6 Common Questions People Ask Before They Purchase a Jacuzzi
So, you are finally at the place in your life where you want to install a jacuzzi in your home. Congratulations! You are about to enter a world of luxury and relaxation. After all, there is no need to spend tons of money at the day spa when you can have your very own hot tub right at home. A jacuzzi is quite an investment, so many people have a few questions before investing in one. Rest assured that when situated in the right part of your home, a hot tub adds immense value to your home and your lifestyle.
You probably already have your eye on a few Jacuzzis that you just know will suit your home, but you might have a few concerns before you buy. At Summer Place, we have been working in the industry long enough to help you find a suitable product of excellent quality. We get asked plenty of questions about Jacuzzis, but below are six of the most common ones.
- What is a Jacuzzi?
Most people use “jacuzzi” and “hot tub” interchangeably, and both mean the same thing. Jacuzzi, however, is only the brand name that has become synonymous with the product. In 1956, the Italian Jacuzzi brothers invented a portable water pump to help a family member suffering from arthritis. In the 1960s and 1970s, fully integrated whirlpool baths were upgraded to include heating and cleaning systems. A hot tub is, in essence, a large bath filled with aerated water (either warm or cold) that is used for relaxation and hydrotherapy.
- How Do I Prepare for Installation?
Your preparation is determined by the kind of product you are purchasing. A portable spa requires level, solid ground and a power outlet. Water runoff may be necessary too, so ensure that your selected area allows for adequate drainage instead of pooling water that creates mud. If you are going to sink your hot tub, it is best to ask the advice of professionals who will help you assess the area.
3. Will My Electricity Bill Increase?
Jacuzzis do consume extra electricity, and so, you can expect an increase in your monthly bill. The fantastic news is that modern hot tubs are exceptionally energy efficient, and you will be surprised at how little power they actually use. Some factors may influence energy consumption, such as the unit’s size, the area’s climate, and the unit’s insulation. Contrary to popular belief, turning your spa off will not reduce energy consumption, so once you switch it on, leave it on to maintain that heat and save you money in the long run.
- Are There Physical Dangers to Spending Time in a Hot Tub?
Most people leave their hot tub well before they begin to experience any physical discomfort. Spending time in any heat may lead to dehydration, so make sure you have some water if need be. People with other health concerns, such as pregnant mothers and those with pacemakers should always consult their doctor before spending time in a jacuzzi. Overall, if your spa water is kept at a reasonable temperature and clean, it is considered a very safe product to use.
- What Happens If the Product Breaks?
This is where you need to be careful about who you purchase your unit from. Not every company provides products of great quality. Sometimes, consumers run into issues with spare parts because the model has been discontinued. We recommend a supplier with excellent product warranties and that provides maintenance teams to help maintain and repair your investment.
- What Kind of Price Range Can I Expect?
Jacuzzis come in all shapes and sizes, each one with their own set of special features. It is almost impossible to determine the kind of cost you are looking at before you decide on what type of unit you would like and what you want it to do. Do some research on models you like to get a better idea of the budget you can create.
You may have been surprised to find how many years hot tubs have been around, but did you know that our brand was established in 1968? As South Africa’s premier manufacturer of luxury baths and spas, you will not find better value for money. For quotes on some of your favourite products, get in touch with us today.