According to a recent survey, gardeners have voted the garden hot tub as one of their top 10 annoyances.
Apparently it’s not just the sound of the bubbles, it’s the late night parties, the shouting and the smell in some cases of fabric conditioner that irritates neighbours the most.
The British and Irish and Hot tub association estimates that there are 80-100,000 hot tubs in the UK, with more gardeners opting for a hot tub rather than a garden shed. Most people find them a great way to unwind from a stressful day at work.
Prices now range from £300 for an inflatable one at Argos to £10,000, which has made them far more accessible for the general public. The rain hasn’t diminished sales in hot tubs this year either. You may either Love them or hate them, but for many they add a bit of luxury to every day living.