For centuries, man has recognized the therapeutic benefits of hot water. When you combine swirling, spurting jets with that hot water you get the ultimate in healing and relaxation. A hot tub or spa can be a healthy solution If you suffer from chronic pain brought on by conditions such as:
- Chronic Fatigue
- Strained muscles
Before you begin, you need to understand that while a hot tub is wonderful, it is a body of water and it can be dangerous. It is important to include a hot tub enclosure in your plans. Other considerations include:
- Zoning considerations and permits
- Your contractor will be able to help you with this
- Are there any special residential or homeowners association requirements for adding a hot tub in your area?
- Safety requirements and signage
- Plumbing and drainage issues
- Access to the area for the contractor
- Humidity control
- Cleaning systems
- While the use of chemicals is necessary there are machines that will reduce the need for them
- Electrical requirements
- Check with an electrician to ensure you have proper voltage and wiring
Your hot tub will require a solid foundation which will support the weight of the tub and the water and will provide a safe entry and exit when the floor becomes wet.
Which hot tub do you want?
Buying a hot tub is like buying any other appliance. The price is based on the size of the unit, the quality of the unit, and the manufacturer. You will need to consider the shape and size of the unit in order to fit it into the designated space. You will also need to determine how many people you would like to fit in the hot tub at one time.
Do your homework. Inquire about the efficiency of the unit and the chemical costs and equipment available to keep the water clean.
Be sure to inquire about the warranty of the hot tub. Remember though, a warranty is only as good as the company that sells it to you. So, use a quality label.
Hot tub enclosures
As mentioned, a hot tub enclosure is the safest way to protect children and pets from life threatening accidents. But there is more to the use of an enclosure than that. The hot tub enclosure keeps leaves, dirt, and insects out of your hot tub.
An enclosed hot tub area allows you to use your hot tub all year. You do not have to let cold temperatures, rain, or even snow stop you from enjoying your spa.
Finally, hot tub enclosures are beautiful. They add to your property value and can be created in different shapes, heights, and sizes. These factors help with the operating cost of the unit and the comfort levels.
There are few things in life more relaxing and more beneficial to your body than a hot tub. We encourage you to shop wisely and use an enclosure for the life of the system and the safety of everyone around you.