The Newport Hot Tub is a relatively small tub at 61”x70”x29.5”. This is to be expected for a 3-4 seater, however it does manage to offer a good amount of internal space given this relatively small footprint.
For many people, that is going to be a big advantage. While some will be looking for a huge hot tub to fill their huge garden, others will need something more modest. You can easily fit the Newport Hot Tub into the corner of a patio, or even under a gazebo, and it will still leave you with plenty of room left for other things!
The hot tub has a capacity of 200 gallons. This is ample for keeping you and three friends warm and wet, but it also means that the Newport Hot Tub is not a challenge to heat and to fill. This is another benefit of choosing a slightly smaller hot tub.
Measurements: 61” length x 70” width x 29.5” height
An ozone generator is a seemingly magical feature included in many modern hot-tubs, that works by injecting ozone gasses into the water. This then has the incredible effect of cleaning impurities out of the water, which in turn helps to keep you healthier and fresher AND helps to keep the hot tub cleaner too! This not only means that the hot tub can run longer without becoming clogged and damaged, but it also means that you don’t need to clean it so regularly.
Unfortunately, the Newport Hot Tub does not have an Ozone generator. While some of the other features missing might not be to everyone’s tastes anyway, the Ozone generator is always a welcome addition, so it’s a shame to see it missing. Still, this is reflected in the price.
This hot tub uses a single 1.5HP pump. This is again not especially powerful but it is ample to the task it is given. We think that you will be happy with the level of pressure and the water flow!
The heater is likewise more than up to the task of keeping the water warm. This is a Balboa stainless steel heater, which is well-built and highly durable, ensuring that you can enjoy many years of hot tubs before you need to pay for a replacement!
There is also the option to convert to a 240V electrical unit. This makes the process a little more complex (see below) but it will mean you can get even more power out of the heater on the coldest days. It’s certainly a welcome option – and of course it’s up to you whether or not you wish to use it!
The heater is rated for all four seasons, meaning that it is plenty warm, no matter the time of year. We think there is something magical about keeping in the warm water while it is cold outside!
The heater has enough power to ensure the water in the hot tub remains at a consistent temperature, even with external temperature fluctuations.
As the Newport Hot Tub is an extremely simple hot tub, there is no need for a control panel. No multimedia and only two settings means that everything can be accessed from a couple of buttons. On the plus side, that does mean there is less to go wrong.
This hot tub requires a 15A outdoor outlet and nothing else. The other great feature about this hot tub is that it is “plug and play.” That means that there is no need for an electrician, a degree in electrical engineering, or an entire day spent swearing at a large book of instructions. You simply take the included 110V GFCI power cord and plug it into the outlet. You then fill the water and you’re ready to go!
We think that this is a particularly big advantage for the Newport Hot Tub. For many people, the thought of needing to hire a professional to install their new hot tub is enough to put them off of getting one in the first place. The Newport Hot Tub is so easy to install, that you don’t need to give it all that much thought: it becomes impulse purchase territory! That also makes it much easier to bring with you, should you ever move home.
Of course, the exception is if you wish to switch to the 240V.
The warranty on the Newport Hot Tub varies depending on precisely what goes wrong. For instance, the plumbing and equipment have a 1 year warranty, while that hard granite-resin cabinet is covered for the life of the product. That latter feature should be considered a good sign, considering that many people have to swap their cabinet/shell later in their hot tub’s life.
Customer service is neither bad nor exemplary. Essential Hot Tubs is a well known brand and will honor its commitments. However, as with all products and manufacturers, there are some reports of unanswered emails and QA issues.
We feel that you can buy from this company in confidence.