Hot Tubs-Buying a Hot Tub Spa
Hot Tubs-Buying a Hot Tub Spa or Portable Spa Hot Tub
- Step 1- Decide where to place the hot tub. Take privacy, accessibility and aesthetics into consideration of your hot tubs planning. Don't put the hot tub under overhanging trees or bushes that drop a lot of leaves, unless you absolutely have to put your hot tub there.
- Step 2- Consider your living situation. Do you have room inside for an indoor hot tub? Do you want an indoor hot tub? Maybe you would rather soak in your outdoor hot tubs warm water under the starry sky at night. If you might need to move, maybe a portable spa is the best solution for you. These portable hot tubs are very easy to move, and are great if you would like to move them around your yard for any reason.
- Step 3- Make sure the hot tubs site can withstand 100 to 150 pounds per square foot (500 to 750 kg per square m). You'll want the strength and security of a sturdy deck or concrete slab for your hot tub spa.
- Step 4- Choose a hot tubs size accordingly by how many people will use it. A good rule of thumb is to multiply 75 gallons of water by the number the of people the hot tub can hold for total hottub water capacity.
- Step 5- Determine your hot tubs budget. Two-person hot tubs start at about $4,000 and six-person hot tubs start at $8,000 to $10,000. Many hot tub manufacturers offer limited time promotions and sell quality, yet cheap hot tubs. Take advantage of these promotions and look for these discount hot tubs. Ask for an estimate of monthly hot tub operating costs. Full insulation of your hot tubs will save energy and money.
- Step 6- Consider what material you want your hot tub to be. Today most hot tubs are made of acrylic, which is easier to take care of and longer lasting than fiberglass. Hot tubs made out of wood, most commonly redwood, are handsome but are likely to require more cleaning and upkeep, and they don't offer contoured seating as acrylic does. For a smaller investment, consider portable hot tubs made of vinyl.
- Step 7- Look for hot tub features and amenities to add to your hot tubs pleasure and reduce any worries. Hot tub stereos/DVD players will enhance your hot tub spa experience. Covers that lock with a key keep children safe and also help keep hot tubs clean. Thermostats keep the temperature under control. Safety switches, such as automatic shutoffs, are available for your hottubs.
- Step 8- Get the specifics about the dealer's hottub delivery and installation service. Do you want to deal with the shipping yourself, or have it shipped right to your curbside?