Where Should I Put My New Hot Tub?
It’s a good idea to try out different locations before deciding on a spot. Take a chair around with you and sit down in several areas that you might be considering. You might notice things that didn’t occur to you before, like noise, obstructed views, or a clear view from the neighbor’s kitchen window. Don’t forget to check out the view above! Can you see the stars? Are you looking at the trees?
We highly encourage you to keep it close to your house. It may look beautiful in the summer if it’s out by your pool, but what’s going to happen in the middle of January when it’s 22 degrees out? You’ll probably end up not using it, and that’s the best time of year!
If you plan to place it on a deck, be sure that the deck can support the weight of the filled tub. Wherever you decide to put it, be sure that you’ve measured in advance, and that it will actually FIT. When your hot tub is delivered, you need to have the area prepared and ready.
If you plan to put your tub inside, you’ll need to place it in a room or other area with adequate ventilation, and preferably a tile floor. No matter how hard you try to keep the water in the tub, some is bound to get splashed out, or dripped across the floor after exiting the tub. Keep in mind that humidity can be an issue also.
Can I Install It Myself?
For starters, there’s nothing to “install”. Your hot tub will be professionally delivered by our professional delivery team, and placed exactly where you want it. This is a job for professionals, and you don’t want your buddies playing “moving-guys” with your several-thousand-dollar investment. We have special trailers and equipment specifically designed to move hot tubs. Most models will require a dedicated 220v circuit. Any licensed electrician can easily do this for you if you don’t know how to do it yourself. Once this is done, all you’ll need to do is stick a hose in the tub and hit the “on” button! Check out the video above to see how a tub is delivered.
Will I Need A Plumber?
Since the tub is a stand-alone, self contained unit, the plumbing is contained inside the tub, and no additional plumbing is needed. The piping, ozone system, filter, motors, and heater are all hidden away from view, yet should be easily accessible.
How Much Will It Cost Me To Run?
Here’s where a little extra research and a little extra money at the onset can pay off. There are many lesser quality tubs on the market that will easily cost over $100/month to run. However, our tubs are among the most energy efficient in the world. This is due to many factors:
- Full foam insulation, just like a commercial freezer.
- High quality covers that seal tightly around the edges, and have heat seals around the edges and at the seam.
- Expertly-engineered plumbing that allows for smaller motors, which draw less energy, yet pump almost twice the volume (gallons per minute) than most of the competitors. After all, when you’re sitting in the tub, what you’re feeling on your back is not horsepower, but water volume, or gallons per minute.
- 84% of the heat generated by the pumps is transferred into the water, giving you free heat.
- In the middle of winter, if you shut the power off, our tubs will only lose 1 degree per day. Now that’s insulation!!
Because of these quality features, your hot tub will only cost about $25 – $30/month. We guarantee you’re spending more than that on coffee!
WHAT MAKES A $10,000 TUB BETTER THAN THE $2995 TUB AT COSTCO OR HOME DEPOT?
This goes back to the old joke “Honey, I stopped off at the store to get a box of nails, and look what I got! A hot tub!”
If you’re thinking of buying a hot tub, and they’re selling milk in the next aisle, we would ask you to rethink your game plan a bit.
A hot tub is not a “throw-away” item. It’s not about finding the cheapest price. A hot tub is an investment in your home, and you should be able to enjoy it hassle-free for 20 – 25 years.
When you buy a cheap tub at a big-box retail chain, you’re getting a product that was manufactured specifically for them, and a lot of corners have been cut in the manufacturing process in order to keep the cost down. Specifically, here are some common issues:
- Very little or no insulation, which leads to huge electric bills.
- Very poor plumbing connections, which leads to a lot of leaks.
- Weak cabinet frames, which leads to structural problems.
- Thin, poorly stretched shells, which leads to cracks.
In addition to these quality issues, who are you going to call when you have an issue? The 16yr old girl at the customer service counter? She may be very nice, but not much of a help with your problems.
Here’s some final thoughts on this issue: First, big-box retailers have already caused several manufacturers to file chapter 11, because they’re trying to sell hot tubs way below where they need to be to be profitable. That leaves thousands of very frustrated customers with no warranty! Second, big-box stores have a 40% rate of return. That speaks for itself. If you’re going to invest in a hot tub, come to a professional dealer who knows hot tubs.
How Much Time Will It Take To Maintain?
You’ll spend a total of 2.5 minutes per week maintaining your hot tub (give or take the .5). You can click the link below to see our full maintenance instructions, but basically, you’ll just need to toss a small amount of chlorine into the water once per week, and depending on how often you use your tub, you’ll have to toss in a little non-chlorine shock once or twice per week. Then, once per month you’ll simply hose off the filters. That’s it!
See how easy it is to maintain
What If I Don’t Like My Hot Tub After Using It?
We’re glad you asked! We are the only hot tub dealer on Long Island that has a risk-free guarantee. We call it our Permission to Relax Guarantee. When you buy a tub from us, you can return it within 60 days of delivery to your home. Or, if you simply decide you want a different model, you can exchange it within 6 months of delivery.