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Hot Tub Questions And Answers

August 6, 2015

If you are new to owning a hot tub there will be many questions you need answers to. In fact if you are only at the stage where you are considering buying one, then you probably have even more questions to ask. As such, we’ve recently asked the team at what we believe to be some of the more common ones!

How Much Preparation Is Needed Before Installation?

Among the most common queries are such things as how much preparation you need to do before you can install a hot tub. Well the answer to that is very little. You’ll obviously need a level base to stand it on, but as long as you’ve got access to a power supply and can reach the hot tub with a hose pipe for filling then that’s basically it. You may want to enhance your garden in the surrounding area to make the most of your new tub but that is purely cosmetic and not essential at all.

Is Planning Permission Required?

Some people wonder if planning permission is required to install a hot tub or spa. In most cases the answer is no, however there are exceptions such as if you live in a listed building or in the middle of a conservation area, so it is worth checking before you buy just to be on the safe side.

How Long Is It Safe To Stay In The Water For?

If you are wondering how long it is safe to stay in the water, there are no hard and fast rules about this. Common sense is a good thing so pay attention to your body and don’t overdo it if you start to feel unwell or extremely tired. Also, be aware that with certain health conditions lengthy sessions in hot water may not be a good thing so always checks with your GP first before using your new hot tub if unsure.

Does The Water In A Hot Tub Dry Out Your Skin?

Does the water cause your skin to dry out? Again just be sensible. Immersing your body in hot water over a long period of time can cause drying of the skin so make sure the PH level is correct so it won’t cause irritation. You can always use a good moisturiser when you get out to prevent this from happening.

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