Where to Put a Hot Tub

Hot tubs are amazing relaxation devices, as well as being great for heat therapy. If you are really serious about buying one, then you have probably already looked at prices and found one in your price range. But there is another thing you will have to consider in the purchase and that is where to put a hot tub.

The first question on the "where to put it" front is a simple one - outside or inside? For many people, the question answers itself. Not every house is set up with an area large enough to have an entire hot tub set up. But for those houses that do have the room, say in the garage or in a recreation room, it is a good question to consider. They both offer pros and cons that weigh in heavily.

On the inside front, the pros are easy to spot. there is a lot less cleaning involved, for starters. When the hot tub is inside, leaves, dust, bugs, and other bits and pieces of the outside air are much less likely to wind up inside the hot tub, and therefore much less likely to need to be cleaned out. Also, because there is less cleaning needed, there is less cost in chemicals. As well, there is less energy wasted, since the hot tub is inside and takes less energy to keep it at a steady, hot temperature.

The downsides, however, are also evident. The equipment used to keep the hot tub running and filtered is loud, and might be a nuisance during your every day activities. The same is also true of the chemical smell. In addition, during use, water might splash out of the hot tub. If it is inside, this means that you must either prepare to clean up water after usage, or have it set up in a room where the water will not damage the floor (perhaps on a concrete base).

Putting the hot tub outside also has its ups and downs since they are pretty much the exact opposite of having the hot tub inside. If the hot tub is outside, the sound of the equipment and the smell of the chemicals are much less likely to bother you. You will not have to worry about any water spillage, since the ground outside is made to absorb water. The downsides are, of course, that you have to spend more time cleaning out bugs, leaves, dust, and other such particles. And of course, there is the energy usage issue.

Either option has its upsides and downsides, clearly. But either one is easy to account for, with just a bit of research. So make sure you plan the location of the hot tub before making your purchase. The choice of where to place it, while a major one, does not have to be a difficult one.