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The Spa Tub Buying Guide

Investing in a spa tub for your garden can provide hours of fun and relaxation for you and the family.

However, with the great choice of spa tubs currently available it can be quite a daunting task, picking the perfect model for the needs of you and your family. Here we offer an in-depth guide to help you find your perfect hot tub.

how to pick a great spa tub for your garden

Trusted Manufacturer

Spa tubs are highly technical pieces of kit, so it is important that you are buying from a manufacturer you implicitly trust. A little online research can help you discern which manufacturers and brands are most trustworthy and which models are long-lasting, well-built and offer great experiences. At All Round Fun, we are dedicated to ensuring our hot tub and spa section is comprised only of models made by manufacturers we ourselves trust and would put in our own gardens.

Model Size

Available in a range of sizes and styles, it is important to determine the amount of space in the back garden you are able to dedicate to a spa tub. They can be quite chunky installations so small gardens may be somewhat dominated by a spa tub. Discerning an accurate measurement for your ideal spa tub can alleviate the risk of investing in an unsuitable piece of kit.

Also it is important that you measure the spa tub when it is deflated and packed away so you can determine how much storage space you will require. With UK weather, it is likely you’ll be keeping it in storage during the colder months.

Therapeutic Qualities

Some hot tubs can present therapeutic benefits, so if you are looking for a pool with massaging capabilities – this is another avenue to explore. Examine where the jets and hydrotherapy features are placed in relation to how you will sit in the hot tub.

Finding a therapy pool which suits your frame, body type and the contours of your body can help produce an even more relaxing experience.

Age Restrictions

Particularly pertinent for families with children – it is important to check that spa tubs are suitable for the ages of those who will be enjoying the warm jets and calming waters. Different spa tubs will have different age restrictions based upon the size and features of the model. It can be beneficial to also check with the manufacturer whether or not children can use the hot tub unsupervised, and what age restrictions they would place upon such an activity.

Maintenance and Care

If you are just using the spa tub for relaxation purposes, you may not want to invest in a model which requires significant upkeep – as this is not particularly relaxing. Browsing online manuals and care guides will give you a good impression of how much work will have to go into maintaining the spa tub and keeping it working at its fullest.


Some spa tubs feature little extras to increase the enjoyment and comfort. For some people, extras such as iPod docks may be superfluous; but if you want to turn your spa tub into something of a back garden party pool, this feature could be perfect.

Take a look at our pick of three brilliant spa tubs:

  1. Bestway Lay-Z-Spa Miami, £299.95
  2. Bestway Lay-Z-Spa Vegas, £399.95
  3. Bestway Lay-Z-Spa Monaco, £575.95

For spa tubs and more fun back garden fun, head over the All Round Fun homepage, or call our dedicated team now on 0800 043 0437.

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