Myths and misconceptions are pretty much part of every industry. Similarly, multiple fallacies revolve around hot tubs and their care. We do not know where these myths originated; they could arise from false advertisements to having a negative experience. But we are here to dispel all the misinformation regarding hot tubs so that you can be an informed buyer when you make your investment.
Myth 1: Hot Tubs are Difficult to Maintain
It is a popular notion that maintaining a hot tub is a tedious task. Well, it couldn’t be farther from the truth. First and foremost, if your hot tub remains covered when it is not in use, then you do not have to skim for dirt and debris. Even if small debris accumulates at the bottom of the spa, the hot tub’s filtration will clean it out. Due to the cover, rainwater also does not get the opportunity to alter the clean and balanced water—besides, all you need is five minutes per week to check that your hot tub is sanitary and safe to use. Testing and levelling sanitary chemicals for safety will quickly become a part of your daily routine.
Myth 2: Hot Tubs are Expensive to Operate
A baseless claim has deterred multiple people from buying a hot tub. A cheaper quality hot tub might not be as energy-efficient as the premium quality ones in Northern Spas, Toronto.
If you maintain your hot tub in good condition, the cost of operating can go down significantly. If your hot tub is damage-free, it avoids the heater and the pump running on overdrive, allowing it to remain energy-efficient.
Myth 3: Buying a Cheaper Hot Tub is More Cost-Effective
The biggest misconception that one can have while buying a hot tub for sale. Buying a cheaper hot tub might cost you more than a premium quality hot tub in the long run.
Suppose you buy a cheap quality hot tub, like the inflatable one that is readily available. In that case, your electricity bill might skyrocket as the build of the hot tub is not meant to maintain a constant temperature. If a deal seems too good to be true, it is probably so. Even if you get a steal deal, the cheap hot tubs will not be created with premium-grade materials resulting in easy wear and tear. The jets and lights might deteriorate quicker than anticipated, and you will spend more time repairing them than actually enjoying and relaxing in the hot tub.
It is best not to rush and buy the first hot tubs for sale, do your research and save up before purchasing the hot tubs of your dreams.
If you want to buy high-quality hot tubs for sale in Toronto, you can choose Northern Spas premium hot tubs. Their high-quality materials will avoid unnecessary maintenance costs.
Myth 4: Hot Water will Sanitise My Hot Tub
The answer is no. The misconception arises from the fact that boiling hot water kills germs. But your hot tub is not equivalent to a cauldron of boiling water. The hot water in your hot tub is enough for a soothing hydrotherapy massage, which is high enough to give you pain relief yet low enough not to cause you bodily harm. An average hot tub thermostat will not go beyond 104°F or 40°C. It is a failsafe measure to avoid any dangerous accident. Now, the maximum temperature of the hot tub is still not enough to clean your hot tub to an optimal level.
Myth 5: Bleach is a Cheap and Easy Way to Clean My Hot Tub
On the other side of the spectrum, we have this myth. Keep your household bleach as far away from your hot tub as possible. Your household bleach might be helpful for your bathroom floor or kitchen sink, but cleaning and sanitizing your hot tub is different. Do you want the bleach to come in contact with your skin? Harsh chemicals from the bleach can cause damage to your skin. Apart from that, bleach also can damage hot tub interiors, pipes, filters, jets and even the skin of the hot tub cover. Not only that using bleach to clean the interiors can throw the water off balance
Myth 6: More Jets is Equivalent to Better Hot Tub
The more, the merrier might not be applicable in every situation. This popular belief is generally a sales tactic in disguise. But we want you to be an informed customer to make the right choice. The experts at Northern Spas advise that you go for quality over quantity. If you wish to have a proper hydrotherapy massage, the jets need to be placed at the right location to target critical areas of your body.
For example, if you look at The Simcoe LS, it doesn’t boast about having hundreds of jets. With only 71 jets, it targets your shoulders and your body perfectly. The same could be about the Algonquin spa with 63 jets and the Huntsville spa with only 35 jets. Yet the consumers have rated these hot tub sales quite favourably. The key to picking the right hot tub is understanding your needs rather than chasing buzz words.
Find Your Perfect Match
Finding the right hot tub that suits your needs could be a difficult task. Therefore you need to rely on the experts of the hot tub industry, Northern Spas. With plenty of hot tubs for sale in Toronto, you are sure to find the perfect fit. Not only that, Northern Spas take care of everything, starting from quick and easy delivery to hot tub installation, water checks and electrical work. Visit Northern Spas today or contact us at 905-503-0049 to re-discover tranquillity in our hot tubs.