The word “spa” is used to represent a number of jetted, heated, water-filled tubs. According to the Oxford Dictionary, a spa is defined as “a small town in Eastern Belgium noted for its mineral springs; a mineral spring considered to have health giving properties.” Most so called “spas” are manufactured from either fibreglass or polymer and polymer being by far the better of the two types, and will give you much longer life and service to all owners. From here we will refer to all of the above units as “Jacuzzi Hot Tubs’ as this is what most people refer to and has become a popular phrase.
Most people think of Jacuzzi hot tubs the way they do of waterbeds, and that is that the water is so heavy that the unit will one day fall through the floor! Only if you choose to purchase a large tub, most units on the market will not cause any floor to cave in. The truth is, a Jacuzzi hot tub or a waterbed actually exerts less pressure per square foot on a floor than a refrigerator or even a huge fish tank! Due to the weight being spread out over a large surface area, the majority of most modern buildings will easily hold up the average spa with no problem at all. If you have any doubts, simply consult with expert Jacuzzi installers in Surrey and see what they have to say.
Checklists are Always Good and should contain the Right Questions to Ask.
- If the tub is not in use, does the water always need to stay hot and clean?
- Can the jets and jet systems let you customise your hydro massage experience?
- How noisy are the jets and pump?
- Does the tub offer a balanced filtration system to ensure clean, clear water?
- Is the heating and filtration system fully automated?
- Are there user-friendly controls and how easy are they to operate and adjust?
- How is the seating configured? Can you move around easily?
- What tub parts are covered under warranty and for how long?
And a Few More Things That You May Wish to Consider
- Read up on how the hot tub was constructed and information regarding its energy efficiency.
- All of the components should be fully tested and backed by the manufacturer’s warranty.
- Ensure that the hot tub is completely insulated.
- Inquire as to how to estimate your monthly operation costs. (Be careful of some tubs which may cost much more to operate per month).
- Request a copy of the hot tub’s warranty and go through it thoroughly. Be wary of any dealer who is reluctant to offer you a copy.
- Get information on the manufacturer and the dealer in order to ensure that you will receive the best service both during and after your hot tub purchase.
- How long has the company been doing business? Usually if over 10 years, they will be fine.
And that’s all you will need to know before your friends and family start to visit you more often!