Should I Get A Hot Tub For My Rental Home?
With the Great British Vacation, #Staycation and #everydaycation trending up and down the country, more Brits than ever are choosing to holiday in the UK rather than venture abroad.
In a country such as the UK, the weather isn’t always guaranteed so having a hot tub may be the only heat you can get! Hot tubs are the perfect way to enjoy that holiday feeling every day, from the comfort of your own home. They are a fabulous way of relaxing and having fun, without the hassle of airport/ferry delays and being away from your favourite food and drink!
Increased search and booking interest
If you’re a holiday home owner, now might be the perfect time to get a hot tub in your rental property. Hot tubs are the number one accessory for holiday homes and the most filtered for feature on booking sites. ‘Rough figures for monthly searches show that 40,500 queries for ‘lodges with hot tubs’ and a little over 18,000 for ‘cottages with hot tubs’ in the UK’ – Insurance Choice
Installing a hot tub increases your nightly holiday home rate. Not only can you get more bookings, but you can charge a premium too between 10-20%.
Increased customer satisfaction
A hot tub offers something special to a holiday that is highly likely to increase guest satisfaction, and happy customers leave good reviews!
Out of season bookings
If your rental property isn’t as busy in the winter, a hot tub could be the perfect solution to increase winter bookings.
All of the above is relevant to Holiday Park owners too.
Things you need to know about having a hot tub in your rental property.
BISHTA guidelines state you must drain and clean your tub between each rental, so make sure you have enough time to do this! If you are gaining financially from having a hot tub, you are legally required to make sure your rental tub is clean and safe for use. Follow these steps to ensure your hot tub is safe for ue by customers!
- Have a hot tub with in-line sanitizers (doses Chlorine & Bromine)
- Empty the hot tub after every use (or every week, whichever comes first)
- Test & record the pH and Chlorine/Bromine 2 x per day
- Microbiological testing (every month for bacteria + quarterly for Legionella)
Hot tubs also have loads of great health benefits
Reduces joint inflammation
The buoyancy of hot tubs allows your joints to mobilise and relax, which can reduce joint inflammation and increase flexibility. If you struggle with achy knees, hips and shoulders, a session in a hot tub can help to ease that pain.
Reduces muscle soreness
If you’re an active person who likes to exercise a lot, then hot tubs are the perfect way to ease the pain of muscle soreness. The jets can massage the muscles that ache and speed up recovery, whilst heat is a great way to get the blood pumping through the muscles.
Reduced blood sugar levels
Hot tubs are known to have great effects on blood sugar levels, and can even help people with type 2 diabetes, including helping to reduce blood sugar up to 13%.
Promotes weight loss
Imagine going away on holiday and losing weight?! Well, with a hot tub in your property or holiday home this could be a reality. Hot tubs promote muscle movement and simulate the movements of exercise which can help promote weight loss – winning!
It helps you sleep
The main thing that people want when they escape to their holiday home is time to switch off and relax. Hot tubs are a great way to catch more zzzs. Hot tubs before bed are a known remedy for restless sleepers or those who have difficulty dropping off.
Whether you’re using the hot tub for yourself or are advertising it to your potential clients, having a hot tub is great for stress relief. There’s not much you can be stressed about when you’re bouncing around in bubbles and enjoying the company of your family and friends.
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