According to BISHTA, the trade body that represents the British and Irish Hot Tub and Swim Spa Industry, there are over 100,000 home hot tubs in the UK right now.
When it comes to gardens, there are many different ways in which you can make them more suited to your preferences and tastes. You can lay it to lawn, have lots of flower beds, create interesting paths with flagstones, have a shed/man cave or add a hot tub.
Hot tubs have become more popular across the UK in recent years, even with the often, inclement weather we experience! That’s because a hot tub, in the right spot in your garden and with a nice little trellis for cover, is a very enjoyable way to relax and spend time with your family and friends.
Hot tubs are becoming a more common item on a property list of amenities and buyers seem to like it. They’re a great way to relax after a busy day or week and they can be enjoyed in most weathers – provided you have somewhere undercover to keep your towels dry and handy.
Benefits of Home Hot Tubs
A hot tub in your garden means you have instant access to the many benefits of using one, say the guys behind You Choose Windows. These include:
- They can help lower blood pressure.
- Relieve injury or arthritis symptoms.
- Ease stress.
- Soothe some after-effects of orthopaedic surgery, including knee and hip replacements.
And, according to BISHTA, the trade body that represents the British and Irish Hot Tub and Swim Spa Industry, there are over 100,000 home hot tubs in the UK right now. That’s a lot of home-owners who enjoy a hot tub so much, that they decided to go ahead and buy one to use whenever they like, in their very own home.
“Using a hot tub can help ease and soothe aches and pains, it can also encourage you to spend a little more time outdoors, in the fresh air, which is also good for you,” said Knightsbridge estate agent, Plaza Estates. “Anything that promotes healthy living and can encourage people to get out into their gardens more tends to be positive for most home buyers.”
Keep Your Hot Tub Well Maintained
If you want to enjoy using your hot tub for as long as you can, then you need to be sure to keep it clean and well maintained. One thing that’s a must, is to invest in a well-fitting cover. This will ensure no debris is blown into your hot tub, where it could potentially clog up your filters or knock the ph balance of the water off.
Check the PH and chlorine levels each time you use it and clean the filters at least once a week. If you live in a hard water area then use an appropriate limescale remover every month. This will help keep the filters working well for as long as they should as hard water can cause scale build ups, which are unsightly and potentially damaging, too.
If you use your hot tub regularly, then the filters and water need changing more often than if you use it less. For filters, you’re looking at around every 6 months or so, and for changing the water as often as every two months for heavy use.
Getting the most out of your hot tub means you should maintain it and keep it clean. This will keep it looking good and encourage others to use it too, even the most unsure of guests.
by Guest blogger Lillian Connors