Cornwall Hot Tub Suppliers, Tamar Hot Tubs, give a brief over view on the important factors to consider before buying a Hot Tub:
Before choosing the perfect Hot Tub it is necessary to consider some factors regarding its size, cost, safety features and installation. These factors include:
Deciding on where to place the hot tub. Take privacy, accessibility and aesthetics into consideration. Don't put the tub under overhanging trees or bushes that drop a lot of leaves.
Make sure the site can withstand 100 to 150 pounds per square foot (500 to 750 kg per square m). You'll want the strength and security of a sturdy deck or concrete slab.
Ensure you choose the size of a hot tub according to how many people will use it. The rule of thumb is to multiply 75 gallons (284 l) of water by the number of people for the total water capacity. This should ideally give you the correct size of Hot Tub for your needs.
Important to many people, determine your budget. Ask your local Hot Tub Supplier for an estimate of monthly operating costs. Full insulation will save energy, so think of this before buying the right Hot Tub for you.
Consider what material you want. Today most hot tubs are made of acrylic, which is easier to take care of and longer lasting than fibreglass. Hot tubs made out of wood, most commonly redwood, are handsome but are likely to require more cleaning and upkeep, and they don't offer contoured seating as acrylic does. For a smaller investment, consider portable hot tubs made of vinyl.
Try before you buy. Some Hot Tub Suppliers will let you test hot tubs in their showroom. Make sure to pay attention to the jets' noise level, note how easy it is to use the control, and the seating arrangement. Can you move around comfortably? Do you want a flexible seating arrangement? Consider these factors carefully as you want to invest in a Hot Tub that you find comfortable and easy to manage and operate.
Look for features and amenities to add to your pleasure and reduce any worries. Covers that lock with a key keep children safe and also help keep the tub clean. Thermostats keep the temperature under control. Safety switches, such as automatic shutoffs, are also available through the suppliers.
Look for a Hot Tub with a skim filter--located on the side of the pool just at the water's surface--instead of an underwater filter, which can catch hair and clothing when it pulls in water. This can cause blockages and also requires additional management.
Get the specifics about the dealer's delivery and installation service. Some companies may also offer Installation services, either inclusively or for a small extra cost but you may find it worthwhile, especially given electrical and plumbing factors.
Here is a summary of the general factors that need considering when choosing the right Hot Tub for you: