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What to look for when buying your new hot tub

Mar. 22015

Hot tubs in NH from Seasonal Specialty StoresDeciding to purchase a new hot tub can be one of the best moves you can make for yourself and your family. The health benefits are well known and the simple enjoyment of a hot tub can bring added value to your life.

  • Perhaps the first, and most important, part of planning for that new hot tub is making the decision of where it is going to sit. You want to account for the ease of access as well a certain other consideration like not placing your new hot tub under certain trees that are bound to lose leaves from time to time. In addition, your base must be sturdy enough to accommodate at least 150 pounds per square foot to ensure that the platform you build for will hold up over time.
  • Size and budget will also come in to play when deciding on your hot tub. How many people do you think will use it on a regular basis? This will, quite likely, determine your size. Measuring the size by the amount of water the hot tub holds is, perhaps, the best way to go about it. Basically, the measuring stick is 75 gallons per person. Determine the budget you will set aside for your hot tub and work with your dealer to choose one that is right for you and to determine if time payments are an option.
  • Choose your materials. Acrylic will survive longer than fiberglass or redwood and will require less maintenance. Also, find a hot tub dealer that will allow you to actually sit in one of the display hot tubs so you can get an overall feel for the experience as well as see which particular model might be best for your needs.
  • Check for the specifics on a hot tub. Make sure there are drain covers as well as locking overhead covers. Also, make sure there are temperature controls as well as an easily accessible shut off switch. Finally, don’t forget to get the costs and the specifics on delivery and installation. This is an important investment and you want to get it right so work with your hot tub dealer so that you can look back and think this one of your greatest ideas.
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