Hot tubs provide lots of benefits to homeowners that include relaxation and therapy. This is especially true for households with elderly family members, who will enjoy the water and therapeutic massage of their outdoor spas. Another common and popular benefit is the ability to spend quality bonding time with the family and friends.
An outdoor spa is a great investment because of all the benefits that you can gain from it. If you are considering buying one, there are certain factors that you need to consider first.
- Cost and other expenses
Similar to buying a swimming pool, the cost of buying hot tubs does not end with your purchase. You also have to allocate money for its regular operation and maintenance. The cost of buying a tub largely depends on the size, features and the accessories that are necessary to maintain and operate it. The features that differ in every brand or type of tub primarily include the number and functions of the jets.
When it comes to accessories, there are some that you need to be able to better take care of your tub such as the cover. And there are other accessories that add functions to your spa to allow for more comfort and convenience when you are using it.
If you are unsure which specific type of outdoor spa to buy, consult with a professional. Do not forget to inquire about the energy efficiency of the tub you are considering purchasing as well as the monthly costs required to run and maintain it. Elko Spas Billiards and Pools will help you determine what size of spa is suitable for your family.
- Where to install your outdoor spa
Another important factor that you need to consider is the location of your spa. Keep in mind that hot tubs need sufficient space, considering the size of the tub with ample allowance to allow comfortable movement of the people who will use the tub. The area where you plan to install your spa should also have a sturdy surface and electrical connection.
If you are considering placing your tub in your backyard, you should bring a sketch of your backyard, complete with measurements, to Elko Spas Billiards and Pools and have them assess the location. They will provide you with their available tubs that will fit in your backyard. Otherwise, you can ask them to come to your house to evaluate your backyard in person.
Once you’ve chosen a tub that will fit in your backyard, you should consider installing a cement pad or wood deck on the specific area where you will install your outdoor spa. This foundation will provide a stronger and more stable surface for your tub, protecting it from damages and cracks.
- Size of tub
You will be able to determine how big or small of an outdoor spa you need with the number of people expected to use the spa. Not everyone in the family will use the tub and you might want to bring some friends over to relax at your outdoor spa. Basically, you need to determine if the spa that you are buying is for your personal use only or for a large group of people. There are different sizes of tubs available in the market today. Some can sit two people while others can be used by up to seven or more individuals.
- Therapeutic benefits
Aside from the number of people who will be using the tub, you also need to consider the specific therapeutic benefits you want to gain from your outdoor spa. Different brands and types of spas offer different therapeutic features. Some are specifically manufactured to help relieve chronic illness, while others are primarily meant for relaxation and massage therapy.
For professional assistance in choosing which specific type of hot tubs to buy, call Elko Spas Billiards and Pools today.
Elko Spas Billiards & Pools
4718 Northgate Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588