affordable hot tubs

Affordable Hot Tubs: 2 Great Options

Affordable hot tubs are on the menu, thanks to Lay-Z-Spa. In the past, with traditional hot tubs, you needed to invest in a permanent setup. This typically involved installing a decking area, installing plumbing, as well as allocating a section of your outdoor space for a permanent fixture. This is fine in many countries, though in Ireland it’s not always ideal; It just takes one frosty morning to cause damage to your outdoor plumbing and potentially render your hot tub unusable. Lay-Z-Spa is perfect for our climate. It can be easily packed away and kept safe when not in use in the colder winter weeks. And for those who intend to use the spa all year round, some models automatically protect themselves from cold damage. 

Affordable Hot Tubs: The Miami

The Lay-Z-Spa Miami is Lay-Z-Spa’s entry-level option. Available for Pre-Order for just €499, the Miami comfortably accommodates 2-4 people. When fully inflated, it has a 1.8m diameter and .65 metre height. As with all Lay-Z-Spa products, it heats to 40c overnight. All you have to do to set up the hot tub, is inflate it using its built-in system. This only takes 10 minutes. Then fill it with water by connecting your regular hose to the unit, and once filled, leave it to heat up for a few hours. The Miami will regulate the water temperature automatically and has a built-in energy-saving system. If you know what hours you plan to use the tub each day, enter those times into the system, and it’ll ensure your water is warm when you want it, and not wasting energy when you don’t. 

The Milan

The Lay-Z-Spa Milan is one of Lay-Z-Spas newer designs which is more towards the higher end but still affordable when compared with traditional hot tubs. It connects to your Wifi and includes Freeze Shield technology to prevent cold damage during colder nights. Wifi Connection means that if you decide you want to use the spa, you don’t need to go outside to prepare it (and can connect to the Spa remotely when not at home). The Milan can accommodate up to six people. It also uses the new “Airjet Plus” system. This releases soothing bubbles from the centre as well as the sides of the spa, so your legs and back are targeted. 

View our full range of affordable hot tubs in Ireland with free delivery. If you have any questions, call us today on 021 4965 132.


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Hot Tub Hire Or Buy Your Own Portable?

A hot tub hire can be a great idea if you want to enjoy chilling outside at home in the sun with your friends and family, drink in hand, music playing, and hot bubbling water soothing and massaging your tired muscles. A hot tub hire makes sense when regular hot tubs require extensive installation and maintenance, whereas you can have a portable option hired out for a weekend. These can be pricey to rent out, and that’s fine if you only intend to use it once. But if it’s something you enjoy doing and would consider doing it more than once, it will be a lot more cost-effective to buy your own portable. We have a full range of portable hot tubs which can be purchased and set up a couple of days before you plan to use it, and once you’re done, it’s yours to use whenever you want. 

Hot Tub Hire? Why Not Buy Your Own?hot tub hire

A hot tub hire is appealing because most of us wouldn’t find it worthwhile to have a fixed installation at home. It’s expensive to install a fixed hot tub and doing so takes up permanent space. That’s before maintenance during periods when you won’t be using it. For a typical hot tub installation, you need someone to build and install it,  perhaps adding decking and other permanent fixtures around it. But a portable option, which is the same one used for hot tub hire, is inflatable. You can easily assemble it within an hour, and once it’s up, it’s just a matter of connecting it to water and letting the built-in system heat it. And when you’re finished using it, after a weekend or maybe after the summer, you can easily disassemble it and put it away so that it’s not taking up space in your garden. The heating process takes about 12-24 hours, so once you have everything in place, it’s just a matter of waiting. It will reach a hot, comfortably temperature of 40c.

Portable Hot Tubs to Buy: Different Sizes and Costs

Regular portable hot tubs come in various sizes, and so does Lay-Z-Spa’s range. With options for 4-7 adults at a time, there’s something for everyone— for example the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas which costs €579 to own and can comfortably fit 4-7 people. There’s also the budget option, the Lay-Z-Spa Miami which can seat 2-4 people and costs just €499 to own and use whenever you want. Of course, there is something for everyone, and the Lay-Z-Spa Maldives is on the higher end of the spectrum, with 8 Hydro jets and 140 Airjets, it fits 5-7 people comfortably. All of these come with free delivery to your home. 

