Hot tubs are a great way to relax and unwind after a stressful day and to massage and soothe your aching muscles. Much less relaxing is deciding which hot tub to bring home! There’s a lot of options out there, and Rocky Mountain Hot Tub Co is here to help you figure out everything you need to know so you can make a fair portable hot tub comparison. Make the buying process simpler by considering the factors listed in this hot tub buying guide.
First to consider in this hot tub buying guide is where you will place your new hot tub. This will help you answer a few questions: Will the hot tub be outdoors or indoors? An outdoor hot tub needs to be sturdy enough to withstand temperatures and weather all year long. Will the hot tub be in the ground or portable? In-ground spas are built into the deck or landscaping of a backyard, and are considered aesthetically pleasing. Many people prefer portable hot tubs because of the lower prices, easy installation, and functional design. Portable hot tubs need to be placed on a sturdy, level area, such as a deck, and near an electrical outlet.
When doing a portable hot tub comparison, you’ll notice that the spas are built to comfortably fit a specific number of people. Before shopping for a hot tub, consider how many people will be using the hot tub on a regular basis—and add a few more. Chances are, once you install a new hot tub, you’ll see more of your friends. Everybody loves relaxing in the hot tub, so make sure there’s plenty of space to go around.
For some people, jets are the best part of a hot tub. The location, number, and power of the jets control the massage power of a portable hot tub. Your sore muscles will thank you for prioritizing jets. But remember more jets means more energy is needed, as well as a more powerful pump. Look for a hot tub with adjustable jets that allow you to customize the direction and strength of the jets.
4. Cost and Efficiency
How much does a portable hot tub cost? That depends on a number of factors, including materials, size, pump power, heating system, and insulation. Choosing features that maximize efficiency and heat retention, such as a quality heating system and solid foam insulation, will be more expensive now but will pay off in the long run. Efficiency means you’ll spend less on heating costs throughout the lifetime of your hot tub.
Ready to buy a hot tub? No one knows more about helping you find the best portable spa hot tub than Rocky Mountain Hot Tub Co. Give us a call today!