What do you need to know before buying a hot tub?
Embarking on your hot tub purchasing journey can seem a little daunting at first, with so many different models and features it’s can be difficult to cut through the noise. Did you know that 58% of people indicated that they wished they bought their hot tub sooner? With this in mind, we’ve put together a simple guide that will talk you through the most important things that you should have considered before you purchase your own hot tub.
What type of hot tub am I looking for?
The market is saturated with countless different types of hot tubs that range from your entry level hot tubs to your high-end bespoke luxury spas. Your budget should be able to guide you in the right direction. Hot tubs can come in all different styles too, such as, Inflatable hot tubs, in-ground hot tubs and portable hot tubs, each with their own benefits, so take time to work out which style will work best for you.
How will you connect the hot tub to a power source?
You’ll need to make sure that you have an outlet that goes to a 15amp breaker and ensure that nothing else is plugged into that same outlet. Ideally, you’ll want the power outlet close to the hot tub, but not so close that it’ll end up getting splashed.
Will turning off the hot tub when it’s not in use reduce my electricity bill?
One thing that’s crucial to be aware of if you’re concerned about energy expenditure is that by maintaining your hot tub at a consistent temperature, you won’t be using a considerable amount of energy as if you were heating it from cold. If you’re still concerned about the extra expense, why not invest in a cover to both protect and insulate your hot tub.
How long will my hot tub last?
Most portable hot tubs survive about 15 years on average. However, if you keep the water chemistry and filters in good shape, yours might last much longer. It’s essential that you get your hot tub regularly serviced by a certified engineer to ensure the longevity of your purchase.
How do I treat the water in my hot tub?
Ensuring the water is safe and free from bacteria is incredibly important. You’ll need to regularly sanitise the water in the hot tub to clear away any impurities. You’ll also need to check that the pH level is optimal and change the water every 3-4 months to ensure the water is as safe as possible.
The Hot Tub and Swim Spa company delivers, installs and services an extensive range of hot tubs, from our affordable luxury range to the high-end bespoke hot tub options. As the UK’s number 1 wellness expert, with over 35 years of experience, we’re sure that we’ll be able to find you the perfect hot tub for you. Get in contact with a member of our friendly sales team today on 0208 300 4003.