Hot tub and spa buying tips
Town and Country Pool contractors, serving DC, Maryland & Virginia offer hot tub & spa buying tips
Hot tubs, while they can be used year round, seem to see more “action” in the cooler months. It is an ideal spot to spend time after a long day at work out in the cold or if you simply want to take the chill out of your bones and muscles on a cold, snowy day. If your family loves the time it spends together in the swimming pool in the summer, transitioning to a hot tub in the off swimming months may be a natural progression the swimming pool and hot tub contractors from Town and Country Pools explain. Whether you install a hot tub for its therapeutic attributes or simply for fun, there are a few things to consider.
- A hot tub/spa can be a beautiful accessory to your backyard or deck, in addition to offering healthy comforts.
- From traditionally designed wooden barrel shaped hot tubs to fiberglass models, they come in myriad shapes and sizes and seat upwards of 12 people.
- Regardless of the style you choose, the water has to be treated and cared for just as your swimming pool does. The water needs to be circulated, filtered and treated in addition to being heated.
- The location of your hot tub or spa will be a consideration. Is there a secluded area of your yard where it would fit in perfectly? Do you have a deck that you want it installed on? Wherever you situate your hot tub, you have to take into consideration the plumbing and electric set up for it. Your hot tub can be heated by natural gas, electricity or propane.
- Prior to shopping for your hot tub you need to know how much you can afford to spend on the purchase and on the ongoing maintenance. You don’t want to skimp on quality because your hot tub is made to be a long-term investment for your family.
- How many people will use the hot tub regularly?
- Will you use the hot tub for relaxation, exercise or a bit of both? If you want the hot tub for therapeutic reasons, make sure you purchase hot tub jets that will address your particular needs.
- Will you need handlebars for support while getting in and out of the hot tub?
- Do you want padded or fiberglass benches?
- If the hot tub will be an entertainment hot spot, you might want to add a television, stereo, heated towel racks or other amenities.
A hot tub or spa is a great addition to your backyard and lifestyle. Have fun shopping and enjoy your spa experience!