5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Hot Tub or Spa

Thinking of Buying a Hot Tub or Spa

You may not want to think about it, but Labor Day typically signals the end of summer. This leads many swimming pool owners in Maryland to think about having to close up the pool for the season. Perhaps not right now, but soon. If you can’t bear the idea of a winter without access to water have you considered talking with your Maryland swimming pool contractor about having a hot tub or spa installed in your backyard or as a part of the pool itself or even in a spare room in the house?

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Winter With A Spa

A hot tub is ideal during the cool and potentially snowy winter months.  You just want to sink into heated water and relax by the soothing jets. Or what about those times, though when you just want to sit back, sip a glass of wine and relax in soothing, warm waters after a long day at work? Whether you choose to have a spa for its therapeutic attributes or simply for fun, there are a few things to consider.

A Hot Tub is the Best Accessory to Your Backyard

A hot tub or spa can be a beautiful accessory to your backyard or deck. In addition it offers healthy comforts. From traditionally designed wooden barrel shaped hot tubs to fiberglass models, they come in numerous shapes and sizes. Regardless of the model you choose, the water needs to be maintained the same as a swimming pool; it needs to be circulated, filtered and treated with chemicals to kill bacteria. We can help with the maintenance of your hot tub of spa. Some people think it would be a great idea to get a hot tub but might be worried about Spas and Hot Tub Safety.

Where To Put Your New Spa

The first order of business will be to decide where to place the spa. A secluded area of your yard or on your deck? Take your privacy into consideration when placing the hot tub as well as the location to plumbing and electrical outlets as well as how far you will have to walk to get to the hot tub in the cold months of winter.

The 5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Spa or Hot Tub

The swimming pool contractors from Town & Country Pools also offer these five items for your consideration:

  1. Before you go spa shopping come up with an idea on how much you want to spend. It is easy to be swayed to a larger and perhaps not affordable spa package once you hit the show room as the hot tub designs are all so alluring. Just make sure you have a budget in mind and stick to it. Keep in mind, though that you don’t want to skimp on quality because your hot tub is made to be a long-term investment for your family.
  2. How many people will use the hot tub or spa on a regular basis? Will it be a space for entertaining or relaxation or for the health benefits of it? Will you need handlebars for support while getting in and out of the hot tub? Do you want padded or fiberglass benches?
  3. Will the your spa as an entertainment hotspot? If so, you might want to consider a television or stereo set up as part of the package.
  4. The jets on a hot tub can adjust to offer deep muscle hydrotherapy or soft tissue massage and that, coupled with the hot water, can offer health benefits beyond simple relaxation.
  5. What kind of look and feel do you want for your spa? How will it if into the decor of your yard in general or will the spa be the beginning of a design phase for your back yard or deck? Choose colors and styles according to your needs – both current and future.

Make sure you wear a bathing suit when you shop for your hot tub as you will want to climb in and check out the style of jets and the placement of them as well.

Contact Town and Country Pools

Whether you’re considering the addition of spa to your home for health or relaxation reasons, you can talk with your Maryland swimming pool contractor to find out what the best size and style of hot tub will suit your needs. Hot tubs and spas also provide therapeutic benefits.