Your Hot Tub Buying Guide:

Buying a hot tub on a budget can be difficult when you don’t know what to look out for, Our guide below should help you decide what’s best for you and your budget.

Owning a hot tub can be a wonderful experience, Especially if you have sore muscles or arthritis. There are many health and wellness benefits that a person can experience from a soak in the hot tub.
We have reviewed three of the best hot tubs under 4000 so you can add some more fun to your next outdoor party.

Before we get to these reviews, there are a few things you should know and be prepared for when it comes to buying a hot tub. It’s important that you have your home ready for the hot tub and delivery before the installation crew arrives. These are some of the most important things you need to consider when purchasing a hot tub for your home:

  • Your new hot tub should be the right size for the space you have. Remember, if your hot tub is too big it’s not that easy to just send back. Getting the right measurements are your responsibility.
  • Clear the way for your delivery crew. They need easy access to bring that hot tub to its new location.
  • Make sure your hot tub has a location with a solid foundation.
  • Don’t ignore the hot tub’s voltage. While some hot tubs, like the Plug and Play 13-Amp, can be plugged directly into your home’s socket others have a higher voltage which an electrician will have to install.
  • Then there are the features. If you want any extra additions to your new tub, such as headrests or Bluetooth speakers, then don’t forget to keep an eye for them when you’re shopping.
  • Quality is important too. Take some time to review what your potential new hot tub is made out of. Acrylic hot tubs are a more durable option than vinyl or rotomolded plastic. They are stronger and hold in the heat better.
In this review we cover only three hot tubs based on most recently sold items, sellers and manufacturer’s feedback and customer reviews, We only recommend product’s that we have either used, Or thoroughly researched, we find product’s that have been proven to be a hit with previous customers.

Best Hot Tubs Under 4000:

Our Top Three picks

Our Rating -
4.4/5

The All New Quartz - 13 Amp Plug & Play

Features:

  • The Quartz 13 Amp sits up to 5 people.
  • 4 regular seats, 1 lounger for extra relaxation.
  • Dimensions: 1.8 m X 2.2 m X 0.83 m.
  • Colour changing interior LED lights.
  • Bluetooth music system with two speakers.
  • USA Balboa system.
  • Ultimate relaxation with
  • 44 built-in jets.
  • 13 amp plug for easy installation. 
  • 3 built-in water fountains.
  • 1 built-in Ozonator. 
  • Child lock for extra safety, featuring cover straps and a control pad.
  • Freeze protection mode.

LED Mood Lighting In Multiple Colours

Extras Included With The Quartz Hot Tub:

This easily accessible hot tub comes with all of the right features to have a luxurious soak.

Space Saver:
The dimensions of this hot tub make it ideal for small spaces. Even though it is a smaller tub, it is still spacious enough to comfortably fit up to 5 people. It features lower seats so everyone will be fully submerged in the water.

All Those Jets:
The Quartz 13 Amp has 44 different built-in jets to give you the most relaxing experience. A soak in this hot tub will have every inch of your body relaxed. It features multi-massage jets and foot jets. The jet pump strength is 1 X 3 HP.

Steps and Cover Lid Included:
We mean it when we say that this hot tub is easily accessible. The steps are included so you can safely get in and out. When you’re not using the tub keep it covered up at no extra cost.

Energy Saving Modes:
You won’t have to worry about your electricity bill soaring sky high with The Quartz 13 Amp hot tub. It features a sleep and a rest mode for when it’s not in use, Keeping the insulated cover on when not in use will also help maintain the heat.

Pro's

  • This acrylic hot tub is built to last and can handle any weather conditions if set up outdoors.
  • Plenty of hydrotherapy jets to help relieve aching muscles.
  • Steps and cover lid included.

Con's

  • This hot tub seats 5 people comfortably, but only provides 4 headrests.
  • Labour not included in the installation cost.

Conclusion:

You can’t go wrong with The Quartz 13 Amp hot tub. This energy-efficient and space-saving hot tub has all of the right features to give you the most relaxing experience.

Our Next Pick - The Maldives 32 -AMP

Our Rating -
4.5/5

Maldives Premium Hot Tub - Seats 6-7

Features:

  • The choice between marble grey or marble white, both with a dark grey base.
  • 6 seats: 5 regular seats, 1 lounger.
  • Dimensions: 2 m X 2 m X 0.9 m
  • The choice between Canadian Gecko or USA Balboa control systems.
  • Flip screen options.
  • 3 built-in waterfalls with colour-changing LED lights.
  • 32 amp electrical requirements.
  • 2 LED Bluetooth speakers.
  • Freeze protection mode.
  • Energy savings modes.
  • Child safety lock and straps.
    48 multi-massage jets.
    Automatic circulation system

Extra Features Included With The Maldives Hot Tub:

Create A Mood:
There are a variety of different lighting and colour-changing options with The Maldives hot tub. With 2 Bluetooth speakers included, you can play any type of music to set the right mood. Lay your head back on one of the soft headrests and soak your worries away.

Easily Accessible:
The space-saving dimensions of this hot tub make it easy to fit into any space you have planned. Steps are included for safely getting in and out of the hot tub. There is also a free cover included with The Maldives.

Extra Insulation:
This acrylic hot tub has an extra layer of insulation to the inside. The extra insulation helps to keep the heat inside of your hot tub. This will help to make sure you don’t need to use as much electricity compared to other tubs in this price range.

