You’ve made the decision to purchase your own hot tub, congratulations!
We’d say there is a lot of relaxation and fun in your future! Your task now is choosing the right hot tub or spa for your house and family. It can be a bit overwhelming to face all the choices that exist for hot tubs; they come in all sizes and shapes and have a seemingly endless list of features. But it doesn’t have to be a chore. We’ll help your search be simple and fun.
There are lots of fun things to think about, like LED lights, aromatic crystals, speakers, neck pillows, and more. But before that, first things first.
First, think about where you will put the hot tub. You need a safe, sturdy area, ideally partially enclosed or blocked off from too much wind and able to support as much as 6000 pounds or even more in some cases. The dimensions of this area will help narrow down your search for a hot tub that will fit. Your next consideration may be how many people will be using the hot tub, as hot tubs can seat as few as two people or as many as 8. Once you decide how many seats you want, you can think about what kind of seats: bench, bucket, open, lounge, adjustable, etc. In addition to style and number of seats, we recommend making sure your hot tub is deep enough to cover up to the neck for optimal comfort.
The next major thing to decide on is, of course, the jets. Are you going to use your hot tub to relax after a long day, or do you have major aches and pains that need to get massaged out by powerful jets? Do you want oscillating jets, soft jets, adjustable jets, or swirl jets? Your height while sitting and the height of the people most likely to use the hot tub can help determine the style and placement of the jets in your hot tub.
Other considerations about your custom hot tub include the cover, which should be a good quality material, whether it’s a highly durable vinyl soft cover or study aluminum hard cover. The locks should be strong, especially if children will be around. Check out the plumbing and controls for the hot tub brands you are considering; it’s important that the plumbing is in good condition and runs reliably. Deciding on sanitizing system (usually chlorine or bromine)
Choosing your hot tub doesn’t have to be impossible. Take one question at a time, look around at reputable sellers and specials, and you’ll find lots of choices within your budget. A hot tub in your backyard will give you rewards for many years if chosen well and regularly maintained. Happy soaking!