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Wellness in summer – a hot tub for the garden

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A hot tub in the garden – the dream for many homeowners. A simple hot tub or rather a model with integrated massage jets? Your own Jacuzzi can be the perfect relaxation oasis after long and hard days of work. But in addition to the choice of model, the budget also plays a role, of course. To help you make the right buying decision, we explain here what types of hot tubs are available and what else you should look out for.

How much does an outdoor hot tub cost?

Wellness in the garden with outdoor jacuzzi

Theoretically, there is a suitable model for every budget on the market. Starting from inflatable whirlpools from 300 euros, however, the prices can shoot up rapidly depending on the function and equipment. Here are cheap loans to finally make the dream of your own whirlpool possible.

A simple outdoor whirlpool for the garden or terrace costs around 500 to 2,000 euros. Larger models in premium quality and made of high-quality acrylic glass can be found from 3,000 to 8,000 euros. An original Jacuzzi, on the other hand, is the top of the line among hot tubs and can be purchased for between 5,000 and 30,000.

In addition to the purchase costs, one must of course also reckon with costs for preparation and assembly. If you are a skilled craftsman, you can of course do it yourself. However, it is recommended to entrust the installation to an expert.

Ongoing monthly costs

Similar to the purchase of a car, however, not only the cost of acquisition plays a role. Of course, the use of the hot tub also demands a certain amount of maintenance costs. Especially in the winter, using an outdoor hot tub is costly. The cold outdoor temperatures force the hot tub to use more electricity to keep the water nice and warm.

The cost is based on the following factors, among others:

  • Electricity rate
  • Outside temperature
  • Water temperature
  • Insulation of the spa
  • Duration and frequency of use

Typically, a four-person spa consumes 200 to 600 kilowatt-hours of electricity per month. At an average electricity price of 35 cents per kilowatt hour, this means costs of 70 to 210 euros. Since a Jacuzzi requires around 2,800 liters of water per year, costs of 5 to 10 euros can be expected here. The same applies to cleaning.

So all in all, running a Jacuzzi can cost between 80 and 230 euros a month! The purchase should also be well considered in terms of sustainability.

What are the arguments for and against an outdoor whirlpool?

Jacuzzi in the garden advantages and disadvantages

To simplify the purchase decision, we explain the advantages and disadvantages of an outdoor whirlpool below.

Advantages

✔ Your own wellness oasis: It is obvious that the purchase of a whirlpool is not absolutely necessary, but pure luxury. However, having your own hot tub means relaxation and balance for the whole family. In addition, it increases the comfort of the house. It is the ideal way to end the evening in a different way. And after a long day, who wouldn’t look forward to a round of wellness in their own hot tub?

✔ Add-on for the perfect garden party: if you invite friends and family over for dinner, fun is inevitable. A hot tub in the backyard can take garden parties to a whole new level. If you remember your bathing suits, you can take a digestive bath and relax after the barbecue.

✔ Relieve muscle tension: As luxurious as a hot tub is, using it can also have a positive effect on your health. Back tension is particularly unpleasant. The warm bath can help relieve tension, and if you have a model with built-in massage jets, you may be able to save a trip or two to the physical therapist.

Disadvantages

✘ High-quality models are expensive: A high-quality and durable jacuzzi can be very expensive. Therefore, you should think carefully about whether the Jacuzzi will actually be used regularly and whether it is worth the investment. Otherwise, you could start with an inflatable model and do a trial period before opting for a premium model.

✘ High maintenance costs: The monthly operating costs can also be relatively high. In addition to the usual electricity and water costs, one must also reckon with the fact that spare parts are needed or the filter system must be maintained. All this causes further costs that should be considered before buying.

Conclusion: Luxury yes or no?

Outdoor jacuzzi a piece of luxury in the garden

Whether the purchase of a whirlpool is profitable or not, is individual and can not be said in general. For some it may be just a gadget, for others it is a sensible investment. It is only important that you can bear the monthly costs and that the whirlpool is used regularly. Then it can actually become a nice fun for the whole family and friends.