4 Things to Consider Before You Buy a Hot Tub

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So, you’ve made the decision to buy a hot tub. How exciting! We bet you can’t wait to start soaking in your backyard oasis. Not so fast, though. There are a few details to think about ahead of time, and we want to do everything we can to make sure you find the right hot tub for you. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of 4 things to consider before you buy a hot tub.

What Size Fits Your Needs?

When you start browsing hot tubs, you’ll soon discover that there is a wide range of sizes to consider. From compact two-seaters to roomy 7 person models, there’s something for everyone. In deciding how much space you’ll need in the hot tub, think about how you’re likely to use it most. Are you planning on regularly inviting friends over for a soak? Do you have kids who’ll want to join you? Is it just you and your significant other? Thinking about your hot tub plans will help you determine the best size for your situation.

What Style Works Best for You?

Just as with size, you’ll likely be stunned by the number of hot tub models you have to choose from. Each model has its own set of benefits. Different models and series have different features. You’ll see variation in the number of jets, styling, shape, controls, and so much more. To narrow your choices down, keep in mind the benefits you’re most hoping to get from your hot tub. If you’re looking to relieve sore muscles, then maybe a model with a higher number of jets is preferable. If you want a high-end look to enhance your backyard aesthetic, then a model from a top-of-the-line series may be the best option.

Where Will You Put Your Hot Tub?

Have you given much thought to where you’ll put your new hot tub? Maybe you’ve had the ideal spot picked out from the beginning, but if not, here are a few things to think about. 

Privacy is often a big consideration for hot tub owners. If you want to ensure that passersby don’t have a full view of your hot tub, then you’ll need to think about landscaping and fencing. You can either work with what you’ve already got or plan on adding some elements to create privacy. 

Convenience is another factor to consider before you buy a hot tub. Are you planning on having your hot tub just steps outside your door or would you like it a little more separated from the house? You’ll need to keep in mind that your hot tub will need to be drained and refilled from time to time, so think about the convenience of those factors, too. Is there a water source close by? Is there good drainage in the area you’ve chosen?

What Will You Put Your Hot Tub On?

Hot tubs are heavy, especially once they’re filled up. Your hot tub will need to rest on a strong, supportive surface. Think about options such as a concrete slab, pavers, bricks, or another strong surface. If you plan on putting it on your deck, you’ll have to make sure it’s sturdy enough to support the weight of your new hot tub.

Let’s Talk Hot Tubs

Now that you’ve got the big decisions out of the way, you’re probably anxious to select your perfect hot tub. At Tredway Pools, we carry the outstanding Marquis® Spa line. Stop by today to start discussing your options!

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