Things About Owning a Hot Tub That People Don’t Think About

Owning a hot tub

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Owning a hot tub can seem like a luxurious experience for your home, but a lot of people don’t think about the responsibilities of doing so. You can’t treat it like a big bathtub and there are other things about using it that you might not be aware of. So before you go out and spend your money on a hot tub, here are some things that you should think about carefully.

You Have to Maintain and Clean Your Hot Tub More Than Your Bath

Hot tubs require a lot of maintenance in comparison to your regular bath. This is usually because more people use a hot tub, they are larger, and they’re also heated which can lead to bacteria growth if you’re not careful. Regular hot tub cleaning is important, but thankfully you don’t have to do it yourself. The fact you’re even thinking about getting a hot tub means that you probably have enough to afford a cleaning and maintenance service as well so that pretty much takes care of things.

However, if you want to clean and maintain your hot tub, then you’ll need to do things like test the water to ensure a proper pH value, and add the appropriate chemicals like chlorine to keep it clean (remember, you should treat it more like a swimming pool than a bathtub) and even changing the filters to remove contaminants. You’ll also want to think about scrubbing the surfaces down every so often, and also cleaning the cover on top.

In short, hot tub maintenance is a thing and you should think carefully about how much time (or money) you’re willing to spend on keeping it in good condition.

There Are Pretty Steep Costs Associated With Owning a Hot Tub

Don’t forget that owning a hot tub means paying a lot for the electricity needed to keep it heated, and also the water needed to refill it. These are the two main costs, but you also have to think about future repairs, paying for chemicals to keep the water clean, and even maintenance and cleaning costs if you hire a service. Unless you want to do a bit of spring cleaning and clean it yourself, you’ll want to have a contract with a local hot tub maintenance service to ensure it’s always in good working condition.

Thankfully, there are a couple of ways to keep the costs of hot tub ownership down. For instance, you can try to find ways to minimize the heat loss. This includes having a good cover on top and keeping it insulated. You can also aim to heat your hot tub when it’s off-peak hours so that you’re paying less electricity. Finally, you can consider lowering the temperature a few degrees so that you’re paying less to heat it to a higher temperature. It’ll still feel comfortable when you get in, but you’ll be paying substantially less to heat it!

So while owning a hot tub is a fantastic luxurious experience, don’t overlook these important aspects of ownership!