Nothing is more relaxing than a soak in the hot tub on a cool winter’s night. If you are in the market for a hot tub, you may be wondering if an installation is out of the question during the cold winter months. It most definitely is not. If you wish to have a hot tub installed on your deck or patio, that can be done no matter what time of year it is, so long as you are prepared.
PREPARING FOR ABOVE-GROUND INSTALLATION
If you have opted to install an above-ground hot tub in the winter, there are a few steps you will need to take to be prepared.
First, ensure that the installation area, be it a deck or a patio, is completely cleared of snow and ice. Your hot tub must be installed on a completely flat surface, making even the smallest amount of ice or snow problematic.
Second, check the weather! You don’t want to book an installation on a day that extreme cold, freezing rain or a blizzard is in the forecast.
IN-GROUND HOT TUBS
If you have your heart set on an in-ground hot tub, however, that is much more problematic. If the ground is frozen, installation is out of the question. Although an installation may be possible if the ground has yet to freeze, winter weather can change on a dime, making digging difficult.
Your best bet is to take your time and find the perfect spa for your needs. Taking those extra few months also gives you the chance to wait for a great promotion or sale. Once you’ve made a purchase, book your installation for early spring after the ground thaws but before customer demand spikes. If you book your installation ahead of time, you are sure to be at the top of the list once spring hits.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT HOT TUB
If you are undecided on which type of hot tub is right for you, there are a number of factors to take into consideration such as size, style, and location, not to mention hot tub prices! If you have a large family or plan to use the hot tub when entertaining, you will want at least a six-person spa. Larger hot tubs require more space, so ensure your deck or yard can accommodate the size and shape of the spa you like.
If only a few people will be using the hot tub, you will be able to choose a smaller unit, giving you more choices on where to have it installed.
Aesthetics are also important. Choosing a place where the spa will integrate well with the landscape is crucial to your enjoyment long-term. If you are unsure of what would look best, seeking an expert opinion is the way to go.
AJ SPA & HOT TUBS
Our staff at AJ Spa & Hot Tubs can advise you on everything from hot tub prices and proper placement, to the best time to make a purchase or book an installation. With more than 40 years of experience in the industry, our experienced staff is available to offer advice on everything from hot tub maintenance to hot tub chemicals. Visit our Long Island showroom at 687 Route 12, Patchogue, or call us at 631-289-3350 to speak to one of our experts.