You can probably relate to many other hot tub owners in spending hours researching the best hot tub model for your home. Hot tubs can be a significant investment so you are going to be looking for something you are sure is going to last you quite a while. Prospective buyers will frequently ask, ‘how long will my new hot tub last?’ Unfortunately, there is no concrete answer and it is based on a number of factors.
When looking at the life expectancy of a hot tub it is going to depend on quality, maintenance, and accessories used. Typically a hot tub can last anywhere from 5 – 20 years but it is really based on the quality and care that is put into maintaining your hot tub. In the following article, we take a deep look at key factors that will dictate the lifespan of your hot tub, so when shopping for your hot tub you know what to look for.
You Get What You Pay For
While it may be a common cliche phrase, it holds true to hot tubs. If you purchase a cheap hot tub you are going to find it is made with low-quality materials and its lifespan will suffer. This differs from reputable brand name hot tubs that have been built with quality materials, parts, and components. A good question to ask yourself is, would you be willing to pay that price if the hot tub only lasts for 5 years. In addition, you should compare the price with other known quality brand hot tubs where it is more common for them to have a 20-year lifespan. Think about the overall cost and long-run return from your hot tub.
If you purchase a quality hot tub be sure to give it consistent, excellent care, you will find it will have a much longer lifespan. Even if you purchase a self-cleaning hot tub, there will be some maintenance required. This is simply part of having a hot tub and ensuring it has a nice long life.
Components in your hot tub that frequently are in contact with water chemicals need to be cleaned and wiped down more frequently and consistently. Doing this on a regular basis can help avoid unnecessary wear and tear.
In your owner’s manual, you should find it very clearly explains what cleaning and maintenance should be regularly scheduled for your hot tub. Review this information as soon as your hot tub arrives. If you find you have questions or need further clarification, ask your local dealer. The owner’s manual is intended to give you guidance on properly maintaining all of your hot tub components, as well as how to keep it clean best utilizing special chemical products, floor vacuums, water filters, and more.
There are additional ways to help expand the life of your hot tub. This can be done through the use of accessories. One of the most important accessories is a good-quality lockable cover. A cover helps prevent dirt, debris, and plants from entering your hot tub which can ultimately cause serious damage. For example, a large tree branch that could fall into your tub! A cover can help protect your tub.
It is also important to note that any cleaning products, chemicals, or accessories you use are designed for hot tubs, and more specifically the hot tub model you have purchased. If you are not sure about a specific product or accessory, call your local dealer to confirm.
You are now prepared for ensuring your hot tub has a long and healthy lifespan. Click here to continue and download your hot tub buyer’s guide to start browsing.