Potential Pros and Cons of Installing Hot Tubs in Pearland

by | Apr 17, 2017 | Swimming Pools

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People often like to relax after a hard day. One potential way to do this is buying hot tubs in Pearland.

Potential Benefits

The main benefit of having a hot tub is the relaxation and stress relief sitting in it can provide. Soaking in hot tubs can also help take away some of the pain from sore muscles and joints, including aches from arthritis or injuries. For some people, Hot Tubs in Pearland are also a source of entertainment.

Initial Costs

The cost of a hot tub will depend on the type and size you choose. Opting for a small portable spa that seats up to four people will set you back anywhere from $500 to $2,000, which is the least expensive option. On the other end of the price range is an in ground spa that seats up to 16 people. These range in price from $5,000 to $15,000. Traditional wooden hot tubs and above-ground acrylic spas fall somewhere in between in price. Site preparation and any custom options will increase the cost of the hot tub. Don’t forget, you may need to hire an electrician and a plumber to make sure that the wiring and plumbing are correctly done.

Maintenance and Operating Costs

The price of the hot tub isn’t the same as the total cost. Regular maintenance will be needed to keep it running well, and the chemicals needed for this cost around $20 each month. The tub will also increase water and electric bills by about $30 per month, depending on how much you use the tub. The filter needs to be cleaned monthly, and every few months the tub needs to be drained and cleaned before being refilled.

Health Considerations

While soaking in a hot tub can help with some ailments, if the tub isn’t properly maintained it could cause infections or rashes. These tubs aren’t safe for small children or pregnant women because of the high temperature of the water.

Home Value

Adding a hot tub won’t necessarily increase a home’s value, as some people would rather not have the added maintenance and operating costs associated with this extra feature.

Contact Cryer Pools for more information. They can help you figure out which hot tub is right for you.

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