More and more home owners in the UK are investing in their outside spaces, and one popular addition is investing in a hot tub. The great thing about a hot tub is that it can be used at any time of year – perfect for our unreliable English weather, whereas a swimming pool can often be seen as a negative when selling a property, as they are more expensive to run and difficult to remove.
It is estimated that 1 in 10 Brits now own one, with more gardeners opting to buy a hot tub rather than a garden shed, so we have had a look around the market place to find the some of the least expensive, to the most elaborate:
The Lay-Z spa Vegas is the cheapest and although it is inflatable it has some great reviews, the cost is £499.You can even take it away on holiday with you, if you are traveling by car. We found this on the Splash and Relax website: http://www.splashandrelax.co.uk/products/Hot+Tubs+and+Spa/Inflatable+Hot+Tubs/Lay+Z+Spa+Vegas+2013+Inflatable+Hot+Tub/2284761336?gclid=CP6asL3z0bkCFfF2cAodplIAGg
Another hot tub is the Spruce Wood burning stove (featured), priced at £1,850 it also eco friendly because as the name suggests the water is heated by a wood burner. They are also delivered already assembled from the World of Pools http://www.worldofpools.com/spruce-wood-burning-hot-tub-details.htm
The next step up from that is the traditional style hot tub, Countessa priced around £2,995, which has enough space for 4 people and one massage jets, to check out this and their full range please go to http://www.hottubsuppliers.com/hot-tubs/the-range/countesa?gclid=CKDWquX80bkCFfF2cAodplIAGg
At the top end of the scale is the Luxema 8000 jacuzzi, this hot tub is big enough to have a swim in and it weighs 1500 kg and needs about 10,000 litres of water to fill, not much of an eco option. It separates into two different sections, the lower part can seat up to six people and has its own bar. This hot tub is made by SPAmbient and it costs over £16,000.
However if you own a hot tub or are planning on buying one, don’t forget your neighbours, as according to a survey by the Daily Mail, many gardeners have voted hot tubs as one of their top 10 annoyances, because of the noise of the bubbles and the people in them.