Hot tub shopping? Start with these tips.
So you want to buy a hot tub? That’s a fantastic decision. After all – there are so many benefits to hot tub ownership, from health and relaxation to entertaining. While you’re shopping, keep these things in mind so you can be sure to choose the perfect hot tub for your lifestyle, and your backyard.
How many people do you want your hot tub to hold? If you can honestly say that you and maybe one other person will be the only people who will use your hot tub, then a smaller model like the Ocho Rios or the Twilight TS240 might be perfect for you. But if you plan to entertain larger groups of friends (or if you just want more room to spread out), a larger model like the Bar Harbor LE, Clarity Spas Balance 7, or Michael Phelps Legend Series 900 will better fit your needs.
Now that you know the size of hot tub you’d like, you need to make sure you have a good location for it. Obviously, the spot you choose must be large enough to accommodate the spa. You also need access to electrical, and, ideally, some measure of privacy. Your hot tub will need to sit on a solid foundation – reinforced concrete pads at least 4” thick are best. And you’ll also need to make sure you’re adhering to all local installation codes.
Are you hot tub shopping specifically for therapeutic purposes? The healing powers of soothing hot water are well documented, and often recommended by physicians and therapists. Hot tubs can help you recover from an injury or illness, help you sleep at night, and more. As you’re shopping for a hot tub, share your therapeutic needs with us, and we can help you select the model with seating and jet configurations that will work best for you.
If you’re more interested in the entertainment aspects, we’ll help you choose a spa with the water features, lighting features and sound system that will “wow” your guests.
When you’re setting the budget for your spa, don’t forget to consider operating costs, too. You’ll have ongoing costs for the chemicals you need to keep the water safe and clean, and the energy required to run your hot tub. And if there’s a specific model you’re interested in, we’ll happily quote you a price.
Questions? Just ask us. We’re here to help make your spa-buying experience a pleasant one, so you can create the backyard you’ve always wanted.
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