A Hot Tub Buyer's Primer

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Hot tubs are great purchases because they provide you with hot water therapy and relaxation either by yourself or with company. Buying a hot tub requires you to know how to pick the best tub for your home, finding the best price and taking care of it with consistent maintenance. In that respect, these steps will help you to put all three of those matters into perspective as you shop for the perfect tub.

The Factors To Consider When Buying A New Hot Tub

Matching your needs with the types of hot tubs on the market will be simplified when you consider the factors below:

  1. Where will the tub be situated? This is the very first step that you need to consider because it will dictate the size and type of tub that you purchase. The patio and deck are popular options.
  2. What type of tub do you want? Hot tub buyers must choose between portable or permanent tubs. Portable tubs are above ground and can be moved where you'd like. Permanent tubs are installed in-ground and feature more functionality options.
  3. How many people will the tub fit? Consider both your household and the likelihood of entertaining company.

The Cost Of Your Hot Tub

To finance or budget for your hot tub, you will need to consider these two main factors:

  1. Above ground hot tub installation - According to national averages, above ground hot tubs cost approximately $321 in labor. Most people spend between $159 and $490.
  2. Built-in hot tub installation - The cost to install an in-ground hot tub ranges between $15,000 and $20,000.

These costs depend on the material that you choose. Some popular options include wooden, acrylic and a soft vinyl hot tub. You might also have to factor in the costs for delivery, which can range between $100 and $150.

The Maintenance Of Your Hot Tub

Consider these cleaning and maintenance tips for your hot tub:

  1. Regular cleaning - On a regular basis, you can use a mild soap and a soft rag to get rid of any dirt.
  2. Surface cleaning - To get rid of minor problem areas, use baking soda.
  3. Filter cartridges - Debris can clog your water filter, so spray off the cartridges with a water hose and change your filters every 3 years.
  4. Seasonal maintenance - Get a winter blanket to cover your spa, so that it can last through freezing temperatures. Don't allow ice and snow to build up on the spa or the spa cover.

These tips can help you buy a hot tub and jump start your ownership once you get it installed.


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