The Complete Guide to Buying Your First Hot Tub

There are many great reasons to buy an indoor or outdoor hot tub or spa. Not only is it a great investment for your entertainment, it can also be beneficial to your overall health and wellness. Hot tubs like Sundance® Spas are simple to maintain and will fit in many spaces. But where do you start? Let the guide below help you prepare for owning your very own oasis of relaxation.

Indoors Vs. Outdoors

The first decision is where your hot tub or spa is going to be installed. Will it be indoors or outdoors? If your spa will be indoors, there are quite a few things to consider. The foundation should be on a flat, waterproof surface, and you will want to make sure you have adequate ventilation in the room, so moisture does not build up. Also, thinking about getting your hot tub into the room where it will go — is there enough space through doorways? The tub will need to be drained and refilled a few times a year, so good drainage is important. Some hot tub owners actually opt to install their hot tub first, and then built around it!

If your hot tub will be outdoors, you don’t want to just rest it on the ground. Over time the ground will shift and cause the hot tub to be unlevel and possibly damage the casing. A gravel layer topped with concrete is the best foundation you can use for an outdoor spa. It is also best to put it in a location where it will not get leaves or water runoff pouring into it.

For both indoor and outdoor locations, you will want to make sure you have the right electrical hookups and a good source of water for filling your hot tub. There also needs to be enough room around the outside for the required regular hot tub maintenance to keep your investment in top shape.

Design and Features

How many people will be in your hot tub on a regular basis? What kind of massage power and placement of jets do you want to have? What will you be using your hot tub or spa for more often: recreation, exercise, therapy? All of these things should come into consideration when you are shopping for a hot tub. For cost comparisons, you may want to also look at the cost of hot tub maintenance to factor in, as well as any additional hot tub supplies you may want to have on hand.

Dealer Vs. Other

Once you have a good idea of the details, your next decision is where you are going to purchase your hot tub. In this case a dealer is always going to be your best bet. While you may be enticed by the cost of a spa you find at a home and garden show, usually these spas are off brands that are not created as carefully and with as much quality as a name brand hot tub. A dealer will not only ensure you’re getting the best quality for your money, but will also be able to answer all of your questions about installation, features, and maintenance. You are also more likely to get a great warranty with a dealer supplied hot tub.

Getting Your Very First Spa in Salisbury

If you are looking for a hot tub or spa in the Salisbury area, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or stop and visit our showroom at Pool Tech today. Our friendly and helpful staff look forward to meeting you and will be able to turn your hot tub dreams into reality!

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