There are usually a lot of questions to ask when purchasing a hot tub. So we have compiled a few of the most frequent and the all important answers to get you started.
Will a hot tub fit in my garden?
This all depends on the size of your garden and the hot tub you want. Arctic Spas hot tubs start at just 6ft wide with the Fox so in most cases, we can find the perfect hot tub for your garden!
How much do they cost to run?
Most hot tub retailers give the magic number of £1 a day or £5 per week to run an average size hot tub. However, Arctic Spas with their extra thick insulated cover, insulted walls and Freeheat insulation system cost considerably less than other brands to run. As little as 50p per day for an average size hot tub. If you opt for the Spa Boy water care system, you can moniter and control you hot tub from anywhere in the world via the Arctic Spas app.
Are they easy to maintain?
Once your hot tub is up and running, you will need to add chemicals to your spa (usually chlorine or bromine) to help sanitize the water. We always supply a chemical starter pack with every hot tub which should keep you going for a few weeks. Every 3 months, you will need to drain your spas water and re-fill. Unless you opt for the Spa Boy system which takes care of the chemical levels in the water itself and your hot tub only needs to be drained every 6 months!
What electrical supply do I need?
This all depends on the size of the hot tub. The average power supply is 32amp, however some bigger hot tubs require around 40amp and smaller hot tubs can run on a 'plug & play' 13amp supply. All hot tubs need to be wired in by a qualified electrician.
Do I need to pour a concrete base to sit the hot tub on?
Not with the Arctic Spas. Most other brands need either decking, paving slabs or a concrete base poured to hold the weight of the hot tub. Every Arctic Spa (excluding the Timberwolf) comes as standard with a structural floor built in. Just set it on firm, level ground, hook it up, fill up and use. In addition, your portable spa is now truly portable. If you move spa locations, the foundation comes with you.
How will you get it into my garden?
Provided you have access as wide as the hot tub is tall, we can deliver your hot tub up on its end on our dedicated spa dolly' and set it down where you need it. However, we understand not everyone has this type of access, which is why we also use hiabs and cranes which can lift your hot tub over pretty much anything we are likely to come across.