Spa buying guide


Purchasing an outdoor spa bath can be challenging, and choosing the best option is made more difficult by contradicting information. Some of the numerous points of uncertainty are intended to be clarified by this material.

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Consideration you should have


Certain spa brands advertise energy-efficient filtration pumps; however, if these pumps are operated continuously, their running costs will increase. One brand filters using a multi-speed pump, which can save a bit of money, but the technology is new and complex, and the massage is not as strong.

Be advised that certain manufacturers deceive their clients into believing they are purchasing a bigger pump for their outdoor spa in the backyard or front yard. In actuality, a 3.6 BHP pump is actually only a 2 HP pump, and a 4.8 BHP (brake horse power) pump is precisely the same as a 3 HP pump.

When talking about overall running expenses, keep in mind that many manufacturers only mention filtration costs! However, this is only true if you aren't heating your hot tub!

Some manufacturers advertise reduced running expenses through the use of a heat pump and smart metre, which aren't applicable to most spas, and inaccurate power costs. Enquire as to the basis for any claimed precise operational costs.

The size of the heater is the sole factor that affects running expenses when comparing various electrically heated spas (bigger heaters will heat the water quicker, allowing the pump to switch off sooner).

The best way to cut operating costs, unless you apply a heat pump, is to make sure the spa is well-insulated.

As of right now, no independent organisation is able to give certain spa brands "efficiency ratings." When star ratings are utilised, they are merely "made up" by manufacturers who rate themselves as "8 stars" even when their insulation is only rudimentary.

An indicator of an outdoor spa bath's efficiency in a front yard or backyard is the quantity and/or number of layers of insulation on the base, inside the cabinet panels, and on the shell.
Certain companies assert that insulation on the exterior is not required. 99.99% of spa manufacturers dispute this assertion, arguing that the most effective approach to prevent heat loss is with this type of insulation.
Because hot air can escape and cold air can enter through this gap, the size of the gap between the shell and cabinet is also crucial.


Although a few companies worldwide are now using them, the "by-pass" piping method and small size of the UV sterilisers make this type of water treatment ineffective when used to spas. In relation to this kind of system, the primary supplier informed us... We do not advise this by-pass unit because most water does not transit the UV chamber and the sterilisation will be insufficient.

These systems can also be hazardous since electricity will leak into the water in the event of a bulb breaking. To see any discernible advantages, you will also need to change the bulbs on a regular basis, which will significantly raise your filtration expenses. All spa manufacturers would be employing these little "by-pass" systems if they were dependable, safe, and effective—not just a select handful that are using the idea as a cheap marketing ploy. An appropriately proportioned "inline" system might function, but these are too huge and costly.