If an option you’re interested in is not currently in stock, you can reach us on 021 4965 132 to reserve your order.

Best Hot Tubs for 2020

Best Hot Tubs for 2020

What are the best hot tubs for 2020? While this depends on your planned setup and budget, we provide a range of portable Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs designed so you can quickly it set up during the times you want to get outdoors and enjoy a soak, and just-as-easily disassembled when you’re no longer using them. So for those of you who are not looking for a permanent structure, here is our list of the Best Hot Tubs for 2020.

Best Hot Tubs for 2020: The Lay-Z-Spa St MoritzBest Hot Tubs for 2020

The St Moritz Airjet Hot Tub is one of Lay-Z-Spa’s Mid-Range portable hot tubs. Currently reduced from €829 to €789, the St Mortiz can allow up to 7 adults to enjoy warm, bubbling water outdoors. The St Moritz has a maximum temperature of 40c in any weather, and 140 AirJet massage jets to help you relax and unwind. Including with the St Moritz is an energy-saving timer and integrated water filtration system, so that you don’t accidentally rack up an expensive electricity bill. The water filtration system keeps your water fresh for as long as you’d like to leave your hot tub outdoors. As with others in the Lay-Z-Spa range, the St Mortiz is built to last years. It uses a 3-ply reinforced Tritech material which offers strength and durability. The St Moritz uses a 2 kW heater and has a maximum capacity of 1190 litres. 

The Helsinki

When deciding on the best hot tubs for 2020, it’s important to consider the time of the year you plan to use it. The Helsinki is the best portable hot tub for outdoor use all year round. It is the only model in the range designed to work in cold temperatures. Using its Freeze Shield™ Technology for all-year use, you don’t have to worry about the system getting damaged by ice. If the temperature reaches a certain threshold, the system will activate, heating the water and essential components to prevent damage. This means you don’t need to take the hot tub indoors on colder nights – and you’re able to use this one even in the more glacial periods. 

We hope this gives you some idea of what’s available. While these are our two top picks, everyone’s needs are different. We encourage you to check out the full range of available hot tubs in Ireland with free shipping. 

advantages of owning a hot tub

Advantages of Owning a Hot Tub

What are the advantages of owning a hot tub? We all enjoy a hot tub on occasion; Whether at our gym, spa or when we’re enjoying a stay at a hotel. But here in Ireland, owning a hot tub is still considered a novelty. Yet there are a vast number of health benefits to owning one. While visiting a spa can be a nice treat, you only get the real benefits from repeated use. Here we’ll talk about the advantage of having an inflatable jacuzzi in your own home.

Advantages of Owning a Hot Tub: Stress Relief

Stress is the leading health issue in the modern world. Even in children, teenagers and the elderly, depression, anxiety, and other related problems are rife. Stress plays an aggravating role in most mental and physical problems, so if you can find ways to improve your stress levels, you will increase your health. 

Hot tubs can relieve the symptoms of arthritis.

The warmth of the water and pulsating massaging jets can alleviate pain, tension, and sore muscles — the heat, water, and relaxing environment and relieve arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. By raising your body temperature, your blood vessels dilate, increasing circulation. Stiff joints can also be freed up, and the buoyancy of the water helps encourage free movement. 

Improve sleepadvantages of owning a hot tub

The cumulative effects of sleep loss and common sleep disorders increase the risk of diabetes, depression, stroke and heart attacks. A calming nightly routine is great for your health, and a hot tub can be the antidote to insomnia. Just 15-20 minutes in the hot tub before bed can alleviate anxiety and induce more restful sleep. 

Get More Fresh Air

Hot tubs are great even in cold wet weather. Being able to get outdoors in the fresh air and relax regardless of the weather, enjoying their many therapeutic benefits make them perfect for Ireland. They’re also highly usable for your family and friends. On a cold clear night, a hot tub is an excellent opportunity to recover.

Advantages of Owning a Hot Tub: Connect With Family

Hot tubs also provide an escape from modern life’s many trappings and reconnect with family. It creates an opportunity for everyone to leave the electronic devices in the house so you can completely switch off, relax, rejuvenate and set yourself up for a great day. 

If you have any further questions on our full range of outdoor jacuzzis (with free shipping anywhere in Ireland), feel free to contact us on 021 4965132.

hot tub for christmas

A Hot Tub for Christmas?!

