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How To Choose And Maintain A Hot Tub

Hot tubs are absolutely wonderful and for good reason. They’re more than just oversized tubs you can put outdoors. Take a hot tub break whenever you feel tired or overwhelmed and your body and mind will rejuvenate. Or use the hot tub for entertainment purposes. Whatever the case may be, you won’t regret getting one. But how do you select a hot tub n the first place and how do you care for it?

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First of all, decide what the budget should be. A hot tub is a pretty big investment and the prices are variable, depending on the model, type and features it offers.

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You should decide what your priorities are when choosing a hot tub. Some models offer all sorts of extra features such as colored mood light or built-in sound equipment but if these details are not important for you, overlook them and focus on things like hydrotherapy.

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Hot tubs come in a variety of shapes and sizes. So figure out how large the tub should be so it fits in your bathroom or on the deck or wherever else you want to put it. You may also want a specific shape so make a list of all these details.

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Hot tubs can also be of several different types. If you want to use yours for physical rehabilitation, for example, then look for one in this category. If it’s more for relaxation and romantic purposes, then there’s no point in being very specific.

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You also need to decide how you’re going to install your hot tub and if you want it to sit above the ground or in-ground.

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As far as maintenance goes, hot tubs require constant care and attention. All the filters and pumping systems need to be cleaned on a regular basis. To make cleaning easier, bathe or shower before using the hot tub. Make sure you test the disinfectant level about 30 minutes before using the tub.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on January 13, 2012

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