Whether you already own a hot tub but you’re ready for an upgrade, or you don’t have one and it has been a long held dream for you, now is the ideal time to look for a new hot tub.
Why have a hot tub at home?
It’s a luxury that can bring many benefits to your life. For example, hot tubs promote wellness, helping your muscles to relax after a workout and improving circulation and blood flow. If you’ve got a January cold then the steam from the hot tub could help to clear your sinuses and the relaxing effect can aid better sleep. Hot tubs are also great for entertaining and fun for the kids. Home hydrotherapy can also help provide relief from the pain and discomfort of conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia without painkillers or expensive treatments.
Key questions when looking for a new hot tub
Where are you going to put it?
Hot tubs can be positioned indoors or outdoors. You may already have the perfect outside space for a hot tub or you might want to build a specific room indoors for it. Factors to consider include the need for ventilation indoors, the additional maintenance that might be required for a hot tub outside, as well as the design of your home.
What’s your budget?
There is a hot tub for most budgets these days but it’s important to establish initially how much you want to spend. Increasing your budget might enable you to have a bespoke design and additional features that could prove to be well worth the money.
How do you want to use the hot tub?
If you see yourself undeterred by the weather, enjoying the hot tub in both summer and winter then an outdoor hot tub with a few additional features will be ideal. If you’re looking for a private space and you plan to use the hot tub for spa style relaxation only then an indoor option might be a better choice.
Installation and running
You’ll need to have a structurally sound surface on which to install the hot tub, as well as a reliable source of electricity. Some hot tubs can simply be plugged into a traditional 110-volt electrical outlet. The higher end designs may require 220-volt or 230-volt outlet. Remember that you’ll also need a water source to fill the hot tub from.
Hot tubs require some maintenance – although you don’t have to do this yourself as there are packages available, as well as the option of self-cleaning hot tubs. Maintenance factors to consider include:
- Cleaning filters (once a week)
- Testing water quality (two or three times a week)
- Cleaning the hot tub (once a month)
- Draining and refilling the hot tub (once every three or four months)
Why upgrade a hot tub?
If you already have a hot tub at home then why would you want to buy a new one?
- You’ve had it for a while and it’s not working as well as it used to
- The model looks outdated
- Your family has grown and you’re looking for something bigger
- You’re keen to find a more energy efficient hot tub
- You want the latest innovation in hot tubs
The right hot tub can be a great addition to your home – if you’d like help in choosing the best model for you then contact a member of The Hot Tub and Swim Spa Company team for more information.