It has been a long, hot summer, though unfortunately that seems to be the norm these days. The only thing that most have us have been able to do is sweat. Whether it is in the form of an after-work beer or a post-boating cocktail, it might be the case that your friends or family members have been clamoring for you to get into your own hot tub.
If that sounds like you, get ready to jump in: buying a hot tub can be a fun and exciting experience. Just know that buying a hot tub isn’t always so simple-so much so that even experts recommend consulting with a specialist before pulling the trigger on one for the first time, as you can see here: https://www.homequestionsanswered.com/how-does-an-electric-hot-tub-work.htm. That being said, here are five things you need to know before buying your own hot tub.
One: Comfort is Key
The first thing you need to decide when buying a hot tub is how comfortable you want to be in it. You might be thinking that it is kind of a no brainer that most of the ones on the market are cozy to sit or hang out in, but you might be surprised. If you have ever tried to just relax in a hot tub by yourself, you might know that it takes a long time to get comfortable in one – especially if it is made poorly.
While most people probably do not mind the time it takes to chill out in a hot tub, others do. If you fall into the latter category, you’ll need to factor in how much you’re willing to put up with to get your own hot tub.
Two: The Goldilocks Theory
For this, I think it is best to think about Goldilocks. You see, you have to try to find a happy medium. For example, one that is too comfortable might make it difficult to let go and unwind. On the other hand, a hot tub that’s too uncomfortable might make you feel like you want to jump out of it at any given moment.
So, just remember that they are designed to be somewhere in the middle. You should find a model that allows you to stay in it comfortably without feeling like you want to run away.
Three: Size Matters
What do I mean with this point? Well, the main thing to keep in mind here is that most of them exist to seat a certain amount of people. You could opt for a six person hot tub, for instance, if you foresee yourself entertaining guests often.
Additionally, since some people decide to do things like watch movies while they lounge, usually having some extra space is nice for that. Of course, it will all depend on your budget and your goals in investing in one, since they can add value to a home as well.
Four: Know What You are Paying For
Before you drop a few grand on a hot tub, you will probably want to be absolutely certain that it is right for you. Here are some things to consider. First off, you should consider what sort of model you want in terms of getting into the water.
You see, some hot tubs are easier to get into than others. I know that is not something that we think of a lot, but I do think it is valuable to mention. Exercising self-control can be hard when you’re soaking in the blissful heat, but it is especially challenging if you’re prone to embarrassing episodes of slipping or falling. That is why some hot tubs have built-in seats.
Five: Examine the Warranty and Know the Maintenance Required
Every hot tub comes with its own set of risks and responsibilities. Most manufacturers offer a warranty on the tub, parts, and installation. You can read more about that in articles like this one. It is good to keep this in mind as you go to select one that works for you!
Just remember that others will only cover the parts for a set length of time, like one year. You will want to take a close look at what comes with the hot tub and what’s required for maintenance.
For example, are the hoses and cords covered under warranty? How often will they need to be replaced? How often do other parts need to be looked at? The wrong maintenance schedule can lead to serious problems down the road.
So, that is why it is the final thing I wanted to discuss today. There are many factors to think about before buying a hot tub, including the budget, maintenance, and comfort. Once you’ve considered all of these things, you’ll be a little closer to knowing whether or not it’s worth it for you.