Choosing A Hot Tub
So you have decided that you want the ultimate in luxury, a hot tub. Well the first thing to decide before you even look at the different types available is to decide how many people you want to sit in it. This may seem an obvious question, but if you pick one that is too small then you may regret it in the long run. If you buy one and find it is not big enough then you may end up spending more by having to upgrade to a bigger one at a later date.
I would suggest going for a hot tub that is slightly bigger than you think you need if you can afford it.
The next thing to consider is how many water jets and aerators you want for your tub. The base price of a cheap tub may rise substantially when you add in extra water jets. You will also need to take into account the price of nice to have extras, such as a CD sound system, mood lighting or even a TV/DVD combination.
When buying any such extras think about how often you will actually use them, if not you may waste money paying for items which you never end up using. A music system is probably a good addition where as you have to ask yourself if you are really going to watch a whole movie in your hot tub.
Hidden costs to take into account are delivery, and in particular the hot tub installation charges. As an example the first 200 miles of delivery may be free but chargeable thereafter. In addition if your tub has to be craned over your house then a substantial cost may be incurred. The same consideration applies to the actual installation. Dependant on the desired location of the tub, you will need to provide electricity and water. The cost of providing these can soon mount up.
Also establish clear lines of demarcation, when buying the tub you need to be clear who is responsible for the delivery and installation, and who you can have recompense with in the event of a problem during the installation.