Hard Wearing Exterior:
Made up of super strong composite side panels which will with-stand all weathers without rotting, at the same time as being durable, easy to keep clean and resistant to accidental damages.

Pro's

  • A safe and secure hot tub that is easy on the electric bill.
  • LED lights on both the inside and outside.
  • Choice of colours and control panels.

Con's

  • An electrician will be required for installation since this hot tub is 32 amp.
  • Only 3 headrests are included.

Conclusion:

This 6-person hot tub is spacious enough to comfortably fit a 7th person in, which is great for people who like to host a lot of get-togethers. The extra LED lights and built-in waterfalls give this hot tub a stylish look, while the 48 different massaging jets make it a comfortable experience.

Our Final Pick - The Aquarius

Our Rating -
4.5/5

Aquarius Plug & Play - 13-AMP

Specifications:

  • 13 amp electrical requirements.
  • Dimensions: 2 m X 2 m X 0.9 m.
  • Solid ABS base.
  • Available in either midnight marble grey or marble white, both with solid grey base.
  • 6 seats: 5 regular, 1 lounger
  • 1 Built In Ozonator
  • Choice of either USA Balboa or Canadian Gecko control system.
  • 35 massaging jets.
  • Cover and steps included.
  • Inside and outside LED lights.
  • 3 built-in waterfalls.
  • Extra added insulation.
  • Lockable straps with keys.
  • 3 soft comfortable headrests.

Extra Features Included With The Aquarius Hot Tub:

Bluetooth Speakers:
The Aquarius features 2 built-in Bluetooth speakers with an LED display screen you will find easy to use. Play your favourite music while soothing your aching muscles for an amazing hydrotherapy experience.

Pressure Diverts:
The pressure diversity will allow you to set the jets to provide you with however much flow you need. There are 35 different jets built-in to this hot tub including lounger foot jets and multi-message jets. Whether you have aching muscles from a long day at work or just want a quick soak to warm up on a cold night, you can set the ideal pressure to your liking.

Extra Space:
While this hot tub is built with 5 seats and a lounger, that doesn’t limit how many people can sit in this spacious tub. Easily fit 7 people and still have a comfortable experience.

Pro's

  • The Aquarius has an acrylic mould with anti-rot wood sides. This long-lasting hot tub will keep all the heat inside.
  • 13 amp Plug and Play for easy installation.
  • Comes with steps and lockable cover lid.

Con's

  • Fewer massaging jets then the other hot tubs we reviewed.
  • Installation not included in price.

Conclusion:

The interior and exterior LED lights create the perfect aesthetics for The Aquarius. It is an easy to install and space-saving hot tub that is a perfect addition to any household. There is extra insulation inside to ensure that this is one of the more energy-efficient hot tubs available making it a good choice as one of the best hot tubs under 4000.

Most Frequently Asked Hot Tub Questions:

  1. The main things to do are
  2. Measure up to make sure access is available.
  3. Have your designated area for the tub ready to place the tub on making sure it's level ground.
  4. Make sure to have your electric ready to power up your tub.
  5. Make sure you have a hose pipe ready to fill up your tub.
  6. Do your research whilst considering your needs before buying a hot tub. 

Cases where a crane would be required is usually when no other access applicable, either through the house or your side gate to your back garden, If that is not going to be possible then a crane may well be required, Always ask your hot tub dealer to arrange this for you before you commit to buying.

Hot tubs are either 13-AMP household sockets or 32/40-AMP which both require hard-wiring to power the tub safely using a 3-core cable and a IP65 45-AMP rotary isolator switch for a singular electric supply to your tub only. Other options are 13-AMP plug and play hot tubs which will plug straight into your home power sockets.

This boils down to the basic power of the tub, usually a 32-Amp would have two heaters/pumps, whilst a 13-amp will only have one heater or pump, A 13 Amp will generally designate it's power source to only one main individual component at any one time, meaning if the jets are on full pelt then the tub will automatically knock off the heater for a level of time to save on available power, while the 32 amp is built to run all components at once at any given time which makes for a better overall experience apart from having to install the electrics separately, Learn More

First you need to fill the tub and shock the water with chlorine granules whilst turning the tub jets on to mix the water, then use testing strips to test the water PH levels for the correct balance, For more info please follow our water treatment guide.

Absolutely NOT unless your running the tub hot, Otherwise leaving your tub out full of water and turned off will more than likely result in freezing the water pipes inside the tub which will expand whilst frozen, Then when thawed you can expect leaks from them frozen pipes after they have expanded causing them to slightly enlarge leaving gaps for water to then escape, There are several things you should do to prepare your hot tub for the winter or make sure to choose a hot tub with freeze protection built in.

You can expect your electricity bill to increase by around £10-per week for regular use.

Not recommended as this could cause damage to the interior acrylic panels, This results in cracking and blistering to the surfaces while the acrylic is only made to withstand the temperatures set by the tub itself. It can also confuse the heating system causing further problems. 

Depending on the power of the heater attached to your hot tub will depend on how long it will take to heat up, You can expect most tubs to take 9/10 hours, For best results It's best to plug it in and check the water manually.

This will depend on how often it is used, by how many people, whether you have kept up on your water maintenance, For best results it's recommended to change your water each and every month or so whilst keeping up on your water treatments.

If your planning on using your hot tub regularly then rather than turn it off, it's best to just turn the temperature down until your ready to use it, then turn it up again half an hour before you jump in.

You Might Also Like: