Key Factors in Choice of Outdoor Hot Tubs for Your Holiday Cottage

Water bath is a key component that would keep your holiday cottage memories alive. From an early morning swimming or canoeing experience to a midday walk along the beach, you may aspire to have everything to make your cottage holidayers feel awesome. A finest quality bubbling outdoor hot tub can also help you add value to their outdoor recreation and create fun memories for them, especially you do an extensive homework and buy the right one based on three crucial factors.    

1. Cost  

A high quality outdoor hot tub is likely to cost around $7,000 or even more, including the expenses of shipping/delivery, installation and tub cover.  It will demand additional charges for electrical wiring done with a GFCI by a professional electrician on gravel or concrete base.

If you are thinking to place an outdoor hot tub on your existing patio or deck, you have to strengthen the structure and it would be safe to work with a professional. 

Additionally, the cost of electricity, maintenance and chemicals will have to be considered even though the tub is run occasionally, that will put pressure on your budget.  

It is not wise to buy cheap outdoor hot tubs as you may end up paying more with them. There are some inexpensive models, but they have poor working heaters and pumps, less insulation efficiency, thinner cover, indicating that your operational costs will soon rise and go beyond the idea of making any significant savings. Large size or capacity can’t always be better, even when it is concerned to pumps or heaters. So, buy outdoor hot tubs with right size pump for your cottage which will lower your operating cost as well.

2.  Place

The right place is to be chosen for making your cottage outdoor hot tubs look aesthetic. The most crucial thing is to not let the side of your hot tub getting exposed. You have to plan and place it in a location which is surrounded by railings and walls. Again, all of its parts including the plumbing, electrical wiring and pump should be made accessible for repair and maintenance work. The tub should be placed at the proper level to stop water from falling off both sides. If you are not installing the tub on a ground level deck, you have to build a base of gravel or concrete.

If your holiday cottage is in Northern America or its surrounding and your outdoor tub is going to be used seasonally, use of non-toxic antifreeze will not only winterize it but also result in savings of several dollars on service calls.

Most of the time, it is more than draining and refilling the outdoor tub to keep up the excitement of cottage holidayers. So, get ready to keep the tub drain open, cut off all pumps, disconnect the water pipelines and use cover for protecting the tub from dirt and waste etc.

3.  Personal Choice

Many outdoor hot tubs retailers allow buyers to get inside the one they are considering and with an earlier request some even allow you to try a water filled tub. Weight and height of the tub can decide how convenient the outdoor tub will be. So, make it a point that the tub is comfortable for seating and have large foot wells and it is neither too shallow nor too deep. 

You need to be particular about the total number of people who will be having fun in the outdoor tub of your cottage at a time. But you have to avoid buying a larger one than your requirement as it might cost you more.

Finally, think carefully about the sophisticated features like illuminated fall effect, Underwater LED lighting, jets massage, hydrotherapy massage beds, and integrated sound systems and more provided in the tub. Safety rules advise not to spend more than 15 minutes in a cottage tub which is to be set at 104°F temperature. If you are looking to enhance the experience of your cottage holidayers, consider purchasing from the wide variety of outdoor hot tubs selling on Cedar Tubs.