If you have a special someone (perhaps Santa himself) who enjoys an occasional drink and a dip into hot water in the outdoors, then a hot tub might be a great Christmas gift. Though we usually imagine ourselves perched in a hot tub in above-freezing temperatures, some in our range of hot tubs are incredibly robust and easy to assemble and can still be enjoyed in the cooler winter periods. You don’t have to believe me just yet.  Our full range of hot tubs can make for a great gift.

A Hot Tub for Christmas?…Really?!

Some things seem really odd until you try them. If you were to suggest to some people the idea of sitting outdoors in a hot tub in Irish weather, many will furrow their brows slightly and promptly change the topic of conversation! But some things only sound terrible until you try them. Take for example the Bloody Caesar. You’ve probably heard of the Bloody Mary. The Bloody Caesar takes the Bloody Mary, what most would already consider an abomination of a cocktail, with its vodka, tomato juice, spices, ice and sticks of celery and adds clam juice. Yes, it sounds absolutely wrong, and you’d be forgiven for assuming such a cocktail would make for a terrible decision for any adult of sound mind and stomach. But it’s only when you try it that you understand why it’s so popular in Canada (It doesn’t taste fishy, by the way).hot tub for christmas

Another crazy thing Canadians love is getting into a hot tub in subzero temperatures. They’re not alone. Scandanavians are also partial to a hot tub in the snow. Yes, it sounds wrong, but there’s a good reason for it. The contrast between ice-cold outdoor temperatures and toasty bubbly warm water works really, really well together.  It gives you a chance to genuinely enjoy the outdoors, even have a drink, during a period when we’re usually hibernating. Not every hot tub in our Lay-Z-Spa range is suitable for winter temperatures (not that Ireland has to worry about minus thirty degrees Celcius any time soon), but there is one model in particular that not only looks really nice, but also does a great job all year round, and that is the aptly named the Helsinki.

The Lay-Z-Spa Helsinki: The Hot Tub Santa Would Want You To Have

The Lay-Z-Spa Helsinki is equipped with Freeze Shield™ technology. This allows you to set the pump to run in a power-saving mode for long periods of time. It uses minimal energy to make sure that the water in your pump, pipes and the hot tub doesn’t freeze. This means you can set it and forget it, even during our Christmas — which who knows, may even be white this time.

If you’re thinking about getting a special someone a hot tub for Christmas, or you’d like to learn more about the Lay-Z-Spa Helsinki or our other Lay-Z-Spa models, feel free to contact us today on 021 4965 132

portable jacuzzis

Portable Jacuzzis: 3 Great Options

Portable jacuzzis are hot tubs designed to be easily assembled or disassembled. We stock Lay-Z-Spa Outdoor Jacuzzis, which are inflatable, robust and extremely easy to set up and disassemble when needed. And while now is the time of year when most people are winding down their outdoor adventures, it’s also the best time to pick up some good discounts. 

The Lay-Z-Spa Hawaii Hydrojet – €100 Discount

The Hawaii is one of Lay-Z-Spa’s upper range portable jacuzzis. As with most of Lay-Z-Spa’s higher range offerings, it uses strong, adjustable water jets to massage tired and achy muscles. It has eight such jets, as well as over one hundred air jets to create that relaxing bubble effect. It also comes with an in-built water treatment system, and can rapidly heat the water to forty degrees celcius, and the heating system comes with a timer so you can have it ready for you when you return home from work. As with all other Lay-Z-Spa products, the Hawaii comes with a one-year warranty.

Save €40 on “Palm Springs” Portable Jacuzzis

The Palm Springs Jacuzzi has all the same features of the Hawaii, but it’s built slightly smaller to accommodate 4-6 people rather than 5-7. The slightly smaller volume with the same heating system means that it can heat to temperature faster, though naturally it’s meant for a smaller group size. This is fine for most occasions, and the trade-offs are worth it for most. And despite a smaller discount than the Hawaii it still works out about €70 cheaper. 

Introducing the “Paris” Portable Jacuzzi

The Paris is one of Lay-Z-Spa’s mid-range offerings. While it doesn’t offer the massaging water jets, it has over eighty air jets to provide plenty of relaxing bubbles. It’s large enough to accommodate up to 5 people. It features a lighting system which can switch between seven different colours using the wireless remote. As with all the other jacuzzis on offer, you can assemble the Paris and have it ready to fill in about ten minutes. Disassembling it takes a little longer at times as you’ll need to drain the water and air before it can be fit to pack up for the winter, but it gives you a sense of just how portable these are. 

