Portable hot tub in the garden, swimming pool or spa?
Portable hot tub for outside or in the conservatory? Japanese outdoor soaking tub? Installed in the floor or not? There is a variety of issues to consider before you buy a hot tub for outdoor use or integrate a spa area in the pool. Although less planning is needed to add a spa area to the swimming pool, hot tubs are not a task that has to be taken lightly.
The key issues include:
– Should I have a built-in spa pool or a hot tub?
– Do I want a portable or a built-in version?
– Will it be indoors or outdoors?
– What level of disturbance is the installation by yourself?
– What are the limitations of the zoning plan?
Freestanding or built-in hot tub outside?
The general distinction between a hot tub and a spa pool area is the construction. Outdoor hot tubs are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. Most portable hot tubs are made of acrylic with wooden paneling and insulation. The spa pool comes as a part of the large swimming pool and offers special whirl functions. Portable hot tubs, depending on size and equipment, have a different cost. Therefore, it is often more cost effective to build a spa area in your swimming pool in the garden. Apart from the costs, the advantages and disadvantages of portable and built-in hot tubs differ.
Portable hot tub for the garden
Portable hot tubs for outdoor use
– These units are equipped with spa functions, base and skirting boards that conceal the equipment.
– Easy to install. They can come into operation within a few hours.
– Suitable for small yards.
– You can move it – unless you have a built-in model.
– Typically, they are very energy efficient.
– They often have more nozzles.
– As they have standard shapes and sizes, the purchase of accessories such as cover is easy and inexpensive. Cons:
– It’s hard to conceal. The portable hot tub for the garden could be an unwanted focal point in your landscape.
– They are limited to the size and shape by the manufacturers.
Outdoor spa area in the pool:
– A permanent outdoor spa pool can be enjoyed all year round in a moderate climate.
– Professional installation is required.
– Water and power lines must be connected to the spa pool and additional equipment needs to be installed.
– Excavation is required.
– The structure can take as little as 2 to 3 weeks, or as long as 10 to 12 weeks, depending on the complexity of the project.