Making the Spa Work for You
Spas and hot tubs are considered a luxury, but they can also greatly improve your health. The warmth and massaging jets can melt your anxieties away and clear your mind. Bigger hot tubs can accommodate up to 12 people at once, which is excellent when hosting parties of all sorts. While there are other ways to find peace, hot tubs are a top class luxury item and should be on your wish list to purchase one day.
Your Best Fit
When you are ready to purchase your very own spa, there are many considerations to keep in mind. Size is the first factor and will determine who will use your hot tub. Ask yourself how many people you wish to be able to fit within a hot tub at the same time. It also matters where you plan to place your hot tub. If your space is limited, you may want to limit the size of your hot tub.
Keep in mind, however, that after determining the occupancy limit, this number may not coincide with how many seats are actually in the hot tub model. People are of various shapes and sizes and will sit in a hot tub differently. The size of the foot well also matters, as most people will not be able to relax if their feet are touching everyone else’s feet.
The best way to find the right fit for your hot tub is to sit in it with everyone that will use it most frequently. Some hot tub suppliers will even let you “wet test” the model at a scheduled date. This will help you find out if you need a taller tub for taller people, the size of your foot well, and whether or not you want reclining seats. Testing a hot tub should be one of the first and last things you do to find your preferred spa.
Need More Bubbles
After determining what size of hot tub your family would like, you should decide on what kind of jet system you want. This is when you will prefer a “wet test,” as the amount of jets does not matter as much as where the jets are placed and how strong they are, which is hard to determine without feeling them for yourself.
The additional information needed to find your ideal hot tub is not as fun to look into, but is just as important. Different models of hot tubs will require different amounts of water, energy, chemicals, and maintenance. This is what will determine the ongoing cost of your hot tub. The quality of the hot tub is often reflected in who the manufacturer is and it is a good idea to look into customer reviews. If you are still unsure about all of the technical jargon, consult hot tub servicing companies to get expert opinions on what you are actually buying.
Keeping the Water Running
After you have bought your hot tub, you will need a local business that can install your spa correctly, give ongoing maintenance, and supply you with the chemicals or replacement parts needed to keep your hot tub going. It is just as important to find a good hot tub service as it was to find a good hot tub, as they will be the ones to save the day when something goes wrong.