Installing a Jacuzzi? Here’s What to Expect
If you’ve decided to install a jacuzzi in your home, you’re probably looking forward to all of the benefits that it offers: fun, relaxation, increased property values, and even a chance to impress your guests and neighbors! However, you have to go through the process of choosing a hot tub and installing it before you can enjoy everything that it entails. So how can you decide on the right jacuzzi for you, and what should you expect when installing it?
Let’s start with the first question. There are several features to look for in a jacuzzi, and being aware of them will help you to understand which model is best for you:
The price of a jacuzzi depends on a few factors, including the features it offers, where you buy it, and what brand you’re looking for. Decide how much you’re willing to spend before you begin shopping so you can narrow down your choices based on your budget. If money is no object, however, you can focus instead on the options that you want, keeping in mind that luxury offerings like mood lighting, built-in sound equipment and waterfall features will all cost extra.
2. Size and shape
Do you want a jacuzzi that will fit a whole group of your friends, or just one to two people? Are you looking to entertain your kids, or to install something more romantic? These questions and more will determine the size and shape of the jacuzzi, which can range from kid-friendly to optimized for a more comfortable experience for couples.
You should always consider how energy-efficient your jacuzzi is, as this will help you save money in the long run. Factors that affect this include whether the hot tub is above ground or built into the ground; how large it is; and whether it has the right pump. Jacuzzis made with energy-efficient materials and mechanical parts can lower the cost of electricity as well.
So you’ve picked out the jacuzzi you want – what should you expect when you need to install it? First, you will have to have the proper foundation, which can be anything from a concrete slab to click-on “spa pads” depending on the type of jacuzzi. Next, you’ll need to make sure that the electricity is hooked up, which a local electrician can do. Finally, expect that the process won’t take too long and you can enjoy your hot tub after a few days at most!