The thought of buying a hot tub is both, exciting and terrifying, at the same time. How do you know what to choose? What is the best material for your tub to be made from, what about hydrotherapy jets, are they worth the extra cost? How tough is the maintenance of owning your own hot tub? What color should you pick? It may seem to be as difficult as buying a car, but rest assured, it is not that difficult at all, and here are some tips to keep in mind to make the process of buying a hot tub, easier for you.
First decide on the size of the hot tub you’re looking for. How big is the space where the hot tub will be put? How many people do you intend to accommodate with your hot tub? Are you looking for an intimate, two person maximum or are you thinking more along the lines of the Roman baths and the more the merrier? Once you have determined the size you’re interested in, next, move on to the price.
There are hot tubs out there for $1000.00 all the way up to $10,000.00 and everything in between! How much money are you thinking of spending? What can you afford? It’s very easy to get lost in what you think you can afford and what you really can so be extra careful. If the hot tub is not something you can pay for without financing it, it’s probably too much; and you will need to look for a lower priced model. Be realistic about the whole process because it would be much worse to have to give the hot tub up once you have had it for a while than never having had it in the first place.
What material should you go with? Tubs today are made from two materials in most cases; wood or fiberglass reinforced plastic. When tubs are made from wood they are usually made from hard woods like, Cedar, Redwood or Teak which are all capable of handling the presence and effects of water well and these are more traditional-looking, if that is what you are looking for. Plastic tubs are lighter, they tend to leak less than their wooden counterparts and more often are able to have more comfortable seating and seating options.
All hot tubs need maintenance, but the hot tubs of today are being made more efficiently than ever and the upkeep is nothing like it was 30 years ago. There are chemicals that will need to be added, shock treatments to keep your water clear, filters that should be washed weekly and replaced every 3-4 months.
The purchase of a hot tub can seem daunting but in the end, the benefits of your purchase will far out weigh any concerns you may have now. Get educated. Know what you’re looking for BEFORE going into a dealership and don’t get talked into something you can’t afford!
In no time at all, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without a hot tub in your life.