Common Questions from New Hot Tub Owners

multi panel unusual shape spa cover charcoalHot tubs provide many benefits, especially for your health. They have been proven to relieve bodily aches and pains, alleviate stress, and promote a good night’s sleep.

Owning a hot tub is considered a luxury. The cost of owning one doesn’t only go to the purchase but also the maintenance and upkeep. If you have decided to buy one, it’s essential to know the facts surrounding hot tub ownership. That way, you will understand the costs of purchasing and maintaining a hot tub.

It’s natural to have many questions regarding hot tub ownership and maintenance. Asking the right questions, such as when to get replacement hot tub covers, will ensure more years of hot tub enjoyment. We’ve compiled a handful of the most commonly asked questions for those who plan to purchase a hot tub.

  1. “How much will a hot tub cover cost?” – It depends on several factors, such as the brand, size, material, location, and complexity of installation. You’ll likely spend anywhere from a few thousand dollars to upwards of $35,000.
  2. “How much will it cost to run a hot tub?” – The cost of operating a hot tub depends on its type since all hot tubs can vary in sizes, dimensions, designs, materials, and quality. It also depends on how often you use your hot tub. However, all hot tubs have basic components, such as heaters, pumps, and filters, that require continuous electricity. Winter temperatures require more electricity compared to the summer months. To estimate the cost, get your household’s rate per kilowatt hour and multiply it by the kilowatt hours in use. In addition, you will also spend on the chemicals to maintain your hot tub water’s pH balance. The cost of running a hot tub can range from $10 to $20 per month, depending on how often you’re using your hot tub.
  3. “Can I use a hot tub all year?” – The short answer is yes. You can use your hot tub as often as you’d like. Of course, there are particular instances where it’s better to avoid using it, for example, if you’re pregnant or having a heart ailment. Before using a hot tub, it’s better to consult a doctor who will give you further advice if you have such health conditions. In general, it’s perfectly fine to use your hot tub all year round as it brings many health benefits.
  4. “How long will the hot tub last?” – Several factors will play into your hot tub’s lifespan, ultimately depending on its durability and upkeep. Cheaper hot tubs usually last only five years, mid-tier hot tubs last from five to 15 years, while more expensive ones can last up to 20 years or even longer. In addition to the hot tub’s build and quality, the maintenance and upkeep will also affect how long it will last. Proper and regular hot tub maintenance will help extend its useful life.
  5. “How do I keep water in the basin clean?” – To maintain your hot tub’s cleanliness, you need to clean it, check the water’s pH balance, and use an aluminum cover. It only takes a few minutes every week for hours of enjoyment.

Purchasing a hot tub is one of the most significant investments you will ever make. It’s a new way to relax, relieve stress, bond with family, party with friends, or spend some quiet time alone. Protect your investment with a custom-made replacement cover from Be-Lite Aluminum Spa Covers. Our products are designed to keep rainwater, children, pets, and debris out. You can use our template designer to guide you through the correct steps to get a perfect custom fit for your new cover. If you have any questions, please call or message us. We’ll be happy to hear from you.

Contact our team for beautiful and sturdy aluminum replacement hot tub covers online, or call us at 707-864-8919.

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