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Aug 30, 2023

Are Hot Tubs a Hassle?

Estimated read time: 3-5 minutes
Author: Lisa Ruggles

Are Hot Tubs a Hassle? Exploring the Pros and Cons

Hot tubs have long been associated with relaxation, luxury, and a touch of indulgence. The idea of soaking in warm, bubbling water while surrounded by serene surroundings is undeniably enticing. However, before diving headfirst into the world of Jacuzzi hot tub ownership, it's crucial to consider both the benefits and potential challenges. Are hot tubs truly a haven of relaxation, or do they come with their fair share of hassles? In this article, we'll explore the pros and cons of owning a hot tub, helping you make an informed decision.

The Appeal of Hot Tubs

Relaxation and Stress Relief: One of the most significant advantages of having a Jacuzzi hot tub is the relaxation it offers. The warm water and soothing jets can help alleviate muscle tension, promote better sleep, and provide an overall sense of well-being.

Social Hub: Hot tubs can be a fantastic space to socialise. Whether it's with family, friends, or loved ones, hot tub sessions can encourage bonding, conversations, and quality time together - in fact, many of our customers put the strength of their relationships down to hot tub ownership!

Year-Round Enjoyment: Unlike swimming pools, hot tubs can be enjoyed throughout the year, regardless of the weather. They are especially inviting during colder months, offering a cozy and warm retreat, with the benefits of fresh air and being close to nature.

The Potential Hassles

Maintenance and Upkeep: While hot tubs promise relaxation, they also require some maintenance. Proper water treatment, cleaning, and maintaining the right chemical balance are essential to prevent the growth of bacteria and ensure the water remains safe and hygienic. Most reputable Jacuzzi dealers will provide you with detailed instructions on how to maintain your water balance, which isn't difficult once you are into a rhythm. Check out our YouTube channel for top tips on how to maintain your Jacuzzi hot tub.

Costs: Owning a hot tub involves various costs, including the initial purchase, installation, water, and electricity bills, and ongoing maintenance expenses. It's essential to factor in these costs when considering whether a hot tub fits your budget. Any reputable dealer will talk you through the cost of ownership, which is likely to be from around £2 a day in the current economic climate.

Time Investment: Regular maintenance routines, such as testing water chemistry, cleaning filters, and maintaining the tub's components, require a dedicated amount of time - albeit a short amount of time. Failure to keep up with maintenance can lead to water quality issues and even damage to the hot tub. Gadgets such as SmartTub and SmartPod are designed to help you keep maintenance time to a minimum - please contact us for more details.

Finding the Balance

While there are undeniable benefits to owning a hot tub, it's essential to weigh them against the potential challenges. Before purchasing a hot tub, consider the following:

1. Lifestyle: Do you have the time to commit to regular maintenance and cleaning? Will a hot tub align with your daily routine and schedule?

2. Budget: Can you comfortably afford the initial investment as well as ongoing operational and maintenance costs?

3. Space: Do you have an appropriate and accessible space for the hot tub installation?

4. Commitment: Are you prepared to invest time and effort in learning about hot tub maintenance and adhering to a maintenance schedule?


Hot tubs can undoubtedly be a delightful addition to your lifestyle, offering relaxation, socialisation, and year-round enjoyment. However, they also come with their fair share of responsibilities, including maintenance and costs. The key is finding a balance between the benefits and potential hassles. If you're ready to invest the time, effort, and resources into maintaining a hot tub, the rewards in terms of relaxation and quality time with loved ones can be well worth it. So, are hot tubs a hassle? The answer lies in your willingness to embrace both the soothing experience and the necessary commitment they entail.

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