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Why Do Holiday Lets Benefit from Hot Tubs?

Enhancing Your Holiday Let’s Appeal

Since the rise of Airbnb and the recent surge in popularity of British staycations, property owners have found themselves needing to take more action to make their short-lets stand out. The number of active listings on Airbnb tripled from approximately 76,000 to over 225,000 between April 2016 and May 2019. The ongoing trend of staycations has only increased this figure, intensifying the competition to attract a steady stream of guests to your holiday let.

Investing in a hot tub is an excellent way to enhance the value of your holiday home, but what are the specific benefits?

1. Stand out from the crowd:

Holiday let hosts are increasingly striving for creativity to maintain their properties’ popularity. A hot tub represents a luxurious investment that not every host is willing to make. Thanks to Airbnb’s new filtering options, it’s now easier than ever for guests to find homes with hot tubs. To go the extra mile, consider positioning your hot tub in a natural sunspot or even building an outdoor bar nearby.

2. Enhance low-season bookings:

Seasonality significantly influences the holiday letting market. By investing in a hot tub, you can boost bookings during the low season by providing guests with a warm and relaxing experience in the winter months.

3. Year-round attraction:

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A hot tub can be enjoyed throughout the year, attracting guests during all four seasons. They can relax in the comfort of their home away from home, regardless of the weather.

But what about maintenance? To keep your hot tub in top condition for guests and ensure compliance with legal requirements, you need to consider the following:

  • Servicing: Schedule an annual servicing of your hot tub to maintain its longevity and ensure it operates optimally for guests. Specialists will check the tub’s functionality, change the water filter, and often provide a thorough cleaning service.
  • Cleaning: Cleaning is essential for both safety and prolonging the tub’s lifespan. You should completely drain the hot tub and perform a deep cleaning of all surfaces. When refilling it, you must ensure the correct pH levels of chlorine and bromine to keep the water as clean as possible. Be cautious with regular household cleaning products, as they can damage the tub and irritate guests. Always opt for hot tub-specific cleaning products when in doubt.
  • Checking sanitation/ pH levels: Maintain the hot tub’s pH level between 7.2 and 7.8, with the option to increase it using pH increaser granules. Deviating from these levels can cause skin irritation and eye discomfort for guests. More acidic levels can harm the tub, so vigilance is essential. To maintain sanitation between deep cleanings, you can use a small diffuser of hot tub-safe sanitizer to keep the water cleaner for longer.
  • HSG282 compliance: To meet legal requirements, your hot tub must be HG282 compliant to control the potential spread of legionella and other infectious diseases.

Conclusion

In conclusion, hot tubs represent a significant financial investment for holiday let hosts and require regular cleaning and maintenance. However, they offer numerous benefits, including increased guest satisfaction and bookings during the low season, making them a valuable addition to any holiday let.

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