Have any questions? We offer free shipping on all our portable jacuzzis. To find out more feel free to contact us today on 021 4965132

best hot tub

Best Hot Tub: Which Hot Tub Is Best For You?

The best hot tub is the one most suited to your needs. Everyone wants a model that is durable, long-lasting and most importantly, relaxing and fun. At Douglas Forest and Garden, we supply Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs because we think they’re the best for Irish conditions. In addition to being robust, they’re portable. You can put them away during times of the year when they’re not being used, so they don’t get worn away by the weather. You can also view the full range of what we think are the best hot tubs for Ireland.

3 Best Hot Tubs By Lay-Z-Spa

Sometimes, the best place to start is with the lowest-cost offering. We’ll then look at the Lay-Z-Spa’s best price-to-value offering, and then, of course, the more luxurious offering. This will help you get a sense of the range before you decide to look further.

The “Miami Airjet”: Best Hot Tub for Value

While the Miami Airjet is an entry-level model by Lay-Z-Spa standards and is the lowest cost model (currently selling at €479.00). It doesn’t skimp on features. Named after the city in the “Sunshine State”. The Miami is able to allow up to four people (two is most comfortable) to relax and enjoy. It heats the water to a nice 40 degrees Celcius and has the patented massage jet system that we all want in a hot tub.

As with the other Lay-Z-Spa offerings, it can be set up anywhere with a flat surface, indoors or outdoors, and once inflated and the piping has been connected up (which takes a few minutes), you just need let the water heat up and away you go. The Miami Airjet is the best hot tub for couples or those with smaller families, and if you’re not planning a big party this is ideal.

The “Monaco” Airjet Hot Tub: Best Hot Tub For Large Groups

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The Monaco is the best value hot tub for larger groups. It can comfortably seat six to eight people. Its walls have a more ‘rigid’ construction than the Miami, which allows for thinner walls and greater internal space in addition to larger dimensions (201cm x 69cm for the Monaco compared with the Miami’s 1.80m x 65 cm). The Monaco has only 90 air jets, four more than the Miami’s 86 but still much less concentrated in comparison.

The “Hawaii” Hot Tub: Best Hot Tub for Capacity and Features

The Hawaii is Lay-Z-Spa’s second hot tub from the top of its range. It for those who want everything but don’t mind skipping a few extra features. In addition to having a capacity of up to six people (versus seven with the larger version), it also has eight HydroJets and one hundred and twenty AirJets. Hydro jets are where hot tubs really start getting interesting. They’re the high-pressure water jets that massage your body as you relax.

We hope this gives you an idea of the range available. If you want to find out more we recommend you check out the hot tubs on sale, or contact us today on 021-4965132

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4 Great Hot Tub Accessories

At Douglas Forest and Garden, we have a range of Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs for sale. We have a number of  hot tub accessories designed for the Lay-Z-Spa brand, which can greatly increase their fun and function. Here are a few we’d recommend if you’re planning to have a get-together. Lay-Z-Spa tubs are perfect for our Irish climate since they’re not permanent fixtures and can be automatically inflated within minutes, then deflated when not in use (though you will also need to allow time to heat the water). 

Hot Tub Accessories

The Lay-Z-Spa Entertainment Station

The Lay-Z-Spa Entertainment Station is compatible with all Lay-Z-Spa models.  It has built-in Bluetooth for playing your own music or speaking to someone on the loudspeaker.  It is water resistant and has a digital control panel, beneath which is a storage area for belongings to keep them safe from the water. The Entertainment Station has a rechargeable long-life battery and also mains compatible, and there are two handy cup holders built-in. Though you can also buy additional drinks holders if you’re having friends over. 

2. Spa Surrounds

Lay-Z-Spa provides both a square and round version to suit your model. Surrounds allow you to easily enter and exit the spa. Lay-Z-Spa makes these from the same resilient, inflatable material as the spa itself. When the sun is out and friends and family are over, it’s great to have extra seating for everyone to chill out and enjoy. Lay-Z-Spa’s surrounds allow more friends to balm out and enjoy the conversation.

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Although these are inflatable, they have a strong support system built-in. They are then connected together around the spa with velcro ends.

