Deciding whether to purchase a hot tub or not is a very challenging choice. You have to take note of all the considerations, such as the overall cost. The cost will depend on the kind of features that you want to include and the installation space. Then there is the ventilation and the strength of the floor, the drainage, and the electrical system. In the end, you must choose the style and design of your spa as well as its size and shape. But before that, you also have to choose among so many types of hot tubs you want to purchase. The choice is from the indoor or outdoor spa, portable hot tub, or portable spas, among others.
All of these may seem overwhelming, but you should also look at the brighter side of it. After you buy it, you will see that having a hot gives you lots of benefits. Who wouldn’t want to get a regular dose of fitness while having the time of their life whenever they like? And now those benefits outweigh the whole bunch of considerations that you must first do. You are now ready to buy your very own hot tub, but have you decided yet on whether to buy an above-ground or below-ground spa? Let’s take a look at the two spas to see which one will fit your taste.
Considering an Above-ground Portable Hot Tub
Generally, a portable above-ground spa is what the name implies – it is higher than the ground. The ground is the floor of this type of hot tub. Its installation is cheaper than that of the below-ground hot tub because you do not have to dig the ground. Also, you would have to make way for pipework for drainage, as well as the electrical wiring system.
There is also no cost for the renovation of the vicinity of the hot tub because the ground is already set. In the setup process, you just have to call the delivery men to set up the base and other equipment such as the pumps. However, you need to build some kind of fences or guards around your hot tubs so that it would look nicer, rather than some kind of basin in its place.
Below-Ground Hot Tub
As the name implies, below-ground refers to the type of hot tubs that will be at the same level as the ground. The equipment for this type of hot tub will be underground. The installation is more costly because you need to set up the ground first before being able to set it up.
You have to determine a good installation ground without affecting any other pipelines. After that, you have to burrow it at a suitable depth. Lots of labor to do, which makes the cost soar. But after all the work and money invested, it looks a lot better than the above-ground, because you cannot see the wirings and pipework, which is a good thing. Also, just a few decorations will do, you do not have to build a fence or anything around it.
But if you come to think of it, having a below-ground spa will improve the quality of your home. If you, by any chance, have decided to move on to a new place, your below-ground hot tub would make your house more marketable at a higher price because this type of hot tub is a very good asset. It is already made and all you have to do is to try it.
If you are still confused about which type of hot tub you are going to purchase – an indoor, outdoor, portable hot tub, or portable spas, be sure to check out the above-ground or below-ground hot tub. They are definitely worth the attention. The decision will be about what type of hot tub you prefer and what you need.