LET’S TALK ABOUT HOT TUB TYPES

One of the first things you need to decide when hiring (or buying) a hot tub is whether you’d like a solid or inflatable one.

We often get asked “What is the difference between a solid and an inflatable tub?”

Besides the obvious answer (one is inflated and one is solid!) there are some distinct differences:

ACCESS FOR INSTALLATION

Solid

Access is restricted due to the tubs needing to be rolled into place. They cannot be lifted over objects or carried anywhere as they weigh 180kg. If we don’t have a clear, straight run that is at least 80cm wide and 180cm high for the smaller tub and 80cm wide and 200cm high for the large tubs then they will not fit.

GETTING IN AND OUT OF THE HOT TUB

Solid

The solid tubs are supplied with steps outside the tub. They also have a landing step inside, making access easy.

SEATING

Solid

These tubs have moulded seats inside the tub; some seats are bench style and some are shaped.

BUBBLES

Solid

All of our solid tubs have hydro jets. This means they shoot air and warm water out from strategically placed jets on the sides of the tub at high pressure. They can be used to target specific aching muscles or joints, for example, the lower back. The jets have two levels of intensity, and they can also be individually switched off.

LIDS

Solid

We supply a hydraulic lid lift with every solid tub, for easy and safe removal of the lid.

In the case of both types of tub the lid clips in all around the tub when not in use, to keep the heat in and unwanted items out.

CHEMICALS

Solid

These are dispensed from within the tub during use, requiring no customer involvement other than regular testing.

TEMPERATURE

Both types of tub heat the water to a very toasty 40 degrees Celsius.

ACCESS FOR INSTALLATION

Inflatable

Anywhere that an adult can fit, an inflatable can be carried and set up.

We can go through houses and up steps with no problems.

GETTING IN AND OUT OF THE HOT TUB

Inflatable

There are no steps provided with the inflatable tubs; you just step in and sit down.

SEATING

Inflatable

These tubs have no seats: you sit on the floor. The floor is padded and comfortable and it does give you the ability to stretch out more. However the lack of a structured seat can make it trickier for those with mobility issues.

BUBBLES

Inflatable

The inflatable tubs have air jets which work by blowing air into the water from the bottom of the tub, creating a gentle massaging effect. You will still have the rejuvenating bubbles, but not at the higher pressure that hydro jets in the solid tubs are capable of. In the inflatable tub the jets are either all on or all off, there is no way of controlling them individually.

LIDS

Inflatable

The lid is also inflatable, and must be lifted off and set safely to one side.

In the case of both types of tub the lid clips in all around the tub when not in use, to keep the heat in and unwanted items out.

CHEMICALS

Inflatable

These are dispensed from a floating dispenser in the tub, which you will need to top up.

TEMPERATURE

Both types of tub heat the water to a very toasty 40 degrees Celsius.

Choosing which type of tub can be a very personal choice, depending on the occasion for the hire, the access and budget.

We are always happy to help and give advice… just contact us.

 

So the next thing to decide is whether you’d like to…

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