What Should I Look For When Buying a Hot Tub?

When you have made the decision to buy a hot tub or spa, it’s important to do your research and understand the differences in models and residential vs commercial hot tubs. Our handy guide is here to break down everything you need to know.

The main considerations for choosing a hot tub come down to whether you will be using it just for personal use or if you will be letting others besides friends and family use it. If your hot tub will be part of a holiday home or rental home, you’ll need to look at getting a commercial spa to ensure it can effectively meet demands and is safe. You’ll also need to factor in how much space you have, and the sort of electrical supply available as this will affect which type of hot tub or spa you can get.

There are a number of differences between residential and commercial hot tubs and spas which cover cleaning systems, product features and guarantees. Most hot tubs and spas are designed for residential purposes to be used purely at your own property, however if you have a holiday home or property that may be used by others, it is key to opt for a hot tub that is designed for this purpose. 

In commercial hot tubs, the cleaning system included is often designed to provide more rigorous water filtration and disinfection as it may be used by different people more regularly than a standard, personal hot tub is. Commercial hot tubs also have larger drains to allow more efficient drainage when water must be changed between visitors and an in-line chlorinator so that only a specific amount of chlorine can be added by the owner. 

In terms of feature differences, commercial hot tubs also feature no-tamper control panels which prevent certain controls besides the jets from being changed. This is to ensure that health and safety is in place for anyone using the hot tub.  

Both hot tubs and swim spas are great for relaxing and can include features like massage jets, water fountains and loungers. The main difference is that swim spas have more room to allow you to swim in the water instead of just sitting and are often used for training or exercise purposes.

Our Wellis Swim Spas even offer dedicated training features to help you improve your performance.

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  • Holiday home hot tub
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