13 Amp or  32 Amp?

When browsing through the different types of hot tubs there are many features to consider when acquiring the appropriate hot tub for yourself

One feature to consider is the attributes of a 13amp or a 32amp hot tub.

This article will help you understand the benefits of both 13 & 32 amps so you can conclude with which hot tub is best to suit your requirements.


What are amps

What are amps ?

Amps or ampage is the power required for each hot tub to perform, 13 amp is the same power as you may already be accustomed to within most standard homes, whilst a 32-amp supply is more powerful and may require a specific installation by a qualified electrician. 

13 amp

13 amp

The main features of a 13amp or as they are widely called "Plug & Play" are listed below

  •  A 2KW heater (All 32amp have 3kw). This heater is responsible for heating the water in the hot tub.
  • A single pump system (32amp hot tub can be single or multiple pump systems). These pumps are responsible for the flow of water through the jets.
  • Easy to set up with just the requirement of a standard water proof socket and plug.
  • Cannot run heater &massage pump at the same time 
32 amp

32 amp

The main features of a 32 amp hot tub are listed below 

  •  A 3KW heater .
  • This heater is responsible for heating the water in the hot tub.
  • A single or multiple pump system .These pumps are responsible for the flow of water through the jets.
  • Would need a more dedicated power supply.
  • Has ability to run both massage pump & heater at the same time.




Both 13amp and 32 amp hot tub have benefits.

The 13 amp models are easier to install and connect, whilst the 32 amp ensures better performance & efficiency with the extra power created.

A 2kw heater will of course take longer to heat water than a 3kw version which can be an issue outdoors in a isolated location, but would have mimimal effect if indoors or in a summer or shelted location.

The 32amp's ability to heat and massage at the same time gives better energy efficiency as the power would be be used for a shorter period of time.


Choose the right model

To see our range of 13amp ( Plug & Play ) hot tubs click this link 

The models have been designed so that no model has excess of 30 jets (unless with water diverters) to therefore maintain quality hydrotherapy, plus also on models Duke, Countesa, Prince & Viscount there is the bonus feature of water diverters to create a more dedicated spa experience.

The rest of the range are 32 amp models with 3kw heaters & multiple pump systems. If requiring a hot tub of over 30 jets, a multiple pump system is recommended to maintain good hydrotherapy.



For more help or advice on deciding on the right hot tub, contact us on 0116 251 3378 or email us customercare@hottubsuppliers.com



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