What to Consider Before Buying a Hot Tub

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Tips from hot tub professionals at Westrock Pools

Are you thinking about getting a hot tub? There are many benefits of a hot tub such as therapy, relaxation and connection time with friends and family. While a hot tub will provide you with therapy and enjoyment, with so many brands, options, and styles, finding the right one for your needs can be a challenging task. There are a number of things you should consider before buying a hot tub.

The following are some tips from hot tub professionals at Westrock Pools:

Budget: One of the most important things to consider before buying a hot tub is the budget. Pricing differs depending on the size, number of jets and the accessories you might like to add to your hot tub. You might have to spend anywhere from a few thousand up to twenty. It is always good to ask your hot tub dealer about financing options, energy efficiency ratings and how much it will cost you to run the hot tub, including electricity and chemicals.

Location: Location is very important when buying a hot tub. Make sure that you have enough space, a sturdy surface and access to electricity.

A hot tub may occupy a big part of your backyard. It is a good idea to bring a rough sketch of your backyard to the hot tub contractor. This will help you and the hot tub contractor to review the layout and find the best hot tub to fit into your space. You will also need a sturdy foundation for your hot tub to set on. Most hot tubs need to be placed on a reinforced cement pad or a wood deck capable of supporting 100 lbs per square foot.

Purpose: If you are planning to use your hot tub for entertainment, you can purchase a spa model with plenty of seating, one that seats four, six or eight adults comfortably.

If you are planning on utilizing a hot spa for rehabilitation from an injury or a surgery or use it as therapy for an existing medical condition, focus on a spa that has been designed specifically for such a condition.

Lastly, if you plan to use the hot tub as your home gym, select one that will allow enough room for your workout. There are many hot tubs available with larger foot wells to allow plenty of space for exercise.

Type of seating: Hot tub seating arrangement requires careful consideration. There are a variety of seating options, including lounge seats, captain style chairs, and a cool-down seat. It is always a good idea to take a test soak. If your height is above or below average, make sure to choose seats that do not place your head below or your shoulders above the waterline.

The style or look: It is important to visualize what your ideal hot tub will look like in it's setting. Would you want your spa to match seamlessly with your deck, or prefer to have a hot tub that will make a statement? You may also consider the type of surroundings you want to create near your hot tub such as incorporating landscaping, mood lighting and/or a water feature.

Need a Hot Tub? Contact Westrock Pools

At Westrock Pools, our dedication is to provide you with the best built hot tub. We have a great selection available and are an authorized dealer of Bullfrog and Dynasty Spas. Come visit our showroom and let one of our hot tub spa professionals’ help you determine which hot tub is the perfect choice for you. Call us at 845-367-9377 or email at info@westrockpools.com.

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