3. Spa Pillows

Spas help you relax and unwind. The Lay-Z-Spa Pillows connect around the edge of your spa so that you can kick back, close your eyes and relax completely. They’re compatible with all models except the Monaco & Helsinki.

4. The Lay-Z-Spa Dome

The dome is perfect for our Irish weather. Rain can be really pleasurable when you’re in a hot tub, but if you have friends over and they’d like to join you beside the tub, the dome allows people to continue enjoying their drinks and conversation without having to leave the spa area. The sides are also closeable which allows you to close yourself off from a cool breeze if you’d prefer. 


We hope that gives you an idea of some of the hot tub accessories available. If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact us on 021-4965132

hot tub vs jacuzzi

Jacuzzi VS Hot Tubs: What’s The Difference?

When people talk about hot tubs, jet baths, whirlpools, a spa, or a jacuzzi — are they talking about the same thing or is there a difference? The term ‘Spa’ comes from ancient ideas of the curative power of mineral water. This dates back to before the Romans and continued right up through the middle ages. Historically, a ‘Spa’ (the word hasn’t changed in centuries) was a natural wellspring or hot spring. People historically built structures around these natural springs so that people could bathe in the curative waters. These days, however, a Spa can also mean a hot tub, or any heated pool, in any shape size or format, or even a resort.

What Exactly Is a Jacuzzi?

In the same way that we often refer to vacuum cleaners as ‘hoovers’ after the American ‘Hoover Company’, which sold the world’s first vacuum cleaners in the 1910s, we now name hot tubs (or Spas) ‘Jacuzzi’. Jacuzzi was originally an Italian aircraft manufacturer in the hot tub vs jacuzzi1920s, before becoming a manufacturer of whirlpools and heated baths. is one of the leading manufacturers of ‘whirlpools’ and hot tubs/spas. Established in the late 70’s, their first mainstream product was an at-home system of jets (pictured here) that you plugged into your bath so that you could get some at-home hydrotherapy.

Jacuzzi VS Hot Tub

In terms of the product, a hot tub and a jacuzzi are the same thing. Hot tubs are heated pools that use water jets to provide a rhythmic massage effect to help release and relax tense muscles (aka Hydrotherapy)

What About Whirlpools?

Interestingly, Jacuzzi owns the term “Whirlpool Bath”. They trademarked this for use as a product name. They use it specifically for their domestic or hotel bathtubs with fitted water jets used for hydrotherapy. These are the same jets used in their hot tubs.

So, when people ask us, “Do you sell Jacuzzis”, the answer is yes and no. While we don’t sell the branded ‘Jacuzzi’ products, we do sell Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs. Lay-Z-Spa uses similar technology; a heating and filtration system, plus hydrotherapy jets. The advantage of the Lay-Z-Spa design is that they are inflatable, and easy to set up and put away when not in use. This makes them easier to put out of the way when not in use.

Have any other questions? Interested in buying a hot tub? Please contact us today on 021-4965132

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Setting Up Your Hot Tub

Looking for tips for your hot tub setup? There are a couple of extra things to consider when setting up hot tubs in Ireland. Namely, insulation, which I’ll explain in a moment. After you’ve ordered your hot tub, you’ll receive a (large) package containing the tub and entire system. The first thing is to clear a bit of space for your hot tub. You will need an area with clear, flat ground. We would recommend you also purchase treatments, filters and a floating dispenser for your chlorine tablets to help keep the tub clean.

While the spa comes with a rubber mat for beneath the spa, you can also purchase some foam floor tiles (similar to what you’d use for flooring in an at-home gym or workshop) to place under the hot tub to provide additional protection to the base, as well as offer an extra layer of insulation beneath the hot tub to keep the water warm.

Our preferred brand is are Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs. These are inflatable and come vacuum wrapped in the box.  The water pump system is weighty, so take your time removing it from the box. The pump has a storage hatch to hide away the pipes for inflating your spa.

Hot Tub Setup

Place the insulating foam pads down on the space you have cleared for your hot tub. These pads are usually interlocking, but you can also tape them together to keep it solid. 

Next, place the included rubber mat down on top of your foam pads. hot tub setup

Inflate the Hot Tub

Plug in your pump and connect the pipes (inside the pump) to the hot tub to begin inflating it. This is quite easy, you just have to fix the pipe to the screw-in socket on the side of the spa. It only takes about 5 minutes to inflate.

