topics that are important so you can make an informed decision when it comes to buying your first hot tub. From understanding how to maintain one, the different materials and features, which size will best suit your needs, or how much they cost in the UK – we’ve got everything covered!

What You Need to Know

Buying a hot tub is an investment. It’s important to have all the information before you buy one so you don’t end up with something that doesn’t suit your needs. The most important thing to consider is the size of the tub.

A large hot tub will be able to seat more people and provide more space for movement, but it will also require more maintenance than a smaller one would. For example, there are some hot tubs that come with automatic water sanitisation, or ozone, or extra pumps – all features that cost extra money.

If you’re not looking for those features, then a smaller tub is probably better for you! Another thing to consider is whether or not you’ll need chemicals to maintain your tub. You can use salt water, bromine or traditional chlorine if you prefer, but know that all these options will cost extra money in upkeep.

You’ll also want to think about how much time and money you want to spend on maintaining your tub and whether or not it’ll fit in your budget.

Types of Hot Tubs

There are a few types of hot tubs – inflatable and traditional, portable or built-in, commercial or domestic. An inflatable hot tub is an excellent choice for a family due to its affordability. A traditional hot tub will be more expensive, but it will offer you superior quality and durability.

The most popular type of hot tub is the so-called “portable hot tub”. Most portable hot tubs arent really that portable, they are just called portable if they are transported into position and can be moved with the right equipment. In other words, they aren’t built-in.

Here at the hot tub docs we supply the very best portable hot tubs and provide full installation. And a pro tip,,,,,, we know whats what, and we only sell the best for each need. ;). (Give us a call and we’ll make sure you get the perfect tub for your particular needs).

The Size of Your Hot Tub

The size of your hot tub is an important decision. How much space you have available for storage and running water will determine the size of your hot tub. The most common sizes are 6ft, 7ft, 8ft, 10ft.

It’s helpful to know what size you need before you start shopping. Sure, it might be more convenient to buy a bigger one in the future than a smaller one now – but if you’re planning on buying a new house or moving soon, getting a smaller hot tub might be a better investment. If you don’t have enough space for a big one right now, then a 6-7 foot model might be best for you.

It’s always good to do some research into how large the hot tubs available to you are before making your purchase so that you can find out what size would suit your needs best.

If there are no small models near where you live or if they’re too expensive, then go ahead and buy a larger one that fits your budget and space as it will pay off in the long run!

Maintenance on Your Hot Tub

If you have a hot tub in the UK climate, it’s important to know how to maintain it. This can include cleaning your filter every 2-3 days and making sure you keep the water at a safe pH level. You’ll also want to clean your jets each month with a professional non-foaming filter cleaner – make sure that you don’t use any soap on them.

Beyond the day-to-day water and equipment care, hot tubs tend to require little else. And the better looked after, the longer a hot tub tends to last.

And when something does go wrong, there are hot tub technicians in the UK (we know a couple ;)) that will travel to all corners to help. Hot tub repairs and parts tend to be fairly affordable and rarely required.

The Cost of a Hot Tub in the UK

The price of a hot tub in the UK will vary depending on what type of model you’re looking for, where it’s being shipped from and how long it takes to ship. In general, the initial cost can be anywhere between £3,000 and £15,000.

Keep in mind that delivery and installation costs are often extra so make sure you double-check the final price of a hot tub because this part can mount up quickly. (Some hot tub distributors will deliver and install a hot tub free – always look for a specialist).


If you’re looking for a hot tub, there are a few things you should know. What size and type of hot tub is best for your needs and how much you should expect to pay before you take the plunge! But once you know what you need, a hot tub is one fo the best home luxury improvements that you could ask for.

We at the Hot Tub Doctors are focused on ensuring our customers get the precise hot tub that fits best for their needs. For more detailed information for your specific circumstances, our experts can even give you a full idea of realistic electric costs, give us a call on 07415 365 247. Even if just to ask a question. 🙌✌️

Cheers for reading!

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