In our last blog post you read about different hot tub myths that sales people might try to pitch to you when you are in the process of purchasing a hot tub. Luckily, we are here to bust all those myths so you can proceed buying a hot tub with no doubt in the quality of the product. Here are some of the most common myths you might encounter:
You should check hot tub rating sites before buying…MYTH
You should do exactly the opposite when purchasing a hot tub. There aren’t many great hot tub comparison or rating sites that you can rely on. Many of the websites are created by hot tub companies to make their brand look better, and some others are places where manufacturers can pay to have their ratings look good. Overall, these sites are biased and unreliable. Do research beyond comparison sites and see all the different qualities of material that can be used to make a hot tub and determine what seems the best to you. There are obvious factors of good quality such as legacy and brand name that can steer you in the right direction too. Jacuzzi is a brand that carries that type of legacy.
Higher horsepower means stronger jets…MYTH
Despite what may seem a true factor of having more powerful jets, horsepower difference is never great enough to make you feel that difference. Again, you must remember to evaluate quality over quantity. A general difference in horsepower may be 1.5 HP to 2 HP. The power will also not make a difference if the ratio and quality of jets is not up to par. Many different elements add up to making a good hot tub, not just power.
Chlorine smells, will burn your eyes, and effect your skin…MYTH
Many people are opposed to using chlorine for these mythical reasons. Of course, chlorine is a chemical and may do these things if you put chlorine in the hot tub while you are bathing, but any sanitizer will do the same thing! Chlorine will actually dissolve completely and dissipate in hot tubs, making it safe for your skin, leaving no scent, and should definitely not burn your eyes. The rule of thumb is to add a perfect amount of chlorine after you use the hot tub so all the chemical will be gone by the time you get in it the next day.
Running a hot tub during winter is very expensive…MYTH
Modern hot tubs are made with energy efficiency in mind, and many are even required to meet a certain level of energy efficiency in the testing process. Brands like Jacuzzi and Sundance go above and beyond in the energy efficiency test and lead the industry in this type of technology. On that note, running a hot tub in the winter should not cost you a fortune. A quality hot tub cover is especially important in insulating your hot tub, and having a cover can make a huge difference in the price of your electric bill whether its summer or winter. The hot tub has to work twice as hard, using twice as much energy, if there is no form of insulation to the tub. And since heat rises, the heat of the spa leaves quickly without a cover.
We hope that we uncovered most of the hot tub myths out there, but if you are still questioning anything regarding hot tubs then feel free to call and ask us! We would be happy to help you debunk any possibly hot tub myths you find.