Place the Cover

Next, you must inflate the ‘lid’, which goes over the hot tub when it’s not in use. This is also inflatable and only takes a moment to inflate. This helps keep the water warm and clean.

Connect the filter to the Spa

The spa’s pump needs to be on a level surface right beside the spa, as it connects directly into the spa with no flexible piping between them. Once they are aligned, insert the pipe and use the screw-on cap to seal the connection. The pump will now be ready to heat and filter the water.

Remove the Cover

On the inside of the spa, remove the covers on the heating inlet and filter. Keep them safe for when you want to disassemble.  Then screw on the filtration outlet.  

Fill Up Your Spa

It should take about 45 minutes to fill your spa up with water.  It will start to heat immediately, and this can take up to 24 hours so keep that in mind if you plan on getting on for the summer.

Overall, aside from the weight of the parts, hot tub setup is very straightforward and simple when you go with the Lay-Z-Spa brand.  But if you have any further questions or would like help assembling your hot tub in Cork, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 021-4965132

How to Choose the Best Hot Tub for You

Hot Tubs in Ireland

There’s no doubt that there is a common misconception around Irish weather being unsuitable for having a hot tub and this couldn’t be further from the truth. We imagine the sun shining before going out into our backyards and getting undressed and getting into water. Anything else would seem strange. But think of our Nordic neighbours who are happy to tell us that the moment you want to run indoors from the weather is actually the best time to use your hot tub. This is a great way to enjoy a little Irish rain from the comfort of your back garden.

Here in Ireland we know well how long and cold a winter can be. For the most part Irish people rarely use their garden during the winter months. Having a hot tub is a great way of getting more use out of your garden during the colder months whilst reaping the benefits of total relaxation after a stressful day, a long day on your feet or just making the most of having the opportunity to completely unwind anytime you want.

Which Type of Hot Tub is Should I Buy?

There are a wide variety of hot tubs available depending on your needs. From size differences to indoor or outdoor use or both. The choice will depend on what you’re looking for aesthetically and if you intend on using the hot tub for leisure, health or both.

Wooden Hot Tubs

Wooden hot tubs look fantastic aesthetically in gardens. Our favourite is the Lay-Z Spa Helsinki Airjet Hot Tub with a realistic wooden design around the outside, giving it the wooden aesthetic alongside the ability to use it indoors and outdoors.

Sunken Hot Tubs

In ground option

Sunken hot tubs involve creating a space in your garden to allow for the sunken space. One way is by lowering the hot tub into the ground. For this approach the hole should be concrete or brick or else lined with plastic in order to avoid direct contact with the soil. The surrounding area can then be designed to your personal preferences, with tiles, wooden panelling or even some gardening. Since there isn’t a platform, this method is great for anyone with walking difficulties.

Deck/Terrace/Patio Option

A great way to have a sunken hot tub but still have it raised is by building the hot tub into a deck or patio. It is also advantageous as it allows for easy ways to hide the accompanying equipment. All of these little things can be stashed away under the deck for a more aesthetically pleasing option.


Outdoor vs Indoor Hot Tubs

Deciding on having an indoor or outdoor hot tub can be a big decision. Majority of our hot tubs can be used both indoors and outdoors and deciding which you are going to use yours for is best decided by taking a look at the advantages and disadvantages of both.


Indoor Hot Tub Advantages

During colder months of the year your hot tub will provide extra warmth in the room and surrounding rooms where the hot tub is situated.

Indoor Hot tubs have the advantage of having a little extra privacy that you may not be able to get from an outdoor one.

Indoor hot tubs provide privacy and convenience, which outdoor ones sometimes lack.

Indoor Hot Tub Disadvantages

Extra ventilation will be required in the room you choose for your hot tub. This should be taken into consideration ahead of purchase.

Once you add the cost of ventilation plus additional room, indoor hot tubs can cost more than outdoor ones.


Outdoor Hot Tub Advantages

Outdoor hot tubs cost considerably less than indoor hot tubs, when you factor in the costs of ventilation and space for an indoor hot tub.

Many people enjoy the weather and love lounging outdoors in a hot tub. Outdoor hot tubs provide you with the opportunity to relax outdoors in a comfortable temperature, even when the weather isn’t great.

