One size doesn’t always fit all. Be sure to consider the primary purpose of your new hot tub and ask important questions. Is it for entertaining, family fun, relaxation? All of these? Depending on what it will be used for, choose a size that fits your lifestyle. If you do plan to entertain, how many people will be using the hot tub at once? Do you have a big family that wants to soak together?
Or, will no more than two people share the spa for quiet relaxation and intimate conversation? The most popular size seats four adults comfortably. If you’re not sure, go larger. No one ever regrets buying a larger spa, yet buyers do regret buying one too small. A professional can help you measure your space carefully and recommend a spa that’s appropriate for the area. Choose a dealer who provides this in-home service.
Try it wet before you buy it. Want to know if a spa is really right for you? Get wet. Take a test soak to judge seat comfort. Note the torso depth when you’re sitting up comfortably. For cooler climates, make sure the water depth reaches over the shoulders. Multi-level seating should accommodate both adults and children. The best option for all soakers is “barrier free” models with no confining seats or other obstructions to get in the way as you move around the spa. It’s all about the jets. When shopping for a spa, don’t choose quantity over quality. Pay attention to jet types and jet placement.
One good jet that provides the lower back pain relief you’re seeking is worth a dozen jets in the wrong places. Do the jets feel soothing or pummeling? Can individual jets be adjusted for direction? Find out if jet pressure can be regulated. Most spa users prefer to buy Gecko spa controls and parts Canada. Look for jets that go up and down your back for a full back massage. Crystal clean water without effort or hassle should be your primary concern. This is especially important for your health and the health of your family.
Keep it simple. A simple on/off control panel is best. Avoid spas that need to be “programmed” for operations like filtering and heating. You’ll want your spa to be hot and clean and ready to use at all times. You’ll use a spa more often if it’s always ready when you are. Keep it clean. Do not consider buying any spa without full, no “by-pass” filtration. That means that all of the water is passing though the filters when the jets are on. Soaking in dirty, unfiltered water is no fun and can be a health hazard. Filters should be top loading, readily accessible for cleaning, and not stuck in the equipment bay. A major problem with poorly made spas is filters too small to adequately filter the amount of water in the spa. Keep it safe. Select a spa with locking cover and locking control panel to keep out small children. Consider safety rails and non-slip steps for ease of entry.2017-08-04