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What to look for when buying a new hot tub in Scotland

Updated: Jul 29, 2021

Once you have identified your needs of wanting to purchase a new hot tub from a Scottish retailer, then it is time to start shopping. Your long-term satisfaction will usually depend on how much you spend. Pay a little more and you will get a better hot tub experience, better components, and lower running costs. Your hot tub will last longer, and your total investment will be less in the long term.

What to look for when buying a new hot tub in Scotland
What to look for when buying a new hot tub in Scotland

Before ordering the best hot tub for your needs:

  • Use the shopping list in this guide and keep focused on buying a new hot tub in Scotland from a Scottish hot tub retailer that suit your needs.

  • Look for quality, value, and long-term ownership costs rather than the initial price.

  • Make sure the model is comfortable to sit in and is the right size and shape.

  • Buy from a salesperson that asks questions, understands your needs, discusses options, can explain features, and can prove how their product is better than their competition.

  • The retailer and brand should have a good reputation and been around long enough to support you for years to come.

Check if the hot tub is comfortable?

Many hot tubs on the market are poorly designed, with uncomfortable seats, recliners that make you float and small foot wells that are not big enough for everyone’s feet. In general models that perfectly suit one customer will be terrible for another due to differences in size and height.

So, it is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY for as many of the users as possible to sit in the hot tub before you buy it – and ask to try before you buy in a wet test.

What is a wet test?

A wet test is basically exactly what it sounds like - testing the hot tub when it is filled with water. With a wet test, your hot tub dealer will fill and heat the hot tub so that you are able to test it by soaking in it for 10 - 15 minutes. This time gives you an opportunity to test the seats, feel the water jets and their massage programs along with other features.

Check the following:

  • That it suits your size, height, and shape – you do not want it too deep or shallow.

  • That it is big enough to give everyone the space they will expect

  • That all or most of the seats are comfortable

  • That the recliners hold you in place – if they are flat then you will float away when water is in the hot tub.

  • Can you fit under the neck jets (if the particular model has them)?

  • Do the jets stick in your back or are they positioned on your spine (which is not good)?

  • Is there is enough room in the foot well when all the seats are being used?

At the end of the day, a hot tub is a large investment and something that you will own for many years to come. By doing your research up front and taking the time to try different models before you rush into buying, you will ensure that you choose the best model for your needs.

Do you want to know more about our range of multiple award-winning hot tubs available here in Scotland?

Here at Penguin Spas, we are proud to be the only official Scottish dealer of award-winning, energy efficiency gold standard hot tubs and swim spas from UK designed Sunbeach Spas and the world’s premier spa brand Oasis Spas

Both manufacturers of the Sunbeach Spas and the Oasis Spas have created a complete insulation energy saving system that reduces energy consumption to save you money. You can have peace of mind that your hot tub or swim spa will be hot and ready for you, without costly energy bills.

Sunbeach Spas are leading the hot tub and swim spa industry with cutting edge technology. The multiple award-winning Sunbeach Spas are all designed here in the UK and are manufactured with the newest industry features which the company consistently pushes the industry forward with innovative designs and features.

Oasis Spas are built by one of the world’s largest international hot tub and swim spa manufacturers who distribute products in 40 countries around the world. Oasis Spas are built to last with premium components and the thickest shells on the market. The Power Saver Technology will save you thousands over the life of your hot tub or swim spa and the Easy-Care Technology makes maintenance simple.


About Penguin Spas Premium Outdoor Living

Here at Penguin Spa Premium Outdoor Living, we are passionate about delivering the best quality hot tubs, best in energy efficiency, great value for money, and unbeatable customer service. Our friendly team is here to help you choose the right hot tub for your needs and your budget.

Penguin Spas Premium Outdoor Living Showroom - Scotland
Penguin Spas Premium Outdoor Living Showroom - Scotland

Our new Scottish outdoor living showroom is an oasis of calm, showcasing a large selection of multiple award-winning hot tubs and accessories we have to offer. Based in Yieldshields, near Carluke – right in the central belt of Scotland – we are within easy reach of the M74 & M8 motorway network and less than 35-minute drive to the city of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Since 2013, Penguin Spas Outdoor Living have been devoted at creating and supplying elaborate products which are all designed to help improve people’s health, wellbeing, wellness, and happiness.

All our premium products are carefully designed and manufactured, and we strive to constantly improve ourselves and the products we deliver. We embrace new technologies and understand the importance of delivering reliable and durable products which help to improve our customers lives.

For more information about Penguin Spas hot tub and swim spa collection, please contact us directly on 0800 112 3886 or click on the link below.

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