Buying a hot tub for your home is a great investment, but a large one, so there are a few things to consider that will ensure you are getting the best type of hot tub from Portsmouth Hot Tub Company to suit your needs. The following information will help you be prepared when visiting East Coast Leisure to pick out your new hot tub.
A hot tub from Portsmouth Hot Tub Company can either be a portable hot tub or an in-ground hot tub. If you choose a portable hot tub that will be installed on the deck, it is important to make sure that the deck can withstand the weight, which is typically about 100 to 150 pounds per square foot. If you prefer an in-ground hot tub, a cement slab will need to be installed for the hot tub to sit on and to prevent the ground from shifting from the weight of the hot tub. Depending on the size and the features, a portable hot tub is typically less expensive than an in-ground model. When deciding where to install the hot tub, you should consider the amount of space necessary for accessibility as well as privacy. The hot tub should also be installed in area where there are no overhanging trees to prevent falling leaves from clogging the jets.You will also need to decide on what type of material you want the hot tub to made of; typically they are made from either fiberglass or acrylic.
Acrylic is the most common because it is easy to maintain and more durable than fiberglass. Wood is also an optional material. The most common types of wood used are redwood or cedar. Wood hot tubs are very appealing to look at, but the wood can be difficult to maintain. Consider the accessories or extra features you would like to have on the hot tub. For example, some of the most popular features include a CD player, spa pillows, drink holders and lights. It is very important that you completely understand the cleaning process before leaving the hot tub store.
Ask the salesperson to recommend the best chemicals for the particular brand you are buying. You will also need to make sure you get a cover for the hot tub, because it will help to keep debris out the hot tub, which can clog the jets as well as contaminate the water.