If you’re in need of a place to sit back, relax, and relieve your stressed-out muscles, then a hot tub may be the perfect investment for you. While it’s true that hot tubs are a genuine place for rejuvenation, there may be some untrue and over-exaggerated myths floating around online that could deter you from purchasing your own little slice of paradise. To set the record straight, here are the top five common myths about hot tubs.
Hot Tubs Are Difficult and Time-Consuming to Maintain
While hot tubs do require regular upkeep, proper maintenance is neither time-consuming nor difficult. A regular maintenance schedule would look something like this:
- Weekly – Remove debris and adjust chemicals as needed
- Monthly – Clean the filters
- Every three to six months – Replace/deep clean your filters and drain and refill your hot tub
It may seem like a lot of work, but its extremely easy. On average, hot tub owners only spend a few minutes each week ensuring their spa is in tip-top shape.
Hot Tub Sanitation Systems Are Harsh and Harmful
Perhaps the most worrisome myth for buyers is the chemical usage of hot tubs. While it’s true that adding too much chlorine or bromine to your spa can result in high chemical levels, proper usage isn’t problematic for most owners. In fact, if you use the right amount of chemicals, you won’t even be able to detect them.
People with super sensitive skin and/or eyes do have alternative options. From hot tub ozonators and saltwater tubs, to mineral-based purifiers, there are more than enough choices to fulfill you and your family’s needs.
Hot Tubs Cost Too Much to Operate
The biggest myth of the bunch claims that hot tubs use an unreasonable amount of electricity, racking up your electric bill each month. The truth is, hot tubs are just like any other appliance in your home. With the right energy-saving practices, they can cost no more than a few dollars a month to operate, even during the winter when you are more likely to use it. Here are some tips to help make your hot tub more energy-efficient:
- Use a thick hot tub cover to reduce the amount of electricity it takes to heat up your spa.
- Use thermal blankets to prevent heat from escaping.
- Purchase a hot tub with full insulation.
Hot Tubs Are Extremely Dirty
A poorly maintained hot tub can get quite dirty; however, regularly cleaning and maintaining your sanitation system will keep your water sparkly clean. Chlorine, bromine, ozonators, and mineral-based purifiers all quickly and effectively eliminate any bacteria, fungus, mold, etc. that is hiding in your hot tub.
Hot Tubs Are Too Expensive
You might have read that hot tubs are unaffordable, but the truth is they come in all shapes, sizes, and prices. While the price of some spas can really leave you shell-shocked, we here at Unique PSB carry wonderful hot tubs with fantastic features fit to match your budget.
Contact Our Spa Experts
The experts at Unique Pools, Spas, & Billiards can help you pick out the right hot tub to suit your needs. Serving the Orlando and Jacksonville areas, we provide convenient delivery and installation right to your home. For more information about our services and pool table inventory, contact us at 407-296-6776.