Choosing The Right Outdoor Hot Tub
With an outdoor hot tub in your home, you get to enjoy the various health benefits it offers. Owning an outdoor hot tub may inspire further additions. It is very common for owners to create an enjoyable setting around their spa. The first step in choosing the best outdoor hot tub is to decide if you want a wood hot tub or a synthetic hot tub. This decision will be made by determining how many people will routinely use the outdoor hot tub, and what kind of spa experience you want. A wood hot tub is round and usually much deeper than synthetic acrylic hot tubs, but seating options for wood hot tubs are limited. An acrylic hot tub can be molded into many comfortable sitting positions, but fewer people will fit in an acrylic tub of the same size. Aside from size, you will need to determine how you would like to heat your outdoor hot tub. Many wood hot tubs feature wood-fired heaters that do not require any electricity. Acrylic tubs usually run off an electric heater that must be plugged into an outlet.
If you are looking to place your outdoor hot tub in a part of the yard away from the house where no electrical outlets run, a wood-fired wooden hot tub may be your best option; wood-fired tubs also save on operating costs, as no electricity is used to run the tub. An acrylic tub will need to be plugged in, though the heat is more easily modulated and remains more consistent than a wood-fired tub.