What Is a Plug and Play Hot Tub?
If you would love to own a hot tub but don’t want to deal with the installation hassle of having to hire an electrician and add wiring, a plug and play hot tub is the perfect solution. What is a plug and play hot tub? It is a hot tubthat uses the standard household 110v socket, so you can literally ‘plug’ it in anywhere you have an outlet with no installation or wiring fees. In the article below, we will explain more about plug and play hot tubs so you can decide if they may be right for you.
Benefits of Plug and Play Hot Tubs
Hot tubs that use plug and play technology can use as little as 11 amps, meaning they can be plugged into any outlet without additional wiring. This is perfect for people that want to buy a hot tub, and maybe renting their home or will be moving in the foreseeable future. With plug and play models, the hot tub can relocate with you!
The biggest benefit of plug and play hot tubs is that they can quickly be assembled almost anywhere, making them a perfect choice for cottages, vacation rental homes, a patio or even balcony. Since an electrician or electrical wiring isn't required, the installation costs are next to nothing.
Most plug and play hot tub models are energy efficient (although not quite as much as a hardwired model) and very easy to maintain.
Types of Plug and Play Hot Tubs
There are some plug and play hot tub models on the market that are basically soft, portable models (like a small blow up outdoor pool.) While these are fantastic for portability if you want a hot tub that you could throw into your pickup truck and take up to the cottage for the weekend, their lifespan and features are often limited.
But that doesn't mean that you still can’t get superior quality with a plug and play hot tub model. For example, the Hydropool Serenity 5 Special Edition model, is a full-featured outdoor hot tub that has plug and play capability. It includes cabinet customization options, LED lighting, the innovative Triple Shield Insulation system, safety handles and can accommodate 5 bathers.
Should I Buy a Plug and Play Hot Tub?
If you want ease of installation, a model that you can take with you if you move, a plug and play hot tub is the way to go. On the other hand, if you would like a hot tub that is sunken into your deck or patio, seamlessly integrated into your landscaping and one that can quickly change water temperatures, a standard hardwired model may better suit your needs.
Depending on whether you want to use your hot tub in the winter can also be a deciding factor. To maintain water temperature in colder months, a hardwired hot tub that can run the pump and motor at the same time is recommended.
When deciding what is best for you, it is important to compare the features and benefits of each. Review the price, installation costs, what is involved in installation, energy efficiency and performance to make your decision. If you have any questions along the way, your hot tub dealer can help guide you.
Now that you know all about plug and play hot tubs, download a hot tub buyer’s guideto start shopping.