Hot tubs are a large investment, but a great one. And when you’re making this large of an investment, you need to take some time to make the right decisions. There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to buying a hot tub, outside of just choosing which hot tub you want to buy. Here are 5 things to consider before you buy a hot tub.
Where will your hot tub be located?
It may seem simple, but before you buy a hot tub, you need to figure out where you’re going to put it. When full, hot tubs can weigh thousands of pounds. So, you need somewhere sturdy to put it — especially if you’re planning on keeping it indoors or on a deck. You can always get an inspection to make sure the spot is sturdy enough.
If you’re going to keep your hot tub outside, you’ll want to figure out just where in your yard to put it. While a nice, secluded part of your yard may seem like a great spot, you may want it to be closer to your house. This way, during the cold, Wisconsin winter, you don’t have to walk far to get to your hot tub. Plus, your hot tub will be closer to a hose, making the process of filling your hot tub even easier.
Just like it’s hard to choose which hot tub to buy, it’s also hard to choose where to put your hot tub. Most of the time, once it’s there, you’re not going to be able to move it without the expense of an electrician and a plumber. But what if you don’t want to make that large of a commitment, or are planning on moving soon? A plug-n-play hot tub is a great option for you. All you have to do is plug it into your standard outlet, fill it with water from the hose, add some spa chemicals, and you’re ready to go!
What hot tub accessories do you need?
The perfect hot tub experience doesn’t stop with a hot tub. You’ll also want to get some hot tub accessories. Hot tub accessories help amplify your hot tub experience so it’s even more enjoyable.
If you’ve decided to put your hot tub outside, but not near a deck, you may want some stairs (with or without handrails) to make getting into your hot tub easier. And if you don’t want to manually lift your hot tub cover every time you want to get in, a sliding hot tub cover is a great option. Luckily, at The Pool People, we have you covered with any hot tub accessories you may need. Whether it’s patio furniture, umbrellas, towel racks, or something else, we can help you put together the perfect hot tub.
Can you use your hot tub all year long?
We all know hot tubs are great in the winter. There’s nothing better than soaking in the hot tub after spending time in the cold. But what about in the summer? Isn’t it too hot to spend time in the hot tub in the summer? Not with the Artesian Elite from Artesian Spas™. The Artesian Elite hot tub temperature can go as low as 50 degrees, giving you a perfect way to cool off in the summer. Or if you don’t want your hot tub temperature to go that low, you can always spend time in your hot tub during the cooler summer mornings and evenings.
What will you get out of the hot tub?
Hot tubs provide more than just rest and relaxation. They also provide a myriad of health benefits that will help you live an even better life. If you have trouble sleeping, spending time in a hot tub before bed will help you sleep better. Similarly, the relaxing pulse of the jets and warm water will help relieve stress. Or, if you work out a lot, 30 minutes in the hot tub can help your muscles loosen and repair. Hot tubs are even a great option for chronic pain, whether you just want a place to relax, a medium for low-impact exercise, or both. And these are just some of the benefits you’ll experience. Once your hot tub is ready to go, you’re sure to discover more health benefits.
Will anyone even use it?
One of the biggest concerns when making a large purchase is whether or not anyone is going to use it. Like last year’s Christmas presents, will everyone just use it for a few days and then get bored? That isn’t quite as likely with a hot tub. Because of all of the benefits already listed, hot tubs are something your family will enjoy for years to come.
Plus, hot tubs are a great place for family time! The water is a no-phone zone, so all of the electronics will be left inside. And since it’s an activity the kids will want to do without electronics, it’s a win-win! Even the littlest ones can enjoy time in the hot tub, at lower temperatures and for shorter periods of time. The little ones will love the idea of doing a “grown up” activity, and the older ones will love the health benefits. This means that, for up to 30 minutes a day, you’ll get to spend some uninterrupted quality time together as a family.
How do I buy a hot tub?
Now that you’ve taken time to consider these 5 things before you buy a hot tub, it’s time to actually get one! At The Pool People, our expert team is always ready to help you find the perfect fit. Whatever size, features, and accessories you’re looking for on your hot tub, we can help you pick the perfect one. And if you’re worried about being able to pay for your hot tub, we can help you with that, too. We have multiple financing options, so you can buy a hot tub without having to worry about paying for it up front. Stop by one of our locations today and we’ll be here to help you from start to finish.