What Differences are there between a Spa and a Jacuzzi hot tub


If you check out a good dictionary, you will see a spa defined as “a small town in Eastern Belgium, renowned for its mineral springs; a mineral spring considered to have health giving properties.” However, “spas” of the modern type are associated with a number of jetted, heated, water-filled tubs which are made from either fibreglass or polymer. (The polymer type being the better of the two, providing you with a much longer life and service).

From here on we will refer to such units as “Jacuzzi Hot Tubs’ as this is what nearly all people refer to them as and is now the most popular phrase.

Making Sure You Get the One That You Want

Some people oddly consider Jacuzzi hot tubs in the same way they do of waterbeds, and that is that the water is so heavy that it will one day fall through the floor! When in fact, if correctly installed there is no chance at all of any floor caving in. The reality actually is, that a Jacuzzi hot tub (and a waterbed) actually puts less pressure per square foot on a floor than a fridge or even a large aquarium! Because the weight is spread out over a large surface area, most modern buildings can easily hold up the average Jacuzzi hot tub without any problem. Should you have any doubts, simply consult a professional Jacuzzi company in Surrey and see what they advise.

Make out a Checklist and Ask the Right Questions:

  • When the tub is not being used, does the water always need to stay hot and clean?
  • Can jet systems be customised for your hydro massage experience?
  • How loud are the jets and pump?
  • Does the tub provide a balanced filtration system to ensure clean water?
  • Is the heating and filtration system fully automatic?
  • Are the controls easy to use and adjust?
  • What about the seating configuration? Can you move about easily?
  • What is the warranty on the tub and for how long?

And More Things You Should Consider

  • Research how the hot tub was manufactured and check all information about energy efficiency.
  • Ensure that all components have been fully tested and backed up by the warranty.
  • Check that the hot tub is completely insulated.
  • Ask about monthly operating costs. (Some tubs may cost more than others to operate monthly).
  • Ask for a copy of the hot tub’s warranty and go through it thoroughly and be on the wary side should any dealer be somewhat reluctant to provide you with a copy.
  • Get all the information on the manufacturer and the dealer to ensure that you will receive the very best service both during and after your hot tub installation.
  • Research how long has the company been in the business. In most cases, if more than a decade, you’re on to a winner.

And before you know it, you will notice that your friends and family will be coming to visit you a lot more often!

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