Spas come in about a dozen different varieties. In the past, choices were very limited, but these days, you can customise your spa in many different ways. You can choose the way it looks, the size, whether it’s in ground or above ground and so much more. That’s why it’s so important for you to consult with professionals before you buy your spa. You should make sure you talk with the people selling you the spa and see what they have to say. You should be wary of anyone who tries too hard to sell you something, too, though an honest spa company will honestly want you to get the right spa. There are some things to consider. Here is an overview of considerations for you to think about when you call up your spa company:
Gas or Electric?
When you’re buying your spa, you obviously have to think about how it’s going to be warmed. A spa that you can’t heat up is just a cold tub. Gas and electric are the two most common choices. One is not really better than the other in the absolute sense of heating water, but depending on your circumstances, one could be more appropriate than another. For example, if you live in a house that does not have a gas line running to it, it makes no sense to buy a gas spa. If you live in a house that has a gas line, it might make sense, but that depends on the price of natural gas in your area. In certain areas, natural gas prices fluctuate wildly; so, in that case, electric might be the more dependable choice. However, if you have a stable and low-cost natural gas supply, it’s probably the best choice as far as heating the tub.
In Ground or Above Ground?
This is another big choice. Above-ground spas are often called portable spas. If you plan to stay in your house for years and years, though, an in-ground swim spa is probably your best choice. They are more stable, weather resistant and simple to clean. Also, they raise the value of your home should you choose to move. An above-ground or portable spa isn’t quite as permanent, but it can move with you. If you’re planning to move at some point in the future, or if you don’t want to have to buy another spa when you do move, the portable choice is probably best.
Before you buy a spa, you should locate the spare parts. Something will inevitably go wrong with your spa; that’s the nature of mechanics. You need to have a reliable source for parts. If you can’t easily find parts for an affordable price, then the spa becomes more hassle than it’s worth. Make sure you get a line on some good parts before you buy.
Choosing a spa should be fun, but you do have to make some considerations. Keep these things in mind and you should be able to find a great spa that fits your needs.