What to Consider Before Buying a Hot Tub or Spa?

There’s no debate that hot tubs are great. Not only can they be a relaxing escape from the stresses of everyday life but the soothing water also has several health benefits. The problem is, how do you know which tub is right to you? There are hundreds of makes and models to choose from and they all have fancy names and features like the Sundance 880 Series with a backlit AquaTerrace and MicroClean purification system.  It can be really overwhelming to decide what you want in a hot tub and what you don’t. All Florida Pool & Spa Center is dedicated to providing the best quality customer service for all our spa and hot tub customers. Talking to one of our hot tub experts can be a great way to figure out what kind of spa is right for your needs. Before you go out and make a significant hot tub purchase, here are some things to consider.

First things first, is it going inside or out?  While the vast majority of tubs will be outside, some do go indoors. The average three person hot tub weighs around 2,500 lbs when full of water so you want to make sure it’s not going on a rickety old deck.  All Florida Pool consultants can help you pick out a spot for your tub in order to maximize convenience. Since most hot tubs don’t require any additional plumbing, just fill them with a hose, there are plenty of options when it comes to finding a great spot. Most hot tub and spa manufacturers recommend changing the water in your hot tub three or four times per year depending on usage. This is a pretty easy thing to do as most tubs can be drained and filled in only about an hour.

One of the biggest questions the technicians at All Florida Pool are asked is how much does it cost to run a hot tub per year and how durable are they? Regardless of the tub, the air temperature and the chemicals you use in the tub, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who spends more than a dollar per day on maintenance. The best spa manufacturers offer warranties between three and five years which include plumbing, parts and labor. This is where doing plenty of research into different manufacturers is important. All Florida Pool & Spa Center is an exclusive dealer of Sundance Spas as they have an excellent reputation for producing a quality product over the past 30 years.  Stop by All Florida Pool & Spa Center today and check out all the great Sundance Spas we have in stock and learn about what makes each one unique. We also offer “wet-testing” where customers can test out hot and ready spas right in the store so they can really compare models and options. Come on by and have a soak on us!