Essentials to Consider When Buying a Hot Tub
To hot tub or not to hot tub? Was that ever a real question? If you’ve spent just a few minutes in a well-maintained tub you’ll probably wonder how anyone could ever ask such a thing. The answer is clearly to hot tub! But before you jump right in, be sure to consider these three factors to make your hot tub owning experience a perfect one.
The Hot Tub vs Spa Experience
The terms hot tub and spa are often used interchangeably. While both are designed to give you a relaxing soak, it’s important to consider what exactly you’re hoping to get out of your heated pool. Are you just looking for a refreshing dip in thermal-like waters? A hot tub may be exactly what you’re searching for. Or do you need a jet-powered massage for the whole body? A spa can best give you the relaxation you desire.
Size and Shape
Much like selecting an outdoor pool, size and shape are two of the most important factors to keep in mind. A smaller hot tub suits one or two people and provides a more intimate setting. A large one is ideal for get-togethers and parties. Take into account your budget when it comes to water, heating and maintenance as well.
Do you want a portable or installed tub? Should it be round like a traditional hot tub or more square shaped like a spa? Answer these questions before you go shopping so you can narrow down your choices with ease. Smith Pools also has tubs on display and running so that you can be a better idea how they look and feel in person.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Owning any type of appliance requires regular cleaning and maintenance. For your comfort, clean the basin of the tub and use chlorine to sanitize the water each week. Empty the filter and use a special cleaner monthly to keep the tub performing at its best. Don’t forget to put a protective cover on the tub when not in use.
Now that you’ve given some thought to these important essentials, you’ll be able to take an invigorating soak in your new hot tub worry-free!