The installation of a portable hot tub is relatively easy, which is an added benefit if you are going to move it to different locations.
The installation of a portable hot tub is relatively easy, which is an added benefit if you are going to move it to different locations. The only real installation requirements for a portable hot tub are a compatible electrical outlet, a flat location, and a garden hose to fill the unit.
After determining which type of hot tub you want, you will need to figure out how many people it will need to accommodate. Hot tubs come in a variety of seating capacities and sizes. Think about how you will want to use your hot tub, for just you and your family or to entertain friends and guests. You want all the people in the hot tub to feel comfortable and have room to move about. Be aware that larger models will come with a larger price tag, so be realistic about what you can purchase with the money you have budgeted.
The wood base of your hot tub should be constructed of a pressure treated wood so that it is able to withstand the weather conditions it will face outdoors. You hot tub will defiantly last longer if the casing is protected in this way. Polyurethane foam insulation is also an important component of a quality hot tub. This insulation will serve two important functions, it will provide for the quiet running of the hot tub and help lower your electric bill.
Once you have determined what type of hot tub you want you will need to find the best place to get a high quality hot tub that fits your budget. Your local yellow pages are a good first step. Don’t forget to look in the pools section, as many companies sell hot tubs in addition to pools to help ensure a steady business during the fall and winter months. You many also want to look for a used hot tub in the classified advertisement section of your local paper. The internet is another great place to look for hot tubs that meet both your requirements and your budget.
When you are purchasing a new hot tub you will want to have a fairly comprehensive written contract. Make sure any promises that were made to you by the salesperson are clearly written on the contract, as well as a list of all the components purchased and the details of your warranty. It will also be helpful to have a firm delivery date and installation instructions listed on your sales contract. The only way to really protect yourself is to carefully read any contract you sign, including your hot tub purchase contract.
Some salespeople will attempt to convince you that you need a bigger hot tub than you really need or want. Know what is important to you and the budget that you are working with so that you can get what you want at the right price.