Buying an inflatable hot tub is a bit complex given the many things you need to consider before making a purchase. Here is a breakdown of what you need to know when buying the inflatable hot tub.
Quality – The first thing to consider is the quality of the tub; it should be made from an expandable and unyielding material. The material should not puncture easily and should be able to withstand high temperatures and different weather conditions.
Size – The size of the tub comes in when you consider the number of people that will use the tub at the same time. A standard hot tub can comfortably cater for 2 – 4 people but you can get a bigger tub that can fit 8 or more people. The only issue is the price. The bigger the tub, the higher the price and the more water to fill.
Space – As you consider the size, you will need to think of space in regards to where you plan to place your hot tub. Do you plan to put it on the patio, backyard, or empty room in the house, or a conservatory? Make sure you have the correct measurement of the space to help you buy the appropriate tub.
Power – An inflatable hot tub will need electricity to function; otherwise, you will just have an inflatable pool. As you consider the issue of power, you need to check some few things such as the plug socket and wiring. The tub should come with a long wire, and the plug socket should be design to make sure it is watertight.
Once you have covered the above issues, you need to focus on setting up the inflatable hot tub. Here some of the things to consider in terms of setting up the tub.
Ease – A portable hot tub is expected to be quick and easy to set up. The tub should come will easy to read setup instructions. Nevertheless, the setup process is as simple as place the tub where you want to locate it and inflate it then fill it with water. No special tools or expert installation procedures required.
Inflating – The best inflatable hot tubs come will a unit that regulates, heats, and recycles the water, but also inflates the tub. Just remember to avoid over inflate it; it is better give it enough air pressure, then increase the pressure once the water is heat to the right temperature because the water and the heat will increase the pressure.
Heating – Never settle for a hot tub that boosts of heating the water in less than 6 – 10 hours. The best inflatable hot tub should be able to heat the water in around 10 – 12 hours.
Maintenance and Repair
Away from the setting up, you need to consider the costs of maintenance and repairs. For instance, you will need to know how to clean the tub. Therefore, buy an inflatable hot tub that comes with a maintenance manual that will help you know where the filters are and how they are cleaned, the types of chemical to use to prevent the infestation of micro-organisms. On the other hand, you need to know how to do certain repairs such as fixing punctures.