Hot tub looks very tempting, while you decide to buy your own. But taking the firsts steps toward owning a hot tub may seem very frustrating, but there’s no need to be stressed about that, everything is very simple. As any big purchase, it demands considering many options. There are so many questions you should ask yourself while discovering which hot tub features matter the most.
Decide where to place your hot tub
Even though choosing a hot tub may include many factors which can make a difference: access to changing rooms, privacy, landscaping, and the view from the tub. One of the most important is the scene of the hot tub because it brings an aesthetic enhancement to your garden and should be placed on a well-prepared base. Can’t decide where to put your hot tub? There are few options: put your tub on a firm foundation, whether a deck or patio with a cement pad, concrete pavers or brick. The tub can also even be equipped with your deck or terrace or custom-built terrace model. But be careful and avoid leaving all sides of your hot tub exposed, instead, use existing walls and railings to hide multiple sides, then mask what remains with an enclosure from matching material. Still, don’t know where you want to put your tub? Find out more examples how to prepare a base for your hot tub.
Fibreglass and polypropylene compared to wooden hot tubs
But what’s the difference between those two? Which one is better? The answer is simple – wooden hot tub models are all natural. Wood is a natural material and it requires maintenance, even though it tends to expand or shrink due to the amount of moisture. No need to panic but the leakage may be expected during the first days of utilization. Whereas, polypropylene and fibreglass models are prevented from the leakage and require less maintenance. These models are customized in various ways therefore many additional parts such as SPA can be installed depending on the client’s request. Moreover, some of the fibreglass liners have bevel walls and benches for more comfort, whereas polypropylene and wooden hot tubs have straight walls. You can choose the wooden decoration from all 5 wood types that we are offering or a terrace model without any wooden trim. Sounds amazing, right?
Which wood type should one choose?
We suggest five types of timber that are most common among our customers: Siberian spruce, larch, thermo wood, oak and red cedar. Each of them has different characteristics and differ in colour as well. Don’t you like the colour of that wood? No problem! All these types of timber can be painted in your desired colour. Normally the hot tub lasts more than 10 years if it is well maintained. However, if you’re looking for more resistant to rot or shrinkage, then you would have to pay a bit more then for others. Spruce is the cheapest option whereas red cedar is the most desirable but considered as fanciest one. Even though wooden hot tubs require more maintenance but it gives you the most natural feeling. In addition, it doesn’t matter which kind of wood you’d choose because all of those are high quality.
The hot tub that suits your budget and lifestyle
Choosing a small or large capacity tub is a big consideration. It may be easier and more affordable to run a smaller hot tub but think about your needs and future plans carefully. In this case – size really matters. In general, a larger tub will cost more to run. However, a tub which can hold 50 percent more water won’t cost 50 percent more to operate. It will usually be between about 15 and 20 percent more. The operating costs are affected by the heater type and efficiency, size of the tub, and the tub’s insulation. Moreover, if you are thinking about a hot tub with inner lining, you can choose open or closed benches, it has an influence on water capacity as well as space for legs. A reasonable size for personal purposes should fit your family in it, and perhaps a couple of guests.
Interior, exterior or integrated stove
The main difference is that exterior or integrated oven enables to have more space inside the tub, whereas interior not only takes the space inside but requires stirring water from time to time.he integrated stove can be installed only in wellness model as the inner liner has a specific shape made of fibreglass and the stove is under it with a chimney aside. Interior stove needs heater protection and more maintenance while cleaning wooden parts and trying to reach some places and loading wood directly over the hot tub water causes wood and ashes to land in the water. Therefore we suggest choosing a stainless steel cover around the interior oven.
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