With so many brands, products, features and options available, choosing the right hot tub can sometimes be confusing and overwhelming. Since a hot tub purchase is not an everyday type purchase, there are a few things we suggest you do before you even start the shopping process. You’ll need to consider your lifestyle, budget, placement, time required to maintain and even environmental issues.
To start off with, let me clarify a few of the common terms people us to describe a hot tub. They include; spas, portable spas, hot tub spa and portable hot tub - all describe the same thing, so don’t get too caught up in the terminology.
There are various types of hot tubs and spas on the market today and they come in a wide variety of shapes, styles and sizes. The medical and relaxation benefits of hot water therapy are the same regardless of the hot tub you select, but selecting the right hot tub from a reputable dealer can save you time and money in terms of longevity and maintenance.
The Benefits of Owning a Hot Tub
There are lots of benefits to owning your own spa – from stress reduction to relieving the symptoms of arthritis to getting a better night’s sleep and even easing the aches and pains in your joints and muscles.
In addition to the medical benefits of owning your own spa, it can also be a great activity to enjoy with family and friends. Relaxing in the bubbling warm water makes for a fun way to entertain and enjoy the company of others. Many of our customers have made their hot tub the “center piece” of their backyard and created beautiful landscapes to surround it. Having a hot tub not only enhances your lifestyle but can also enhance the value of your home.
Before You Start Shopping
Regardless of your reason for investing in a hot tub, one of the most important considerations is how often you’ll be soaking in it and how many people on average will be using it at the same time? Is it mostly just for you and your spouse 2 or 3 days a week, or do you have a large family that will be enjoying it on a daily basis? All of this is important when it comes to size, budget, space required to place the spa and of course maintenance. Making these decisions ahead of time will make your research and buying decision easier later on.
One Last Note: A Cheaper Price Does Not Mean a Better Deal
There are vast differences in the way all hot tubs are designed and constructed that will greatly affect your price and your long-term enjoyment. You should consider issues such as comfort, ease of use, performance, safety, reliability, and most importantly, the total cost of ownership when selecting your new hot tub. Remember; you do get what you pay for!
Posted on Wed, July 6, 2011
by Connie Peterson