Difference between a Plug & Play Hot Tub And a 32 Amp?

Difference between a Plug & Play Hot Tub And a 32 Amp?

One of the most common questions we receive is questioning the difference between a Plug & Play Hot Tub or a 32 Amp. In this article, we’re going to cover the differences, benefits and everything else you need to know about the two power supplies commonly used for Hot Tubs.

Firstly, what are the differences between the two power supplies? Plug & Play Hot Tubs are models that can simply be powered by a standard 3 pin UK Plug Socket. This makes installation easy as no dedicated power supply or feed is needed to be fitted. Plug & Play Hot Tubs are usually one pump systems, with a 2kw heater. This means all operations are handed by this one pump, including filtration and massage.

In comparison, a Hot Tub powered by a 32Amp supply means it has a dedicated electricity supply just for the spa. This supply runs directly from your fuse board. This is often required for more powerful systems that have multiple pumps and a more powerful heater. This has to be fitted by a certified electrician. 

So what are the benefits of the two power methods? As mentioned above, a plug & play spa is easy and convenient to install as most houses have an exterior plug socket fitted.  This makes purchasing a Hot Tub a simple solution for most customers. 

In comparison, a 32Amp feed allows for your spa to be more powerful. As mentioned, these Hot Tubs often have multiple pumps as well as circulation pumps which are dedicated to cleaning and make the spa more energy efficient. This allows you to experience more from your Hot Tub and potential save money in running costs. 

We hope this article helps to clarify the differences between the two power options. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.