Do you need a Hot Tubs connecting?

There are a few things to think about when getting a Hot Tub.  Power output, Earthing requirements and also how awesome its going to be in your back garden! 

What Type of Hot Tubs

You should consider the type of hot tub that is perfect for you and your family. 

Portable Hot Tubs 

For many people Portable hot tubs are a great choice. These units are self contained. They come with all the features of permanent tubs but are able to be easily moved around your garden.  Portable tubs come in many shapes, sizes so you can get one to fit in with your garden layout fairly easily. Most of them are able to plug right into your socket outlets.

Portable spas are often more budget-friendly than permanent tubs interns of initial cost to buy and ongoing running costs. You are still able to get all the top of the line features you may desire in a permanent tub. You can also create a built in look with your choice of surrounds. P

Soft Hot Tubs

Soft tubs are a wonderful for choice, maybe a permanent tub isn’t an option for you. A great feature of Soft tubs is that they are simple, easy to move and provide many of the features of permanent and portable tubs.  Soft tubs are often a less expensive choice. An inflatable soft hot tub is easier to move because it is much lighter in weight than a traditional portable tub.  Even if you don’t plan to move your tub often, a soft tub might be the best option for you. It’s inexpensive, it’s easy and it still provides the relaxation you want and need from the stresses of the day. 

Permanent Hot Tubs

Permanent hot tubs will be the most effective – the most efficient and the most durable but also the most expensive.  You wil need to have an electrician do the work for you on this one. A permanent hot tub will have a built in filter system, need chemicals and a heater to keep it functional but they are the biggest and have the most features too.   

Top tips for Spas

I have 3 easy rules for follow when thinking about a Spa or hot tub.  

1. Don’t run an extension lead.  

This might sound obvious but you would be surprised at how many people are running extension leads down the garden where anything could happen! 

2. Big Hot Tub = Big Cable 

If you have a larger hot tub with a fast warm-up heater element then you are going to need a larger cable than a simple plug-in version.  Think of it like a shower or electric hob. 

3. Water and Electrics DO NOT PLAY WELL.

In the case that you have an old fuse board, then plugging in an appliance in the garden that is going to be full of water is not the best idea.  You need to have RCD protection and your earthing system needs to be up to the correct standards.  

In summary the best solution is to get a qualified and registered Electrician over to have a look at your electrics and give you a free quote for any works required.  

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