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Buying a Hot Tub – Important factors to consider

Why should you invest in a hot tub? Maybe you received a year-end bonus, or you have a little extra cash and you’re looking for a family investment. A hot tub is more than a luxury accessory for your home. With the average family living such a fast-paced life, we are often passing one another like ships in the night. A hot tub provides instant relief from all the daily hustle and bustle of everyday life. Imagine your very own family oasis, device-free, where everyone reconnects and engages with one another.

As you move forward toward hot tub ownership, here are a few things to consider before you make the plunge.

What’s your Budget? For those new to tub ownership, you may only be considering the cost of the hot tub. However, there are a few other costs you will need to consider, such as; the cost of operation, maintenance, upkeep and repairs. The size, jets, and accessories can also play a role in the price of your hot tub. For a quality traditional hot tub, plan on the tub itself ranging between $5000 – $8500, although you can certainly go above that number with some of the dazzling choices on the market today.

What’s your Purpose? Ask yourself the big question -why do you want a hot tub? The answer will help determine what hot tub will best meet your needs. If you’re looking for entertainment and socializing, the accessories and size will play a huge factor. On the other hand, if you’re an empty nester, single, or looking for therapeutic reasons, a smaller hot tub may be your best option. Either way, high-quality hot tub jets will provide therapeutic massage and improve your overall health and wellness.

Where to put your hot tub? Purchasing the hot tub is only half the battle, the other big decision is the setting and placement since it can enhance your enjoyment for years to come. You will need a location that is structurally sound, convenient for entrance, private and that leaves room for service and maintenance when necessary. Ask your hot tub dealer for the specifics for the particular hot tub you’re interested in.

Inside or Outside? Most people house their hot tub outdoors, however, some have extra space for the perfect indoor spa. There is a little extra planning to ensure your home can accommodate a hot tub. Because of the particulars, it’s best if you contact a professional for proper instruction and details.

How about the Aesthetics? Once you decide the placement of your hot tub, you want a tub that fits with the aesthetics of the location. Also, consider planters, steps and hot tub decking to complement the surrounding area. If you need ideas or struggling with a design, a landscape architect is an excellent source to find inspiration and great ideas. We have a few we can recommend to you if you’d like.

When you’re ready to buy a hot tub or have questions, come on down or give us a call. One of our hot tub professionals will help you find the best hot tub for your needs and lifestyle. We pride ourselves on making it easy…to take it easy!