5 Questions to Ask When Buying Your First Hot Tub

Deciding to purchase a hot tub for you and your family can be quite exciting. Hot tubs offer the perfect place for relaxation on a cool winter night or socialization on a warm summer day. However, they are a considerable investment, and there are several questions you should ask before making your purchase.

Hot tubs come in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs, so you’ll want to consider all your options. There is also the question of where you will install your hot tub and whether it will fit in your yard at all. After answering these questions, and a few more, you will be properly prepared to purchase your new hot tub! For answers to these questions contact our showroom experts.    

Do I have room for a hot tub?

One of the first things you need to consider is where you will be installing your hot tub. Do you plan on putting it in your backyard and building a deck around it? Will it be close to or far from the house? How much space will you have around it?

The placement of your hot tub is something that you should run by your hot tub installation professional. They will usually offer the best advice and may even offer to visit your property and take measurements to ensure you have room for the size you select.

Is it in my budget?

It is extremely important to consider your budget when deciding to purchase a hot tub. Your budget could limit the hot tub designs from which you can choose. 

Hot tubs can start around $6,500 and go up to over $20,000. You’ll also want to consider installation fees and any additional accessories you may want. That being said, some companies offer special pricing, so make sure you shop for a deal. 

What kind of maintenance do hot tubs require?

Are you prepared to put proper care and time into your hot tub? You’ll need to do routine weekly and monthly maintenance on your hot tub to ensure that it will last a long time. Depending on usage, you may even be testing water chemistry every few days to ensure proper balance and water safety. In fact, you may want to consider hiring someone for professional routine maintenance

Basic maintenance on a hot tub can include keeping it clean, adding the right chemicals and making sure the water is circulating correctly. It is best to do research on any and all cleaning materials you plan on using in your hot tub to make sure they won’t damage the lining. You’ll also want to make sure you clean out the spa filter routinely. 

What kind of hot tub should I buy?

There are plenty of choices when it comes to hot tubs. You can even have your hot tub custom-made in some cases! That being said, there are some specific designs that you’ll certainly want to consider.

Some hot tubs are smaller but are much more affordable and offer similar benefits to a larger hot tub. If you are looking for a spa to relax in by yourself or with just a few friends, then you’ll enjoy the potential savings of a smaller hot tub. On the other hand, if you plan on hosting get-togethers often, then having a larger hot tub in your backyard is sure to impress your guests. 

Are there any safety concerns I should know about?

Safety should always be a concern, no matter what product you are buying. That being said, hot tubs are quite safe as long as you give them proper maintenance and follow the advice of your hot tub installation specialist.

After you’ve done your research and asked questions of your family and a spa professional, it’s time to buy! Get an estimate on your ideal hot tub from the experts at Emerald Pools & Spas today.

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