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.
– 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.