Outdoor Hot Tub Disadvantages

They can often require more maintenance due to debris found outdoors such as leaves and dirt etc.. An indoor hot tub is better protected from the elements and doesn’t require as much maintenance..

Heavy rain, snow or hail may inconvenience individuals which will reduce the amount of time actually spent in the hot tub.


Will a Hot Tub Benefit My Health?

We have a great article giving you more information on the health benefits of Hot Tubs that can be accessed here.


Our Range of Hot Tubs

We currently deal exclusively with Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs. We choose them for their quality, reliability and easy setup. See more of our hot tubs.

Hot Tubs For Sale

We have high-quality hot tubs for sale with Free Delivery and 1 Year’s Warranty included. We work exclusively with Lay-Z-Spa for their durability, quality and comfort. Most of these hot tubs are constructed with a durable inflatable material and use a simple and fast inflation mechanism which only takes 10 minutes to set up — so that your tub only occupies your garden space when you want to use it.   Here’s a sample of three of our best deals at the moment, but be sure to view our full range of hot tubs to find the best fit for you.

1. The Lay-Z-Spa Maldives. €1,349.00

This is the higher end model and in terms of relaxation, it really can’t be topped. It has a max temperature of 40c, is able to hold up to six adults. As with the other hot tubs we have on sale, this one inflates when you want to use it. It has the deluxe massage system with 8 HydroJets & 140 AirJets.

2. This Lay-Z-Spa Miami Airjet hot tub for sale at €499.00

The Miami comfortably seats up to 4 people and is the perfect way for couples and families to relax and unwind in 40°C water with a soothing Airjet massage jet system (it has 81 individual AirJets to ease out those tense muscles).

The Miami Airjet has most of the features of our other hot tubs on sale. As with the other models, it has the advantage of portability, you really need no further excuse to enjoy the luxury of your very own spa.  As with the Maldives, it has a max temperature of 40°C. It has a Rapid Heating System, and as mentioned, 81 individual Lay-Z-Spa Airjet Massagers.

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3. Lay-Z-Spa Vegas Pool Hot Tub. €549.00

The Lay-Z Spa Vegas Pool is another compact hot tub, perfect for your garden. View the video here. It’s easily portable and comfortably seats 4 adults. Once drained it can be easily moved around or stored away. It uses a rapid heating system which warms water about 1.5-2°C degrees per hour up to a maximum of 40°C and includes simple Video instructions. It has a digital control panel so that you can make adjustments to the heat, water filtration and massage bubbles.

To view the rest of our hot tubs on sale, check out our full listing here

Hot Tubs Cork

Who doesn’t love a hot tub in the summertime?  When the sun is out, we don’t need many excuses to get out in our back garden, enjoy a drink and relax with family or friends — but to be fair, a hot tub makes a great excuse.

Our customers sometimes ask if our Irish weather is unsuitable for a hot tub. Yet the truth about hot tubs is that their best time to shine is when the sun is behind clouds. They can make any weather a pleasure. Anyone who has experienced a hot tub on the ski slopes will know what I mean. You can view our full range of hot tubs in Ireland here.

A hot tub in Cork?

It’s the cold weather, snowy weather — wet weather — that makes the perfect match for a hot tub. Our Nordic neighbours know better than we do that the best time to get in one is when we’d usually run indoors. Speaking of Nordic, the hot tub featured in the above image is the aptly named ‘Lay-Z-Spa Helsinki‘. 

Just the thought of rain often stops us from enjoying our garden space. But with a hot tub, even the cold, wet periods can become a time for pleasure, to get out and enjoy the fresh air. Like coffee and cream, it’s all about the contrast. The hot tub’s deep heat warms you to your bones, and it takes the little dabs of rain pattering down on your face to remind you just how cosy you are. In Cork’s rainier seasons, I can spend days at a time cooped up indoors.  Having a hot tub frees you from your confines and offers a new way to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. 

Hot tubs for health

That’s not even discussing the health benefits, not just of getting out and enjoying the fresh air, but also the benefits for arthritis. We’ve spoken before about the health benefits of a hot tub. Arthritis and joint pain are at their worst in colder periods. A hot tub is an antidote to aches and pains. 

Our Range of Hot Tubs

We currently deal exclusively with Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs. We choose them for their quality, reliability and easy setup. See more of our hot tubs.