4 Must-Ask Questions When Buying Your First Hot Tub

Posted on: 16 June 2020

Thinking about having a hot tub installed on your property? If so, then you may be looking forward to reaping the many therapeutic health benefits that come along with using a hot tub, including relief from inflammation and stress. Of course, a hot tub is not a minor purchase for most people, with costs ranging anywhere from about $3,000 to $18,000 for a new model. With this in mind, there are some important questions you'll want to ask before you buy your first hot tub.

What Capacity Do I Need?

Start by thinking about how you'll be using your hot tub. If it will be mostly for personal use, then you don't need one with a large capacity; a 2-3-person hot tub may be spacious enough. On the other hand, if you're buying a hot tub more for the social benefits than the health/therapeutic benefits, then you might need something a little larger. As you can probably imagine, larger tubs tend to get more expensive, but a higher capacity tub will give you and your guests more space to spread out and get comfortable.

What Kind of Maintenance Should I Expect?

In addition to the up-front costs of installing a hot tub on your property, you'll want to factor in ongoing maintenance costs as well. Chemicals will need to be added to the water on occasion to keep the water clean and sanitized. You may also want to invest in a pool vacuum for removing debris and a quality cover to keep your hot tub's temperature maintained as well.

Where Should the Hot Tub Be Installed?

There's a lot to think about when deciding where to install your hot tub. Many people choose to keep the hot tub close to the home so they don't have to trudge through the yard to get to and from the hot tub itself. You may also want to select an area of your property that is more secluded from neighbors and/or traffic, especially if you'll be using your hot tub as a relaxing oasis to disconnect de-stress.

Does the Hot Tub Come With a Warranty?

Any reputable hot tub retailer should include some sort of warranty with your purchase. Make sure to find out exactly what is included with your warranty versus what may not be included so you know what to expect.

Follow this advice and you can purchase your hot tub with confidence!


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