Hot Tub Construction And Installation Can Have Hidden Costs

Hot Tub Construction And Installation Can Have Hidden Costs

The Hidden Costs of Hot Tubs

From Pools, Spas and Patios

As it usually the case when one makes a large purchase, the “soft” or hidden costs are usually an unwelcome surprise.  Think about when you purchase a car:  You think you have negotiated the final price, when all of a sudden the dealer informs you of tax, title, license, destination charge, clear coat, extra key charge, etc. etc.  Purchasing an inground swimming pool or hot tub is no different, and the astute consumer needs to be made aware of the potential hidden costs of these types of transactions.  This post from Pools, Spas and Patios raises the curtain on these hidden costs that can be associated with a hot tub installation, which will make the reader a more educated and informed consumer.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

There are two hidden costs to buying a hot tub that most retailers won’t voluntarily discuss—installation and electrical hook-ups. It is vital that you understand these two expenses.

In general, you should budget between $500 and $1,500 for installation, depending on where you are going to place your hot tub and whether you will be using a concrete pad, deck or patio stones to support it. When deciding where to install the hot tub, consider the following questions:
● Will the location provide you and your guests with enough privacy?
● Does the location provide the proper support for the hot tub?
● Will it be easy for the retailer to deliver the hot tub?
● Can the hot tub be easily serviced if something goes wrong?
● Is there a place nearby to put a hard cover when it is removed?
● Will bathers have a pleasant view when sitting in this location?
● Does the location make is easy to get in and out of the hot tub?
● Is the hot tub close enough to an electrical source to ensure an easy hook up?

Electrical hook-up

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