It’s important to ask the right questions when buying a hot tub or a home spa. With Spa Hearth & Home Pool Center in Maple Shade, we carry only the best brand names at our hot tub store. Below, we’ll go over some questions to ask before buying a hot tub. Contact us today!
MORE QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE BUYING A HOT TUB
What is the hot tub interior made of?
Most quality hot tubs are made with acrylic. Acrylic is a hard durable plastic that is resistant to chemical and UV damage. Some cheaper hot tubs are made of rotary molded plastics, like a kayak or portable table. Ask your dealer which brands offer the best quality and which brands to steer away from.
What is the cabinet made of?
In older spas, cabinets were often made of wood. Today, most quality cabinets are made of a durable synthetic material. The cabinet will be exposed to the elements and probably a bit of moisture and steam. If it isn’t something durable, it can lead to a lot of maintenance, fading, warping, replacement issues, and headaches.
What is the spa’s internal frame made of?
A lot of manufacturers still use wood to construct their frames. A few use metal. But even treated lumber or metal will not last very long out in the elements and in a humid spa environment. Look for a manufacturer that uses a composite or an ABS frame to cut way back on future maintenance and repair costs.
How is the spa insulated?
Some hot tubs are wrapped in blanket insulation. Others have cabinets that are filled with polyurethane foam insulation. Generally, spas fully filled with polyurethane retain more heat, use less energy, and are less expensive to run. However, the polyurethane can hide tub connections and make them more difficult to service if they should start to leak. Look for a manufacturer that uses more efficient plumbing with less pipe and shell perforations which will reduce the probability of a leak ever forming.
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*Questions are credited to Bullfrog Spas. Used with permission.