If you have decided that an outdoor hot tub will be best for your home, you probably have a number of questions on your mind. This is actually a very good thing when it comes to hot tubs. Asking questions and doing research means you will be able to make the best decision possible when purchasing your hot tub.
In the following article, we discuss some common questions people have when it comes to outdoor hot tubs, thus helping you find the perfect one for your lifestyle and needs.
Can an Outdoor Hot Tub Be Used All Year?
It does not matter where you live, even in areas with cooler climates, you can enjoy your hot tub year round. Some hot tub owners even prefer to take a soak during those cooler months as opposed to when it is scorching hot outside in the summer. Durable locking covers can provide great protection and keep your energy consumption down by trapping and re-using the heat inside.
What Needs to Be Done for Hot Tub Installation?
Before your hot tub is delivered, you will need to do a bit of planning and preparation. Begin by seeking out a solid and flat base, like a concrete slab or deck for support. It is very important to ensure you have a base that is strong enough to support your hot tub even with water and bathers. All this weight can result in several thousands of pounds.
You should also ensure there is an electrical supply. This supply needs to be installed by a knowledgeable electrician who has a great understanding of hot tub installations. For example, they should be aware that several meters of wire need to be left loose from the electrical supply to be connected to the hot tub during the installation.
Lastly, make sure your hot tub has access to water and a garden hose so you can easily fill your tub.
How Much Maintenance is Involved?
The last thing a hot tub owner wants is to have to spend more time maintaining their hot tub than enjoying it. At Clearwater, the models we carry lead the industry with innovative technology that removes the need for you to perform routine maintenance. These spas have powerful filtering options and can remove oil and debris from the surface as well as vacuum out dirt from the floor. This will guarantee you always have safe and clean water to bathe in and enjoy, with very little work! These spas are designed and manufactured with the greatest care and quality, promising you a worthwhile investment.
Having said all that, it is also important to note there is no such thing as a hot tub free of maintenance. Some regular tests will need to be performed. This will help keep your chemicals leveled. On average, if you use your hot tub on a daily basis you will most likely have less than a half hour of maintenance per week.
Where Should I Put My Outdoor Hot Tub?
There are tons of places you can put your hot tub, but it all comes down to personal preference. Although it is suggested you place your hot tub near a door close to your home. This can make it simpler and less expensive to have your electrical supply reach your hot tub and also means you will most likely have a water supply nearby.
An additional benefit of keeping your hot tub close to your home is that the outside walk to your tub will be much quicker. If your lawn is chilly at night, walking across it may not be pleasant. Try to keep your hot tub close to your home to increase your chances of taking daily soaks!
Is a Plumbing Supply Needed?
If you decide to purchase an outdoor hot tub from Clearwater, you will be able to enjoy our pre-plumbed units and self-contained units. Meaning there won’t be any additional pipes or a permanent water supply needed.
What Health Benefits Do Hot Tubs Provide?
Hot tubs have a great reputation for helping individuals improve their health and overall wellness. Those that enjoy hydrotherapy and customized hot tub massage programs are able to enjoy the benefits and get relief from a number of conditions. These ailments include back pain, sports injuries, diabetes, arthritis, muscle pain, high blood pressure, insomnia, and anxiety.
The list doesn’t end there either! If you are looking for ways to help your overall health, make an investment in an outdoor hot tub. You should now have the answers to many common hot tub questions. If you have any others be sure to reach out to your hot tub dealer. If you are interested in learning more about hot tub features, download our hot tub buyer’s guide.