Home spas can be a great investment, offering a relaxing respite from the stresses of daily life. But to maximize those benefits, it’s critical to find the right one for your particular needs.
“The key to finding the perfect fit is to consider your specific needs for the hot tub and to make the decision accordingly,” says Thermospas’ Senior Marketing Manager Jamie Murrett.
A hot tub can provide a soothing experience without the maintenance headaches that come with a larger swimming pool. You also won’t need a permit to install one like you would for a pool. However, a little bit of pre-planning goes a long way.
“Look at your backyard and measure the area where you will house the tub. Be careful not to underestimate how large a hot tub will be,” Thermospas’ Jamie Murrett continued. “I’d suggest having an expert visit your home and perform a site inspection. That way, you don’t end up picking a model that is too large to fit in your desired location.”
Cost is something to consider, as well. Hot tubs can come with many different features and add-ons, so it doesn’t hurt to do some research and decide what you want beforehand. Thermospas works directly with their customers to help select the options and features that are right for them, so that each custom hot tub cost matches the buyer’s budget.
When you’ve selected your ideal hot tub, you’ll also want to invest in an acrylic shell that will protect it. A hard, protective surface resists scratches and extends the life of a home spa. Shells often have fiberglass backing to offer further support, and also a resin coating for additional protection.
Insulation is also important. If you live in a cooler climate and plan to use your tub, you’ll want to ensure that it’s insulated sufficiently to keep your utility bills low. Without adequate insulation, even the tub’s heated water will cool fast, which kind of defeats the purpose. You can also find kits and tools that help protect against freezing in the midst of the winter months.
Size is also a key consideration, one that depends on what you plan on using your hot tub for. If you want something for socializing and plan on hosting, then obviously a larger spa is better. But they also come in much smaller sizes, fitting as few as two, which could be a better option if you’re just looking for a place to relax with a significant other or in solitude.
If you’re planning for a larger tub, you’ll also want to make sure you have a good filtration system that helps prevent bacteria from building up. Many tubs also offer antimicrobial coatings to provide added protection, keeping your hot tub experience as sanitary as possible.
Perhaps most importantly, you should make sure to go with a hot tub manufacturer willing to provide you with the information you need to make a good decision. Thermospas sells their products direct to consumer and provides site inspections to make sure that you find the hot tub that’s best suited for you before taking the plunge.