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Increasingly, hot tubs are being noticed in the yards of private homes and townhouses. In such gloomy weather, a proper spa visit or soaking in a hot tub is more beneficial than harmful. Spas offer the perfect environment for relaxation. Focusing on the wellbeing of both body and mind, spas help reduce stress and anxiety. For example, massages and hot springs are known for their relaxing effects, helping to ease tension in the body and improve mood. Hot tubs have a similarly healing effect, allowing you to enjoy spa experiences without leaving your home. Initially, purchasing a hot tub may seem too expensive, but considering that an average family spends 70-100 euros on spa tickets alone for one visit, a quality hot tub serves its diligent owners for 20 years with “visits” not being limited.

On one hand, people are attracted by the possibility to enjoy a mini-spa right in their own backyard, and on the other hand, it also serves as a special decorative element in the garden. But what should be considered when choosing a hot tub? Below we offer some inspiration on what to keep in mind when selecting a hot tub.

Why buy a hot tub?

A hot tub brings a wealth of invigorating experiences to everyday life year-round and is beneficial for both body and spirit. It helps to relax, feel better emotionally and physically, and promotes better sleep, which in turn takes productivity in daily activities to a completely new level.

Considering that a hot tub will not go unnoticed in the garden, it should create visual harmony and style in the yard. Initially, think about how large the tub should be. It’s important to measure how much free space is in the garden and consider how large a group you wish to host. Relaxing alone in a large hot tub is certainly a luxury. Ideally, the hot tub should be spacious enough to enjoy moments with friends or family. For example, if you plan to host a barbecue party or simply relax over the weekend, a larger tub ensures there’s enough room for everyone to enjoy.

Which heating type for the hot tub?

When selecting a hot tub, consider that the heating system should fit the user’s lifestyle. Our recommendation is that if you intend to use the hot tub mainly on weekends, then a wood-fired heating system offers the simplest solution. However, if you wish to enjoy the pleasures of water more frequently, even daily throughout the year, then an electric heating system becomes the optimal solution. In this case, it’s also necessary to install a water filtration system to keep the water clean.

To maximize the efficiency of heating the water and retaining the heat, it’s advisable to choose a hot tub with an interior surface covered with a special insulating foam. A thermal cover significantly reduces energy consumption and heating time, not only ensuring energy savings but also protecting the hot tub from external contaminants like leaves, pollen, rain, or snow. Moreover, the cover is essential for safety. Safety is also very important for all types of heating. For wood-fired hot tubs, chimney heat protection and a spark catcher are important for safety. For electrical devices, it is critical that they are of proven quality to avoid any safety risks.

What material for the hot tub?

The choice of material for the hot tub depends on several factors such as preferred appearance, ease of maintenance, durability, and budget. Below are the most common materials along with their main characteristics and recommendations.

Wood is a traditional choice that offers a natural look and blends into gardens with its naturalness, providing an authentic soaking experience. Wood requires regular maintenance, including oiling and occasionally updating waterproof varnish to prevent rot and cracking.

Stainless steel is a modern, durable, and hygienic choice. This material is particularly popular for its longevity and ease of maintenance. Stainless steel makes maintenance easier, eliminating the need to check for wood expansion and adjust rings as in traditional wooden hot tubs, which are less affected by fungi and mold.

Plastic/Composite materials

Hot tubs made from plastic or composite materials are lightweight, durable, and available in various colors. They require no special maintenance or treatment, are moisture-resistant, and are definitely a more affordable option than stainless steel hot tubs.

Fiberglass is another material known for its durability and light weight. Fiberglass hot tubs typically have a smooth surface that prevents bacteria from accumulating as easily. Additionally, fiberglass allows for creating different shapes and designs.



The choice depends primarily on personal preferences, readiness for maintenance, and budget. We have hot tubs in various price ranges, write to us at order@factory.sale, and we will help you choose the right hot tub that will last for 20 years!