Whatever the weather, hot tubs can be used all year round – there was a significant rise in the level of bookings during lockdown, and we have seen record bookings in 2021 so far. With this in mind, we conducted some research to determine which locations in the UK are ‘hot tub hotspots’. Read on to find out more…Rightmove DataTo find out which locations have the most homes for sale with hot tubs installed, we analysed live ‘For Sale’ listings on Rightmove for 50 UK locations (these were chosen based on those with the biggest population figures, and those that had available data).Across the 50 locations analysed, 95,626 properties were currently on the market for sale, and (of these) 187 mentioned hot tubs in the listing, equating to 0.196%. Based on the percentage of live listings mentioning “hot tub”, 30 of the 50 locations had an above average percentage of listings mentioning hot tubs:Rank*CityAverage Property PriceNumber of live \u0026#39;For Sale\u0026#39; listingsNumber with ‘hot tub’ mentionedPercentage with ‘hot tub’ mentioned*1Poole£430,876801111.373%2Leicester£242,3681,610160.994%3Bolton£182,92079070.886%4Telford£198,10443130.696%5York£301,56388760.676%6Kingston upon Hull£150,85765140.614%7Derby£205,92582050.610%8Nottingham£227,4221,980110.556%9Ipswich£241,41557230.524%10Newport£209,12641320.484%11Coventry£189,2671,09050.459%12Brighton£437,67392540.432%13Bristol£351,5561,88880.424%14Plymouth£219,28073330.409%15Preston£175,23398740.405%16Cardiff£258,6571,28350.390%17Southend-on-Sea£332,62128710.348%18Huddersfield£191,30258520.342%19Middlesbrough£141,74764520.310%20Swansea£173,19532310.310%21Liverpool £188,1433,14790.286%22Milton Keynes£322,3191,09830.273%23Portsmouth£261,09078020.256%24Newcastle£221,3441,57840.253%25Sheffield£212,3691,20530.249%26Peterborough£218,63880620.248%27Oxford£559,73483820.239%28Norwich£261,28390920.220%29Warrington£247,90946410.216%30Bournemouth£327,1161,02320.196%31Aberdeen£207,74257910.173%32Manchester£262,2443,54560.169%33Sunderland£154,49562910.159%34Glasgow£194,6241,36520.147%35Northampton£252,03680410.124%36Birmingham£240,3723,42930.087%37Leeds£221,4311,15210.087%38London£735,09246,848390.083%=39Belfast£202,8731700.000%=39Bradford£141,15493900.000%=39Edinburgh£300,7171,21200.000%=39Southampton£260,72623000.000%=39Wolverhampton£189,26756600.000%=39Stoke-on-Trent£140,27353200.000%=39Reading£382,3751,05800.000%=39Luton£282,59476400.000%=39Swindon£247,44176600.000%=39Slough£386,92399600.000%=39Cambridge£533,83854700.000%=39Dundee£162,4879900.000% Poole (1.373%), Leicester (0.994%), and Bolton (0.886%) topped the list for highest percentage. However, London (39 properties), Leicester (16 properties), Poole (11 properties) and Nottingham (11 properties) topped the list based on raw numbers.Of the 50 analysed, 12 locations (Belfast, Bradford, Edinburgh, Southampton, Wolverhampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Reading, Luton, Swindon, Slough, Cambridge, Dundee) had no live listings mentioning hot tubs*, indicating that they may be less popular in those areas.Demand, and Impact on Property PricesWhilst hot tubs are viewed as a luxury for many Brits, not everyone wants one as a permanent fixture in their garden. As hot tubs are not always a priority for all homeowners, we spoke to Paul Gibbens, property specialist at Housebuyers4u, to discover how they impact the potential value of a property.Paul shared that when it comes to the impact on property price, “portable hot tubs don’t make a difference (as it\u0026#39;s considered a personal piece of property) but built-in hot tubs can add value”. He estimated a subsequent price difference of between +15-25%, however “this can vary as a number of factors come into play such as quality of hot tub design and if it if has attractive landscaping. Also an additional caveat - the figures above would relate more to higher end properties.“Countries with colder climates will also see an increased price as hot tubs are often major selling points – this also holds true to seasonal vacation destinations – but demand is relatively low in the UK”.For vendors with a portable hot tub situated in their gardens, it might be best to offer – and forward plan – to prospective buyers that they are happy to take it with them to their next house on completion, otherwise it could damage the offer amount that you are likely to get. For those with built-in hot tubs, it may also be worth offering to remove it at your own expense before exchange of contracts, particularly if prospective buyers express that they would not wish to keep it once they exchange and its proving to be a sticking point.For those who don’t want to commit to installing a hot tub (or buying a home that has one already installed), why not hire a hot tub instead? All our hot tubs are thoroughly deep cleaned with industrial cleaning chemicals after every hire and all hot tub cleaning filters are replaced with brand new filters after every hire without exception. We ensure all members of our delivery, installation and collection team adhere to strict social distancing guidelines and keep to a 2m distance between themselves and anyone within each household.All pricing on our website includes delivery, installation, and collection. All that our delivery team require on the day is access to an outdoor water tap and somewhere solid to set up the hot tub. So please take a look round our site and use our availability checker to see when you can hire a hot tub from us.** Data and advice correct as of May 2021 ( 22\/05\/2021) only, and so is subject to change.