Oh the Luxury of a
Bathroom Hot Tub or Spa
Sure you could come home from Rome and hit the shower.
Or for "luxury," you could spend some time in the bathtub.
But is that really luxurious? How much better would it be
to spend an hour in your own spa or hot tub? While there
was a day when price prevented everyone but the rich from
installing their own spa, today that's not the case. It's
much more affordable today, and it's fairly simple if your
bathroom is big enough to replace your regular tub with
one. A hot tub or spa is something that the whole family
would enjoy. Or if you're single, it's something that would
add a little extra romance.
Oh and by the way, the bathroom is not the only place you
can install a spa or hot tub. A lot of people prefer to
install it in the back yard, so that you and / or a group
of friends can relax in the spring or summer weather together.
Before you buy your spa or hot tub, research the subject
completely. This is not something you want to rush into.
While a spa is more affordable than it once was, it still
is a fairly major purchase. Therefore, as you're shopping,
you need to find out the answers to these questions.
the water stay clean and hot when it's not in use?
many jets should you get? Does the model I'm considering
have that many?
this model have jets and pumps that are loud?
does the spa filter the water? Is the filter working
24 / 7?
you program the heating and filtration systems? Or are
should the spa be cleaned?
you customize hydro / massage features?
kind of heater does the spa or hot tub have? According
to the experts, which type of heater is best?
corrosion be a problem with this model?
extra features does this particular model offer?
kind of underwater light is available?
the controls difficult to use?
the lighting mono-colored, or is there an option for multi-colored
there a sound system with this model? If not, how
easy is it to install one?
the hot tub or spa be operated with a remote control?
kind of cover should you use for the tub?
kind of electrical system does it use?
kind of seating does the tub or spa use, and is it the
most comfortable one?
all parts tested, and will the manufacturer support them?
it under warranty? If so, what does the warranty cover?
kind of insulation does the hot tub or spa utilize?
is the estimated cost of operation for the hot tub or
have the reviewers said about this particular model?
Has it won any awards or special write-ups in the press?
kind of report does the company or model have with the
Better Business Bureau? What kind of complaints
have been lodged against it, if any?
the manufacturer have a proven reputation? How long
have they been in the spa business?
there other people you know who have used this model--and
if so, what do they say about it?
you can get all of these questions answered, and still feel
positive about the hot tub or spa, then chances are, this
is the model for you. But if you get two or more "warning
signals" after asking these questions, you probably need
to reconsider the purchase or look elsewhere.