One of the most common first questions we hear from prospective hot tub buyers is “how often will I really use it?” You probably know someone who once owned a hot tub that sat non-operational, overgrown with foliage, for years in the backyard. Or someone who purchased a hot tub, used it regularly for the first three months, then stopped taking care of it until it eventually fell into totally disrepair. So how can you be sure you'll avoid a similar outcome?
Getting The Most Use From Your Hot Tub
There’s a few ways to then look at this question, the first being something you really must consider for yourself. Hot tubs are designed for daily use, so it’s up to you to make this a part of your routine. By adding even a 15-minute soak first thing in the morning or before bed, you’ll start wondering how you ever lived without one.
Think about more than just one way you can use your hot tub. Hot tubs are designed to help you de-stress and relax, as well as provide the perfect place to socialize or enjoy quality time with your spouse in the comfort for your own backyard. To make the most out of it, keep in mind all the different ways you can utilize it year-round.
The second consideration is the hot tub model itself. By choosing a reliable, high-quality brand, you’ll be able to focus on the benefits of the purchase, instead of becoming frustrated by continuously high-maintenance and operational costs. A hot tub is a lifetime investment, so don’t be fooled by a low sticker price, and really research product lifespan, insulation, and materials used in construction as you comparatively shop.
Finally, place it somewhere convenient for all-year access. How often you will really use it is directly related to how close your hot tub is to your home. On a dark morning, or when it’s freezing outside, are you really going to trek across the yard to get in the hot tub every day? Position your spa in close proximity to a door. If you are worried about noise, then be sure to choose a model with a dedicated circulation pump that quietly circulates the water 24 hours a day, eliminating the need for loud filtration cycles.