Should you get a spa? Seahorse Pools & Spas professionals answer

Have you been wondering, “Should you get a spa?” If you’re thinking about it, you should set up a time to talk with the pool and spa professionals from Seahorse Pools & Spas. They can explain the nuances of spa ownership, explain the benefits and help you walk through the process of choosing the right spa and having it installed at your home. Whether you choose a hot tub for therapeutic attributes or simply for fun, there are things to consider.

A hot tub/spa is a lovely accessory to your backyard or deck. A hot tub or spa also provides health benefits. You can choose from a traditional wooden barrel shaped hot tubs to fiberglass models, they come in myriad shapes and sizes. Regardless of the type of spa you invest in, the water will need to be treated and cared for much the same as a swimming pool. The water needs to be chlorinated, circulated, filtered and heated.

Should you get a spa?

Where will you put the spa? That should be one of the first decisions you make. Is there a secluded area of your yard where it would fit in perfectly? Do you have a deck that you want it installed on? Consider the foliage in the area, you don’t want a hot tub full of leaves. Consider the privacy of the area in which you’re considering placing the hot tub. Wherever you situate the spa, you need to consider the plumbing and electric set up for it. Your hot tub can be heated by natural gas, electricity or propane.

Here are a few more items to consider when you’re looking for a spa.

  1. Budget – Before you go spa shopping come up with your budget It is easy to be swayed to a larger and perhaps not affordable spa package once you hit the show room. Make sure you have a budget in mind and stick to it. Don’t skimp on quality because your hot tub is made to be a long-term investment for your family.
  2. How many will use it?  Prior to choosing a style and size, think about how many people will use it regularly. Consider whether it will be used for relaxation or health benefits. Will you need handlebars for support while getting in and out of the hot tub? Do you want padded or fiberglass benches?
  3. Entertainment area – Will you use the spa as an entertainment hotspot? If so, consider a television or stereo set up as part of the package.
  4. Health benefits – Jets on a spa can be adjusted to offer deep muscle hydrotherapy or soft tissue massage and that, coupled with the hot water, offer health benefits beyond simple relaxation.
  5. Location and design – What kind of look and feel do you want for your spa? How will it if into the decor of your yard in general or will the spa be the beginning of a design phase for your back yard or deck? Choose colors and styles according to your needs – both current and future.

Most people find they use their spas more in the cooler months of the year and that makes this the best time of year to begin researching for your spa purchase.