Ready to add a spa or hot tub to your backyard? With beautiful fall weather coming up soon, now’s the perfect time! But not every hot tub is perfectly suited to your needs. With so many models on the market, how can you make sure you’re choosing the right hot tub?
Choosing a Hot Tub
With some research and help from hot tub experts, you should be able to find the right spa model for your needs and preferences. Just make sure that you and your helpers come prepared with a list of relevant factors and questions to ask. Use this list to get you started on what to ask about:
- How will you use your hot tub?
- What does it cost?
- How much energy does it use?
- How much maintenance can you commit to?
1) How Will You Use Your Hot Tub?
Do you have guests over a lot who will share the spa with you? Does your family love to use the hot tub daily? Alternatively, maybe you’ll only use your spa every week or so. Depending on how often you use your tub, you may find it’s worth your while to invest in a particularly nice model.
Pro Tip: Swim spas designed for exercise can come with two tubs: one for relaxation and one for working out. This design lets you have the best of both worlds!
2) What Does it Cost?
A hot tub is a significant investment. A frequent user will probably thank themselves for spending a little extra on a particularly nice model, while someone who just uses the hot tub occasionally may opt for something simple. Know your budget and your reasoning to determine your choice.
3) How Much Energy Does it Use?
The initial cost shouldn’t be your only concern as you budget for a spa. What about its energy efficiency? How much will it increase your power and water bills? While there’s no way to be absolutely sure, you can certainly make an educated guess based on your current bills and projected usage of your spa.
4) How Much Maintenance Can You Commit To?
Lastly, how much work are you willing and able to dedicate to maintaining your spa? Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as a truly maintenance-free hot tub. The closest equivalent is hiring someone to do the cleaning and chemical balancing for you. If you can afford the extra help and don’t want to waste your own time doing it, hiring help may be the best choice for you.
Choosing the Best Hot Tub
Once you have a good idea of the factors involved in your new hot tub, you’ll be able to easily find the perfect model for your new backyard. Our team of spa experts can then install your new hot tub and show you how to perform periodic maintenance. Get ready to make the neighbors jealous!
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