When it comes to buying an inflatable hot tub there are not to many things to consider, however there are usually a lot of questions people have, and we are here to help.
Things to consider before purchase
Size – How man people do you want to hold, and how much space do you have. If space isn’t an issue then you can get a hot tub that can hold anywhere from 2-4 up to 8 people. The bigger the hot tub the increase in price, and also water to fill, so do think how many people will be in it at any one time, it may just be you and your partner so one that hold 4 people would be ideal. However if kids or friends are going to be joining you then a larger size would be better.
Space – The great things with inflatable hot tubs is that you can use them indoors or out, whichever you choose you shall need some space to fit one. One of the smallest hot tubs on the market is the Lay-Z-Spa Sydney Inflatable Hot Tub Spa at 180cm wide. All you need is a space for this that is level and flat, this could be your patio, decking area, lawn, or perhaps inside in your conservatory. Where ever it is just make sure you know where it will be going and you have measured to ensure it fits.
If space isn’t an issue then remember with inflatable hot tubs they are easy to move, just drain it, deflate it, and then move it to wherever you desire, ideal if you start using it as the same time most days as you may wish to move it to catch the evening sun too perhaps.
Plug Socket – Inflatable hot tubs come with a plug on the end which plug straight into an plug socket like any other household appliance so there is no need for any special wiring, just ensure you have one free near a window or door, and also that it will reach as we don’t advise using an extension lead.
The Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs come with a 10m lead, which should be suitable for most people and locations.
Quick and Easy – All portable hot tubs are quick and easy to set up, they will come with simple to read instructions, and some have a useful DVD is help get you started. But it really is as simple as inflating, connecting up the pump, and filling it with water. There is no need for any special tools, expert installers or knowledge, it really is that simple.
You can have it all set up and have it filling with water in 10-15 minutes. Easy.
Inflating – We advise when it comes to inflating your hot tub, to not to over inflate it at the start. The reason for this is the water, heat and sunlight on the spa shall increase the pressure, so once it is all filled up and heated, you can then easily add or remove air if needed to make it comfortable to relax in. If you have a black hot tub then the sunlight will cause this to heat up so do bear this in mind too.
Heating – Once filled your hot tub can take between 12-24 hours to heat up, this will depend on the outside temperature, and also mainly how much water there is, the bigger the hot tub, the more water there is to heat.
Maintenance – All hot tubs come with a guide on how to keep your hot tub clean, there are filters that help keep the water clean which will need changing, there are also chemicals to prevent micro-organisms from infiltrating your water. Although there is a little to do to keep it running and clean, it is a lot less then is required with a traditional jacuzzi.
What if you get a puncture? – There is always the what if? The material of the inflatable hot tub is very strong, however there maybe a stray nail on the decking perhaps, all Lay-Z-Spas come with a repair kit for the just incase eventuality, so don’t worry!
If you have any questions about our products, feel free to call us at 02 888 10 333 and we will be happy to assist you.