If you are in the market for a hot tub or have ever considered one, you might be wondering a few things beforehand. For instance, will it be expensive? Is there a lot of maintenance? Should you get a larger or smaller one – which is more bang for your buck?
Well, today I am here to answer those and more, if you are willing to stick around. I do recommend you take a look at this article first, https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/guides/how-to-shop-for-hot-tub/, which will corroborate a lot of what I will be explaining as well as provide you with some important context. Let’s get started!
Consider Your Financials
I know…this is not exactly fun for anyone, but I figure it is best to get the hardest thing out of the way first. Before you even begin, it is probably a good idea to set a budget for yourself. After all, making a decision like this often will involve not just you, but your entire family (especially your significant other).
Once you get started, just remember that sales reps will always be looking to hustle you into spending more money – it is a part of their job, after all. If you go in ready for their tactics and on your guard, you can avoid this at least to some extent. Arm yourself with knowledge in terms of what features you want, which you do not care about, and a plan for your budget, and you should be fine!
My final piece of advice on this front is to not be afraid to try to negotiate or bargain. Many outlets are available, and you can spend your money anywhere, so remember that you have that on your side if you do choose to do this. Just be careful not to get overly greedy.
Where Will You Place it?
Of course, if you are thinking about 6 person hot tubs, this is probably the next biggest worry. They take up a lot of space, so where do you want to put it? There are a ton of options, but sometimes that just makes it harder to choose.
The first thing I would recommend deciding definitively is whether you want it to be indoors or outdoors. This will have implications for the maintenance and cleaning of it as well, so just keep that in mind as you make the choice. There are pros and cons to each side.
After that, it is all about finding a location that fits the tub as well as preventing it from being overly intrusive as well as still convenient. Of course, there is also the fact that the closer to your home it is, the less expensive overall costs will end up. That should not be the only factor in your decision, but I figured I would point it out.
Think About Your Accessories and Add-ons
The final point I would like to touch upon today is the discussion around the accessories and add-ons that you will select for your hot tub, should you decide to make the investment. What falls into this category, you might be wondering? Well, you might be surprised just how many things do!
One example is insulation, which you can read more about in this article. In general, you should probably get insulation as it can really help to keep your power bills manageable. So, if that was something you were debating on, I think it is best to take the plunge.
Some other things are the shell, skirting, and cover. All are inherent parts of most tubs, so the question is not whether you will get them but rather what color you want. This is obviously down to personal preference – there are even different finishes like matte or metallic to consider, so take your time and don’t rush it!
One other accessory or feature that most tubs come with are jets. You will have to select the size that you want along with the pressure of the water you want to come out, as just two factors in these selections. They might not seem like they matter, but I consider them one of the most important decisions when it comes to purchasing a hot tub.
If you were teetering on the fence before, I hope that this article has helped to bring you some clarity today. While they are a pricey investment, they do remain an investment all the same. Whether you leave it with the home and use it to raise the value or you take it wherever you decide to move, you will be glad that you still have it. You can spend time with friends, family members, and a romantic partner – all from the comfort of your home. Certainly, something to at least think about!
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